Five Baylor Supporters To Receive W.R. White Awards Nov. 7Nov. 5, 2003
The Baylor University Alumni Association will honor five recipients with the W.R. White Meritorious Service Award during the annual membership meeting of the Baylor Alumni Association. The presentation will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Jones Theater of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.
Award recipients for 2003 are Dr. Glenn O. Hilburn of Waco, Judge Ed Kinkeade of Dallas, Dutch Schroeder of Waco, Joan Taylor Trew of Fort Worth, and Thomas E. Turner Sr. of Waco.
Hilburn served for more than 40 years as a member of the department of religion. He acted as chair of the department for 15 years and helped raise almost $5 million as chair of the department's endowment committee. Hilburn earned his bachelor's degree from Centenary College and a bachelor's degree and doctorate in theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Baylor, he enjoyed a varied career that included stints as a research and analytical chemist and a pastor for churches in Arkansas and Texas. Hilburn was named the George W. Baines Professor of Religion in 1961 and served as director of the Baylor Honors Program for eight years. He was instrumental in obtaining a Phi Beta Kappa chapter for the university. His community involvement includes school board president and chair of the Special Olympics Committee. Hilburn and his wife, Martell, are active members of First Baptist Church in Waco. They have two sons, Jeff and Kelly.
Kinkeade was appointed to the federal bench of the Northern District of Texas in 2002. After earning a Baylor undergraduate degree in 1973 and a law degree in 1974, he earned a Master of Laws degree from the University of Virginia and returned to Texas, where he established the firm of Power and Kinkeade in Irving. In 1981, Kinkeade left private practice when he was elected judge of County Criminal Court No. 10 in Dallas. Less than a year later, he was appointed judge of the 194th Judicial District Court. After seven years on the district bench, Kinkeade was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 1988 by then-Texas Gov. Bill Clements. Kinkeade has coauthored two books and written a number of articles for law reviews and State Bar publications. He serves as an adjunct professor at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, where he teaches legal ethics. Kinkeade has served on a number of boards, including Baylor Medical Center of Irving, the Dallas Mayor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Alcoholism, and the Baylor Alumni Association. He is active in Fellowship Church, which he helped establish in 1989. He and his wife, Melissa Doran Kinkeade, have two children: Mandy, a Baylor graduate who is an event planner in Dallas, and Brad, a current Baylor student.
A 1949 Baylor graduate, Schroeder began his coaching and teaching career at the university in 1958, teaching in the physical education department and coaching the freshman baseball team. From 1962 to 1973, he served as Baylor's varsity baseball coach. In 1972, Schroeder began a volunteer position as host of the Letterman's Association, now known as the Baylor "B" Association. Even after his retirement from teaching in 2000, Schroeder--who is officially the organization's executive vice president emeritus--has continued to serve as host, connecting with former and current students and helping raise funds for construction of the "B" Association room located in Floyd Casey Stadium. Schroeder has received many honors in his career, but perhaps the most appropriate was the naming of the Dutch Schroeder Athletic Plaza, located between the Baylor Ballpark and the Getterman softball stadium on University Parks Drive. Schroeder and his wife, Betty Lou Swan Schroeder, live in Waco, where they own and operate the Cotton Palace bed and breakfast along with their daughter, Becky Schroeder Hodges. Their son, Tim, also lives in Waco.
Trew, a Baylor "alumna-by-choice," is involved in the activities of George W. Truett Theological Seminary, where she has been a member of the seminary's board of advisers for six years and is a returning member for 2004. She donated the Rose Window for the Truett Chapel, and she actively raises scholarships for the seminary. She also has been involved in raising money for music scholarships and is a strong advocate for the Baylor library system. A Fort Worth resident since 1951, Trew has been a member of University Baptist Church since 1965. From 1977 to 2000, she worked as a realtor for the Wm. Rigg Co. Recently, she started her own realty company, Williams Trew Real Estate Services. Trew has three children--Jan Huggins Barry, Deborah Huggins Morgan and Philip Trew Jr.--all Baylor graduates. She has eight grandchildren, three of whom are current Baylor students.
Turner has written about Baylor for more than 43 years--23 of them spent as the executive assistant to Baylor President and Chancellor Abner V. McCall and as a writer for Baylor's public relations office. The Hillsboro native graduated from Hillsboro Junior College and attended the University of Texas, but he left before graduation to become a police reporter for the Houston Post during World War II. He then worked for the Dallas Morning News as chief of the Central Texas News Bureau in Waco for 20 years. His stories included coverage of the 1953 Waco tornado, during which he narrowly escaped being buried beneath a collapsing building. In 1967, Turner became assistant to McCall, and from 1985 to 1990, he worked in Baylor's PR office. During his years of service to Baylor, he wrote three Baylor-related books, including Instruments of Providence, which told the story of Baylor's charter trustees, and The Presidents of Baylor University. Turner is a frequent contributor to Waco publications and is a member of the Waco Tribune-Herald's board of contributors. He and his wife, Francis Turner--who served as a floating dorm director at Baylor for many years--have two children, Terry Turner Asbury and Tommy Turner Jr., both of whom are Baylor graduates.
The W.R. White Award is given to individuals who have rendered outstanding service to Baylor and express continued interest in and loyalty to the university. The recipients do not have to be former students or graduates of Baylor.
For more information, contact Cheryl Allen of the Baylor Alumni Association at (254) 710-1121 or (800) BAYLOR-U, option 6.