Historical Timeline

Key dates and events from our history

  • The Baylor Black Alumni Alliance was chartered in 1985 by a group of alumni who saw a need to expand the Baylor black student experience beyond campus life
  • The first president was Isaac Hardy, and the first deposit for the Scholarship Endowment was made on September 20, 1989
  • The chapter was re-established in 1997 after a period of inactivity
  • The first Scholarship Luncheon was held in July 1998, featuring Michael Heiskell, the first black law school graduate
  • The second Scholarship Luncheon was held July 1999, featuring Joseph Parker, the first black Truett Seminary graduate
  • The third Scholarship Luncheon was held February 2000, featuring Thomas Everett, Baylor Hall of Famer, All-American and retired NFL player
  • The scholarship of the Baylor Black Alumni Alliance was named after the first black professor at Baylor University, Dr. Vivenne Malone-Mayes, in February 2000. The scholarship was endowed on February 7, 2000.
  • The fourth Scholarship Luncheon was held February 2001 featuring Coach Grant Teaff, former Baylor University football coach
  • The first scholarship was awarded to Brian Harris in April 2001.
  • The fifth Scholarship Luncheon featured Drayton McLane, chair and CEO of the Houston Astros
  • The sixth Scholarship Luncheon featured Santana Dotson, an eleven-year member of the NFL and currently a defensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers
  • The seventh Scholarship Luncheon featured Dr. Michael Bell, president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas

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