Bear Cub Corner

December 18, 2012

Ian, BA '03, and Meredith Corbly Brewer, BA '05, MSEd '06, welcomed son Beckett Corbly Brewer on July 2. He joins big brother William in cheering for the Bears all the way from Kentucky.

Jeff, BA '00, and Bethany England Brown, BA '01, of Waco, welcomed Olivia Joy Brown to the world on Sept. 7. She was 7 lb., 12 oz., and 20.5 in., and joins big brother Benjamin Moses Brown (3). "So glad we get to raise Ben and Olivia in Waco and around Baylor!" writes Jeff.

Colby, BA '04, and Joanna Feuerborn Brownlee, BS '05, of Fort Worth, welcomed son Eli Shane Brownlee on Aug. 16. He was 6 lbs., 3.5 oz., and 19 in. "We were thrilled at the blessing of our Baby bear, and he showed us early on that he could do the sic 'em!" writes Joanna.

Lila McDowell Carlsen, BA '03, MA '05, and husband George welcomed their first child, Miles David Carlsen, on May 28. Both Lila and George are assistant professors of Hispanic studies at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.

Ann Cunningham, BMEd '56, writes, "Our newest Baylor Bear is Sophie Grace Cunningham. She is the great-granddaughter of Ann and Harold Cunningham, BBA '56." Contact at 1016 Chapman Rd., Crawford, TX 76638 or

Kevin, BA '12, and Lizzy Powell Davis, BA '07, of Robinson, Texas, welcomed their son, Cohen Michael Davis, on Sept. 4. He has already attended his first Baylor Homecoming and loves green and gold and his Superman socks. Contact at

Joseph, MDiv '11, and Thiana Lucca Douglas, MDiv '11, of Flint, Texas, welcomed Marcela Lucca Douglas on May 23. She was 7 lbs., 5.2 oz., and 21 in. Relatives include great-grandfather Damon Douglas, BA '59, LLB '62, and grandfather Stephen Drew Douglas, BA '82.

Sean Eaton, BBA '93, and wife Molly welcomed Luke Lee Eaton on Sept. 5. "Luke was born in Alabama but is soon to be growing up a Texan. Luke enjoyed the big win over No. 1 Kansas State in football recently. His sister, Charlotte Love (21 mo.), awoke from a dead sleep just seconds before RGIII received the Heisman and enjoyed it with her daddy. Both look forward to moving back to Texas and their first Baylor campus experience," writes Molly.

Matt, BBA '04, and Kelly Fulton Giadrosich, BA '04, of Fort Worth, welcomed a new Baylor fan, Clayton Matthew Giadrosich, on March 9. He was 7 lbs., 13 oz., and 20 in.

Brad, BBA '06, and Sara Stovall Green, BA '06, of Sugar Land, Texas, welcomed their first children, Nolan and Avery Greene, on Dec. 1, 2011. "The twins are already Baylor football fans!" writes Sara.

William, BA '05, and Christi Raun Hahn, BBA '05, of Houston, welcomed their daughter, Madison Claire Hahn, on Jan. 20, 2012. "Madison is ready to cheer on the Bears!" writes Christi.

Ryan, BA '02, and Leslie Temple Horvath, BSEd '05, welcomed their first child, Hayden James Horvath, on Sept. 22, 2011, in Shreveport, La. "Hayden loves cheering on his Baylor Bears!" writes Leslie.

Abigail Lau Jeffcoat, BBA '03, and husband Matthew, of Dallas, welcomed the birth of their first child, Ryan David Jeffcoat, on Aug. 22. "Ryan has received a lot of Baylor attire and cannot wait to wear them at all of the Baylor games," writes Abigail.

Jeremy, BA '02, and Amy Collins Jones, '03, are proud to announce their little baby bear, Brodie Mark Jones, is turning one year old. He was born Nov. 4, 2011, in Austin. "Sic 'em, Brodie!" writes Jeremy.

Brett and Erin Goff Lambert, BS '05, of Lenexa, Kan., welcomed their first child, Leslie Charlotte Lambert, on March 19. She was 9 lbs., 3 oz., and 20 in. "Leslie was born in the midst of March Madness, which was an exciting time for Mom's alma mater as well as Dad's alma mater, the University of Kansas. She spent her first two weeks cheering on the Baylor Bear men's and women's teams, as well as the Jayhawks!"

Kyle, BSME '04, and Bree Northern Leonard, BSEd '03, welcomed Carys Evelyn Leonard, born at home in San Antonio on Aug. 20.

Justin, MA '00, PhD '04, and Morgana Steinbach Miller, EdS '05, of Dumfries, Va., welcomed their first child, Luan Francisco Miller, on April 12.

Lane, BA '04, MA '06, and Amy Jackson Murphy, BSW '05, MSW '05, and their daughter Harper (2), of Waco, welcomed Hazel Jane Murphy on Oct. 9. She was 8 lbs. and 20.5 in.

Jared, BBA '07, and wife Sarah Walker Nazarian, BA '07, of Waco, welcomed their second daughter on Sept. 24. Ruby Love Nazarian was 8 lbs., 8 oz., and 21 in. "She truly is a precious treasure from God! She is adored and admired by her big sister, Emery Eden, who is already teaching her all the proper Baylor cheers," writes Sarah.

Baylor senior Shelly Ji Yeon Nicoletti and husband Matt are the proud parents of Bradan Alexander Nicoletti, born Aug. 17 in Waco. He was 7 lbs., 5 oz., and 20.5 in. Proud first-time grandparents Michael and Michelle Nicoletti, MSN '05, and uncle Mike Nicoletti, MSEd '05, were happy to welcome another Baylor fan to the family.

Jerod, BA '04, and Shawna Enlow Patchin, BS '05, of Arlington, Texas, welcomed their first child, Joshua Bradley Patchin, on June 8. He was 6 lbs., 7 oz., and 20.5 in. Shawna writes, "After experiencing seizures shortly after birth, Joshua was transferred to the Neuro NICU at Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth for 10 days. Joshua is a testimony of God's miraculous healing power! He is now a perfectly healthy baby who is meeting all his milestones and can't wait to cheer on his Baylor Bears!" The Patchins are so thankful to their Baylor family for all their prayers of healing and strength during this challenging time of their lives. Contact at

Violet Elisabeth Proksell was born on July 4 to Lauren Sincox Proksell, BS '04, and Stephen Proksell, of Pearland, Texas. She was 5 lbs., 8 oz., and 19 in. "She can't wait to go to her first BU vs. UT game (her dad's a Longhorn) and root for the Bears. Sic 'em!" writes Lauren.

Pete, BSME '04, MS '05, and Laura Lomax Robertson, BSEd '04, MS '06, joyfully welcomed their twins, Luke Jacob and Elizabeth "Libby" Jean Robertson, on Aug. 2. Luke was 6 lbs., 2 oz., and Libby was 4 lbs., 14 oz. "These babies are green and gold proud and enjoyed their first homecoming this fall. Sic 'em!" writes Laura.

Andrew, BBA '04, JD '07, and Jessica Johnson Schrader, BA '06, of Grapevine, Texas, welcomed their first child, Victoria Johnson Schrader, on Aug. 16. The couple also celebrated five years of marriage on Nov. 10. They were married at Truett Seminary. Jessica was a recruiter for Robert Half International in Fort Worth, and Andrew is an attorney at Carnahan & Thomas in Southlake. Contact at

Joshua, BBA '03, and Falon Barron Searle, BA '05, of Marshall, Texas, welcomed their first child, Barron Finn Searle, on June 28 in Shreveport, La. "This 'little Bear,' as we call him, was eager to come into the world two weeks early, but we were blessed with a healthy 7 lbs., 6 oz., and 20.25 in. baby boy!" writes Falon.

Brinn Newman Serbanic, BBA '08, MTax '08, and husband Michael Serbanic, of Waco, welcomed their first future Bear, Noelle Grace Serbanic, on Dec. 7, 2011.

Jeffrey, BA '08, ES '11, and Ashley Simao Shahidullah, BA '09, MSEd '10, of East Lansing, Mich., welcomed their first child, Jalen Jeffrey Shahidullah, on Sept. 22. He was 8 lbs., 4 oz., and 21.3 in.

Dr. Christopher Small, BA '04, and his wife recently welcomed their first son, Christopher Small Jr. He was 6 lbs., 19 in. Small, a Spring 2001 initiate of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., is principal of Springwood Elementary School in Tallahassee, Fla. Contact at

Ryan, BA '04, and Angela Howard Smith, BA '04, of Houston, welcomed their first son, Reagan Wesley Smith, on Oct. 7. He measured 7 lbs., 3 oz., and 20.5 in. "We are thrilled to introduce this future bear to the Baylor family!" writes Angela.

Brant, BS '04, and wife Jenny Head Stewart, BBA '05, welcomed their first child, Everhett "Rhett" Carlton Stewart, on Oct. 10. He was 6 lbs., 9 oz., 19.75 in, and was born in Charlotte, N.C. "We can't wait to take Rhett to his first Baylor football game and Baylor Homecoming! Until then, he will cheer the Bears on from afar! He especially enjoyed watching the Bears beat No. 1-ranked K-State when he was just five weeks old," writes Jenny.

Aimee Aguilar Tadaki, BS '01, and husband Sean, of Honolulu, welcomed their first child, Roman Kekoa Tadaki, on July 3. "Aloha and Sic 'Em Bears!" writes Aimee. Contact at

Brandon, '03, and Misty Norris Thompson, BBA '04, of Alton, Texas, welcomed their first baby boy, Knox Thompson, in January 2012. "Knox is already a Baylor fan and excited about going to his first game!" writes Misty. Contact at

Jeremy, MSEd '09, and Jency Allison Weeks, BSEd '08, MSEd '09, of Plano, Texas, are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Jacey Allison Weeks, born June 9. Jacey joins a big family with more than 35 Baylor graduates, including great-grandparents Bryce, BSEd '51, MSEd '51, and Edna White Reid, BSEd '51, grandparents Jay, BBA '78, MS '80, JD '81, and Jenny Reid Allison, BSEd '78, MSEd '80, and current Baylor students, uncles Logan Miles Allison and Lucas Reid Allison and aunt Aubrey Lynn Allison.

Brett, BS '10, and Kelsey Akin Westbrook, BSEd '10, of Little Rock, Ark., welcomed their first child, Bennett Davis Westbrook, on Jan. 27, 2012. He was 7 lbs., 5 oz., and 21.5 in.

Landry and Bethany Emley Williams, BBA '02, welcomed their first child, Ellie Faith Williams, on March 24. "What a blessing she has been to our lives," writes Bethany. The family resides in Mart, Texas, where Landry is a coach. Contact at

Shauna Bryant Yoder, BA '00, JD '04, and husband Shannon, of Phoenix, welcomed their son, Weston Max Yoder, on July 7. He joined big sister Caroline, age 3. Weston passed away on July 28 from an unknown cause related to his extreme prematurity. "We have been overwhelmed with love and support from the Baylor family," writes Shauna. You can read the family's entire story at

Andrew, BSEd '04, and Carrie Oliver Zachry, BSEd '04, welcomed their son, Oliver Skiles Zachry, on July 5. "He is working on his bear paw with a little help from his dad. He is a fourth-generation Baylor Bear whose parents and grandparents both met during their first weeks at Baylor. So, girls in the class of 2030, watch out!" writes Carrie.

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