Bear Cub Corner


Melissa (Merriman) Adair, BBA ’05, and her husband Stephen of Arlington, TX, welcomed their first child, Brady James Adair, on July 10. He was 7 lbs., 1 oz. and 19 in. “Brady can’t wait to yell sic ‘em and cheer on his future alma mater!” writes Melissa. Contact at


Jessica (Edwards) Barlow, BSEd ’06, and husband Cody Barlow, of Crawford, TX, welcomed their first child, Halle Jo Barlow on April 26. She weighed 6 lbs. 5 oz. “We love our little Bear and can’t wait to take her to the Homecoming Parade!” writes Jessica.


Meredith (Moran) Bernsen, BSFCS ’07, and husband David Cade Bernsen of Beaumont, TX, welcomed Clara Channing Bernsen on April 6. “When Channing enters Baylor as a freshman in 2032, she will be a fifth-generation Baylor Bear,” writes Meredith. “Her great-great-great grandfather graduated in 1892. Her great grandfather has had Baylor football season tickets for 40 years and she is excited to attend her first game with him!”


Leslie True Carlson, BBA ’04, and her husband Spencer of Dallas welcomed their son, Parker Harman Carlson, on May 1. They plan to attend many Baylor events and hope he will be a future Baylor Bear.


C. Daniel Clark, BA ’98, and his wife Emily of Edmond, OK, welcomed Madelyn Hope and Baylor Elizabeth Clark on April 6. Madelyn was 4 lbs., 1 oz. and 17.5 in., and Baylor was 5 lbs., 5 oz. and 19 in. “I can’t wait to show them their future alma mater,” writes C. Daniel.


Debby (Martin) Crain, BA’04, MSEd ’05, and Jeff Crain, BSEd ’03, MSEd ’05, and daughter Avonlea Grace Crain, age 4, welcomed Linley Belle Crain on Oct. 14, 2013. “We are cheering on the Baylor Bears to victory!” writes Debby.


Brad, BBA ’08, and Stephanie (Simon) Doherty, BS ’08, MS ’10, PhD ’12, of Latham, NY, welcomed their first child, Baylor Kent Doherty, on June 25. He was 6 lbs., 15 oz., and 18.5 in. “From ‘The Most Baylor Proud Wedding’ to a very Baylor Proud baby! We are so in love with our little bear,” writes Stephanie.


Hubie Fix, BS ’07, and Sara (Izard) Fix, BBA ’08, of Houston, welcomed their first bear cub, Eleanor Jane Fix, on Oct. 25, 2013. She was 8 lbs. 9 oz. and 21.75 in. “We cannot wait to take her to Baylor. See you at the new stadium!” writes Sara.


Dr. Morgen (Young) Gardner, BBA ’01, and husband Adam of Palm Bay, FL, welcomed son Garrett Charles Gardner on Jan 20. Morgen is a dentist, concluding five years of service in the U.S. Navy in August, and Adam is a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 pilot. They reside in Bluffton, SC.


Brandy (Penney) Gonzales, BA ’02, MSEd ’04, and husband Joshua of Waco welcomed their second child, Brooklyn Gonzales, on May 15. She joins big sister, Braylee Madison, age 5. “We are beyond blessed to have these two beautiful girls and to be able to raise them in Waco—home to our beloved Baylor University. Sic ‘em, Bears!” writes Brandy.


Jessica (Murphy) Greiner, BBA ’04, and Gene Greiner, BBA ’05, of Rockwall, TX, welcomed their sons Garren Lee, Landry Houston, and Rhett Garner in April. “Sic ’em, future Baylor Bears!” writes Jessica.


David and Emily (Edwards) Ha, BSFCS ’08, of Livermore, CA, welcomed Jeremiah David Ha on May 1.


Todd Hannan, BS ’03, and wife Holly of Columbia Falls, MT, welcomed Augustus Douglas Hannan on June 9. He joins big sisters Cora, age 5, and Ingrid and Noni, age 22 months. “His easy-going disposition has him well-prepared to handle so many doting big sisters,” writes Todd.


Karen (Gilbert) “Nana” Hartley, BBA ’82, welcomed her sixth grandchild, Aydan Hartley Walters, on June 19, 2014. He was also welcomed by his great grandmother Dorothea (Malone) Gilbert, BA ’53, MSEd ’74, uncle Paul Gilbert, BS ’78, and aunt Frances Gilbert, BSN ’96. Contact Karen at 1338 Comanche Dr., Allen, TX 75013.


Nichelle (Boutte) Holloway, BSEd ’01, and her husband Brandon Holloway of Dallas welcomed their daughter Ava Frankie Holloway on May 27. She was 6 lbs., 13 oz., and 19 in.


Dr. Kristi (Rowan) Humphreys, BA ’99, is assistant professor of critical studies and artistic practice and coordinator of the fine arts doctoral program in critical studies and artistic practice at Texas Tech University. Her husband, Chris, is game day producer for Texas Tech Athletics. They welcomed their second child, Lawson John Humphreys, on Sept. 25, 2013.


David Jones, BA ’93, and Sofia Nikolaou of Seattle, WA, welcomed Richard and Alexander Jones on June 30. “We are blessed to have these two precious boys enter our lives,” writes David. Contact at


Jamie (Wade) Locander, BSEd ’01, and husband Jamie of Houston, TX, welcomed their son, Hayes Thomas Locander, on March 11. He was 8 lbs., 1oz and 21 in.


Dan Marlin, BSEd ’02, and Traci (McKee) Marlin, BA ’02, of McGregor, TX, welcomed their first son, Rees McKee Marlin, on June 17.


Dr. Renee (Umstattd) Meyer, BSEd ’00, and her husband Dr. Andy Meyer joyfully welcomed their daughter Michelle Aubrey Meyer on Feb. 10. The two Baylor professors are excited to introduce Aubrey to the rest of the Baylor family. “Sic ’em, Bears!” writes Renee. Contact at


Derek Parker, MIS ’09, and Sheridan (Rainey) Parker, BSEd ‘09, of Cypress, TX, celebrated the birth of their son, Brayden Thomas Parker, on May 14. He was 6 lbs., 9 oz. and 21 in.


Vikesh Patel, BA ’07, and his wife Hemaxi Patel, BA ’08, of Irving, TX, welcomed their first child, son Vaiden V. Patel, on July 30. He was 6 lbs., 11oz. and 20 in. “We are so thankful and blessed to welcome our baby boy into the Baylor Bear family. Sic ’em!” they write. Contact at


Derrick Pearcy, BA ’01, MA ’03, and his wife Laura of Corsicana, TX, welcomed their newest bear cub, Evie Charlotte Pearcy, on Oct. 7, 2013.


Chelsea Kathleen Peterson was born Jan. 2 to Raushanah (McPeters) Peterson, BBA ’02, and her husband Timothy of Lancaster, TX. Chelsea was 5 lbs., 12 oz. “Such a beautiful blessing!” writes Raushanah.


Brian and Christie (Cross) Phillips, BA ’06, of Sulphur Springs, TX, welcomed Charlsie James Phillips, on Aug. 16, 2012. “We can’t wait to take her to her first game this year. Sic ’em!” writes Christie.


Jack Alan Prange was born May 15 to Travis, ’05, and Rachel (Black) Prange, BS ’07, of Little Elm, TX. “Jack is looking forward to his first Dr Pepper Hour!” writes Rachel.


Amy (Bastian) Richards, BA ’05, and husband Matt Richards, BA ’05, of Dallas, welcomed their first child, Boone Taylor Richards, on March 30.


Brad Schlueter, BBA ’04, MBA ’05, and his wife Lindsay of Dallas, welcomed their first child, daughter Avery Jean Schlueter, on May 7. She was 6 lbs., 4 oz.


Michelle (Herring) Smith, BBA ’05, and her husband Joshua welcomed Elle Liane Smith on Jan. 20. She was 7 lbs., 6 oz. and 20 in. “Elle is getting ready for game day by practicing her ‘Sic ’em, Bears’ with her big sister, Abigail,” writes Michelle.


Jennifer (Wallace) Sparks, BS ’06, and her husband Curtis of Fort Worth, welcomed their first child, Summer Olivia Sparks, on June 24. She was 7 lbs., 1 oz., and 18.5 in.


Justin, BBA ’02, and Summer (Spain) Spooner, BBA ’02, MA ’03, of Frisco, TX, welcomed Sadie Glenclaire Spooner on May 2, 2013. “She joins big brothers Blake and Sutton in cheering for our Baylor Bears!” writes Summer.


John Sturdivant, BS ’00, and his wife, Crystal, of Houston, welcomed their first child, Jacob Allan Sturdivant, on Dec. 20, 2013. He was 8 lbs., 1 oz. and 19.75 in.


Ryan Tatum, BSEd ’08 and MSEd ’09, and Kiana (Parker) Tatum, BS ’09, of Katy, TX, welcomed Jackson Lee Tatum into the Baylor family.


William Cason White, MSEd ’06, and Allison (Deily) White, BA ’06, of Houston, welcomed Clara Louise White on Nov. 22, 2013. She was 8 lbs., 14 oz. and 20 in. Clara is the granddaughter of Christopher Paul Deily, BBA ’79, and Diane (Gajdica) Deily, BS ’80, and the niece of Julianne (Deily) Lasher, BBA ’11. “Clara and her big sister Madeleine are excited to have season tickets at McLane Stadium for the 2014 football season, and they can’t wait to cheer on the Bears!” writes Allison.


Bethany (Emley) Williams, BBA ’02, and husband Landry of Mart, TX, welcomed their son, Luke Williams, on April 9. “His big sister, Ellie, has been a great help,” writes Bethany.