Class Notes


Rev. G.H. Sublett, BA '53, writes, "My wife, Patricia Davis Sublett, BA '53, was a homemaker and raised our four daughters. I attended Baptist Seminary in Kansas City, KS, and pastored Baptist churches 1953-90, when I retired from First Baptist Church of Mt. Grove, MO." Sublett was interim pastor of FBC El Dorado Springs, MO, 1999-2001, when he became pastor of SunScape RV Resort until 2011. Contact at 1083 E SunScape Wy #153, Casa Grande, AZ 85194 or


Five members of the Class of 1958 recently revisited their freshman and senior dormitories at Baylor, plus McLane Stadium and other campus locations. Barbara Edwards Davis, BS '58, of Borger, TX, Sue Meiners Shupe, BA '58, of Mesquite, TX, Ima Dee Barton Daffern, BA '58, of Lamesa, TX, Sylvia Anderson Whitwell, BS '60, of Boca Raton, FL, and Gloria Esmond Hoover, BA '58, of Austin.

Betty Baker Meneley, BA '58, and her husband, Tyson, recently moved to The Renaissance, an adult living facility in Austin. She writes, "There I sat by a lady at the church service and found out that her son, Mark Long, teaches at Baylor. We sit together every Sunday now and share Baylor information." Contact at 11279 Taylor Draper Ln #249, Austin, TX 78759.


Darryle, BA '67, and Brenda Ford Dunks, BA '68, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 28, 2016. Darryle pastored nine Texas Baptist churches. He served as a general evangelist in Tanzania with the FMB and was on staff of Green Acres Baptist Church, Tyler, TX. He is pastor of Emerald Bay Community Church, Bullard, TX. Brenda was a schoolteacher. Contact at 112 Fairway Dr. Bullard, TX 75757 or

John E. "Johnny" Miller, BA '67, retired after 41 years of practicing law in Missouri and Texas. His focus was intellectual property and contracts, and Miller continues to operate Consulting and Johnny Pickleball Sports, a distributor and dealer for pro-lite sports and pickleball paddles. Contact at 2002 Lis Lane, Bryan, TX 77807 or


Frances E. Phillips, BA '69, of Dallas, was named by National Law Journal as a 2015 Energy and Environmental Trailblazer and was honored at an awards ceremony in New York. She is a partner and chair of Environmental Practice Group at the law firm of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. Phillips was one of 50 attorneys honored across the country who have "moved the needle in the legal arena" and are "impacting the crucial intersection between energy production and the environment" Phillips was one of only a few women in her University of Texas law school graduating class, and she began her career at the Environmental Protection Agency. Phillips focuses her practice mostly on big business and represents clients in all areas of environmental law and policy.


Dr. Randall J. Pannell, BA '72, vice president for academic affairs at North Greenville University, was named interim president. Contact at 67 Blackwell Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690 or

Dr. Paul Sadler, BA '72, PhD '91, of Plainview, TX, dean of the School of Religion and Philosophy at Wayland Baptist University, was inducted into the Wayland Athletic Hall of Honor. Sadler served as faculty athletics representative for 15 years, public address announcer for Wayland Athletics for 13 years, and held several offices in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Chris Bryan, BS '73, of Lenexa, KS, published two current papers in the American Journal of Transplantation on A2 to B transplantation. One was a review of the topic and one a report from a national voluntary variance trial performed. Contact at

Wayne Parham, MSEd '73, writes, "It was a pleasure to attend Baylor as a graduate assistant in the HPER department. I made many new friends at Baylor and in Waco. Before graduating from McMurry College, I served in the U.S. Army in the jungles of South Vietnam 1968-69 with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade. With two serious injuries and memories of the war, the following years were difficult at times, but the Baylor family made the transition to my career choices very smooth. The professors and students were fair and sensitive to veterans' needs. It was a pleasure to teach undergraduate classes in the PE department and work in the marina, teaching sailboating and first aid. I enjoyed participating in the Bear Downs bicycle race and attending all the football and basketball games. Thank you, Baylor, for all you did." Parham and his wife Linda have two daughters and four grandchildren. Contact at 300 Apache Dr., Mineral Wells, TX 76067 or


Lynn Burton, BA '74, of Orange Grove, TX, was honored by the Texas Association of School Boards as the 2015 Superintendent of the Year for the Coastal Bend area. He has served Texas public schools for 39 years, the last seven as superintendent for Orange Grove. He previously was superintendent at Mt. Vernon and Cooper, as well assistant superintendent at Odessa and Sherman. At Baylor, he was president of Kappa Nu Fraternity and the first Sing chairman for Kappa Nu. Contact at

Paul Watson, BA '74, of Spring, TX, is mostly retired. He does web marketing for the construction company he helped start in 2007, Advanced Home Exteriors. Watson is also a lay pastor with the Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Spring.


lan Beason, BS '76, MS '79, of Shreveport, LA, CEO for Cardiovascular Consultants LLP, received the Harry J. Harwick Lifetime Achievement Award from the Medical Group Management Association. This award, sponsored by The Hartford™, is the highest recognition bestowed by MGMA. Beason has worked in medical practice management for over three decades and began work for Cardiovascular Consultants in 1996. He is responsible for the growth of the practice, serving the hospitals of the Willis-Knighton Health System and Minden Medical Center. Beason develops education for medical practice administrators and executives on effective leadership in healthcare organizations. He co-authored two laws in Louisiana that provided administrative simplification to the provider credentialing process. Beason also served as the Board Chair for the American College of Medical Practice Executives in 2009-10.

John Eddie Williams Jr., BBA '76, JD '78, of Houston, received Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse's (AVDA) second annual Joseph D. Jamail Award for Justice at the Home Safe Home Gala Oct. 14, 2015. Williams, a renowned trial lawyer and managing partner of Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas Law Firm, was recognized for his passion and commitment to advocating for people in need. He serves on the Board of Directors for the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, the Houston Astros and the Houston Bar Foundation.


Dr. Harold Nolte, BS '77, MSEd '80, is president at Kansas' Dodge City Community College. He has over 35 years of experience at community colleges throughout Texas, Florida and Kansas. Nolte retired from Blinn College as district president in early 2015. Prior to his tenure at Blinn, Nolte served as president at Navarro College. He undertook his doctoral studies in educational leadership at Mississippi State University and pursued postdoctoral education at the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management.


Capt. Lynn Wheeler, BS '78, Commanding Officer, Naval Health Clinics Hawaii, greeted Pearl Harbor survivors before ceremonies commemorating the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at Kilo Pier on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu Dec. 7, 2015. She assumed command of the Naval Health Clinics in October 2015.


Karen Kernodle Martin, BA '81, MBA '83, of Irving, TX, is executive director of Paul Quinn College, the nation's only HBCU with a Center for Fundraising and Philanthropy. She will foster its bachelor's business degree program and mentor fundraising professionals from diverse demographic backgrounds. Martin was co-president of Student Foundation as a Baylor student. Her previous experience includes work advancing the Irving Schools Foundation, Delta Delta Delta Foundation, Texas Woman's University, and DeVry faculty service. She has decades of experience coaching nonprofit boards and staffs and obtained the Certified Fund Raising Executive credential in 1997.


Don Bland, BBA '82, of Woodway, TX, was awarded the Outstanding Professional Fundraiser by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Central Texas Chapter at the chapter’s National Philanthropy Day celebration. Bland is executive director of the Humane Society of Central Texas.

Dr. Stewart Mayers, BA '82, of Durant, OK, authored a monograph published by the Education Law Association titled, "Social Media, Public Schools, and the Law." Mayers is a professor of education and teaches public school law at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Contact at


Cinda Adams Brooks, BSN '83, of Spicewood, TX, and twin Linda Adams Witte, BSN '82, of Midland, TX, co- authored their memoir, Heartprints of Africa (Ant Press, 2015, 246 pages). The story recounts their parents, Dr. John, BS '52, and Martha Adams, BSN '55, of Midland, who served as medical missionaries in East Africa and three generations of a family's love, forged by shared faith, struggles, and triumphs, that serve Cinda and Linda and their family as they fight for survival in the midst of conflict in East Africa. Contact at

Thomas W. Horton, BBA '83, was appointed senior advisor in the Industrials and Business Services Group for Warburg Pincus, a global private equities firm. Previously, Horton was chairman, president and CEO of American Airlines, leading the company through its successful restructuring and operational turnaround, which culminated in the merger with US Airways, creating the world's largest airline. He previously held several other senior leadership positions at American Airlines, including CFO. Horton also was CFO and vice chairman at AT&T. He serves on the Board of Directors of Walmart and Qualcomm.


Kevin Cook, BMEd '84, is the education and children's minister at First Baptist Church in Carthage, TX. Contact at 500 W. Sabine, Carthage, TX 75633 or

Mark W. Haushill, BBA '84, is CFO of Houston International Insurance Group, part of the Westaim Corp., a publicly traded Canadian investment company. Previously, Haushill served as CFO of American Safety Holdings and Argo Group. He began his career at KPMG.

Twyla Dillard Tasker, BA '84, completed her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas Tech University. She is an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX. Contact at


Sandra Wolfe Betz, BSEd '85, published her first book, The Connection of Christ from Garden to Cross. Betz realized many people are overwhelmed by both the amount of information the Bible presents and the order in which it is presented. By providing a comprehensive overview, Betz hopes to bring the message of the Bible to those who are unfamiliar with Scripture, as well as help seasoned readers of the Bible gain a deeper understanding and appreciation. Betz and her husband, Todd, have two sons. Contact at 2403 Glenhaven Dr., Corinth, TX 76210 or

Stuart Fink, BBA '85, of Allen, TX, was announced as Preston Hollow Capital's senior credit underwriter. Previously, he worked with GE Capital as securitization manager for 11 years. He is a licensed real estate broker and holds a CCIM designation.

Cathey Graham Nickell, BA '85, of Bellaire, TX, authored her first children's book, Arthur Zarr's Amazing Art Car. Nickell's work is available on and She is married to Dr. Kevin Nickell, BA '84, and they have four children.


Mance Bowden, BA '86, of Gatesville, TX, is executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Bell and Coryell counties. He previously served as the volunteer coordinator at CASA for the Highland Lakes area in Kings-land, TX. Bowden has over 20 years of private and public sector experience including serving as legislative director to former state representative Kenneth "Kim" Brimer and as chief committee clerk to the House Business and Industry Committee. He also has served as the grassroots and legislative director with the Texas Credit Union League and as national executive director of the Young Republican National Federation. Contact at

Gary Howe, BBA '86, is an air safety investigator with Bell Helicopter in Hurst, TX. Before joining Bell in 2012, Howe spent four years working in Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. In 2007, he retired after 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. Contact at


Laura Lee Stem Pirtle, BBA '87, BSEd '89, of Prosper, TX, started her own independent travel agency, Castles, Cruises and Culture Travel, and plans vacations for clients to the Caribbean, Europe and Disney. Contact at


Mark P. Yablon, BBA '88, began his first semester at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law. He and his two youngest daughters, Reagan and Lilly, moved from McKinney, TX, so Yablon can earn his JD degree in three years. He wants to continue working with entrepreneurs and the middle class on complicated or contested civil disputes. Yablon is enjoying Little Rock's beautiful terrain, friendly people and his new church home, Immanuel Baptist Church. Contact at 5400 Chenonceau Blvd, Apt. #632, Little Rock, AR 72223 or


Dr. Glenn Jonas, PhD '90, of Buies Creek, NC, was appointed as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Campbell University. He was a professor in the religion department at Campbell for 21 years and served as department chair for 16 years. Contact at


Derek Haas, BA '91, MA '95, of Los Angeles, authored A Different Lie (Pegasus, 2015: 272 pages), a follow-up to The Assassin Trilogy novels. Now a new dad, the infamous Silver Bear finds himself staying up late for feedings and changing diapers, all while leading the double life of a contract killer. Haas has also authored The Right Hand. He co-created Chicago Fire and executive produces Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med for NBC. He also co-wrote the screenplays for 3:10 to Yuma, Wanted and The Double. Follow at @derekhaas.

James L. Rosengren, MHA '91, received the Professional Achievement Award from the University of Central Florida. He is chairman and CEO of Heritage Health Solutions in Flower Mound, TX. Prior to starting Heritage, Rosengren was vice president of political and government relations for HealthNet. As a service-connected disabled veteran with more than 21 years in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps, he served in both clinical and administrative environments, including outpatient clinics, community hospitals and tertiary care teaching facilities. He is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and serves on the Governing Board of Directors for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound.


Jeff Blackwell, BBA '92, of Carrollton, TX, is the inaugural inductee into the Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle, which recognizes leaders who are boldly living out their faith in Jesus Christ as they serve others in the technology community of DFW. Tarde, who was vice president of information technology and CIO with Interstate Batteries for 16 years, was one of the first supporters of the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast. Contact Blackwell at

Jenni Davis Hord, BBA '92, of Midland, TX, was appointed to Humanities Texas by Gov. Greg Abbott. As the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Texas conducts and supports public programs in history, literature, philosophy and the other humanities disciplines. Hord is a co-manager at Vanderpool Management and president of the Hord Foundation, which supports nonprofit organizations.

Rev. Philip Vestal, BA '92, and his wife Melissa moved to Marietta, GA, where Philip serves as the associate pastor of First Baptist Church Marietta. Among several duties, Vestal oversees the spiritual formation ministry for adults. He previously served as pastor in Harlem, GA. Contact at 148 Church Street NE, Marietta, GA 30060, or


Michael Sims, MBA '93, was named associate executive director for Healthcare Services at Presbyterian Village North in Dallas. He previously served as interim administrator at PVN and has 42 years of experience working in senior living and in continuing care retirement communities.


Taekuk Cho, BA '94, was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York field office. He is the No. 3 in command of the flagship HSI office. Taekuk previously was the HSI Regional Attaché for Korea and Japan, overseeing all DHS law enforcement investigations in the Far East for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In this photo from Oct. 9, 2015, Taekuk is with President George W. Bush in Seoul, South Korea, at the President’s Cup golf tournament. Contact at

Eric Cowan, BA '94, of Dallas, is in his sixth year on the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees and is serving as president for the second time. He is the chief operating officer for an innovative enterprise called Cafe Momentum, a nonprofit that takes males from the juvenile justice system and provides mentoring and job training. Eric and his wife have two kids, and they are very active in the Dallas Oak Cliff community.


Dr. Greg Cowan, BA '96, MSEd '98, is a Foreign Service officer for the U.S. State Department. He and his wife, Teresa Bennett Cowan, BMEd '98, recently returned from an overseas tour and are currently in Arlington, VA, for a year of language training before heading to Istanbul in 2016 for Cowan's next assignment.

Laura Hilton Hallmon, BA '96, JD '99, a partner at Cantey Hanger LLP in Fort Worth, joined the firm's labor and employment practice group. Hallmon had been named a "Top Attorney" in Fort Worth and Tarrant County by Fort Worth, Texas magazine.


Mara Friesen, JD '97, of Austin, was appointed deputy attorney general of the Child Support Division and IV- Director by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Friesen has been a member of the child support team since 2000 and served in four different positions, including as the deputy director since 2013.


Michael Livingston, BA '98, of Charleston, SC, authored his debut novel, The Shards of Heaven (Tor Books, 2015: 416 pages), the first in a trilogy of historical fantasy novels set during the rise of the Roman Empire. He holds degrees in history, medieval studies and English and is an associate professor of English at the Citadel, specializing in the Middle Ages. Livingston's short fiction has been published in Black Gate, Shimmer, Paradox and Nature. You can find him online at and @MedievalGuy.


Jason Poff, BBA '99, of Houston, founded Ursus Wealth Management with fellow alumnus, Jason Snyder, BBA '03. They honored their time at Baylor with their business name, Ursus, which means bear in Latin. "We strive to pursue the goals of each client while trying to mitigate the risks of each portfolio. We work with families and business across the state of Texas and beyond," Poff writes. Contact at or


Ryan Renz, BBA '00, and Sean Ray, BSA'01, met at Baylor and became friends. For 17 years they have made Ryan's father's salsa recipe for friends and family, which led to their business, Flyboy's Salsa LLC. Their salsa has won several awards, including first place at the Dallas Salsa Festival in 2014 and first place at the Waco Margarita and Salsa Festival in 2013. Texas Albertson's, Sprouts and select Kroger locations carry their products.

Allison Morrow Venuto, BSEd '00, of Dallas, celebrated the five-year anniversary of her business, Ducks in a Row Personal Organizing. Over that time, she has worked with hundreds of clients. Contact at


Amy Furstenberg Gentile, BSEd '01, has been an occupational therapist and director of rehabilitation in the geriatric field for over 10 years. She recently was awarded a patent for the Couch Aid (, a device that makes it easier to stand from a seated position. People with impaired mobility are able to maintain their independence and improve safety at home while continuing to use the furniture they love. "I am proud to be a Baylor alumna and know the fellowship and education I received at Baylor helped give me the confidence and courage to turn a small idea into an American made product impacting people everywhere--all for His glory," she writes. Contact at 57 Lakeshore Dr., Georgetown, MA 01833 or

Dr. Reyna Vergara, BSEd '01, MDiv '04, recently completed her PhD in Spanish Language and Literature at the University at Buffalo. She is the department chair in the foreign languages department of The Gow School, a college preparatory school for students with dyslexia and related learning disabilities in South Wales, NY. There, her husband William Schnaithman, BSEd '06, founded the Gow Foreign Languages Department, where he has taught for six years. He also established a study abroad program. He is pursuing an MA in general linguistics at the University at Buffalo with a goal of earning his PhD in applied linguistics.


Jenny Chisholm Simmons, BA '03, authored The Road to Becoming: Rediscovering Your Life in the Not-How-I-Planned-It Moments (Baker Books 2015, 240 pages). She shares her final days as the lead singer of the band Addison Road, reflections on life's uncertain times and finding new life. Simmons is a musician, author and speaker with a following on her blog, Jenny and her husband, Ryan Simmons, BA '02, live in Nashville with their daughter.

Dr. Myles Werntz, MDiv '03, PhD '11, was named the T.B. Maston Chair of Christian Ethics at Hardin-Simmons University's Logsdon Seminary in Abilene, TX. He was previously an assistant professor of biblical and theological studies for the School of Ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. Werntz was also a temporary lecturer of theology at Baylor's Truett Seminary in 2011-12. He is the author of Bodies of Peace: Nonviolence, Ecclesiology, and Witness, among other works.


T.J. Turner, JD '04, was reappointed to the Texas Real Estate Commission through January 2021 by Gov. Greg Abbott. Turner is a partner at Cain & Skarmulis in Austin and is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He serves on the Board of Trustees and Administrative Board for the First United Methodist Church of Austin. Turner also served as a briefing attorney for the Eleventh Court of Appeals, and as assistant general counsel to the Governor of Texas and an assistant attorney general for the State of Texas.


Van Nguyen, BA '05, of Northville, MI, was awarded Crain's Detroit Class of 2015 40 Under 40 for growing the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC). Nguyen is vice president of the Novi Oaks Chapter of the local American Business Women's Association. She also serves as a board member for Gleaners Community Food Bank, Madonna University's School of Business, Shakespeare in Detroit and Corp! Magazine. Contact at


Bell Nunnally partner Heath Cheek, JD '06, of Dallas, was appointed vice chair of the State Fair of Texas Development Team--a group tasked with raising nearly $1.3 million through fundraising events attached to the Fair, one of the largest annual events in the world and the biggest in Texas. Cheek also chairs the Dallas Museum of Art's Junior Associates and is a board member for the Dallas Christian Legal Society. He is the deputy finance chairman for the Republican Party of Texas, chair of the Republican Lawyers of Dallas and Dallas co-chair of the Maverick PAC.

Amy Webber Robertson, BS '06, co-edited Responsive Teaching in Science and Mathematics (Routledge, 2016: 266 pages). The book introduces and then synthesizes research about responsive teaching, an instructional approach that attends to and takes up the substance of students' scientific and mathematical ideas. Robertson is a research assistant professor in the physics department at Seattle Pacific University. She and her husband, Justin Robertson, BS, '06, live in Seattle.

Robbie Scott, BA '06, and James Norton were married May 23, 2015, in Washington, DC. They met while serving at the Department of Homeland Security. Robbie went on to work at the White House and then received a law degree from Yale University in 2013. She recently was a law clerk to Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and is now a law clerk to Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. James is the founder of Play-Action Strategies, a government relations and business strategy firm. His is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University.


Dr. Sarah Swofford, MSEd '07, a former Strickland Scholar at Baylor, recently completed her PhD in the Joint Program in English and Education at the University of Michigan. She is a tenure-track assistant professor in the writing department at the University of Central Arkansas.


Jeffrey D. Shahidullah, BA '08, EdS '11, earned his PhD in School Psychology from Michigan State University. He is a tenure-track assistant professor at Rutgers, researching how the practice of school psychology can expand well beyond the boundaries of the school setting. Previously, Shahidullah worked at the University of Michigan Medical Center, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Geisinger Medical Center.


Stephen M. Pocsik, JD '10, joined Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP's Fort Worth office as an associate in the litigation practice group. Previously, he was an attorney with Goldfarb PLLC handling oil and gas regulatory/compliance work and complex commercial litigation. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California. Pocsik served as senior articles editor of the Baylor Law Review, 2009-10.

Cayla Wright, BBA '10, married James Welsh III July 11, 2015, at Second Baptist Church in Houston. The reception at the Museum of Natural Science included Dr Pepper floats. The couple resides in Houston, where Cayla works in private wealth management for Goldman Sachs, and James works in tax services for Ernst & Young.


Kristina Bateman, BA '11, and Linden Tracey, BSECE '08, were married Oct. 16, 2015. They met at a DFW Baylor Young Professionals mixer, not having known each other at Baylor.

Camille Cogburn, BA '11, recently attended Officer Development School in Newport, RI. "I was surprised to find two other Bears there," she writes. "Of course, we had to do a sic 'em picture!" Contact at

Elizabeth George, BA '11, was selected to be part of the International Association of Exhibits & Events 20 Under 30 program. Recipients are considered to be top event young professionals and are awarded all-access passes to the IAEE annual conference. George works for Informa Exhibitions as a digital strategist in Irving, TX.

Robert Prybyla, BSME '11, married Elena Bautrėnaitė in Vilnius, Lithuania, Aug. 15, 2015.

David Vu, BSCS '11, of San Diego, married Ann Owens Jan. 2, 2016. They completed Dave Ramsey's financial peace university. Vu earned a master's degree in software engineering from Penn State in 2014. Contact at


Chris, BA '12, and Krista Stephens Brinser, BA '13, of Waco, celebrated one year of marriage in July 2015, surrounded by friends and family.

Allison Carroll, BA '12, of Fort Worth, joined Cantey Hanger LLP in the litigation practice group. She received her Juris doctor from SMU.


Ana Bachmann, JD '13, of Dallas was named a senior associate attorney at Beal Law Firm. She is the youngest to hold this position in the firm's history. At Baylor, Bachmann was an associate editor of the Baylor Law Review and president of the Asian Law Students Association. She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Elizabeth Ann Clark, BSEd '13, and David Webster, BS '05, were married May 9, 2015, in West, TX. Clark writes, "The wedding reception at The Carleen Bright Arboretum Pavilion in Woodway included several Baylor elements, including a Baylor Fight song entrance. The green and gold wedding cake rested on green lighted mason jars and was topped with two bears. The groom's cake was Texas shaped accented with BU. Many Baylor students, alumni and professors enjoyed doing the sic 'em, Bears. Following a honeymoon to New Zealand, the couple resides in China Spring. Contact at 10141 Bunting Dr., Waco, TX 76708 or

Austin Kreitz, BBA '13, married Katherine Bruchmiller, BA '13, Aug. 22, 2015, in San Antonio. The wedding party and families included a number of Baylor alumni: Lauren Dulweber Brown, BS '13, Emily Brower, BA '12, Elizabeth Brower Leuthold, BA '12, Briggs Webster, BBA '13; parents Tracy Kreitz, BS '84, BA '89, and Lenora Reed Kreitz, BSEd '83, aunt, Donna Reed Poole, and minister D. Leslie Hollon, BA '76. Contact at 1648 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA 02138.

Rachel Rook, BMEd '13, married Matthew Eldridge, BBA '13, MAcc '13, June 27, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Allen, TX. Rachel is an elementary music teacher in Plano ISD and Matthew is an assurance staff member at Ernst & Young. "We met during our senior year at Baylor as members of the Golden Wave Band. Many of our friends and family who were at our wedding are fellow Bears, and Matthew even had a sailor bear groom's cake," Rachel writes. They reside in Richardson, TX.

Emily Tayntor, BSEd '13, married Robert Wycoff, BSEd '14, July 18, 2015, at Baylor's Truett Seminary Powell Chapel. The reception was at McLane Stadium in the Baylor Club Ballroom. Eight members of the wedding party were Baylor Bears. The couple resides in Waco and works at Midway ISD, where Emily is a 5th-grade science teacher and Robert works in the technology department.


Clarissa Burton, BA '14, is a Master's of Social Work student at UT Arlington. "While at Baylor, I had the opportunity to meet amazing women, which inspired me to create a blog,, with the intent to offer suggestions and advice on becoming the 'Whole Woman,' an idea to help develop all areas of our lives including relationships, finances, education, health and more in hopes of obtaining the life God called us to have," she writes.

Grace Riehl, BFA '14, started her own production company, Riehl Productions NYC, in New York. Her first production, Masked Realty, debuted Nov. 14, 2015, at Shetler Studios & Theatres, 244 West 54th St., NYC.

CORRECTION: In the Fall 2015 issue of Baylor Magazine, we profiled the legacy of Sue Mayborn, the 2015-16 recipient of the Pro Texana Medal of Service. In celebrating the investment the Mayborns have made across the Central Texas community, the article stated Frank Mayborn founded Central Texas College. While Frank Mayborn was a tireless champion for the College, he was not a founder. In 1965, the citizens of Central Texas joined together to authorize the building of Central Texas College. We apologize for this unfortunate error.