Bear Cub Corner

Theodore James Ackerman born April 9 to Nick and Laura Leskoven Ackerman, BA ’08, of Brooklyn, NY. Grandparents are Les, BBA ’78, and Karen Stites Leskoven, BBA ’80. Uncle is Andrew Leskoven, BBA ’16.

Levi David Bauman born Jan. 10, 2017, to Rev. Kyle and Rev. Julia Johnson Bauman, BA ’09, of North Richland Hills, TX. Grandparents are Rev. Dr. Lee, BA ’75, and Rev. Peggy Basden Johnson, BS ’75.

Eleanor Joy Bomar born Nov. 4, 2016, to Jonathan, BS ’13, and Lawrie Mathis Bomar, BA ’13, of Dallas. Contact at

Bradley Grace Bowman born July 6 to Noah and Courtney Gilliam Bowman, BS ’12, of Raleigh, NC. 

Emerson Boyd born Feb. 15 to Simone and Phillip Boyd, BS ’04, of El Paso. Grandparents are Phillip and Brenda Rocha Boyd, BA ’72.

Norah Jane Burkhardt born Sept. 16 to Miles and Christian Smith Burkhardt, BSN’15, of Grand Prairie, TX.

Samuel Elliot Carrasquillo born Aug. 2 to Manuel, BA ’05, and Daisy Garcia Carrasquillo, BA ’09, of Denton, TX.

Baylor Grace Coppola born Jan. 10, 2017, to Theresa and Joseph Coppola, BA ’01, MA ’03, of San Antonio. Contact at

Jackson David D’Ardenne born March 11 to Ben, BBA ’07, MSEd ’12, and Rachel Helmer D’Ardenne, BM ’08, of Parker, CO. Grandparents are David, BS ’76, and Sherry Helmer, BS ’76.

Lucas James, Lily Kate and Ava Grace Dawson born April 24 to Ben, MAcc ’14, and Brenna Walden Dawson, BSEd ’13, of Sugar Land, TX. Contact at

Elaina Elizabeth Edwards born Jan. 7, 2017, to Chris and Melissa Edwards, BA ’98, of Melissa, TX. Siblings are Bennett, 12, and Kaylin, 10.

Micah Emmanuel Fair born July 5 to Sanchez and Megan Holt Fair, BA ’07, of Charlotte, NC. 

Ellis Strong Frank born Aug. 10 to Mitchell, BSME ’13, and Courtney Carameros Frank, BBA ’13, of Houston.

Henley Ann Fraser born Sept. 1 to Joshua and Nicole Clements Fraser, BA ’11, of Kansas City, MO. Contact at

Londyn Claire Gant born Dec. 15, 2016, to Mark and Courtney Criswell Gant, BBA ’07, of Katy, TX. Big sister is Landry Kate. Grandparents are Mac and Sheri Graham Criswell, BSN ’81. Londyn is the niece of Taylor, BBA ’13, and Emily Criswell, BBA ’13.

Remington Alexander Gibson born Jan. 4, 2017, to Greg Michael Gibson, BBA ’09, and Kristy Sue Glibert Gibson, BBA ’09, of Fulshear, TX.

Luke Friedrich Griepentrog born Aug. 7 to Erica and Dr. John Griepentrog, BS ’09, of Pittsburgh. Big sister is Mackenzie Noel, 2.

Wesley James Hanks born Feb. 1 to Andrew, BS ’10, and Lindsay Savell Hanks, BA ’11, of Tyler, TX. Big brother is Luke, 2. Grandparents: Cody, ’83, and Valeri Christopherson Savell, BA ’83; aunt: Mckensay Savell, BA ’15; great grandparents: Bill Savell, BBA ’56, and Terril, BS ’56, and Catherine Frank Christopherson, BA ’56.

Elliana Estelle Hanna born Sept. 18 to Nathan and Natalee Miller Hanna, BS ’08, of Katy, TX.

Emma Kay Heckmann born Aug. 8 to Julie and Jonathan Heckmann, BBA ’04, of Allen, TX.

Samara Lucia Holguin Melo born May 24 to Julian Andres Gonzalez, MDiv ’10, and Viviana Urdaneta, MDiv ’10, MSW ’10, of Berkeley, CA.

Iris Kathleen Horvath born July 17 to Joe and Amanda Halladay Horvath, BA ’98, of Seabrook, TX. Big brothers are Warren, 5, and Baker, 3. Contact at

Caroline Sloane Johnson born July 10 to Ben and Amy Danvers Johnson, BBA ’07, of Houston. Contact at

Gabriel Wellington Jones born July 16 to De’Arrius and Tramese Andrews Jones, BA ’07, of Dallas.

Claire Reese Kelinske born June 6 to Mike and Natalie Richert Kelinske, BA ’06, of West, TX. Big sister is Caroline, 2.

Ignacio Marin born June 14, 2016, to Matias Marin, BBA ’05, and his wife Georgi Cravero of Tulsa, OK.

Jackson Thomas Martin born July 16 to Brandi and Justin Martin, BA ’06, of San Antonio.

Jake Aaron Masowich born Sept. 14 to Mike, BA ’03, MA ’05 and Elisa Stepp Masowich, BS ’04, MS ’05 of Fort Worth. Big brother is Colin, 4.

Cora Marie Meyer born Jan. 4, 2017, to Dr. Andrew and Dr. Renee Umstattd Meyer, BSEd ’00, of Waco. Big sister is Aubrey. 

William Thomas Neal born Oct. 12 to David and Judith Edwards Neal, BA ’04, of San Antonio. Siblings are Matthew Edward and Elisabeth Grace. Grandparents are John and Martha Robbins Edwards, BS ’77. 

Wilder Sage Northern born March 27 to Marissa and Zach Northern, BSEd ’13, of College Station, TX. Zach was deep snapper for the Baylor football team.

Ellis Pearl Paolino born Feb. 18 to Amy and Joe Paolino, BBA ’07, of Dallas. 

Kyrie Caroline Perreault born Jan. 25, 2017, to Dr. Mimi Wiggins Perreault, BA ’05, and Dr. Greg Perreault, of Boone, NC. Big sisters are Evangeline, 5, and Margery, 2. Contact at

Marleigh Kai Price born May 9 to Mario, BS ’06, and Alexandra Thompson Price, BA ’09, of Waco. 

Meredith Anastasia Price born April 12 to CJ and Danielle Rowland Price, BSN ’15, of Oklahoma City.

Lincoln James Rainey born May 22 to Grant, MDiv ’14, and Kimberly Stutts Rainey, BSW ’08, MSW ’09, of Corsicana, TX.

Ruby Grace Reed born June 23 to Thomas, BA ’11, MS ’12, and Amanda Molleur Reed, BA ’11 of Austin. Aunts are Clara Reed Brown, BBA ’09, and Caroline Reed, Class of 2019.

Benjamin Parker Robinson born May 31, 2016, and adopted Oct. 26 by Randall and Amber St. Amant Robinson, BBA ’05, of Katy, TX. He joined his biological brother Max, 4, as a Robinson. Contact at

Ruby Sandstrom born Aug. 15 to Sid and Monica Sandstrom, MSEd ’13, of University Place, WA.

Jack Warren Secrest born Aug. 2 to Stephen, BS ’08, MS ’11, and Mary Neugent Secrest, BSEd ’11, of Spicewood, TX. Big brother is Grant, 3.

Graham Thomas Smalley born Sept. 1 to David and Suzannah Baird Smalley, BBA ’04, of Nederland, TX. Siblings are Hugh and Greer.

Everly Jane Studdard born Sept. 9 to Josh, BBA ’07, and Kristen McClendon Studdard, BBA ’09, of Houston. Everly is a niece of Cameron, BBA ’13, and Ellie Littlefield Studdard, BS ’13.

James Austin Summersett born Sept. 18 to James, BSA ’06, and Lauren Guy Summersett, BA ’11, of Dallas. Big sister is Emerson.

Jackson Benjamin Taylor born Feb. 6 to John and Sydney Jackson Taylor, BSE ’11, of Keenesburg, CO.

Samuel Christian Tiedeke born May 21, 2016, to Christian-Daniel and Melissa Gossett Tiedeke, BSEd ’10, of Nürnberg, Germany.

Miles Emmett Walker born Feb. 20 to Virgil, BA ’14, and Mallory Olivier Walker, BA ’14, of Fairfax, VA.

Hostad “Hos” Charles Weatherford born May 9 to Sarah and Tad Weatherford, BBA ’98, of Dallas. Big sister is Libby, 3.

William Jackson Wimpee born Dec. 7, 2016, to Jennifer and Matthew Wimpee, BBA ’05, of San Antonio. Grandparents: Bill, BS ’75, and Mary Elizabeth Wimpee, BSEd ’75. Great grandfather: Robert L. Wimpee, BA ’52.

Clayton Paul Wommack born Nov. 6, 2016, to Paul, BBA ’08, MAcc ’08, and Angela Broaddus Wommack, BSEd ’08, MSEd ’09, of Hewitt, TX.

Blakely Beth Wright born Oct. 18, 2016, to Ben, BA ’09, and Jordan Secord Wright, BA ’08, MSEd ’09, of Nacogdoches, TX. 

Madeline Parker Zier born March 30 to Jordan, BBA ’10, and Krista Parker Zier, BSEd ’10, of Grapevine, TX. Big sister is Caroline.

Willa Jane Zimmerman born May 5 to Marcy and William Zimmerman, BBA ’11, MAcc ’11, of Dallas.