Trudie Walters Spies, BA ’65, moved to Watercrest, a retirement community in Bryan, TX. Her husband Davis passed away in May 2017. Contact at 3801 East Crest Dr. #3309, Bryan, TX 77802 or macgregorr1@hotmail.com

Dr. John R. Wennersten, MA ’65, coauthored Rising Tides: Climate Refugees in the 21st Century (Indiana University Press, 2017: 272 pages).

John, JD ’68, and Gayle Albritton, BBA ’68, JD ’69, of Rockwall, TX, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 26, 2017. They met at Baylor through Gayle’s roommate, John’s sister. They were celebrated by their children and grandchildren: Amy Albritton Eaker, BA ’94, Eric, BA ’91, and Michelle Albritton, BA ’91, Grace Albritton, Class of 2020, Luke Albritton, Jackson Eaker, and Griffin Eaker. Contact at gmalbritton@earthlink.net.

Dr. Fernando Elizondo, MS ’68, and his wife Susan live in Monterey County, CA. He completed a doctorate at the University of Southern California. Elizondo was a teacher, middle school principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent. “After 38 years in education, I retired and started a consultant company working with schools throughout California and the Southwest. I credit Baylor and the outstanding master’s program in education for providing a strong foundation in moving into my career as an educator,” he writes. 

Ken Fisher, BBA ’68, retired from the University of Iowa Health Care, where he was AVP/CFO for the $1.9B Academic Heath Center for Iowa. He earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has received several honors, including being one of 150 Health Care CFOs To Know in the US during his nearly five decades in health care. He and his wife of 48 years, Ednamae Fisher, look forward to spending time traveling, becoming involved with social justice efforts and visiting family. “I have found some Baylor friends in North Carolina and would enjoy seeing others as they visit the area. Find me on Facebook,” he writes. Contact at 36 Wordsworth Rd., Black Mountain, NC 28711 or ken@emfklf.com.

Thomas A. Harden, BBA ’68, JD ’70, retired from law practice Dec. 31, 2017, in Clovis, NM. He was a juvenile probation officer in Pima County, Tuscon, AZ; a law clerk for the New Mexico Attorney General, Santa Fe, NM; and an assistant district attorney for Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, NM. He then ran his private solo practice.

Nancy Springer Ballard, BSN ’69, retired after 40 years of nursing education in Texas. She and her husband of 45 years, Herb Ballard, are members of Green Acres Baptist in Tyler, TX. They have three children: Tim, Paul and Deborah. Contact at 410 Stanford St., Tyler, TX 75701 or nancycballard@gmail.com.