1960s

Clifton Robinson, BBA ’63, a member of the Baylor Board of Regents, and his wife Betsy Robinson, BA ’71, who have supported various sculptures at Baylor and in Waco, donated $150,000 for the Riverside Zoo Sculpture Project in honor of Cameron Park Zoo’s 25th anniversary in Waco.

The late Bobby Crenshaw, BS ’65, was inducted into Pasadena [TX] ISD’s Athletics Hall of Fame in April. Crenshaw, who passed away in 2002, was a co-captain and all-Southwest Conference defensive tackle for Baylor’s football team in the 1960s. He was drafted by the Houston Oilers and Dallas Cowboys. His former teammates Lawrence Elkins, BS ’66, and Don Trull, BA ’64, represented Crenshaw at the induction ceremony.  

Tom McBride, BA ’66, of Janesville, WI, writes, “After 42 years of college teaching, I have fled the blackboard for the word processor. My post-career years have been livened by my pursuit of fiction, including a recently published mystery novel called That Bad Old Baylor Corpse, which blends intrigue, Baylor history and a tribute to the wonderful education I got in the 1960s. It’s dedicated to three great classmates from those years and to Professor Elizabeth Smith, to whom I owe more than I could ever repay.” Contact at mcbridet@beloit.edu.

Charles Allen, BS ’68, MS ’69, of Hot Springs Village, AR, authored The Expansion of Christianity (CreateSpace 2018: 340 pages). Intended for the layperson, the book is a concentrated look at the history of Christianity.

Patricia, BS ’69, and Dr. Alton Hassell, BA ’69, of Waco are the new owners of Dapper Bear Clothiers. Patricia is the designer of many new products. Both continue to teach at Baylor. Alton has taught chemistry for 35 years, and Patricia has taught apparel design for 17 years. Contact at Patricia_Hassell@baylor.edu.