Wayne Duncan, BA ’60, completed his 51st year as a math teacher at McLennan Community College at the same time his brother Gary is celebrating his 50th year as a math professor at the college.
Dr. Dale Webb, BA ’60, recently “retired” but still works at Frontier Home Health and Hospice in Anchorage, AK. “Baylor taught me chemistry, which got me into med school, then to Syracuse, NYC, San Francisco and Alaska in 1971,” he writes. Contact at 9520 Victor Rd., Anchorage, AK 99515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon his retirement in May after 37 years on the faculty in Baylor’s Department of Religion, Dr. Naymond Keathley, BA ’62, was presented a published collection of essays written by present and former colleagues and students—A Temple Not Made with Hands: Essays in Honor of Naymond H. Keathley. Published by Wipf and Stock Publications, the volume was edited by his colleague Mikeal C. Parsons and by Richard Walsh, his first graduate student at Baylor. Naymond and Carolyn, ’65, live in Waco. Contact at 1001 Knightsbridge Rd., Waco, TX 76712 or Naymond_Keathley@baylor.edu.
Dr. Jim Leavell, BA ’63, MA ’66, Herring Professor Emeritus of Asian History at Furman University, retired in June. He continues to teach for Furman’s Osher Life-Long Learning Institute and is the former director of the South Carolina Center for Teaching About Asia. Jim and his wife Judy Bowman Leavell, BA ’66, reside in Greenville, SC.
Ella Wall Prichard, BA ’63, of Corpus Christi, TX, authored Reclaiming Joy: A Primer for Widows (1845 Books [Baylor Press], 2018: 215 pages). Part memoir and part survival guide, Prichard’s book offers advice and spiritual encouragement for women seeking the strength to rebuild their lives. Prichard is president of Prichard Oil Company. She was married to her husband Lev for 46 years until his death in 2009. At Baylor, she was editor of the Baylor Lariat, a history major and a journalism minor. Later, she served on Baylor’s Board of Regents from 1992 to 2001. Contact at ellawallprichard.com.
Retired Army Chaplain Tony Cleaver, BA ’66, MSEd ’88, was presented with the Kellar Award from the Baptist Missionary Association Seminary of Jacksonville, TX. The award recognizes a BMA Seminary alumnus for outstanding contributions in ministry typifying the legacy of the seminary’s founder. Cleaver is the seminary’s director of distance education.
C.C. Risenhoover, BA ’66, MA ’72, who served in the U.S. Air Force, was awarded The Meritorious Service Medal by the Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States. Risenhoover is senior pastor of The Church on Thistle Ridge in Granbury, TX. A journalist, professor and baseball coach, among other pursuits, Risenhoover is also a bestselling book author, former editor and/or publisher of seven magazines, and more than 1,000 of his articles have been published in 50 different magazines. He previously wrote the weekly “Bible Studies for Life” series for the online edition of the Baptist Standard.
After 45 years of service to Sam Houston State University, criminal justice professor Raymond Teske, BA ’66, MA ’70, retired. As a member of the faculty since 1973, Teske helped develop the Institute of Contemporary Corrections and the Behavioral Sciences into what is known today as the College of Criminal Justice.
John “Johnny” E. Miller, BA ’67, published “Managing Contractual Risk Issues In Commercial Contracts” in the Jan. 18 issue of Contract Management Magazine. Contact at 2002 Lis Lane, Bryan, Texas 77807 or Johnny@JohnnyAttorney.com.
Jeanne, BA ’68, and Bill Blackmon, BA ’67, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 23. They met at Baylor and moved to Canada in 1983. They have two sons, Braden and Bowman, and two grandsons, William and Xavier. The Blackmons are having a year of celebrations with trips to Texas, Montana, Wyoming and Alberta. Jeanne retired in 2007 after 40 years of teaching. Bill continues to work with churches in Saskatoon and enjoys his horses and cattle on their acreage outside Saskatoon. Contact at RR2 Site 201 Box 129, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7L3J5 or email@example.com.
David Morrison, BA ’68, announced his retirement as vice president for communications and publications at Georgia’s Brenau University, where he served for 11 years. A 50-year communications industry professional, Morrison spent his early career as a journalist, working for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Joe L. Ward, BBA ’68, was appointed to the Red River Authority Board of Directors by Gov. Greg Abbott for a term through 2023. The authority provides for the control, conservation and development of the watershed and water of the Red River and its Texas tributaries. Ward is a full-time rancher and has interests in an insurance consulting business, redevelopment projects in downtown Bonham, TX, and investments in land and family-owned restaurants.