1950s

William D. “Willie” Bonilla, ’51, and Susie Richey Bonilla, ’51, celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary April 10, 2018. Willie retired in 2013 but still goes to the family law office at the Bonilla Plaza in Corpus Christi, TX.

Legendary sportswriter Dave Campbell, BA ’50, of Waco authored Dave Campbell’s Favorite Texas College Football Stories (Texas A&M U Press, 2019: 276 pages). The foreword is by Mickey Herskowitz. A walking encyclopedia of Texas sports, Campbell started his annual fall football preview magazine, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, in 1960. In his new book, Campbell gathered columns and articles about those college football contests he considers the all-time greatest over the course of his career (1953 through 2016). Campbell’s accounts of players, coaches, rivalries and unforgettable games are illustrated with historic photographs. Readers of all ages will enjoy experiencing a press-box view of the state’s gridiron greats. A 2005 inductee into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Campbell was Waco Tribune-Herald sports editor from 1953 to 1993.

Jere Kernodle, BBA ’54, of Wynne, AR, has attended Baylor Homecoming nearly every year over the last 64 years. The first year that he missed was due to military deployment, followed by the birth of two of his children and his wife’s passing in 2014.