Bear Cub Corner

Ibrahim Abdullah Atif born Dec. 1, 2019, to Atif Shahid and Anam Whyne, BS ’10, of Washington, DC.

Arabella Kate Blasi born Aug. 25, 2019, to Matt, BBA ’09, and Ali Blasi, BA ’09, of Plano, TX.

Quinn Yvonne Boatner born Dec. 2, 2019, to Amanda and Yancy Boatner, BA ’06, MIS ’08, of Hamilton, TX. Yancy started on Baylor Football’s offensive line 2004-06.

Cayden Ray Burgess born July 14, 2019, to Alec, BS ’09, and Lauren Morledge Burgess, BA ’08, MSEd ’09, of Hewitt, TX.

Summit Kensie Byrd born July 28, 2019, to Christopher, ’15, and Brittney Homer Byrd ’14, of Bellaire, TX. 

Jasper Aaron Cavazos born July 24, 2019, to John, BA ’12, and Melissa Windham Cavazos, BA ’11, of Edmond, OK.

Caleb Alan Clifton born Dec. 21, 2019, to Kimberly Parks and Doug Clifton, BS ’19, of Houston.

Riley Kate Cobbs born Sept. 3, 2019, to Tanner, BS ’13, and Charly Dement Cobbs, BA ’13 of Dallas.

Olivia May Collins and Sailor James Collins born Nov. 28, 2018, to Jack, BA ’05, and Kelsey Gaskill Collins, BA ’05, MS ’06, of Houston.

Rachel Mae Collura born June 30, 2017, to Ashley and Benjamin Collura, BSEd ’11, of Fort Collins, CO.

Ford Dalton Dominy born Sept. 9, 2019, to Dalton, BBA ’12, and Claire Sandlin Dominy, BBA ’12, of Sneads Ferry, NC. Sister Madelyn Elise is 2.

Matthew Hunter Ellis born Dec. 22, 2019, to John, MBA candidate ’20, and Katherine Nichol Ellis, BA ’08, of Frisco, TX.

Lydia Parker Farnsworth born Jan. 10, 2019, to William, BA ’09, and Bethany Poller Farnsworth, BA ’09, MIJ ’11, of Austin. Brother Peter is 3.

Alexandra Elizabeth Faulk born April 18, 2019, to Eric and Kelley Stripling Faulk, BA ’01, MPP ’03, of Nacogdoches, TX. 

Etta June Ferrell born July 1, 2019, to Chase, BBA ’05, and Emily Conner Ferrell, MSW ’06, of Houston. Siblings are Conner, Evie and Charlie.

Emilia Lizbeth Galarza born Oct. 3, 2019, to Stephen, MDiv/MSW ’19, and Janet Galarza, MDiv/MSW ’19, of Corpus Christi, TX.

Manuel Garcia Jr. born Sept. 8, 2018, to Manuel and Catherine Lopez Garcia, BA ’18, of Waco. 

Emery McLain Griffith born June 14, 2019, to Dr. Shona Ray-Griffith, BA ’05, and James Griffith, of Little Rock, AR. Brother is JP.

Reese Ginger and Vanual James Hanna born Sept. 30, 2019, to Nathan and Natalee Miller Hanna, BS ’08, of Katy, TX.

Elias Hersack born Nov. 11, 2019, to Meg Sullivan, BFA ’11, and Stephen Hersack, BFA ’12, of Allen, TX.

Adela Louise Hughes born Dec. 3, 2019, to Amanda, BBA ’11, and Ian Hughes, BBA/MTax ’11, of Bentonville, AR.

Ruth Luella Klemm born Oct. 1, 2019, to Nathan and Whitney Gillam Klemm, BBA ’10, of Salt Lake City.

Karun Kovvuri, born July 1, 2019, to Nandini Nelapati and Dr. Ragha Kovvuri of Waco.

Kennedy Reese Littrell born Oct. 10, 2019, to Hunter and Kari Schmidt Littrell, BA ’07, of Fort Worth.

Lucas Adrian Loachamin born Aug. 9, 2019, to Israel, MDiv ’19, and Emily Morrow Loachamin, MDiv/MSW ’19, of Waco. Grandparents: Frank and Karen Morrow, BA ’81. Aunts and uncle: Sarah Morrow, BA ’10, Laurel Morrow and Zachary Morrow, BBA ’18. Great aunt: Kathy Edwards, BS ’86.

Adeline Nicole Lucas born May 13, 2019, to Adrian and Karen Anderson Lucas, ’10, of Houston.

Oliver Trent Lynn born Nov. 5, 2019, to Joseph and Tara Lynn, MSW ’13, of Nashville, TN.

Annie Marie Moore born Oct. 7, 2019, to Rachael and Kyle Moore, BBA ’14, of Indianapolis.

Emily Jean Perez born Dec. 27, 2019, to Elizabeth and Gregory Perez, BA ’11, of San Antonio. Sister Kate is 3. Grandparents: Rene, BS ’82, and Cathy Cole Perez, BS ’82. Aunt: Rebecca Perez, BA ’18.

Taylor Reid Powell born June 11, 2019, to Brooks, BA ’11, MBA ’16, and Emily Grassbaugh Powell, BS ’11, of San Antonio.

Sophia Rae Segoviano born Oct. 29, 2019, to Sarah and Mike Segoviano, BBA ’11, of Dallas. Mike writes, “Sophia fought for 17 days in the NICU. God answered our prayers and she came home to us on 11/15.”

Emily Lavelle Tiedeke born April 16, 2019, to Christian-Daniel and Melissa Gossett Tiedeke, BSEd ’10, of Nürnberg, Germany. Big brother is Samuel.

Rachel Grace Touchstone born March 3, 2017, and William Earl “Trey” Touchstone III born Oct. 16, 2019, to Whitney Bailey Touchstone, BS ’13, and William Earl Touchstone Jr., BBA ’11. Grandparents: Donna Wholey Bailey, BS ’80, and Mark Bailey, Meredith Madeley Touchstone, BS ’87, and W. Earl Touchstone, BBA ’84, JD ’87. Niece and nephew to David Bailey, BS ’15, Grace Touchstone League, BSEd ’17, and Matt League, BS ’17, Wade Touchstone, BBA ’19, and current Baylor students Caleb Touchstone and Ben Touchstone.

Orsen Summit Van Rooy born Oct. 5, 2019, to Theo and Malia Alford Van Rooy, BM ’05, of Lafayette, CO. The name Orsen means “Bear Cub.” Siblings are Ari, 6, and Evelie, 3.

Wesley Joseph Wallace born Nov. 13, 2019, to Daniel, BA ’13, and Allison Short Wallace, BS ’14, Cypress, TX.

Jadyn Rose and Janae Grace Wattree born Aug. 16, 2019, to Jason and Quion Rose Wattree , BBA ’01, of Overland Park, KS. Quion writes, “These girls are truly miracles and were born about a year and a half after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Everyone is healthy, including me. God is so good!”