1950s-60s

The Colonel James E. Williamson Endowed Fund in Volleyball was established by Virginia Williamson of Houston, in loving memory of her husband Col. James E. Williamson, BA ’54. This fund supports the volleyball program.

Wanda and David Stovall, BBA ’55, of Fort Worth established the David and Wanda Stovall Endowed Scholarship Fund in Nursing. This fund provides scholarships for nursing students enrolled in the FastBacc program.

Gerald Johnson, BS ’59, of Deridder, LA, writes, “We came to Waco in 1947. Baylor was small … the student union building was not yet up. We settled on Speight Street, so I have seen the many good changes over the years. I went to South Junior High, Waco High, then Baylor on a baseball scholarship from Athletics Director George Sauer. This photo is from 1958, when Speight was two-way.” 

Rev. Allen C. Liles, BA ’59, published The 7 Puzzles of Life: God’s Plan to Save the World on Amazon Kindle. The e-book is a visionary fictional account of the “Life Puzzles”: free will, family, love, work, spiritual service, aging and death, and God. Contact at 5227 W. Adams #507, Temple, TX 76502 or reval@aol.com.

William Brown, BM ’69, authored his second book about his graduate school (Indiana University) piano professor and mentor titled Master Classes with Menahem Pressler. Brown and his wife Kathy Hinton Brown, BM ’70, BMEd ’71, are retired music professors at Southwest Baptist University, where William is also the emeritus provost. Contact at 2150 E. Thornridge Dr., Bolivar, MO 65613 or bbrown@sbuniv.edu.