Gary M. Clark, BA ’53, in collaboration with James R. Patton, EdD, completed print and online versions of the Transition Planning Inventory, third edition. This assessment system is designed for assessing students ages 14-21 for transition planning, setting transition planning goals and documenting current assessment information provided by students, family, guardians and the school. New features of the third edition include online accessibility, a revised companion form for students with autism or other significant support needs, revised student preferences and interest forms, and a summary of performance form. Clark lives in Lawrence, KS, and can be reached at gclark@ku.edu.

Jane Sanderford Potter, BA ’58, is trustee of the University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton, TX. Contact at skilope@gmail.com.

Cdr. John D. Hill, BA ’59, U.S. Navy (ret.), had the privilege of swearing in his granddaughter Ashley Carrillo as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Rev. Allen C. Liles, BA ’59, published Finding Your Company’s Spiritual Purpose. The book recounts his two careers, the first as a vice president of public relations for 7-Eleven Inc. and the second as an ordained minister for nearly three decades. More information is available at findingyourcompanysspiritualpurpose.com. Contact at reval@aol.com.


Ken Durham, BA ’60, EdD, and Jeanette Davis Durham, BA ’62, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in August. Ken, who is originally from Tahoka, TX, and Jeanette, who is originally from Dallas, met at Baylor in 1958 during her freshman year. They began their teaching careers in Brownfield, TX, in 1961 and moved to Longview, TX, in 1964. Ken earned his doctorate from the University of North Texas and taught history at Longview’s LeTourneau University until his 2001 retirement. He has published several articles and books. Jeanette taught grade school and then remained home to raise three boys before obtaining her master’s in education from the University of Texas at Tyler. She then taught kindergarten in Longview ISD until her 1999 retirement. They still live in Longview, where they are active members of First Baptist Church and enjoy traveling and visiting with family and friends. This Baylor family includes Ken and Jeanette’s oldest son David, BA ’88, and his wife Kim, BSN ’89, as well as Ken’s father Kenneth R. Durham, DDS ’28, and grandfather, who graduated in 1905.

Jan Epton Seale, ’60, the 2012 Texas Poet Laureate, published two books through Lamar University Literary Press. A Lifetime of Words is a compilation of presentations, comparative versions of works, journal entries and poetry over her long career as a writer and teacher. Particulars: Poems of Smallness is a series of poems on small objects and ideas such as commas, stamps, buttons and music symbols. It was illustrated by her photographer and son Ansen Seale, the 2020 San Antonio Artist of the Year.

Jeff E. Lewis, BS ’62, PhD, of Chicago established the Rev. M.L. Cooper Jr. Endowed Scholarship in Truett Seminary. This scholarship provides assistance to students enrolled in Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Campbellsville University, Harrodsburg, KY, has named its nursing school The Sandra DeFoor School of Nursing, in honor of Sandra Bailey DeFoor, BSN ’63. Sandra’s career included teaching at the university level, as well as in hospital schools of nursing. After years of various hospital positions, she retired as director of nursing at the local hospital in Harrodsburg. She has been a member of the Mercer County Board of Health since 1986, and she continues as chair of the board. Her husband, W. Robert DeFoor, BA ’64, retired in 2007 after 28 years of pastoring at Harrodsburg Baptist Church. He has been a frequent contributor for BaptistWay Press of Texas. Sandy and Bob have three children and seven grandchildren and still reside in Harrodsburg.

Charlotte Taylor, BA ’65, and Dudley Taylor, BBA ’65, of Waco established the Gil Taylor Memorial Endowment in Social Work in memory of their son Gil Taylor, BA ’92. This fund supports efforts to increase awareness of depression and other mental health issues through research, advocacy and community education.

Bill Adams, BA ’69, has visited all 193 member states of the United Nations. His travel highlights are posted at billtrips.com. Adams was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2010. He is a professor of public policy and public administration at George Washington University.

Marsha Bowlin, BA ’70, and Danny Bowlin, BBA ’69, of Dallas established two scholarships: the Mark and Stephanie Bowlin Scholarship in honor of their son Mark Bowlin, BA ’01, and his wife Stephanie Bowlin, BSEd ’01, and the Christman and Sarah Fifer Scholarship in honor of their daughter Sarah Fifer, BSEd ’96, and her husband Christman Fifer. Both scholarships support first-generation students.