Col. Geoffrey Bailey, MDiv ’01, DMin ’08, completed a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College in June. The Army War College provides the Army’s senior professional military education. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville, Army War College Class of 2002, presided and spoke to the class of 360 senior officers and civilians serving at the senior executive service level or above. Bailey’s next assignment is at the Command Chaplain Headquarters, Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, D.C.
Jonathan D. Davison, BBA ’02, and Kelly Davison of Austin established the Davison Family Baylor Built Endowed Fund to support programming for Baylor Built in the Student Athlete Center for Excellence.
BBA ’03, was elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. The foundation invites only the top one-third of one percent of Texas attorneys.
Flora Lee Peir, BA ’03, joined The 19th, an Austin-based independent, nonprofit newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy, as its first news editor. She previously worked 18 years at The New York Times. Peir oversees daily general news and breaking stories as The 19th newsroom expands. She lives in Queens, NY, with her husband and three children. Contact at email@example.com.
Nate Pike, BBA ’03, was reelected as mayor of Anna, TX, receiving more than 90 percent of the votes cast in the May general election. Anna is one of the fastest-growing cities in North Texas.
Lane Lockhart Borrello, BA ’04, and Kyle Borrello, BBA ’04, of Fort Worth established the Borrello Family Endowed Scholarship Fund, a Hord Challenge Scholarship. This scholarship supports Baylor students.
Dr. Benjamin Cozad, BS ’07, and Sara Cozad of Spring, TX, established the Go Ye Therefore Endowed Scholarship Fund in Pre-Health Studies to support students who are pursuing a major in pre-health studies and are participating or have participated in mission work.
Maj. Michael Wilkinson, BS ’07, earned his aeronautical engineering doctorate in March from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. His dissertation research, Creep Performance of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics for Aerospace Systems at 1400-1600° C, focused on mechanical testing of novel materials meant for high-speed aerospace applications. During his time as a doctoral candidate, Wilkinson’s wife Amanda gave birth to two baby boys, their house was hit by an EF3 tornado, and his research was slightly delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is thankful to God for the opportunity and for getting him through, and he is also thankful for Amanda’s support and encouragement along the way.
Mallory C. Driggers, BA ’08, was named vice president of development and investor relations at the Borderplex Alliance, a privately funded economic development organization serving three states and two countries.
Lauren Jones Kirchner, BBA ’08, of Spring Creek Growers Inc., was named to the 40 Under 40 Class of 2021 by Greenhouse Product News (GPN), the leading business publication for horticulture professionals. Class members were nominated by their industry peers based on personal and professional accomplishments. Kirchner is one of 40 trailblazers under the age of 40 who exemplifies superior leadership, creativity, innovative thinking, excellence and compassion inside and outside the horticulture field. “GPN’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2021 is composed of an outstanding group of young women and men who represent the entire spectrum of the horticulture industry,” GPN editorial director Tim Hodson said. “They have the drive, passion and expertise that will propel the horticulture industry into the future. The Class of ’21 is a diverse and distinguished class who are the rising stars who shine in their careers as well as their personal lives. I truly believe our industry is in very good hands for many years to come.” This year’s honorees were recognized in GPN’s May issue and on the publication’s website gpnmag.com. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.