Bear Cub Corner

Caleb Andrew Ackerman, born Jan. 15, 2021, to Laura Leskoven Ackerman, BA ’10, and Nick Ackerman of Brooklyn, NY. Grandparents are Les Leskoven, BBA ’78, and Karen Stites Leskoven, BBA ’80, MBA ’90. Uncle is Andrew Leskoven, BBA ’16.

Beckham Blair Brooks, born March 24, 2021, to Brandon Brooks, BS ’12, and Sarah Brooks, BS ’13 of Richland Hills, TX. Grandparents are Gary Staats, BS ’78, and Diane Staats, BS ’78. Great-grandparent is Elmo Blair Meroney, BBA ’52.

Benjamin Peter Brown, born May 30, 2021, to Arthur Brown, BS ’05 and Jessica Brown.

Travis Wayne Brown, born to Joshua Brown, MSEd ’12, and Larisa Brown.

Elisha Grace Chau, born June 11, 2021, to Joe Chau, BSN ’08, and Minnie Chau, BSN ’08, in Denver.

Luis Mario Chavez III, born Sept. 5, 2020, to Luis Mario Chavez II and Eufemia Guadalupe Jaimes, BSN ’18.

Margaret “Maggie” Mae Coffer, born July 27, 2021, to Ashley Peeples Coffer, MSEd ’12, and John Westley Coffer, BA ’10, MBA ’21, of Waco.

Ryder Jackson Colson, born Dec. 4, 2020, to Devon Colson and Jamie Lauren Nguyen Colson, BS ’09, of Wilsonville, OR. Brother is Turner Joseph, 3. Grandparents are Phyllis Tyler Nguyen, BA ’72 and Tuan A. Nguyen. Great-grandfather was P.J. Tyler, BA ’50.

Kennedy Lavell Cooley, born March 7, 2021, to Andrew Cooley, BBA ’10, MBA ’12, and Ellen Cooley of Houston.

Mallory Ann Davidson, born Sept. 8, 2021, to Charlie Davidson, BBA ’11, and Stacy Davidson of San Antonio.

Romeo Extus Eddington, born Oct. 1, 2021, to William Luke Eddington, and Victoria Leite Eddington, BA ’21, of Fort Myers, FL.

Evie Grace Ellis, born June 9, 2021, to Daniel Ellis, BBA ’07, and Whitney Wichkoski Ellis, BBA ’06, of Woodway, TX.

Matteo Vicente Amaro Esparza, born Aug. 6, 2021, to Dr. Mary Jo Amaro Esparza, BS ’09, and Daniel Luis Esparza, BS ’09, of El Paso. Brother is Daniel Bartolome, 5.

Colton Micah Ewing, born June 26, 2021, to Michael Ewing, and Allison Myers Ewing, BS ’10, of Fort Worth. Sister is Avery June. Grandparents are Ken Myers and Nancy Kolosta Myers, BSN ’83.

Joy Christine Follis, born June 16, 2021, to Steven Follis, BBA ’10, MSIS ’11, and Kimberly Follis of Charlotte, NC.

Ashton James Glover, born April 7, 2021, to Brandon Glover, BS ’15, and Megan Glover, MSEd ’19, of Waco.

Madilyn Rose Groot, May 11, 2021, to Samuel Groot, BS ’14, and Jessica Groot, BS ’14, of Greenville SC.

Emily Adaline Hager, born Sept. 4, 2020, to Benjamin Hager, BA ’13, and Christie M. DeSonier Hager, BBA ’13, of La Porte, TX.

Omari Josiah Hart, born Sept. 18, 2019, adopted Feb. 8, 2021, by Jon Hart, BS ’06, and Ruthie Hart of Austin. Siblings are Ford Hart, Lucy Hart and Gideon Hart.

Madison Marie Heath, born March 22, 2021, to David Michael Heath, BS ’14, and Sabrina Marie Heath, BS ’14, of San Antonio.

Scarlett Ogea Hogoboom, born March 31, 2021, to Trevor Dean Hogoboom, BS ’13, and Tara Davis Hogoboom, BS ’13, of Windsor, CA. Sister is McKenna Belle Hogoboom.

Audrey Alice Holloway, born Aug. 16, 2021, to Joe Holloway, BA ’09, and Sarah Pullin Holloway, BS ’11, MS ’14, of Houston. Grandparents are Randy Pullin, BBA ‘82, and Myra Pullin, ABC.

Madeline May Justice, born July 7, 2021, to Beau Justice and Molly Justice, BA ’07, of Fort Worth.

Harlan John Keller, born Jan. 17, 2021, to Kevin Keller, JD ’13, and Regina Keller of Tulsa, OK.

Alexander Orion Kocian, born May 2, 2021, to Larry Kocian, BS ’07, and Melissa Turley-Kocian, BSW ’09, MSW ‘10, of Harker Heights, TX. Grandmother is Sandra Kocian of Baylor DPS.

Maverick Gray Kratz, born Sept. 7, 2021, to Justin Kratz and Ashlee Gilbert, BSEd ’13, of Cleburne, TX.

Cecelia Antoinette Kudra, born March 2, 2021, to Martin Carlos Kudra, BA ’15 and Katherine Marie Kudra of Wayzata, MN.

Wyatt Ray Lantz, born Feb. 8, 2021, to Brady Lantz, BA ’17, and Haley Lantz, BA ’17, of Austin.

Christian Glenn Lewis, born Nov. 4, 2020, to Jordan Lewis, BS ’03, MS ’05, and DeLisa Rideout Lewis, BSEd ’09, of Shafter, CA. Sisters are Vivian Maxine, 4 and Grace Marie, 2.

Allison Kate Littlejohn, born June 23, 2021, to Lake Littlejohn, BS ’11, and Jennifer Jaggers Littlejohn, BBA ’12, MTax ’12, of Dallas.

Julian Jack Marsh, born Dec. 2, 2020, grandson of Teri Agee Marsh, BA ’79, of Brackettville, TX.

Robert David “Robbie” Martin, born April 28, 2021, to Kameron Martin and Lindsey Martin. Siblings are Kyler Alice, 5 and Nico, 3. Other family members include great-grandfathers Jere Kernodle, BBA ’54, and the late Arnold Martin, BBA ’61; grandparents Karl D. Martin, BBA ’82, and Karen K. Martin, BA’ 81, MBA ’83; aunt Kamille Martin, BS ’15; and great-aunt Janet K. Marshall, BS ’86.

Maeve Arlene Mellish, born June 9, 2021, to Mac Z. Mellish, BA ’03, and Kellie L. Mellish of Shelton, CT.

Micah Adonis Frederick Moore, born Sept. 28, 2021, to Lamartrice Daniels, BA ’08, of Dallas.

Byron Paul Morrison, born April 2020, to Paul Morrison, BS ’09, and Laura Todd Morrison, BBA ’09, of Wichita Falls, TX. Sisters are Audrey, 6, and Mae, 3. Aunts are Olivia Todd Boyer, BS ’17, and Megan Todd McGinness, BS ’17.

Myla Joy Muniz, born Nov. 29, 2021, to Marquis Jones, BA ’14, of Madisonville, TX.

Rebekah Ruth Quinn, born April 19, 2021, to Nathan Quinn, BBA ’05, and Kate Quinn of Dallas. Sisters are Grace, Claire and Hannah.

Harrison S. Reid, born to Todd Reid, BS ’14, and Erin Reid, BS ’14, of North Richland Hills, TX.

Olivia Jane Rice, born May 5, 2021, to Jarron Rice, BBA ’16, and Mary Rice, BS ’16. Grandparents include Manny Ruiz, BBA ’81, Debbie Ruiz, Jannifer Rice, BM ’85, and Jeff Rice, BM ’85.

Martín Javier Rivera, born Jan. 8, 2021, to Alex Rivera and Sally Ann Rivera, BA ’13, of Dallas.

Owen Charles Robinson, born Aug. 22, 2021, to Philip Robinson and Nicole Eller Robinson, BS ’10, of Greenville, TX. Brother is Caleb, 3.

Henry Grayson Rudd, born June 22, 2021, to Matthew Rudd and Kandace Hillebrandt Rudd, BSW ’10, of Tallahassee, FL.

Irving Jerram Sanders, born Jan. 11, 2020, to Trent Sanders and Rachel Smith Sanders, BA ’14, of Knoxville, TN. Brother is Jay.

Jackson James Saunders, born July 16, 2021, to Noll Saunders, MBA ’14, and Mindy Saunders, Prosper, TX.

Autumn Rainbow Scott, born Sept. 27, 2021, to Bradley Allan Scott, BA ’92, and Tiana Lynn Scott, of Flushing, MI.

Emersyn Skye Simmons, born to Joie Jolivette Simmons, BA ’09, of Waxahachie, TX.

Nathan Grant Sims, born May 1, 2021, to Patrick Sims, BA ’10, and Meredith Mitchell Sims, BS ’10, of McKinney, TX. Grandparents are Brenda Rowland Sims, BS ’79, William Sims, Claire Mitchell and Robert Mitchell, BBA ’82.

Ellie Jane Stier, born Nov. 24, 2020, to Joshua Stier and Claire Cole Stier, BS ’13 of Highlands Ranch, CO.

Duke O’Bannon Tabor, born Sept. 7, 2021, to Austin Tabor, BBA ’14, and Alex Norell, BBA ’14, of Frisco, TX.

Lucy Austin Taylor, born Feb. 2021, to Zachary Taylor and Emma Jones Taylor, BSW ’12, MSW ’13, of Houston.

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

Hayes Jackson Young, born March 29, 2021, to David Young and Lauren Felps Young, BS ’12, of Waxahachie, TX.