Richard, BS ’72, and Kay Davis, BA ’73, of Corpus Christi, TX, established the Dr. Richard and Kay Davis Endowed Chair. The purpose of the chair is to support a visionary Christian scholar whose work benefits either the Department of Biology or the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Griggs, BS ’72, and Gay DeHay, BA ’73, of Waxahachie, TX, and W. Stephen and Peggy DeHay, of Lubbock, TX, established the Tommie and Anita DeHay Endowed Scholarship Fund for Truett Seminary in honor of Tommie and Anita De Hay’s passion for ministry and the equipping of pastors and leaders of the Church. This scholarship supports seminary students.
Beverly Ann Neal Moran, BA ’72, and husband, Pat, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Aug. 19. Ann is a retired Ophthalmic Assistant and Insurance Agent. Pat, is retired from IBM and is a Baylor Alumnus by Choice. They both lead an addiction ministry in the Texas Hill Country called “Cracked Pots.” They have one son, Chris, who is a certified fitness trainer.
Bill Johnson, BA ’73, authored his second book, The Wisdom Is Lost In the Words [Independently published, 2022]. It is available exclusively with Amazon Publishing. Using a mix of spirituality and psychology, Johnson addresses trauma, emotional suffering and pathways forward. If you have ever wanted to say, “I hurt inside,” out loud to another person, you will find this book hard to put down.
Bill Floyd, BA ’75, MBA ’76, opened his newest restaurant, Real Agave Lounge, at 1100 Louisiana, Houston, TX, 77002. This adds to his family of seven additional restaurants, including a joint venture with Baylor College of Medicine board member, Greg Brenneman, for the joint concept of Porta’Vino.
Linda Dugo, BA ’77, and Kitty Bunker, BSHE ’78, completed an epic road trip along Highway 1/101 from Los Angeles, CA, to Seattle, WA. Friends since freshman year in North Russell Hall and recently retired, Linda and Kitty took in the sights starting with all things LA, the best beaches, the biggest trees, the fog zone in Oregon and the most talked-about sights in Seattle. Additionally, they met up in Seattle with Janet Brown, BSEd ’76, for an amazing dinner with views of the Olympic Mountains. Linda lives in Dallas, and Kitty recently relocated to Temple. Plans are underway for their next adventure along the east coast!
Judi Spencer, BM ’77, premiered Be Still My Soul, arranged for marimba and choir by Mark Hayes, BM ’75, conducted by Brennan Michaels, MM ’17, Sanctuary Worship Director, Bellevue Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, WA, Oct. 9, 2022.
Vicki Ellen Lytle, BBA ’78, MPA ’79, of Waco, established the Vicki Ellen Lytle Endowed Scholarship for Truett Seminary, which supports returning students enrolled in Truett Seminary.
Jim, BS ’78, MS ’83, and Lisa Meyerhoff, BS ’78, MS ’83, of Houston, established the Lance Littlejohn Endowed Scholarship for Graduate Research in Mathematics in honor of Dr. Lance Littlejohn, who served for many years as Chair of the Department of Mathematics. The scholarship supports PhD candidates in mathematics research.
Holly, BA ’79, and Darius DiTallo, BBA ’79, of Scottsdale, AZ, established the Holly and Darius DiTallo Endowed Scholarship in Education, a Hord Challenge Scholarship, which supports students enrolled in the School of Education.
Charlie, BME ’79, MDiv ’10, and Cindy Fuller, BME ’79, BM ’80, of Woodway, TX, and their daughters Becky Fuller, JD ’08, of Plano, TX, and Sarah Fuller established the Fuller Family Endowed Chair for Social Justice, as part of the Baylor Illuminate Chair Matching Program. The chair supports a distinguished faculty member in the Diana Garland School of Social Work with a focus on social justice for marginalized populations and a commitment to informing the lives of churches through research.
Rev. Jimmy Hopper, BBA ’79, retired from full-time ministry from the Presbyterian Church in Clearfield, PA, on Oct. 1, 2022, after 39 years of pastoring churches in Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois and Pennsylvania. And on Dec. 17, 2022, he celebrated 39 years of marriage to Rev. Katie Hopper, an LSU Grad, but also a big fan of the Baylor Bears! In this next season of life, he plans to preach or teach part-time and hopefully find more time for golf and fly fishing.
Bruce, BBA ’79, and Pamela Reece, of Fort Worth, TX, established the Normale Wood Reece Endowed Scholarship, a Hord Challenge Scholarship, which supports students enrolled in Baylor University.