Dr. R. Bert Crossland, BS ’80, MS ’86, of West Dundee, IL, established the Browning Crossland Endowed Scholarship in honor of Dr. Larry Browning, retired professor and chair in the School of Education, which supports students pursuing a degree in Elementary Education.
Cheryl, BME ’80, and Richard Floyd, of Austin, established the Richard and Cheryl Floyd Endowment for Artistic Enrichment in Music, which supports students enrolled in the School of Music.
Larry P., BBA ’80, and Caroline Heard, BSHE ’83, of Houston, established the Caroline and Larry P. Heard Endowed Excellence Fund for Truett Seminary, which supports priority needs of the seminary and the Caroline and Larry P. Heard Research Assistant Endowment in Business, which supports the Undergraduate Research Assistant program in the Hankamer School of Business.
Bridget, BSHE ’81, and Lester Bell, BBA ’80, MBA ’81, of Dallas, established the Bell Family Endowed Scholarship in the School of Education, which supports students enrolled in the School of Education and the Bridget and Lester Bell Endowed Presidential Excellence Fund, which supports the activities of the University at the President’s discretion.
Keith Cox, BBA ’81, MBA ’82, of Houston, established the Keith Cox Endowed Scholarship, a Hord Challenge Scholarship, to support students enrolled at Baylor University.
Lisa Hood, BA ’81, BSHE ’82, began a walking journey during the initial weeks of the pandemic to mitigate the anxiety brought on by being stuck at home. She started taking photos of her hometown and beyond and ended up starting a photography business called Images of Texas. She has won several awards and her story was published in the local newspaper. Her work is displayed at several prominent businesses in New Braunfels.
Larry D. Quinius, BBA ’81, of Arlington, TX, established the Beverly Jane Wrench Quinius Endowed Scholarship Fund in Education to support students enrolled in the School of Education and the Larry Don Quinius Endowed Scholarship Fund in Business to support students pursuing a pre-business curriculum for acceptance into the Hankamer School of Business.
Bill Stone, BBA ’81, JD ’82, earned a selection on the 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list based on his work in Mergers & Acquisitions.
Paul Brake, BA ’82, recently moved to the captain’s position in the Airbus A350 at Delta Airlines. Paul is now in his 25th year at Delta after serving 24 years in the USAF as an E-3 and C-5 Pilot. So far, at least one of his four kids has attended Baylor!
Darren Frame, BBA ’84, authored “Why God?”: Brave Questions that Need Answers After Suffering Loss [WestBow Press, 2022]. Frame writes from the rational, spiritual perspective of a Christian father who unexpectedly lost a 20-year-old son. His goal is to help readers reset perceptions and expectations about who God is, what happens in death, and what God’s promises actually are related to suffering and grief.
Tresi Moore Weeks, BA ’84, JD ’87, of the Weeks Law Firm in Plano was selected to the 2022 Texas Super Lawyers. Additionally, she was elected to serve as President of the Estate Planning Council of North Texas, and as a board member of the Texas National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Robert, BBA ’85, and Nancy Key, BSEd ’85, of Albuquerque, NM, established the Robert and Nancy Key Endowed Scholarship in Education, which supports students enrolled in the School of Education.
Phillip Wray, BA ’85, JD ’89, authored his debut novel, The Pontcourt Murders [Palmetto Publishing, 2022]. Combining his love of France and traditional mysteries, the story is set in 1636 and involves a musketeer cadet thrust into a murder investigation. The book is available on Amazon. The sequel, Murder in the Marais, is due for release in December 2022.
Donell Teaff, ABC ’86, of Waco, established the Grant Teaff Endowed Athletic Scholarship in Football, which supports student-
athletes participating in the Baylor football program.
Rick Tatman, BS ’86, was promoted to the role of District Sales Manager for the Integrated Specialty Sales Division of Amgen in Houston. Rick and his wife Sharon moved from Florida to Magnolia, TX, in April 2022.
Greg Funderburk, BA ’87, authored Hurdles: An Authentic Pursuit of God in a Post-Pandemic World [Smyth & Helwys Publishing, Incorporated, 2022]. The book is a collection of hopeful and encouraging essays which alloy a Gospel mindset with a dose of Stoic philosophy. Hurdles is Greg’s third book following The Mourning Wave, a historical novel about the 1900 Galveston storm, and Let It Be Said We’ve Borne It Well, which dealt with our shared journey through the pandemic.
Cindy, BBA ’87, MBA ’88, and David Harper, BBA ’88, of Dallas, established the David H. and Cindy L. Harper Endowed Scholarship to benefit Hankamer School of Business students who are majoring in finance.
Eula Woodyard McKown, MSEd ’87, authored her first book, A Girls’ Road Trip: From Texas (U.S.) to Prince Edward Island (Canada) [Xulon Press, 2022]. It is the story of the travels of her sister, two friends and herself to Prince Edward Island in 2000. The book is available in paperback and as an ebook on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Xulon Press, the publisher’s website.
Ivan D. Parke, BA ’87, authored When Life Meets the Soul: Everyday Lessons from the Book of Job [Entrepastors Press, imprint of Morgan James Publishing, 2022], his second book. The book approaches Job in 24 lessons for every day, not just life’s “rainy” days. It isn’t a textbook or commentary, but a thematic walk-through Job for any Christian. Parke is a professor and assistant to the chair in the Department of Christian Studies at Mississippi College.
Ellen Holman, BBA ’88, of Dallas, established the Ellen L. Holman Endowed Fund for Women in Leadership, which supports the Women in Leadership program.
Alicia, BBA ’89, and Paul Howell, of Dallas, established the Alicia E. Howell Endowed Scholarship for Women in Leadership, which supports students enrolled in the Hankamer School of Business with preference given to Christian students active within Women in Leadership program.