Clayton Bailey, BA ’90, Texas trial and appellate lawyer and co-founder of Bailey Brauer PLLC, earned recognition as a Local Litigation Star for a ninth consecutive year from the prestigious peer-review Benchmark Litigation legal guide. Bailey’s commercial litigation, competition/antitrust, and appellate practice propelled his selection to the 2023 edition of the respected national guide of top law firms and litigators. Additionally, he was recognized in the 2022 edition of Texas Super Lawyers. The 2022 selection is the 12th for Bailey. A nationally known trial and appellate attorney, he represents clients in matters involving contract disputes, business torts, RICO, employment law, trade secrets, deceptive trade practices, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, antitrust, unfair business practices, and the Packers and Stockyards Act.
Michael Voigts, BA ’90, authored his second book, The Fourth Degree of Prayer [Cascade Books, 2022]. Voigts serves as Professor of Spiritual Formation at Asbury Theological Seminary.
Jeffery D. Price, BBA ’92, was named as one of the 250 advisors on Forbes “America’s Top Wealth Advisors” list in 2022. This is the third consecutive year Jeffery has been named to the Forbes “America’s Top Wealth Advisors” list. Jeffery and his wife Cara reside in Flower Mound, TX. Their son, Connor, is a graduate of Baylor and their daughter, Catherine, is currently enrolled as a senior.
Attorney Michael C. Smith, JD ’92, of Scheef & Stone, earned a selection on the 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list by Thompson Reuters based on his expertise in intellectual property litigation.
Jason M. Cunningham, BBA ’93, authored Wherever You Are Tonight: Love and War in the Forgotten Theater of World War II [Highpoint Lit, 2022]. The book is based on his grandfather’s service in WWII in the China Burma India Theater. It is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kindle. The publisher shared: “This memoir brings to life the service of the author’s grandfather, J.T. Cunningham, in World War II as a pilot in the China-Burma-India Theater (The Forgotten Theater). Based on nearly a thousand letters between JT and his wife, Katie, it not only documents in very personal terms one man’s life and experiences in an iconic era, but also illuminates the war’s impact on a young couple as they nurture their relationship amid their separation in a world of international upheaval.”
Dena Dyer, BA ’93, was promoted to Communications Specialist for Wheaton College’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute, which helps the Church “prepare and care in a disaster-filled world.” Dena’s role includes assisting with communications for both HDI”s master’s degree in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership and Spiritual First Aid, an eight-session certificate course that teaches peer-to-peer spiritual and emotional care and trauma-informed best practices. Additionally, she curates and edits content for The Better Samaritan blog hosted by Christianity Today’s platform.
Bill Layer, BA ’95, MSG ’97, was hired as an attorney at the Law Offices of Alexander E. Borell. Layer’s office is in Park Cities, TX, and his primary areas of practice include general civil litigation, family law, probate and estate law throughout the DFW Metroplex.
Sylvia Hall, BA ’96, earned her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Northcentral University in April 2022. Currently, Dr. Sylvia Hall teaches Spanish at Connally High School in Waco. Sylvia is married to Josh Hall, an Army Veteran and local electrician. She is the proud grandmother of Jackson Henderson, Macy Campbell and Maddox Campbell.
Debra, BA ’98, MA ’01, and John Greer, of Houston, established the Debra and John M. Greer Family Scholarship, which supports students pursuing a degree in history.
Jennifer Tonkinson, BSEd ’98, along with her husband, Greg, started a nonprofit, Unwanted Fraternity, in hopes of helping those who have grief find true healing through Jesus Christ. Greg recently authored his book, Unwanted Fraternity [Morgan James Faith, 2022], which discusses his own journey of tragically losing his wife to a car accident, and what it took for him to start healing. Jennifer and Greg have a weekly radio show/podcast, Unwanted Fraternity, where they discuss healing after loss. Their mission is to help those going through grief share their story so that others can know they are not alone.