Leo Parchman, BA ’54, and Gloriana Parchman, BA ’54, of Dallas established the Leo and Gloriana Parchman Endowed Scholarship in Geology which supports graduate students conducting research in petroleum geoscience.
The Barbara Bond Barrier and Jesse Barrier Endowed Scholarship in Journalism, Public Relations and New Media was established by Melanie Barrier of Georgetown, TX, to honor her mother and father, Barbara, BA ’56, and Jesse Barrier. This scholarship supports students pursuing a degree in the Department of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media.
Raymond Tucker, BA ’57, and Peggy Jernigan Yeiser, BA ’58, were married in First Baptist Church Tyler on Sept. 24, 2022. They met in 1955 while working in Alexander Dining Hall. In 1956-57 Ray was student director of the dining hall, followed by Peggy in 1957-58. The wedding ceremony ended with singing “That Good Old Baylor Line,” and, of course, the reception featured a gold BU cake.
Ginger Koen Pratt, BBA ’59, and Robert Pratt, ABC ’96, celebrated their 60th anniversary this year at a beautiful ranch in Brenham, TX. The weekend was organized by their children and grandchildren. There are 12 Baylor graduates in their immediate family. Their younger son, Ryan Pratt, BBA ’97, established the Shannon Pratt Gleditsch Endowed Scholarship in memory of Shannon, BA ’89, who died suddenly in 2014. The scholarship helps students majoring in child and family studies.
Robert Stripling, BA ’61, LLM ’63, of Dallas established the Lana Stripling Endowment in Special Education in honor of his wife’s dedication to working with people with learning disabilities.
Charles Francis Guittard, BA ’64, and Nancy Davis Labastida of Austin established the Charles Francis Guittard and Nancy Davis Labastida Supplemental Endowed Graduate Stipend for Guittard History Fellows which supports the Guittard History Fellows program.
S. Frank “Mac” McLeod, BA ’65, MTS ’13, graduated from Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and from Baylor University as an undergraduate philosophy major. Mac also holds master’s degrees from Wake Forest University School of Divinity and a law degree from the University of Richmond. Additionally, he studied at the University of Cambridge, England, and the University of Virginia where he served as director of major/planned gifts. Mac was past president of the Baylor Alumni Club in Richmond, VA, and served as a Staff Judge Advocate General in Virginia for the National Guard/VADF. His life has been devoted to college and university education teaching at the University of Virginia, the University of Richmond and the Virginia Community Colleges on the adjunct faculty. As a teacher, lawyer and minister, Mac has dedicated his life to promoting God’s word to the world.
Rebecca Fulmer, BA ’67, and Gloyce Fulmer, BBA ’67, celebrated their 55th anniversary in 2022. They are parents to Jodi and James. They love God and one another.
Dr. Andy Pittman, BSPhEd ’68, had two presentations accepted for the 2023 Sport and Recreation Law Association Conference which took place in Las Vegas, Feb. 22-25. One is The Most Important Sport Law Cases, a collection of 500 sport law related cases he has been updating for over 30 years. The other is the recent U.S. Supreme Court case, Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, in which a high school football coach was fired for expressing his First Amendment right to pray after a football game.