Alumni News & Notes
Judge Priscilla Owen
An Arts & Sciences alumna, Judge Priscilla Owen (BA ’76, JD ’77) has assumed the chief judge position on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. Owen was appointed by President George W. Bush as a judge on the 5th Circuit and took the oath of office in 2005.
John Morris (BA ’80), assistant athletic director for broadcasting and “Voice of the Bears” for the past 33 years, was selected as 2019 Texas Co-Sportscaster of the Year, sharing the honor with longtime television sports anchor Dale Hansen of WFAA-TV in Dallas. Morris was selected for the first time in his career and is just the second sportscaster to win the award while serving a university.
A new book created by alumnus Charles Guittard (BA ’64) is shedding light on his late grandfather, legendary Baylor history professor Frank Guittard, by reprinting a wealth of family letters. The book, A Ph.D.’s Reverie: The Letters, spans an early period in the life of Dr. Guittard, who was Baylor’s founding chair of the history department.
Dr. Beth H. Sutton
Dr. Beth H. Sutton (BA ’72) was elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons. A general surgeon in private practice in Wichita Falls, Sutton has been a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 1984.
Baylor University graduate Zane Zovak (BA ’18) has been named to the 2021 Class of Schwarzman Scholars, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships located at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The Schwarzman Scholars program prepares future global leaders as they explore China’s increasing importance as a global power.
Bill Glass (BA ’57), a former Baylor All-American football player and defensive end for the Cleveland Browns, returned to campus in August 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his successful prison ministry called “Behind the Walls.” Glass joined the Bears on the field for the opening coin toss at the Baylor vs. Stephen F. Austin game on Aug. 31, serving as honorary team captain.