Baylor Alumni Association Honors Outstanding Young Alumni

Nov. 10, 1999

Four young Baylor University alumni will be honored during Homecoming at Pigskin Revue at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. The Baylor Alumni Association will recognize the graduates for outstanding contributions to their profession, business or life work and for bringing honor to their alma mater. The four alumni to be honored are Carol Pitts Diedrichs, John Morris, Steve Fairfield and Mark Kimbell.

Diedrichs, an associate professor at Ohio State University, is a 1980 graduate. Since 1987, he also has directed the library acquisitions program for the 20 libraries that comprise the Ohio State library system. Diedrichs is editor-in-chief of Library Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services, the foremost journal in the field of library acquisitions.

Morris, a 1980 graduate, is entering his fifth year as director of broadcasting for Baylor. His duties include broadcasting football, baseball and men's basketball games. He has won three awards from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association for radio sports play-by-play. Prior to joining Baylor, Morris was a television news sports anchor and sports director for Waco's CBS affiliate, KWTX-TV.

Fairfield is a 1983 Baylor graduate. He is the executive director of the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation (CRC) in Houston. The CRC is a not-for-profit organization which develops low-income housing. In this role since 1990, Fairfield has led the effort to provide affordable homes to hundreds of families. In 1998, Fairfield was Houston's delegate to the national HUD conference.

Kimbell, a 1983 graduate, is the president of the Children's Memorial Foundation, which supports the Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago. Since 1994, he has directed medical center philanthropy, volunteer service organizations, events and investments. He also worked as a development officer and area director for Baylor from 1983 to 1988.

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