Baylor Honors Outstanding Young Alumni At Oct. 26 Pigskin

Oct. 25, 2001

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Four Baylor University graduates will be honored with the 2001 Outstanding Young Alumni Awards, presented by the Baylor Alumni Association during Pigskin Revue at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

This year's honorees are: Monica Frazier Anderson, '84; The Honorable Craig Eiland, '84 and JD '87; Dr. Glenn McGee, '92; and Russell Sullivan, '83.

Anderson is a dentist, the author of two books and a columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She also finds time to be a community volunteer, business owner, mother of two sons, and television talk show host. Anderson earned her doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Minnesota in 1988, and in 1992 she and her husband, former Baylor football All-American Alfred Anderson, moved back to Texas, where they also own a General Nutrition Centers franchise. In addition to her private dental practice in Arlington, Anderson serves on the boards of several professional, charitable and arts organizations. She has been honored with numerous awards, including the Phenomenal Woman in Medicine Award from Zeta Phi Beta sorority, the Leadership Award from the Junior League of Minneapolis, the Distinguished Graduate Award from the Fort Worth ISD, and several volunteer service awards.

Eiland is a member of the Texas House of Representatives, serving his Galveston district since 1994. Eiland serves on the Appropriations Committee and is vice chair of the Insurance Committee for the legislature. He has maintained his own law office since 1992 in Houston and Galveston. Before that, he worked with Mills, Shirley and Bassett, the state's oldest law firm, as well as for well-known Houston trial attorney Ernest Cannon. Eiland has received awards from the Texas Medical Association, the Hotel-Motel Association and Texas Monthly. He also is active in Galveston with several charitable organizations and provides scholarships for local graduates. He and his wife, Melissa, have two children.

McGee is an internationally known expert on medical ethics issues, such as cloning, stem cell research and the human genome project. He serves as the associate director for education at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Bioethics and as assistant professor of bioethics, philosophy, history and sociology of science. He earned his doctorate from Vanderbilt University and serves as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Bioethics and director of its online version, McGee is the author of The Perfect Baby: A Pragmatic Approach to Genetics, as well as more than 100 essays, articles and reviews. He writes a weekly online column for MSNBC and has been a featured commentator on dozens of national television and radio shows, ranging from "Oprah" to "All Things Considered." His position on stem cell research has been the focus of stories in USA Today, The New York Times and The Washington Post. He and his wife, Monica, have two sons.

Sullivan is the chief tax counsel to the United States Finance Committee. The ranking staff person drafting new tax policy and economic stimulus programs, he advises senators on all federal tax policies, drafts floor speeches for senators and explains tax policy to the news media. He has appeared on C-SPAN to discuss the various tax packages passed in 2001. Sullivan earned a law degree from the University of Texas in 1987 and practiced with Vinson and Elkins in Washington, D.C., before joining the staff of Sen. Bob Graham until 1999. Sullivan also is active in a mentoring program through his church in Alexandria, Va., which helps at-risk teenagers overcome educational and life challenges. He also coordinates a volunteer income tax clinic in Washington, D.C., to help low-income individuals. In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Sullivan helped the Senate draft legislation to give tax relief to victims' families.

For more information, contact Brenda Ramey in the Baylor Alumni Association at (254) 710-1121.

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