Houston Foundation Establishes Baylor Scholarship Fund For Fairfield High School Graduates

Nov. 1, 2001

by Lori Scott Fogleman

WACO -- Baylor University has announced the recent establishment of the Joe E. and Kathryn Ferguson Coleman Endowed Scholarship Fund created by The William A. and Madeline Welder Smith Foundation of Houston. The scholarship was established in honor of the Colemans, who are Baylor alumni, and will provide full tuition for Fairfield High School graduates to attend Baylor. The first scholarship will be awarded in fall 2002 for the 2002-2003 academic year.

Mr. Coleman received a B.B.A. degree from Baylor in 1955, and his law degree from Baylor School of Law in 1957. Mrs. Coleman earned her B.B.A. from Baylor in 1956. They have one son, John David (B.A. '94), and one daughter, Kathryn Ann (B.F.A. '96).

A former member of the board of directors for Allied Bank and Fairfield State Bank, Mr. Coleman serves on Baylor's board of regents and is a member of the Baylor Foundation. He also is a trustee of The William A. and Madeline Welder Smith Foundation and trustee and president of The Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation. He was a partner with the Houston law firm of Fouts & Moore until 2001, and currently is a member of the Looper, Reed & McGraw law firm.

The Colemans are active in many church and civic organizations in the Houston area. They are members of Williams Trace Baptist Church in Sugar Land, Texas. The Colemans also are active members in several Baylor organizations, including the Baylor University Council for Institutional Development, The Presidents Club and Baylor Bear Foundation. In 1995, they were awarded the James Huckins Medallion for outstanding support of Baylor University.

For information, contact a guidance counselor at Fairfield High School.

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