Baylor Bear Cub Corner

December 14, 2011

Kimberly Turrentine House, BA '95, and her husband, Hudman, of Lewisville, Texas, welcomed their first child, Bradford Hudman House, on July 24. He was 7 lbs., 9 oz., and 20.5 in.

Gina Van Otterloo, BSEd '96, and husband Doug, of Fort Worth, welcomed their first child, Emilee Elisabeth Van Otterloo, on Sept. 20, 2010. "We look forward to her becoming a future Baylor Bear!" they write.

James Heffington, BA '92, and Kim Schupbach Heffington, BSEd '97, welcomed their first child, Zachary James Heffington, on June 17. Zachary was 8 lbs., 1 oz., and 21 in. The Heffingtons live in Sherman, Texas. Contact at

Matt Clark, BS '98, and Kari Collins Clark, BS '97, of Plano, Texas, have a new addition, Elijah Clark, who was born Aug. 31. He joins big sister Emmaleigh (7) and big brother Micah (5). Contact at

Scott James, BA '98, JD '02, and his wife, Lee Ann Guest James, BBA '98, JD '02, were blessed with their third child, Juliana Grace James, on Aug. 25. She joins her older brother, Jonah Samuel, and sister, Ainsley Faith, as a future Baylor Bear. Scott and Lee Ann love living in Waco and watching their kids grow up with Baylor as a part of their daily lives. Contact at

Charlie Snyder, BBA '98, and wife Julie, of Centreville, Va., welcomed a baby girl, Avery Elizabeth Snyder, on Aug. 15. She was 6 lbs., 6 oz., and 19.5 in.

Chris Brooks, BBA '99, welcomed his son, Noah Christopher Brooks, on March 22. Contact at 6850 Northridge Dr., Dallas, TX 75214.

Veronica Forney Williams, BA '99, and her husband, Michael, welcomed Blake Austin Williams on Aug. 23. He was 7 lbs., 4 oz., and 20 in. The family resides in the DFW Metroplex.

On Aug. 8, Adam Nelson, BA '00, and Kristen Burbach Nelson, BSEd '00, of Southlake, Texas, welcomed their third child, Andie Kate Nelson. "She is well loved by big sister and brother and can't wait to attend her first Baylor Homecoming," Kristen writes. Contact at

Tiffani Wilson Burris, BBA '01, and husband Jason welcomed their first child, Brynlee Marie Burris, on Sept. 1. She was 6 lbs., 7 oz., and 19.5 in. The family resides in O'Fallon, Mo.

Joanna van Wunnik Newcomb, BBA '01, and husband Trey welcomed their second daughter, Alexandra (Lexie) Newcomb, to the family. Joanna writes, "Three-year-old Olivia loves her new role of big sister and looks forward to teaching Lexie all kinds of new things, like how to walk, how to crawl, how to talk, and of course, how to say 'Sic 'em Bears!'" Contact at

Twins Gretchen and Olivia Getterman were born June 29, 2011, to parents Edward, BA '02, and Jennifer Getterman, of Waco. "Gretchen & Olivia are already proud Baylor fans!" Edward writes.

Sarah Nichols King, BSEd '02, and Ryan King, BBA '02, celebrated the birth of twin future Baylor Bears, Colby and Brady King, on July 26. The family looks forward to attending many Baylor games and tailgates together.

Rebecca Morris Sharp, BBA '02, and husband Michael Sharp welcomed their first child, Ruby Laine Sharp, born June 14 in Austin.

Anne Lockwood Thomas, BA '02, and husband Justin, of Fort Smith, Ark., welcomed their first child, Samuel Hunter Thomas, on Aug. 2. He was 7 lbs., 15 oz., and 21 in. "We can't wait to bring Sam to Baylor Homecoming and meet up with my college roommate and her son, who was born two days after Sam!" she writes. Contact at

Andrew Tillman, BS '01, a Sigma Tau at Baylor, and Kacy Tillman, BA '02, a Zeta Tau Alpha at Baylor, welcomed their first son, William Jackson Tillman, on March 12. Jackson was 8 lbs., 4 oz., and 21 in. They reside in Tampa, Fla., where they continue to cheer for the Baylor Bears.

Katie Pickering Fulmer, BA '03, and husband Matt Fulmer, BBA '04, MAcc '04, of Plano, Texas, welcomed their first child, Caleb Ray Fulmer, on Nov. 5, 2010. He weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. They write, "Caleb's first birthday is the Saturday of Homecoming and we can't think of a better way to celebrate our little bear's first year!"

Jason Honeycutt, JD '03, and wife Liliana, of McAllen, Texas, welcomed their first child, Evan Jason Honeycutt, on Aug. 1.

Justin Horn, BSCS '03, and wife Sara, of Carrollton, Texas, welcomed their first child, Grace Ann Horn, on April 19. She was 7 lbs., 2 oz., and 19.7 in. "She already has her bear growl perfected and is working on her Sic 'em Bears with daddy!" writes Justin.

Alexis Lorick Kabat, BA '03, and her husband, Michael Kabat, BBA '02, JD '05, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Tess Emma Leigh Kabat, on June 27 in Austin. Alexis also earned a law degree from St. Mary's University in 2009.

Mike Pond, BBA '03, and Melissa Banks Pond, BA '03, are excited to announce the arrival of their third daughter, Rose Avery Pond, on Feb. 11. They write, "Big sisters Noelle (5) and Anna Kate (2) can't wait to take Rose to Baylor to see the bears!" Rose is the granddaughter of Michael Banks, BA '69, and Rose Mary Arnett Banks, BBA '71, and the niece of Michele Banks Ebert, BA '01. Contact at

Scott Baker, BFA '00, MDiv '08, and Beki Van Fleet Baker, BFA '04, MFA '09, welcomed daughter Emmaline Elizabeth Rose Baker on May 19. Emmaline was 6 lbs., 13 oz., and 19.5 in. She comes from a long line of Baylor Bears, including great-grandfathers Dwight L. Baker, BA '44, and W. Clyde Robinson, BA '51, JD '72, great-grandmother Dixie Jean Williamson Robinson, BA '50, grandfather William Glen Baker, BA '73, grandmother Carol Sue Robinson Baker, BA '72, MEd '94, and aunt Holly Baker Johnson, BA '03, as well as at least 16 other family members.

Graham Bussey Stewart was born Feb. 7 to Lauren Bussey Stewart, BS '04, and Robert Stewart, BA '03. The Stewarts reside in Dallas.

Kevin Duke, BA '06, and Lindsey Shepherd Duke, BS '06, of Temple, Texas, welcomed their son, Elijah Baker Duke, on May 1. He was born eight weeks premature, but is healthy and has already attended Baylor football games, tailgates and Moonlight Madness this year. "We are so proud of our future Baylor Bear!" they write.

Melinda Reynolds Kirkpatrick, BS '06, and Steven Kirkpatrick, of Temple, Texas, welcomed Haddie Kay Kirkpatrick on Sept. 26. She weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz., and was 20 in. long. Grandparents are Kent, BBA '75, MBA '76, and Katy, BSEd '75, Reynolds.

Courtney Broyles Scott, BSEd '07, and husband Casey Scott, BA '06, joyfully welcomed their first child, Wyatt Christopher Scott, on May 24 in Grapevine, Texas. Wyatt was 8 lbs. and 20.5 in.

Elizabeth Stevenson Mills, BS '08, and husband Mark Mills, BS '08, of Lee's Summit, Mo., welcomed their first child, Sarah Ruth Mills, on July 17. She was 6 lbs., 10 oz., and 18.5 in. "We are so blessed, and we are looking forward to bringing her down to Bear Country!" writes Elizabeth.

Kristi Alewine, MSEd '09, and husband Lukas welcomed their first child, Landree Lea Alewine, on Aug. 2. She was 6 lbs., 11 oz., and 20 in. Landree roots on the Baylor Bears from her California home.

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