Class Notes – Fall 2023

August 24, 2023


Bill Loggins, BS ’50, MEd ’52, and Ollie Mae Flake Loggins, BA ’59, celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary March 5. They met in 1947 at Baylor while in a kinesiology class together. Bill was on the GI Bill after serving in the United States Navy in World War II. They married in Emmanuel Baptist Church in Waco. Bill and Ollie both had teaching careers throughout Texas in Gilliland, Bremond, Dawson, Malakoff, Plano and Frisco before retiring and moving to Gatesville in 1992. They have followed the Bears in football and basketball every year and had season tickets in both sports for many years. One year they traveled to Kansas City to celebrate their anniversary at the Final Four tournament. They have grandchildren and great-grandchildren galore who visit their house that is full of Baylor colors. They’ve had a wonderful life together, and it all began at Baylor!


Tom Newson, BA ’60, has participated in a Monday morning coffee group of Baylor retirees for more than 20 years. Pictured here seated from left to right: David Pennington, ABC ’98, chemistry; Rufus Spain, ABC ’07, history; John Below, chemistry, former provost; Howard Rolf, mathematics. Standing from left to right: Tom Newsom, development officer; Thomas Hanks Jr., ABC ’22, English; Vernon Davis, BA ’55; John A. Wood, PhD ’75, religion; Joe Gross, retired director of pastoral care, Baylor Hospital in Dallas; Thomas Riggs, BBA ’55; Bill Pitts, BA ’60, religion.

Anita Collier Jones, BA ’61, of Houston established the Barnabas Endowed Fund in Christian Business Education.

John W. Roppolo, BA ’61, has been named to the Leadership Dallas Distinguished Alumni for his outstanding service to his community and church at the Leadership Dallas Alumni meeting at the University of North Texas at Dallas.

Jarred, BBA ’61, and Kay Nan Sloan, BA ’62, of Houston, established the Kay Nan and Jarred Sloan Baylor Built Endowment which supports the Baylor Built program in the Student-Athlete Center for Excellence, and the Baylor Student Athlete Mental Health Endowment which supports the mental health of Baylor student-athletes.

Bert Allan Watson, BA ’63, MA ’68, and Connie Sue Watson of Frisco, TX, established the Watson Endowed Scholars Program and the Watson Excellence Fund for the Department of History.

Rudolf Page Fulgham, BA ’65, authored Evil and the Garden of Good: Exploring the Mystery of Suffering [Smyth & Helwys Publishing, April 2023].

J. Michael Hester, BA ’66, or “Mickey” while at Baylor, holds an MDiv, ThM and PhD in psychology of religion from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Additionally, he became a diplomat in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. In 1984-90, Hester served as the director of the Gheens Center for Christian Family Ministry and professor of Family Ministry at Southern Seminary. In 1990, he began the Pastoral Counseling and Growth Center in Asheville, NC. For 32 years he served as pastoral counselor, supervisor and director. Through the years, he supervised more than 15 counselors. A retirement celebration was held in October 2022. He and his wife, Peggy, have three children and eight grandchildren. They live on a farm named Sabbath Rest near Asheville, NC. He can be contacted at

Larry Smith, BA ’69, has hosted more than 100 “Star Parties” at Lake Whitney State Park and Waco Mammoth Historical Park. Prior to this, he was the Night Sky Ranger at the Badlands National Park, where 200 nightly programs were presented to approximately 30,000 park guests.


Hector Casas, BBA ’70, of Bath, ME, established the Social Justice Endowed Scholarship Fund to support students in social work.

Skip Curry, BBA ’70, and Vivian Curry, BSHE ’69, of Steamboat Springs, CO, established the Skip and Vivian Curry Endowed Scholarship, a Hord Challenge Scholarship for the Hankamer School of Business.

Tom Featherston Jr., BBA ’71, JD ’72, is the Mills Cox Chair in Law at the Baylor Law School and was recently recognized by Baylor for 40 years of service to the University.

Melanie Rogers, BBA ’71, MSEd ’90, of Dallas established the Melanie and William “Bill” Rogers Endowed Scholarship in Nursing, a Hord Challenge Scholarship.

Michael Maris, BS ’72, and Micki Maris, BA ’72, of Plano, TX, established the Dr. Mike and Mrs. Micki Maris Endowed Seed Fund for Student Research to promote student research within the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences.

David Hairel, BME ’74, and Debbie C. Hairel, BMA ’74, of Conroe, TX, established the David and Debbie Hairel Endowed Scholarship in the George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Rebecca Jo Stepp, BBA ’74, of Round Rock, TX, established the John and Pearl Stepp Family Endowed Mission Fund in Nursing in honor of her parents, John and Pearl Stepp.

Kirby F. Warnock, BA ’74, produced the documentary film, Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughn, Brothers in Blue, that is now available on all major streaming platforms. The film features interviews with rock legends Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Jackson Browne and Nile Rodgers.

Mary K. Conner, BSE ’75, and Jerry Conner of Sugar Land, TX, established the Emily Conner Endowed Excellence Fund in Social Work in honor of their daughter, Emily, and the Joseph Platt Turner Jr. and Kathryn Moore Turner Endowed Dean’s Excellence Fund in Business in memory of her parents, Joseph, BBA ’47, and Kathryn Turner, BA ’47.

Neal Knighton, BSEd ’75, MA ’78, and Jayne Knighton, BSEd ’77, MSEd ’94, of Waco established the Jayne and Neal Knighton Endowed Scholarship in Education.

Hon. Marilea W. Lewis, BA ’75, JD ’78, received D Magazine’s “2023 Best Lawyer” designation. Contact her at

Rev. William “Rod” Compton, BS ’77, released his book, Because God Is Love: A Daily Walk in God’s Love [WestBow Press, 2022] on Amazon. He has served in ministry for 46 years and has experienced many opportunities to see God’s love in action. This daily walk into the realm of God’s love will motivate you to love others as God loves you. He has served in various roles in the Southern Baptist Convention including as a board member of the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission.

Jim Wicker, BA ’77, led 18 Baylor graduates (ranging from 1977-80) to Israel in March.

Henry Cox, BA ’78, released his third international thriller novel, Deceit of the Mind: Quantum Evolution, in the award-winning Deceit Series reaching the Amazon Top 10 in New Release Thrillers. He always includes a bit of Baylor in his books along with international intrigue and a thrilling deep dive into quantum science blended with philosophical and historical plots.

Tommy Holmes, BA ’78, MIJ ’80, retired this summer after 33 years of working in the Washington, D.C., office of the American Water Works Association. He was hired as a writer and editor and eventually transitioned to the legislative staff before becoming director of legislative affairs in 2008.

Rev. Michael H. Reynolds, BA ’78, retired from active pastoral ministry in July and accepted the chair of the Bible department at Friendship Christian School in Suwanee, GA.


The Ricky and Anita Dickson Endowed Fund in Business was established by Anita and Ricky Dickson, BBA ’80,  of Brenham, TX.

Jonathan Cluck, BBA ’81, has been named to the Texas Military Institute’s 2023 Hall of Fame for servant leadership. He can be contacted at

Steven Napier, BBA ’81, MT ’83, is a senior client service executive with the Valuation, Modeling and Economics practice of EY-Parthenon in the Cayman Islands. The VME practice serves the offshore financial services sector and offshore legal community. Napier retired from EY’s U.S. firm in 2017 and relocated to Bermuda where he led the formation of the firm’s offshore VME practice. He moved to the Cayman Islands in 2022. Although Napier continues to enjoy a dynamic professional life with a leading international firm, he has never lost sight of his commitment to his faith, his patriotism for his country and how Baylor helped prepare him for life’s challenges.

Kirk L. Wakefield, MBA ’81, and Robin L. Wakefield of Waco established the Kirk and Robin Wakefield Family Endowment to benefit the student experience of the Sports Strategy and Sales (S3) program in the Hankamer School of Business.

Deb Sherman, BS ’82, and Tim Siktberg of Nashville, TN, established the Dr. Cecil and Dorothy Sherman Endowed Scholarship at George W. Truett Theological Seminary in honor of the life and ministry of Cecil Sherman, BA ’50, and Dorothy “Dot” Sherman, ABC ’96.

Joseph Armes, BBA ’83, MBA ’84, and Kelly Armes, BBA ’84, of Dallas established the Armes Family Christian Leadership and Ethics Fund, which supports the Hankamer School of Business, and the Armes Family Endowed Fund for Philanthropy and the Public Good in support of the Philanthropy and Public Service Program (PPSP).

Leah Witcher Jackson Teague, BBA ’83, JD ’85, of Waco established the Albert and Ginger Witcher Family Award in honor of her parents, Albert Witcher, BA ’60, JD ’62, and Ginger Witcher. This fund supports Baylor Law students.

Stacy Edick, BA ’84, authored the second book in the Liz Adams Mystery series, Carmel Conundrum [Wild Hawk Press, 2022], under the pen name Stacy Wilder in December 2022. She is currently working on the third story, Cayman Conundrum. The series features private investigator Liz Adams and her lie-detecting Labrador retriever, Duke. Learn more at

Jean Callison, BBA ’86, MBA ’87, and Glenn Callison, BBA ’85, JD ’88, of Dallas established the Jean and Glenn Callison Scholarship Fund in Law.

Clifford Eke, BS ’87, and Eucharia Eke of Riverside, CA, established the Dr. Clifford and Mrs. Ada Eke Endowed Scholarship to support first-generation students enrolled in the pre-medicine program.

Dena Billington, BSEd ’88, and Jon Billington of Brentwood, TN, established the Billington Family Endowment for Mental Health Training.

Roy DeFriend, BA ’88, JD ’90, has been inducted as a distinguished alumnus of Navarro College.

Suzanne (Seaman) Staebler, BSN ’88, married Brian L. Moore Feb. 25 at the Chapel at Ana Villa in The Colony, TX.

Bill Baker, BBA ’89, MBA ’92, and Donna DuPuy Baker, BBA ’88, of Dallas established The Bill and Donna Baker Endowed Fund in Business to support the activity of the Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership.

Gary Henderson, MS ’89, and Jill Henderson of Spearfish, SD, established the Dr. Don F. Parker Endowed Excellence Fund in Geology in honor of Gary Henderson’s mentor and thesis advisor, Dr. Don F. Parker.


Amy Epperson Powers, BBA ’91, has joined the George W. Bush Presidential Center located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas as regional director of donor relations. After most recently serving as chief operating officer of a mental health organization in Dallas, she is excited to join the Bush Center team to help combine ideas and actions to improve the lives of people at home and around the world.

Steve Mitchell, BBA ’92, of Tulsa, OK, established the Steven Mitchell Endowed Scholarship in Business.

Jeffrey D. Price, BBA ’92, Dallas-based Merrill Lynch wealth management advisor was named to the 2023 Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors,” 2023 Forbes “America’s Top Wealth Advisors” and 2023 Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” lists. Jeff lives in Flower Mound, TX, and is a managing director and wealth management advisor with Price & Associates in Southlake, TX. He is an active member of his community and attends Valley Creek Church. This is the 11th consecutive year Jeff has been named to Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” list. Jeff has been named to the Forbes “Top Wealth Advisors” list annually since 2020 and has been consistently named to the Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” list since 2018. He can be contacted at

Jason Villalba, BBA ’92, rejoined the national law firm Frost Brown Todd to lead its Texas public affairs division, CivicPoint.

Melody Wilson, BS ’92, received her preaching license March 26 at The Church Without Walls, Houston, under the distinguished leadership of Pastor Ralph Douglas West. She says attending Baylor for her undergraduate degree helped to cultivate her first foundation in Biblical literature.

Chris Peterie, BA ’93, and Elaina Peterie, BSEd ’95, of Dallas established the Elaina & Chris Peterie Family Endowment for the Hankamer Scholars Program.

Sam Loughlin, BA ’94, and Lindsay Loughlin, BBA ’96, of Dallas established the Lindsay and Sam Loughlin Endowed Scholarship in Nursing, a Hord Challenge Scholarship.

Sonia Kim Uber, BA ’96, MSEd ’99, and David M. Uber of Waco established the Dr. David M. and Sonia Kim Uber Endowed Scholarship for French and Korean Studies.

Dana Green Heffernan, BA ’97, of Boerne, TX, established the Heffernan Family Endowed Fund for Women in Leadership.

Lesley Boyd, BSE ’99, and Bryan Boyd, BBA ’98, of Round Rock, TX, established the Elizabeth “Liz” McAnelly Fund for Campus Living & Learning in memory of Elizabeth “Liz” Smith McAnelly, BSE ’67, the first of several generations of the family to live in Ruth Collins Hall.


Sarah J. (Klein) Meche, BBA ’00, and J. Brandon Meche are the parents of newly accepted bear, Kaitlyn M. Meche, of Flower Mound, TX. Proud grandparents are Jan Klein and Stephen G. Klein. Uncle is Stephen Klein, BBA ’03.

Julie (Goodman) Robles, BA ’01, has written a series of books for children with special needs to connect with other readers and respond to their reading using built-in visual communication. The growing Julie Jupiter Book Club currently comprises seven titles. Robles spoke at the National Best Practices Conference in Dallas in February, as well as the Now4Forever Early Childhood Education Conference and Low Incidence Disabilities Conference this summer.

Dr. Paula K. Underwood, MHA ’01, was recalled to active duty in the Army in November 2020, serving as a physician adjudicator for the Army Physical Evaluation Board at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio. She retired from the Army in November 2022, having served a total of 32 years. She and her husband, Dr. Juan G. Jaramillo Angel, live in Colorado Springs, CO, and traveled to Georgia to visit their daughter in May.

Becky Dean, BA ’03, has authored her second young adult romance novel, Picture-Perfect Boyfriend [Delacorte Press, 2023]. The book follows a girl who makes up a fake boyfriend and must play along when a stranger shows up to her family vacation in Maui pretending to be the boyfriend, while trying to figure out who he is — and trying not to fall for him. You can learn more about Becky’s books at

Wendy Harris, BA ’03; Robin Harris, BBA ’04; Erin (Hagerty) Campos, BBA ’89; Jesse Campos and Mitch Cramer coached a 6U Lady Bear softball team in Friendswood, TX. The Lady Bears finished with an undefeated 12-0 record to win first place in the league, and six of the team’s players were selected to play for the Friendswood All-Star Team.

Stuart Williams, BBA ’03, joined Dala Communications as vice president of operations and senior fundraising consultant. Williams has 17 years of nonprofit fundraising experience, raising five- and six-figure gifts. Williams graduated from Baylor with a bachelor’s in business administration, marketing and international business.

Russell Belden, BBA ’04, and Maggie Belden, BSFCS ’05, of Boerne, TX, established The Belden Family Scholarship in support of students pursuing a degree in the Hankamer School of Business who are or were orphans, wards of the court or in the foster care system.

Kevin A. Goodnight, BBA ’04, authored a book surrounding raising boys. Early through his manuscript the word “dadvoted” was revealed to Goodnight, which not only led to his book title, but also the brand Dadvoted. Goodnight’s heart for this book is to challenge all dads, regardless of what stage they find themselves in faith and fatherhood, to evaluate their priorities and redirect where they need to fully live out their purpose as a dad, husband and leader. He can be contacted at

Ann H. Le, BS ’04, was awarded the 2023 Distinguished Educator of the Year award by Sam Houston State University’s College of Education for her significant contribution to the field of education. She is described as a changemaker as she advocates for increased implementation of restorative practices, as well as reducing barriers and increasing access for students with disabilities. Additionally, Le was the honored commencement speaker for the spring graduation ceremonies at SHSU in May.

Virgina Hinkle, BA ’05, founded Dragons Care, a nonprofit organization aimed at supporting teachers, staff and school resource offers in Carroll ISD during personal hardships such as illness, injury or family tragedy. Hinkle serves as president of the organization run by Carroll ISD parent and staff volunteers. To learn more about Dragons Care, visit their website at

Brent Hockaday, BBA ’05, a Bell Nunnally attorney, has been named to the “2023 Texas Rising Stars” list published by Super Lawyer.

Hannah Shoss, BA ’05, Bell Nunnally partner, was selected to the 2023 “Pathfinder Program” class for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Shoss helps businesses in a wide range of industries, including real estate, healthcare, wholesale, retail, services, insurance, nonprofits and education. A member of the firm’s transactional team, she focuses on corporate and securities, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate matters. Shoss joined Bell Nunnally in 2022. Her prior experience includes managing a medical practice, where she developed valuable insights into the healthcare industry and the particular needs of closely held companies while handling matters dealing with corporate governance and structure, strategic planning, business succession, asset protection and practice expansion.

Christopher Gillis Jr, BSEd ’06, married Sydney Flot in December 2020 in Houston.

Kristin Zastoupil, MA ’06, received the Texas School Public Relations Associations’ Professional Achievement Award. She has spent the last 20 years in public school communications and is currently the executive director of marketing and communications for Forney ISD. She and her husband Brendan are most proud of their two sons, Kolton (6), and Bryton (15). Bryton is a leukemia warrior who rang the bell in August after three years of chemo treatments.

Erin Greneaux, BA ’08, is an award-winning author and released two new books: Sunday God Meets Monday Mom: 100 Devotions Connecting Faith and Life [Erin Greneaux, 2023] and the second book in the Gold Feather Gardener series, The Quill’s Secret: Discovering the Power of Life-Giving Words [Erin Greneaux, 2023]. Greneaux is passionate about exploring the practical application of faith in everyday life. She uses writing to take Biblical ideas and present them in a way that is clear, creative and captivating.

Miguel Romero, BBA ’08, MAcc ’08, was named property and casualty regulatory services director at the National Association for Insurance Commissioners.

Blake Shaver, BBA ’08, and Taylor Shaver, BBA ’07, of Houston established the Shaver Family Endowed Scholarship in Business.


Saba Syed, JD ’13, Bell Nunnally partner, was selected to the 2023 “Fellows Program” class for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). She also has been named to the “2023 Texas Rising Stars” list published by Super Lawyer. Syed is a skilled litigator who routinely represents companies and high-net-worth individuals in complex commercial litigation involving securities, business torts, patents and trademarks, partnership disputes, and real estate. She has worked across a range of industries from energy and manufacturing to real estate and finance. Saba also works with clients in the live events and hospitality industries, providing industry-specific legal counsel. Notable representative engagements include obtaining a $3.5 million settlement in FINRA arbitration on behalf of a client investor who was defrauded in a Ponzi scheme and securing the dismissal of a $27 million premises liability dispute on behalf of Dallas-area nightclub investors, including a retired professional athlete.

David Turner, BBA ’13, now has branches for his synthetic grass company, Magnolia Turf, in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. The company provides synthetic grass for both residential and commercial properties.

Katherine Beaird, JD ’14, a Bell Nunnally attorney, has been named to the “2023 Texas Rising Stars” list published by Super Lawyer.

Ryan Carbone, BS ’16, graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine and will be an emergency medicine physician. He will be attending residency at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, LA. Carbone also has been promoted to captain of the United States Air Force and will serve in the armed forces after residency.

Alexandria Risinger, JD ’16, a Bell Nunnally attorney, has been named to the “2023 Texas Rising Stars” list published by Super Lawyer.

Haley Thurman, BBA ’16, married Jaap van den Broek in Lake Garda, Italy, Aug. 19, 2022. In attendance were several Baylor Bears and Pi Beta Phi sorority sisters. Haley and Jaap live and work in and around Amsterdam, Netherlands and enjoy traveling and playing padel. Jaap is continuing Dutch lessons for Haley.

Savion Wright, BA ’16, recently finished as a Top 5 Finalist on The Voice. As a member of Team Blake Shelton on Blake’s last season, he was a frontrunner throughout the season. Under the stage name NOIVAS (Savion spelled backwards), Wright showcased world-class performing abilities. He will now continue his music career by recording and releasing new original songs, touring and showcasing those world-class performance skills throughout the U.S. and overseas. You can follow NOIVAS’ journey on social media (@noivaswright on all platforms) and at his website:

The Bob, Barbara and Austin Johnston Endowment Scholarship Fund was established by Barbara Jo Johnston, ABC ’18,  of Harlingen, TX, to support deserving students attending Baylor University.

James Carey Jr., BA ’19, joined Carey Law Firm, PLLC, as associate attorney with J. Kevin Carey, BA ’86.

Jordan Millhollin, BS ’19, and Jacey Hilbers, BBA ’19, were married April 22 in Omaha, NE, surrounded by their family and closest friends. Their marriage ceremony was performed by João Moraes, BA ’20, MDiv ’23. The Millhollins live in Chicago.

Rian Rahimi, BBA ’19, was promoted to land acquisition manager at History Maker Homes. He will be responsible for identifying and acquiring land positions for new housing developments across the DFW Metroplex.


The Basco Family Endowed Scholarship in Social Work was established by Robert, ABC ’20,  and Christy Basco, ABC ’20, of Coppell, TX. They have a daughter, Casey Basco, BSW ’21, MSW ’22.

Sahira G. Kodra, BSEd ’20, has accepted the position of program coordinator at the Baylor Center for School Leadership.

Sørina Higgins, PhD ’21, began the innovative Signum University Press in June 2021. The Press published its first book March 21. Scholars and authors are invited to check out the submission guidelines; readers are encouraged to explore the catalog at

Dylan Murray, BS ’21, married Jessica Owston, BA ’21, Sept. 18, 2022. Even though they went to high school together, they met for the first time during their freshman year at Baylor. They are forever grateful Baylor brought them together.

Sidney Ortego, BA ’22, married Hudson Baker, BA ’21.

Friends & Family

Mona Fazzina, former Baylor adjunct from 2019-20 in the doctor of physical therapy program, received her PhD in higher education administration: leadership cognate from Liberty University. She has presented a study on the success of combat veterans in higher education. She now teaches in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences doctoral program, serves on dissertation committees, works as an instructional mentor with approximately 35 faculty on her team and is a subject matter expert for the course Ethics in Health Science Research.

Dorothy E. Leidner, Ph.D., emeritus Ferguson Professor of Information Systems, and James Roberts, Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, are among the current and retired Baylor faculty in the top 2% of the world’s most cited researchers in higher education.

Alexander Pruss, a Baylor professor of philosophy, made the Guinness World Records Dec. 3, 2022, for the greatest vertical distance climbed on a climbing wall in one hour (individual) at 1013.71 meters (3,325 ft 8 in) at Baylor’s own climbing wall located in the McLane Student Life Center.

The AMN Healthcare Endowment for Faculty Development in Nursing was established by AMN Healthcare of Coppell, TX.

The Maria and Patrick Beisert Family Scholarship for Robbins College was established by Maria and Patrick Beisert of The Colony, TX. Their daughter, Jenna-Marie Beisert, is a member of the Baylor University Class of 2025.

The William J. Dube, III, Endowed Scholarship in Music was established by William J. Dube, III, of Waco to support students enrolled in the School of Music, with first preference for students participating in the A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, Concert Choir or the Baylor Symphony Orchestra.

The James J. Farina IV Endowed Fund for Mental Health in Nursing was established by James J. Farina of Somers, NY, in memory of his son, James J. Farina IV.

The George Heilmeier Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering was established by the Heilmeier-Jarvie Family Foundation of Plano, TX.

The Hickman Family Line Camp Endowment was established by Del and Mary Page Hickman of Brentwood, TN. Their daughter, Ella Hickman, is a member of the Baylor Class of 2026.

The Lashier Family Endowed Scholarship in Engineering and Computer Science was established by Mark and Laurie Lashier of The Woodlands, TX. Their three children, Chelsea Oglesby, BSN ’12, Caitlin Kawata, BSFCS ’14, MSEd ’15, and Keenan Lashier, BSME ’16, are alumni of Baylor University.

The Drs. Larry and Jaletta Parsley Endowed Scholarship for George W. Truett Theological Seminary was established by Valley Ranch Baptist Church of Coppell, TX, in honor of Larry Parsley’s, BA ’84, PhD ’96, service at the church from 1999-2023.

The Pursell Family Endowed Scholarship in Business was established by Wade and Tracy Pursell of Greenwood Village, CO. Their son, Joshua Pursell, is a member of the Baylor University Class of 2026.

The Sweeney Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2022 by Peggy and Charles Sweeney of San Marcos, TX, which supports graduate students pursuing a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Their daughter, Kayla Sweeney, BS ’13, is a Baylor graduate.

The Willoughby Family Endowed Scholarship Fund for the College of Arts & Sciences was established by Erin Saboe and Brian Willoughby of Denver.