Giancarlo Guerrero ’91 was part of a pipeline of music students who came to Baylor from Costa Rica in the 1980s through the efforts of the late Dr. Larry Vanlandingham (professor emeritus of Percussion) and donors from the Baylor School of Music. As music director and conductor of the Nashville Symphony — and his guest conducting around the world — Guerrero’s mission is to champion new music and contemporary American composers. In February, he won his fourth and fifth Grammy …

Baylor Line FoundationGetting to Know…Giancarlo Guerrero ’91

The goal is simple for Matt McClard ’00: Own the sock drawer. The management team at Dallas-based Foot Cardigan, which sends subscribers a pair of colorful, boldly patterned socks every month, took a huge step toward that goal when it hit the jackpot on an episode of ABC’s Shark Tank that aired October 9.  McClard — a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer/Senior Art Director — and CEO Bryan Deluca went in asking for $250,000 in exchange for 10% of the …

Baylor Line FoundationGetting to Know…Matt McClard ’00 of Foot Cardigan (and successful contestant on ABC’s Shark Tank)

Ready for a new season of a cable TV reality show featuring two Baylor grads? No, not that one. Miller Gaffney ’02 and Carol Lee Pryor Brosseau ’03 are hosting “Art Breakers,” which premieres Sunday evening on the Ovation cable channel and focuses on their worlds as art brokers who connect buyers, collectors, and artists. “The show provides viewers with a rarely seen, behind-the-scenes look at the art world,” says Miller, who splits her time between New York and her native …

Baylor Line FoundationGetting to Know: Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau, hosts of “Art Breakers” on Ovation TV

BAA members will receive sharp discounts on admission and family memberships to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame (TSHOF) as part of its new sponsorship of the TSHOF’s Lone Star Tailgates for the 2015 home football season. “We are actively looking for new ways to add value to our members’ Life and Annual memberships,” said BAA Chief Marketing Officer Peter Osborne.  “We are proud to add the Texas Sports Hall of Fame to a benefits package that offers significant discounts to the places the …

Baylor Line FoundationBAA partners with Texas Sports Hall of Fame on Lone Star Tailgate sponsorship, new member benefits

Ryan Sprayberry has come home…and he has a few stories to tell. Just six weeks into his new job as the new exhibits and collections manager at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco, Ryan is a 2012 Baylor graduate who gave up a job at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to return home to Texas (“I love Texas.  I was born and raised here and it’s where I want to raise my family.”) Sprayberry received his degree …

Baylor Line FoundationRyan Sprayberry ’12 brings passion for storytelling to TSHOF

The Baylor Alumni Association has added another member benefit that will appeal to our alumni in Houston — and those visiting the area.  The Houston Dash professional women’s soccer team is partnering with the BAA to offer sideline tickets that normally cost $22 for just $14 when purchased online using this link.  The team extended the discount based on the great response from the BAA’s Opening Night promotion, which featured a meet-and-greet with Brittney Griner. The addition of the Dash means …

Baylor Line FoundationNew BAA benefit: Discount soccer tickets for Houston alumni and visitors

The BAA and Houston Dash professional women’s soccer team are teaming up to offer Baylor alumni and their families discounted sideline tickets for opening night on Friday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m.  Sideline tickets that regularly sell for $20 are on sale for Baylor Alumni at $14 each for the team’s first-ever game against the Washington Spirit — and your ticket will include a pregame meet and greet with Baylor basketball legend Brittney Griner, who will be participating in the opening night ceremonies. You can …

Baylor Line FoundationHouston Alums: Get discounted Houston Dash soccer tickets AND meet Brittney Griner at April 10 game

Clinton Washington can count himself among an exclusive club of Baylor graduates and students who have been contestants on the music reality shows The Voice (NBC) and American Idol (Fox).  Washington, a 26-year-old native of Little Rock, Ark. and a 2011 Baylor graduate, was eliminated on The Voice this past week after delighting the judges with two straight strong performances. In the previous week’s “Battle Round,” Washington was asked to compete against and harmonize with a contestant who had turned all four …

Baylor Line FoundationThe Voice gives Clinton Washington ’11 the confidence to strike out on his own

The Baylor Alumni Association has secured discounts for members and their families for their online purchases of  2015 tickets for Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor in Arlington and for Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio.  In both cases, clicking on the links below will take you directly to the BAA page and will not require an additional promotional code or password.  You can always come back to this post to click on the links. For Six Flags Over …

Baylor Line FoundationBAA secures member discounts for Six Flags parks in Arlington, San Antonio

Baylor singers continue to shine on the national stage — but this has been a good news/bad news week. The good news is that Clinton Washington ’11, a digital marketer from New York, knocked the ball out of the park during Monday night’s blind auditions on NBC’s The Voice.  His rendition of Candle in the Wind earned him a turn of the chair from Christina Aguilera and he’ll face “teammate” India Carney next week in a faceoff that judge Pharrell Williams describes in the …

Baylor Line FoundationBaylor Singers: Savion Wright eliminated on Idol; Clinton Washington joins Team Xtina on The Voice