Apr
25

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
Feb
09

The Baylor Line Foundation published the 100th video of its Oral Histories project on YouTube this week, adding the acceptance speeches of its 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame honorees to the longer interviews with Baylor icons. You can click on this link to go to our Oral Histories page. “These extended video interviews are an important part of our efforts to remind alumni what they love about Baylor,” said BLF Executive Vice President Allen Holt ‘80. “We are committed to …

Baylor Line FoundationOral Histories project passes 100-video threshold
Jan
04

Even though her husband, Jim, served as a Baylor Regent for nine years, including one as chairman, Julie Turner ’67, MS ’68, says she never considered the idea of serving in a similar role until she was offered one of the first three Alumni-Elected Regents positions last May. “I had served as chair of the board of Dallas Baptist University, where we accomplished a lot with a good-sized board, but we never encountered the big problems and decisions and the …

Baylor Line FoundationGet to Know…Alumni-Elected Regent Julie Turner
Jul
05

It’s been just two weeks since Baylor Junior Kelsey Landrum ’18 spent June 21 — the longest day of the year — running in the ASICS Beat The Sun Challenge around the tallest point in the Alps. Kelsey was the leading vote-getter (link to an ASICS video on Kelsey) among six amateur runners chosen for two Americas relay teams that included six professional runners from the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina. The two relay teams didn’t complete the 150-kilometer race …

Baylor Line FoundationSo how did YOU spend the longest day of the year?
Jun
29

In children’s hospitals all over America, volunteers seek ways to brighten the lives of critically ill children. Kenneth (’04) and Amy (’06) Tice recently brought 2,700 teddy bears to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth as part of their annual donation efforts, which is in memory of their first son, who passed away in 2011 at just five days old after his premature birth. The Tices donate bears each year to Cook Children’s PrayerBear Ministry right around Carter’s birthday. But …

Baylor Line FoundationGet to Know…Teddy Bear Donors Kenneth and Amy Tice
Jun
26

Don Willett ‘88 of Austin is a Texas Supreme Court Justice who will celebrate his 50th birthday on July 16. Justice Willett is the most avid social media-using judge in America, “which is like being the tallest Munchkin in Oz,” he jokes. Justice Willett describes himself on Twitter as “Supreme Court Justice and Tweeter Laureate of Texas. Former rodeo bull rider. Fluent in legalese. Extravagantly blessed husband and cofounder of 3 wee Willetts.” And he adds “former drummer” to his bio on …

Baylor Line FoundationWhat’s on Justice Don Willett’s phone?
Jun
22

Charles Heaton “Chuck” Allen ’68, MS ’69, doesn’t see the need for a bucket list because, as he puts it, “I don’t think of things in terms of what I should do to be happy. I’ve pretty much done the things I’m meant to do.” Those things include teaching, coaching, serving in the Air Force, writing, disc-jockeying, and loving all things Baylor. He and his wife, Joyce, even moved back to Waco in 2001 after several decades in other Texas …

Baylor Line FoundationGet to Know…author and teacher Chuck Allen ’68, MS ’69
May
18

The Spring-Summer 2016 Baylor Line will start arriving in mailboxes early next week, but we thought we’d give you a bit of a preview with this profile of Dutch Schroeder ’49, a man who is revered by nearly everyone whose path he’s crossed. We invite you to read the profile — either here or in the magazine when it arrives — and then let us know how Dutch has impacted your life or the lives of people you know. Dutch Schroeder: …

Baylor Line FoundationMr. Baylor: Dutch Schroeder (A Baylor Line Preview)
Apr
20

When David Crosby ’75, PhD ’89, talks about his qualifications to be the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention, everything the pastor of First Baptist Church in New Orleans says is rooted in the idea of cooperation. The work that Crosby has done to bring together the churches and pastors to rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, will play a major role in his nomination by former SBC President and fellow New Orleans pastor, Fred Luter. In …

Baylor Line FoundationGetting to Know…David Crosby ’75, PhD ’89
Apr
13

When asked about her superpower, it takes awhile for Holly Smith Duncan ’91 to come up with an answer. “It’s the ability to throw something in the crock pot first thing in the morning, then go be a CEO during the day, then be a cheering mom at a basketball game for my daughter or son, then head to my husband’s game to be a supportive coach’s wife, and then get home and take care of my family when we’re all back together …

Baylor Line FoundationGetting to Know…Holly Duncan ’91