The Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) has hired Allen Holt ’80 as its new executive vice president. Holt, who served the Baylor Alumni Association as its director of development from 2008 to 2013, will start Nov. 1, 2016.  He returns to the BLF after nearly three years as director of development for the George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor. He also served as a regional development director in Baylor’s Houston development office from 1986 to 2000. “We could not be …

Baylor Line FoundationLongtime Baylor fundraiser Allen Holt ’80 named to lead Baylor Line Foundation

The BAA has begun accepting applications for Legacy Scholarships for the 2016-17 school year.  The process is open to all undergraduates (including incoming freshmen) who are the children or grandchildren of Baylor alumni families and are enrolled or admitted into Baylor University. At this point, we anticipate that each scholarship will be for $1,000, payable in two installments directly to the university.  The total amount that will be distributed for the upcoming year has not yet been determined, but we’re …

Baylor Line FoundationApplications now available for 2016-17 Legacy Scholarships

The BAA’s travel and car-rental discount program has been expanded to provide, in many cases, higher discounts to more hotels than before.  The enhanced program offers discounts to 60,000 hotels worldwide, including the Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Sheraton, Radisson, Kimpton, Omni, Drury, and Hyatt. These discounts will give members of the Baylor Family added choice and flexibility for their travel plans. “We are working to demonstrate the value of a BAA membership to both current members and …

Baylor Line FoundationBAA expands hotel-discount benefit

Members of the Baylor Family can now get 20% off their purchase of one or more of the 13 titles on the Big Bear Books imprint on Baylor University Press by using the promotional code BP63 at checkout. In addition, purchasing two or more books — assuming at least one is a Big Bear Book — will earn you free shipping on your order.  The special promotion offer for Baylor Alumni will run through Dec. 31, 2015. Among the titles on Big …

Baylor Line FoundationNew Benefit: 20% discount for select Baylor Press titles

The BAA asked this year’s Legacy Scholarship applicants to reflect on what it has meant to be part of a Baylor legacy family and to grow up surrounded by Baylor traditions, and what the scholarship means to them.  This week, we introduce Will Aker of Waco. Will expects to graduate in May 2017 with a BBM in Management and a minor in Film and Digital Media.  In the part of his application where he talks about his Baylor Legacy family …

Baylor Line FoundationBAA Legacy Scholars: Will Aker’s story

Good morning.  Just wanted to take a few minutes to provide our members and friends from outside the Greater Waco area — and those who live in Waco and may have missed it — a link to the Sunday Q&A with BAA President Tom Nesbitt in the Waco Trib.  Please share the link with your friends and feel free to comment here (or on one of our social networks). For those who don’t want to click, the transcript is below: …

Baylor Line FoundationBAA President Tom Nesbitt talks with the Waco Trib Editorial Board

The BAA congratulates the 2015 members of Baylor’s largest Athletic Hall of Fame class in school history.  The eight new members will be inducted during Homecoming Weekend (October 22-24). The 56th class represents seven different sports and includes: Terry Black ’11 (men’s basketball, 1999-2001): Named to the All-Centennial Basketball team in 2006 and the program’s career leader in steals per game. Molly Cameron ’00 (soccer, 1996-2000): Part of the soccer program’s first team, she ranks second in career goals (67), assists (26), points (160), and …

Baylor Line FoundationCongratulations to Baylor’s Athletic HOF Class of 2015

The Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) has elected Tom Nesbitt ’94, an Austin labor and employment law attorney, as its 2015-16 president, and re-elected James Nelson III ’04 and Emily George Tinsley ’61 as treasurer and secretary, respectively. Nesbitt, who succeeds Tyler attorney Keith W. Starr ’83, said, “I am proud to serve an organization that has supported and connected Baylor alumni for 156 years and will continue to do so for many years to come.” A native of Waco, Tom …

Baylor Line FoundationBAA Board Elects Tom Nesbitt ’94 President, Hires New CMO and Finance Manager

The BAA is building a list of books authored by Baylor alumni and professors and providing a link to purchase them through Amazon. If you know of a recent book by a Baylor author, please let us know in the Comments below (or to baylorline@bayloralumniassociation.com and we’ll add them to this list.

Baylor Line FoundationReading List: Books by Baylor alumni and professors

We’re receiving questions about the Legacy Scholarship application process for the 2015-16 school year, in part because the university is referring the children and grandchildren of Baylor alumni in our direction — and we appreciate that.  This program is particularly important because Baylor recently announced that it has seen an increase in applications from legacy students for the upcoming school year. You may have read some of the current recipients’ stories on this blog.  We are committed to doing our part to reduce …

Baylor Line Foundation2015-16 Legacy Scholarship application update