By Judy Henderson Prather ’73, DMin ’02 Communications Coordinator Forty years ago this August … I enrolled at Baylor as a greener-than-average seventeen-year-old. Very few people from Childress came this far south to college, so I felt like something of a pioneer. And, having grown up under the influence of a fundamentalist preacher, I believe it was God’s grace that brought me here, where I fell under the “questionable influence” of master teachers like Bob Baird and Ann Miller. They, …

Baylor Line FoundationFive, Ten, Fifteen, Twenty

By Meg Cullar, News Editor of the Baylor Line Photograph by Sarah Borth/Waco Tribune-Herald March 7 was senior night for the Lady Bears basketball team, and my husband and I were faithfully in our seats in a sold-out Ferrell Center to bid farewell to three terrific athletes who have made Baylor proud for four years. As each player walked out to say goodbye, and Coach Kim Mulkey greeted them on the court, it reminded me of the long, sad goodbye …

Baylor Line FoundationOver the Rainbow

By Lisa Asher When the phone on my desk rings at 8:30 in the morning, I know who it’s going to be. I’m not sure why, but this is the time of day that he seems to have the most questions. “What’s the pope’s hat called?” says the voice on the other end of the line. “Um, a miter, I think,” I reply, pulling that information from some recess of my brain I didn’t know I had. “Okay, thanks girl.” …

Baylor Line FoundationAll For One

By Shari Downing, Development and Awards Coordinator I’s not easy to surprise me. I have two teenage daughters and a very precocious seven-year-old, so that means I’m usually ready for anything. But I was caught completely off guard at the Alumni By Choice brunch sponsored by the Baylor Alumni Association on Saturday, February 14. I’ve worked for the association about two years, and one of the hats I wear is awards coordinator. In that role, I’ve had the pleasure of …

Baylor Line FoundationSurprise Choice

An Insider’s Look at Sing By Charis Boylan Senior professional writing major from Tyler I was fourteen when I fell in love with Sing. My sister was dressed in a giant green-sequined suit when I first saw her perform in Tri Delt’s Sing act, Ease on Down the Road. I remember how ecstatic I felt as girls dressed as lions and tin men and “oompa loompas” pranced across the stage. Six years later, after joining a sorority myself, I was …

Baylor Line FoundationAn Insider’s Look at Sing

By Todd Copeland, Editor of The Baylor Line Yesterday was the first day of the signing period for NCAA sports. Across the nation, student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent that opened the doors of achievement for them and gave collegiate sports programs hope for the future. As usual, at Baylor and elsewhere, football drew most of the attention. But Baylor also had signees in soccer, golf, volleyball, and track. And as I read in the newspaper about the young men …

Baylor Line FoundationThe Power of Sports

By Charis Boylan Senior professional writing major from Tyler I have a hard time exercising moderation with anything I really like, and my obsession with the Baylor men’s basketball team is no exception. Of all my fixations, however, this one is perhaps the most reasonable. If the men’s team was hidden behind the shadow of the Lady Bears’ national title, they are in hiding no longer. With a 15-5 game record, the whole campus seems to be humming with excitement …

Baylor Line FoundationMagnificent Obsession

By Judy Henderson Prather, Communications Coordinator I’m not usually an “after-five” kind of girl. More evenings than not, my after-five attire is pajamas–slipped into as soon as I get home from the office because I can’t think of a good reason for changing clothes twice in an evening. But once a year, I gladly don my shimmery best for an alumni association-sponsored black-tie event–the Distinguished Alumni Awards Banquet. I join my colleagues and a very distinguished guest list, as we …

Baylor Line FoundationAll Dressed Up

By Meg Cullar, News Editor, the Baylor Line One of the things I’ve learned from working at the Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) is that the graduates of Baylor University tend to be amazing people. And during the past few years, as part of the BAA’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, I’ve learned about even more of them. That’s because in every issue of the Baylor Line, we profile ten of the “Alumni 150.” These are individuals, either living or not, who are truly …

Baylor Line FoundationAlumni who Inspire

Reaching Out in 2009 By Jeff Kilgore, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Baylor Alumni Association On New Year’s Day, my wife, Stephanie, and I sat at our kitchen table with our sons, Luke (seven years old) and Patrick (five years old), attempting to explain to them why eating black-eyed peas was important this particular day–even though such peas are not, as they protested, a regular part of an elementary scholar’s diet. We spent time talking about tradition and …

Baylor Line FoundationReaching Out in 2009