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Wayland played host to half a dozen members of the International Sports Historians organization on Memorial Day weekend when that group held its REDIN annual conference at Texas Tech. Athletic Director Greg Feris treated the group to lunch and gave them an overview of the Wayland program. Danny Andrews, director of Alumni Development, conducted an interview with former Flying Queens Coach HARLEY REDIN and the group had a time to ask questions of Redin. Feris concluded the session in the Wayland Athletic Hall of Honor by showing a video of a 1950s newsreel and videos of major milestones in Queens history. BRUCE AYERS, FS, former development officer at Wayland, retired from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene as a development officer and director of church relations. He served at Wayland from 1985-94 when he moved to HSU. A Gruver, Texas, native, Ayres operated his own farming-ranching business for more than 14 years following careers teaching public school, and writing and performing music in Nashville, Tenn. His wife, Martha, is an artist who works in oils and they attend Pioneer Drive Baptist Church. They have two sons, Dr. BARRIS AYRES, BA'87, a Christian counselor in Grapevine, Texas, and Luke, a musician based in Austin. The Ayreses plan to remain in Abilene. (4857 Hialeah Court, Abilene, TX 79606)

named Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He joined the staff at University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston in 2001, where he most recently served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement. He retired from UTHSC on May 18. DR. TERRY NORTHUP, FF, who retired from McMurry University in Abilene in June 2005, attended a gathering of Wayland folks in Round Rock, Texas, in late June. Northup came to WBU in 1976 as chair of the education department, which soon became a division. He left in 1987 after serving as dean of the School of Education and helping to start a master's program in education under the wing of Houston Baptist University. At McMurry, Northup chaired the education division and was dean of the School of Education. His wife, MARY JACQUE (BA'80) was one of three in the HBU/WBU master's program and earned her MEd in 1982. She retired as the Bilingual/ ESL Coordinator at the Region 14 Education Service Center in Abilene in 2005. (105 Brooklynn Dr., Buchanan Dam, TX 78609. Email: JOE PROVENCE, FS, BA'66, Emeritus Director of Alumni

Services, received a plaque from Director of Alumni Development Danny Andrews at the May graduation luncheon, acknowledging 40 years of service to Wayland, including 21 as alumni director. Joe is recovering from heart bypass surgery he underwent in early July. Joe's wife, Freda, retired as executive assistant to the president in June after 25 years at WBU. (805 W. 11th, Plainview, TX 79072. Email: jfprovence@sbcglobal. net)

Christian love and sympathy to the family and friends of MARGARET CREWS JEFFERIS, EX'36, who died March 16, 2007. She lived in Phoenix, Ariz. Christian love and sympathy to the family and friends of CLARA EVELYN HOPE McMILLEN, AA'37, who died April 7, 2007, in Amarillo. She taught English in the Dallas Independent School District for many years and retired as Dean of Instruction at North Dallas High School in 1988. She had been a member of First Baptist Church in Dallas, where she was involved in the Sanctuary Choir and the WMU for more than 50 years. Evelyn sang alto in a quartet for the Sunday morning radio

Dr. C. GWIN MORRIS, FF, former professor of history and chair of the history department at Wayland, has joined the staff of the Baptist Foundation of Texas as the liaison between the foundation and donors. After leaving Wayland, Dr. Morris served for nine years at East Texas Baptist University as executive vice president and dean of academic affairs. He served 13 years at Baylor University in the field of development, the last three as Associate Vice President for University Development. In 1999, Dr. Morris was


program "Look and Live." She is survived by two sons.

Christian love and sympathy to the family of NORMA D. BAYLEY (EX) who died June 18, 2007, in Plainview. She also attended Knapp College of Nursing and Santa Monica College and was a nurse for several years. She was a bookkeeper for many years at the Army & Navy Store operated by her husband, the late Gerald Bayley. Surviving are two daughters, two sons, 10 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. LETA MAE BAYLESS HALL, AA'47, and husband Cleo are enjoying retirement in Phoenix, Ariz. They spend much of the summer in Show Low. Leta Mae is a retired teacher, and Cleo was a mechanic. She enjoys making lap robes for nursing homes and afghans for the Red Cross as well as quilting and gardening. An active churchwoman, Leta Mae served as WMU president and preschool coordinator and teacher for 32 years. The Halls have four children. (5838 W. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85031) JO DELL PHARR STALLINGS, EX'47, is retired and living in Claremore, Okla. She is a retired elementary school teacher. Her late husband, ROY STALLINGS, EX'47, who died in 1995, was a horticulturist and owned the Garden Center. They have four children. Jo Dell earned her BSE degree from

University of Arkansas. She is a Sunday School and Bible study teacher at Verdigris Baptist Church, is a member of the Retired Teachers Organization and is a mentor. She enjoys sewing and quilt making. (914 E. Oak Lane, Claremore, OK 74019) Christian love and sympathy to the family and friends of DAVID M. STEEL, a longtime WBU donor, who died Jan. 15, 2007, in Amarillo. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II in the South Pacific. He earned his degree from Baylor University in 1950 and worked for Phillips Petroleum, retiring in 1985. He is survived by wife Helen, four daughters, a son, two brothers, four stepchildren, 12 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. GWENDOLYN CHESTER WEST, AA'47, is retired and living in Sudan, Texas. A retired farmer and rancher, she and her late husband Richard owned and operated West Family Farm and Ranch. Gwendolyn has two grown daughters. She is active at First Baptist Church, in RSVP and at the Sudan Senior Citizens Center. She also enjoys playing bridge and reading. (1651 FM 303, Sudan, TX 79371)

Honoring Wayland’s Visionary Founder


Dr. Wayland Statue
As Wayland nears its Centennial Celebration in 2008, many special events are being planned. Among our most cherished goals for the centennial is honoring our founder, Dr. James Henry Wayland, by erecting a cast bronze statue in front of Gates Hall. The Classes of 1955 and 1956 have taken on this project as their own and have already given generously toward the statue. But help is needed. At one-and-one-half times life-size, this marker will sit atop a marble base and feature lighting and landscaping. It is our hope that all who visit Wayland’s campus will take time to honor this visionary pioneer doctor. The man behind the school Dr. Wayland’s practice covered a 250-mile radius, and he trusted the instincts of his horse and the direction of settlers to guide him to his patients. Dr. Wayland prospered in Plainview through his practice, the drugstore he operated and a small cattle ranch. More pioneers came and settled the prairie, creating more need for education. Sharing his vision for Christian education with other committed laymen, Dr. Wayland offered $10,000 and 25 acres of land toward the school if the area churches would contribute toward the project. They took the challenge, and in 1908, Wayland Literary and Technical Institute was founded. Some 98 years later, Wayland keeps the good doctor’s dream and vision alive by educating students in a Christian environment. Help us honor his original vision and his lifelong legacy.

BEVERLY BUSH ARRENDELL, BA'59, and BEN BAGWELL, BA'59, were married on June 16 at First United Methodist Church in Arlington, Texas, with Dr. Charles Wade, executive

Gifts to the Dr. Wayland statue may be sent to: Office of Advancement, 1900 W. 7th St., CMB 621, Plainview, Texas 79072


Alums dedicate scholarship to parents
The family of Robert Clinton and Bessie May Malone gathered in Waco on June 17 to dedicate the scholarship plaque in their name, in conjunction with a family wedding. Born in 1893 in the Texas panhandle, Robert Clinton Malone attended a oneteacher school in Milo with classmate Bessie May, five years his junior. About 1912, Clint first attended Wayland Baptist College, taking courses in the Academy. Bessie longed to join him there but could not. Because of his father's illness, Clint went home to manage the farm. In November 1914, Bessie and Clint were married; she became the anchor as they labored with his parents under their care. After four children were born, Clint moved his family to Plainview, where he again attended Wayland, preparing for the ministry. He graduated in 1931. The greatest sorrow came to the Malones in 1943 when R. C. Jr. was killed over Sicily as he served his country during the war. Rev. Malone pastored churches within a Christian love and sympathy to the family and friends of JOHN DAVID GATLIN, EX'54, who died Feb. 6, 2007, in Honolulu, Hawaii. A native of Pampa, Gatlin attended Wayland and graduated from University of Tulsa. He was a pilot for the U.S. Air Force and served in Korea and Vietnam. He was a pilot for American Airlines and retired in 1992, after which he volunteered with Graceworks Ministries in Nashville, Tenn. He is survived by his wife Linda, two sons, two daughters and five grandchildren. Christian love and sympathy to GAIL McWILLIAMS KING, BS'59, and GLYNDA McWILLIAMS GROVES, BA'61, and family at the loss of their mother, Lenna McWilliams, on March 13, 2007, in Abilene. McWilliams was a longtime teacher and was retired. A granddaughter, JEFFERE KING, BA'84, is also a Wayland graduate. (Gail King: 12004 Lakebluff Way, Frisco, TX 75035. Groves: 1426 Sylvan, Abilene, TX 79605. Jeffere King: 4912 Mosscreek Lane, Frisco, TX 75035) Christian love and sympathy to the family and friends of MAURIENE SMITHSON MATTHEWS, BS'55, who died June 5, 2007. Mauriene was inducted into Wayland's Athletic Hall of Honor in 1996. During her career as a member of the Flying Queens, the team started its record 131-game winning streak. She served as co-captain of the team and was a member of the United States National AAU Team which won the Pan American Games

The Malone children are pictured with a plaque commemorating the scholarship recently reaching endowment in honor of their parents, Robert Clinton and Bessie May Malone. Pictured are, from left, Lucille Malone Bailey, Doyle Malone, Lecia Malone Carroll, Bill Malone and Ann Malone Chaddick.

convenient range of Plainview. Again, Bessie was the anchor as she cared for their eight children, did what she could to earn a little money, still wishing to attend WBU; however, all eight children earned college degrees. According to one granddaughter, "Strength of mind, body and character epitomized our grandparents." Christian love and sympathy to JEANETTE ROBERTSON CURRY, EX'59, at the death of her husband, Frank, on May 2, 2007. He had been a printer and served as Justice of the Peace in Hale County. Frank is also survived by three sons and three grandchildren (1007 W. 11th Street, Plainview, TX 79072) Mr. and Mrs. EARL FORT, EX'51, live in Cornelius, Ore., where he is retired from the ministry. Earl writes that he would appreciate correspondence from others who may have or have had a loved one with Alzheimer's, as his wife Sandy is in the final stages of the disease. He asks for continued prayers for God's will in her situation. (373 Tarrybrooke Ct., Cornelius, OR 97113)

and ROBBIE JOHNSON BRISTOW. (5 S. Dawning Court, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147) Mr. and Mrs. JOHNNY BURNETT, BA'53, are retired emeritus missionaries from the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. They served for many years as missionaries in Belem, Brazil, where they are honorary citizens. The Burnetts are now living in Texarkana, Texas. They have four grown children. Johnny enjoys golf, gardening and studying the presidents and the presidency of the United States. Barbara enjoys painting in her spare time. They attended Homecoming 2007. (5805 Whitney Lane, Texarkana, TX 75503 Email:

director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, presiding. The small wedding was for family and close friends and a larger group was included in a reception at the church. Ben, a widower, had been living in Hopewell, Va. Beverly, widow of Dr. CHARLES ARRENDELL, has been living in Pagosa Springs, Colo., where they will now make their home. After their honeymoon to Virginia, the couple drove back through Plainview to see the campus. Attending the wedding from Wayland were JOE and FREDA TAYLOR PROVENCE and WAYNE


championship in 1955. She retired in 1995 from Plainview schools after 33 years of teaching. Mauriene received the Teacher Recognition Award for Outstanding Professionalism and Loyalty and a PTA lifetime membership. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Robert; a daughter, Robin; five brothers and a sister. (809 Borger St., Plainview, TX 79072) JAMES R. PINKLEY, BS'51, is a retired pastor and associational missionary living in Louisville, Ky. His wife, ELIZABETH NOEL PINKLEY, EX'49, died on June 3, 2006. They have two children, both born while they were students at Wayland. His vivid memories of Wayland include the birth of his children, living in the old Army barracks, getting leftover food from the cafeteria and the great sense of family life and the support of faculty and student body. James earned his master's degree at University of Louisville in 1972. He would love to hear from Wayland friends. (8510 Atrium Drive #304, Louisville, KY 40220 Email: GORDON ROBINSON, BA'51, is a retired minister and missionary living in Medford, Ore., with wife Rose. He served as minister of music and youth, a pastor, a missionary to Nigeria and as director of missions for southern Oregon. He enjoys traveling and reading and remembering the International Choir trips while a student at Wayland. Gordon and Rose have five children living in Virginia, Florida,

California and Oregon. (1530 Arlington Drive, Medford, OR 97501. Email: LEDALE MEEKS ROLLINS, BA'53, is a retired teacher living in Monroe, N.C. She earned her master's degree in music from the University of North Texas and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Educators. Ledale served as organist at First Baptist Church of Marshville, N.C., for 51 years. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening. She remembers with fondness her four years in International Choir and touring with close friends. Ledale has three grown children who all live in North Carolina. (2912 Meadow Creek Lane, Monroe, NC 28110) Christian love and sympathy to the family and friends of CECIL WAYNE ROENFELDT, BA'52, who died Nov. 13, 2006. His memorial service was held at North Richland Hills Baptist Church in Fort Worth on Nov. 16. He had retired to Fort Worth after serving with the Florida Baptist Convention for many years. Among his survivors is his wife of 56 years, WANDA HILBURN ROENFELDT, EX'52, two daughters and a son. (6600 Spoonwood Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76137) Christian love and sympathy to the family and friends of CATHELENE THOMAS, BA'59, who died of cancer Jan. 19, 2007. Her teaching career began in Slaton, Texas, in 1958, where she completed her student teaching course and continued until her retire-

ment in December 2006 -- 48 years later -- all of it in first grade. Despite her battle with four previous cancer surgeries, she dedicated her entire life to teaching. Due to her unprecedented dedication, the Slaton school board has renamed the elementary school the Cathelene Thomas Elementary School. Cathelene lost her battle with cancer just six weeks after her retirement. Among her survivors is a sister, FRAN THOMAS BIRD, BA'70. (Fran: 1307 Xenia, Plainview, TX 79072) Rev. and Mrs. WILLIAM WARE, BA'50 (LAURA MAXINE KING, BA'50) are retired and living in Las Vegas, N.M. He was pastor of First Baptist Church there for many years, and Maxine was a public school teacher. The Wares met while they were students at Wayland and now have three children and three grandchildren. They participated in an evangelistic crusade in Panama in 1974. William has served as president of the New Mexico Baptist Convention and as president of the New Mexico Mission Board. (2004 Collins Drive, Las Vegas, NM 87701.

the LSU Medical Center Foundation, vice chair of the LSU Residency Committee and is a member of the Bogalusa City Schools Task Force. Jan serves as church pianist and is a hospital pink lady volunteer. The Adamses have two daughters and four grandchildren. Bob and Jan's most vivid Wayland memory was their first date in 1964 when she was a Homecoming queen nominee and he was her escort. (1005 W. 5th Street, Bogalusa, LA 70427. Email: Dr. and Mrs. VANCE BRADFORD, BA'68 (SUZANNE GILBERT, BA'69) live in Giddings, Texas. He teaches and coaches at Brenham Middle School, and Suzanne is a speech pathologist with the Giddings Coop, assisting children in school districts in Lexington, McDade, Dime Box and Giddings. Vance was selected for "Who's Who Among America's Teachers" for 2006 and earned his doctorate from California Coast University on Feb. 7, 2007. His dissertation was on "Homeschooling in Central Texas." His current school, Brenham Middle School, received the National Blue Ribbon Award for 2005, one of two Texas schools so designated by the Department of Education in Washington, D.C. Vance earned his master's degree in education from West Texas State University in 1970, and Suzanne earned a master of science degree from

Rev. and Mrs. BOB ADAMS, BA'67 (JAN PULLING, BA'67) live in Bogalusa, La., where he is pastor of First Baptist Church. Jan is a retired educator and is enjoying her role as homemaker and pastor's wife. Bob was named Citizen of the Year in 2005 for Bogalusa. He is chair of


Fredericksburg - and five grandchildren. (11501 Orbit Road, Austin, TX 78758) Christian love and sympathy to the family and friends of Rev. JOHN GILLISPIE, BA'60, who died April 6, 2007. He was a longtime pastor and had served in Woody, Hancock, Afton, Greenwood, South Plains, Seminole, Crowell, Groom, Knox City and Benjamin, all in West Texas. He served as camp director for Pan Fork Baptist Encampment in Wellington and served as veterans service officer for 12 ½ years. John also served on the Wayland board of trustees. Among survivors is his wife of almost 60 years, Peggy; four daughters, including DARLENE GILLISPIE NUNN, EX'70, BSOE'96, six grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. (Peggy: P.O. Box 576, Knox City, TX 79529) (Darlene: 2903 S. Van Buren Street, Amarillo, TX 79109. Email: Rev. and Mrs. RON LEDBETTER, BS'67 (FRANKIE, EX'62) live in Chickasha, Okla. where they moved in December 2005 after Ron retired from the full-time pastorate. He has served for 12 years as pastor of Sunset Baptist Church in Ponca City. Frankie is working for HIS, part of the high tech industry in Chickasha, and Ron enjoys supply preaching, Bible studies and revivals. They also enjoy participating in the lives of their five grandchildren. (3021 Heatherwood Drive, Chickasha, OK 73018) Christian love and sympathy to the family and friends of

Cliff (BA'68) and PK Harden (left) visit with Tommy Lyons (BA'66) and Dr. Dean Mathis (BA'66) during a dessert party at the Southern Baptist Convention in San Antonio in mid-June. Cliff Harden is pastor of First Baptist Church in LaCoste and his wife PK is a Sunday school director. Lyons is minister of music at Northeast Baptist Church in San Antonio, and Mathis is longtime pastor of Taylor Memorial Church in Hobbs, N.M.

Western Kentucky University in 1994. They have two children: Brian, 32, and Vanessa, 21. The Bradfords attend First Baptist Church in Giddings and lead weekly devotionals at a local health care center. (1025 County Road 233, Giddings, TX 78942. Email:

ROSE MARY JONES DELANE (BS'63) of Austin, a former Wayland Flying Queen (shown with her former coach, Harley Redin, and his wife, Wilda), was inducted into the Big Country Athletic

Hall of Fame in Abilene in April. She averaged more than 40 points a game during three high school seasons at thenClass B Trent, located 20 miles west of Abilene. She scored 72 points in a game against Highland for the Lady Gorillas in 1957 and was featured in Newsweek magazine, Scholastic Magazine and in a newsreel shot by Metrotone News out of New York City. She played for the Flying Queens for four years. The team won the national AAU championship in 1961 and finished runner-up her other three years and she earned honorable mention AAU AllAmerican. After graduating from WBU in 1963 with a major in physical education, Rose Mary coached junior high volleyball for two years in Seminole and also taught in Austin and Texas City and coached tennis and volleyball. She spent her last 20 years at Pflugerville, 16 as a counselor. She has two children - Dr. Kevin Delane of Austin and Jill Patterson of

DAVID McGINNIS, BA'65, who was killed in an automobile accident near Mobile, Ala., on March 30, 2007. His wife, MARY VERNON JACKSON McGINNIS, BA'65, was seriously injured and spent about two months in and out of ICU in a Mobile hospital. Their son and daughter, PAUL McGINNIS, BBA'92, and MARIANNE McGINNIS, BM'90, spent much of that time with their mother. Mary Vernon later was moved to Baylor Rehabilitation Center in Dallas and is now staying with son Paul and wife MARYANN WRIGHT McGINNIS, BS'94, at their home in Arlington, Texas, where she is taking rehabilitation as an outpatient. Funeral services for David were held June 30, 2007, in Arlington. Former members of International Choir sang and were led by DUANE HARRIS, BM'67, former International Choir director and classmate of David and Mary Vernon. MATT HADDOCK, EX'87, was pianist for the service. David had an uncanny zest for life and lived each day to the fullest. He loved his church, his family, his job and his Alma Mater. He will be missed! (Paul, Maryann and Mary Vernon: 3800 Brookfield Drive, Arlington, TX 76001. Email: or (Marianne: 1418 Krump Avenue, Dumas, TX 79029. Email: (Harris: 1705 E. Swallow Street, Springfield, MO 65804. Email: (Haddock: 900 Saint Louis Ave, Apt


3203, Fort Worth, TX 761043350. Email: Christian love and sympathy to the friends and family of JAMES E. "JIM" SIKES, BA'61, who died July 27, 2006, at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. Among his survivors are his wife, PATRICIA HOWARD SIKES, BA'61, and a daughter. He was preceded in death by a son. (6665 Camino Rojo, Santa Fe, NM 87507. Email: Christian love and sympathy to the family and friends of JOHN WESLEY STEELE, EX'61, who died April 5, 2007, in Fort Smith, Ark. John was a member of the Pioneer Basketball Team. He then continued his education at Metropolitan State University and Mankato State University, where he received his MA degree in structural buildings and design. He worked for many years in Minnesota before moving to Seattle, Wash. He lived there until he moved back to Spiro, Okla., to care for his aging parents. Among his survivors is a son and a daughter.

Shelby Jo, 15, and Shalyn, 12. Shena writes that she is in recovery from cancer and appreciates prayers for her great progress. She also mentioned that she lost her father suddenly last year. "He was a tremendous supporter of Wayland and the Flying Queens all the way back in the late 50s and 60s to when I played and coached!" She would love to hear from Wayland friends. (517 S. 8th, Kingfisher, OK 73750. Email: JOHN TRUETT, BA'77, is a retired pastor living in Plainview with wife Dianna. They have two sons who attended Wayland in the 1990s. John has pastored churches in Denver City, Clarendon, Leuders and Dickens. John enjoys meeting and collecting autographs of celebrities. (1300 Dallas, Plainview, TX 79072. Email: Christian love and sympathy to the family and friends of DONNIE JULIOUS YORK (BSOE'77) who died March 26, 2007, in Lubbock. He also attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, pastored five churches in Texas and Colorado, was a Southern Baptist Mission Service Corps Missionary and for 12 years, and was a volunteer chaplain at Bent County Correctional Facility in Las Animas, Colo. Survivors include his wife, SHERRY CAMPBELL YORK (BA'74), one sister and four brothers. Donnie and Sherry attended Homecoming in February 2007 and shared memories of a fictitious hockey team started at WBU during his time as a student.

JERRY WESTBERRY, BA'76, has moved from Oklahoma to Connecticut. (25 Knapp Street 1st floor, Norwalk, CT 06854-4301. Email: Mr. and Mrs. GARY WILCOX, BA'76, MED'90 (ALBA SANCHEZ, BA'77, MED'89) live in El Paso, where he is pastor of Restoration Fellowship, a church which they began 4 ½ years ago. They are now running about 250 in the church and support 17 missionaries in various parts of the world. During the past three years, Gary has ministered in Mongolia, China, Egypt, Benin, England, Mexico and Guatemala. Alba is principal of Jesus Chapel School, a Pre-K-12 Christian preparatory school in El Paso. She is involved with International Christian Accreditation Association as a member of their commission. She serves a chairman for accreditation, primarily in Latin America. In the last two years, Alba has been on teams to Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Colombia and Guatemala. Gary and Alba's daughter and son-in-law, RAPHELLE, EX'02, and MIRIAM WILCOX CAMPBELL, BM'03, and their three sons, Jordyn, 5; Machai, 3; and Marcus, born April 8, also live in El Paso. (3625 Red Cloud Place, El Paso, TX 79936. Email:

Place, a senior living community in Meriden, Conn. Ron will oversee management and day-to-day operations of the community. He brings more than 17 years of senior healthcare experience to his new position. Previously, Ron was executive director of Maple Woods at Hamden, served as executive director at Arden Courts in Avon and Farmington, and was the Alzheimer's unit director for Windsor Hall in Windsor. He earned a master of arts in human development and gerontology from Saint Joseph College in West Hartford. Ron has served on the board of directors for the Connecticut Alzheimer's Association and is an active member of the Consortium of Gerontological Education. He and his wife Christine, a registered nurse, have two sons: Connor, 12 and Mack, 9. (176 Vineyard Drive, Kensington, CT 06037. Email: KEN CASE, BSOE'83, has retired after 16 years in the pressure cooker called police dispatching in Roswell, N.M. He has been a communications specialist and dispatcher for New Mexico State Police. He would love to hear from Wayland friends and classmates. (1306 Taylor Drive, Roswell, NM 88203. Email: Dr. KIRBY KENNEDY, BA'80, has accepted the position as senior pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Farmington, N.M. He began his new responsibilities June 4, 2007. He and wife Debbie and daughters Sarah, 16 and

SHENA COOPER LAYN, BS'78, lives in Kingfisher, Okla., where she is a teacher and coach with Kingfisher Public Schools. Shena earned her master of education degree from West Texas State University. She and husband Joe, a principal, have four children: Zack, 20, Shiloh, 18,

RON D. BOWEN, BA'87, has been named executive director of The Village at Kensington


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Laura, 12, have moved from Kent, Wash., where he served as pastor of Covington Baptist Church in Maple Valley, a suburb of Seattle, for 10 years. He was serving on the Northwest Baptist Convention's Executive Board. Debbie had been serving as a legal assistant and HR Director for a Seattle law firm for nine years until she accepted an administrative position with the City of Kent in 2007. The Kennedys would love to hear from Wayland friends. (Email: kkennedy@ or Christian love and sympathy to the family and friends of SHIRLEY WYLIE PANDOLFI, BSOE'87, MBA'97, who died March 24, 2007, in Amarillo. A Plainview native, Shirley earned her degree in health care administration from Wayland in 1987 and an MBA. She worked as a nursing home administrator in Lubbock and in Throckmorton and moved to Amarillo in 1989 and worked as administrator at Georgia Manor. She is survived by her husband, Gerald, two daughters, two sons, her father, two sisters and six grandchildren. Christian love and sympathy to the family and friends of FRANCES TRENT SMITH, MBA'87, who died March 16, 2007, in Wichita Falls. A

native of Childress, Frances earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from West Texas State University and an MBA from Wayland. She worked as a nurse in Childress, where she lived with husband Earl, who died in 1996. She is survived by two brothers, three sisters and many nieces and nephews. EDWARD T. "SPARROW" SPARROWGROVE, BSOE'84, MAM'06, who graduated from the San Antonio campus, has graduated once again, this time from Washington State Department of Justice Training Center's Adult Services Academy. He received his Washington State Department of Community Corrections Officer Badge #1297 in an informal ceremony following commencement June 15, 2007. Ed was selected by his classmates to deliver the commencement address. He will return to the city of Longview's Department of Corrections Field Office. He will supervise high-risk adult offenders as a Community Corrections Officer (Probation Officer). He enjoys fishing and hunting with his 17- and 18-year-old sons. (1809 NW 3rd Street, Battleground, WA 98604. Email: esparrowgrove@ Christian love and sympathy to the family and friends of JIMMIE N. THOMAS, MBA'86, who died March 6, 2007, in Lubbock. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, retiring after 24 years. He worked as a Federal Bank Examiner for 17 years, retiring in March 2003. He is survived by wife Joann, three daugh-

ters, one son and five grandchildren.

BILL BILLINGSLEY, BS'91, lives in Austin, where he works for the State of Texas as a manager for the state's environmental agency. After WBU, he earned a master's degree in Public Administration from Texas State University in San Marcos. He also works parttime as a group cycling instructor for four Austin area Gold's Gyms and owns a personal fitness training business called Namaste Balanced Fitness, located online at www.namastebalancedfitness. com. Bill writes, "I'm also a proud dad to my wonderful 6year-old son, David, who I adopted almost four years ago. I am very blessed!"

in Amarillo, where he has just been named new principal at Coronado Elementary School, and Amy teaches at the Wayland Amarillo campus. Mike is a member of the Executive Board of the Association of Former Students. They have two children: Sarah, 5, and Rebekah, 1. (5708 S. Fannin, Amarillo, TX 79110. Email:

JODY FORD, BS'97, and wife Jennifer announce the birth of their son, Hunter James, on March 30, 2007. He has a big sister, Skylar. Jody is on staff at Texas A&M University in College Station where he is in development. (1216 Portsmouth Court, College Station, TX 77845. Email: Mr. and Mrs. MIKE MANCHEE, BS'94, MED'97 (AMY SCOTT, MED'02) live

Mr. and Mrs. RUSS PELFREY, BSOE'92 (RENEE HALL, BS'91) live in Lakeland, Tenn., a suburb of Memphis. Russ is lead technician for an ATM company that primarily services a tristate area of Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. He has worked for the company for eight years and really enjoys it. Renee works outside the home on Mondays, processing payroll for a corporate office and three shoe stores. Their two sons, Devin, 7 and Dillan, 8, will be beginning third and fourth grade this fall. The family attends Lighthouse Baptist Church in Arlington. The Pelfreys would love to hear from Wayland friends. (3241 Treble Lane, Lakeland, TN 38002. Email: Mr. and Mrs. EDDIE WILKERSON, BBA'90 (CARRIE OWENSBY, EX'91) announce the birth of their daughter, Lauralee Claire (Lily Claire) on June 2, 2007.


She has a big brother, Mark, and two sisters, Emily and Catie. (P.O. Box 163, Springtown, TX 76082. Email:


Mr. and Mrs. MATT BAIRD, BA'01, MA'06, (LEE JOHNSON, BA'01) live in Hart, Texas, where Matt is pastor of the First Baptist Church. Wife Lee is a housewife and mom to their three sons: Levi, 4, Jonah, 2, and Malachi, 15 months. The Bairds enjoyed a visit recently from JAY MYKYTIUK, BA'01, and wife AMY HARRIS MYKYTIUK, BA'01 and Lee's former roommate at WBU, who live in Oklahoma with three sons: Benjamin, 6, Levi, 3 and Jude, 13 months. Lee reports, "The boys had a great time getting to know each other." Both families would love to hear from Wayland friends. (Baird: 212 Avenue G, Box 143, Hart, TX 79043. Email: (Mykytiuk: 404 SW 5th St., Tuttle, OK 73089) MICHELLE HINZE BERRY, BA'02, lives in Borger, where she is in her third year as a staff writer with the Borger News-Herald. Michelle covers city, school, church and lifestyles news and writes a weekly column called "Faiththoughts." She and husband Rusty, an operations agent at the Amarillo Airport, serve as youth pastors at the Borger Church of God, where they also work with children's church and sing in the choir. (121 Peiffer, Borger, TX 79007. Email:

DAVID BROWN, BS'03, who graduated from the Fairbanks campus, is an officer in the U. S. Army. He and wife Andria, a teacher, have two children: Jordan, 12, and Trinity, 9. (PSC 80 PO 20136, APO, AP 96367. Email: WILL CALFIN, BSOE'07, who graduated from the Lubbock campus with his degree in criminal justice, is investigator for the Lubbock County District Attorney. He and wife Jennifer, a special education diagnostician, have three sons: Derek, 12, and twins Daxx and Dallan, almost 3. The family attends Fellowship Church of Lubbock. (5801 88th Place, Lubbock, TX 79424. Email: Mr. and Mrs. RAPHELLE CAMPBELL, EX'02 (MIRIAM WILCOX, BM'03) announce the birth of their third son, Marcus, April 8, 2007, Easter Sunday. He has two big brothers, Jordyn, 5 and Machai, 3. They are living in El Paso, where Rapha is working in sales. Miriam is teaching math and coaching volleyball, basketball and track at Jesus Chapel School. Both her volleyball and track teams were TAPPS 2A state runners-up this year. (3625 Red Cloud Place, El Paso, TX 79936. Email: REBEKAH COOKE (BA'01) is working in the Housing Office at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches and "loving every minute of it. The job and the environment it provides is a huge blessing. I seem to be settling

down back out here in East Texas. I am searching for a church to call home and a place to serve as I miss being involved since my move earlier this year. I consider my experience at Wayland blessed and miss everyone who was a part of those blessings (faculty, staff and students). I would love to hear from anyone!" (PO Box 633522, Nacogdoches, TX 759633522. Email:; Web: /txshope) MEREDITH CRAIG (BA'02) has been appointed to the newly created position of Public Relations Manager for the International Association of Assembly Managers, Inc. She has been Assistant Director of the United Spirit Arena at Texas Tech in Lubbock. Meredith, who holds an M.A. degree from Tech, has been very active while a member of IAAM, serving on the Membership Committee, University Taskforce, the History and Awards Committee and as District VI Secretary. She also has written for publications including Facility Manager and Public Relations Review. The IAAM is the world's largest professional association dedicated to issues relevant to the management of public assembly facilities. RICHARD DelHIERRO, BSOE'00, who graduated from the Sierra Vista campus in Arizona, has moved to Albuquerque, N.M., where he has accepted a position as team leader of networks for the U. S. Forest Service. Since completing his MBA through

MICHELLE APODACA, BM'03, was married on May 26, 2007, to Garrett Watkins Smith at Northdale Baptist Church in Albuquerque. Michelle is a teacher at Eastern Hills Christian School, and Garrett is in sales. They met at church. Wayland friends participating in the ceremony included ALISHA CORZINE, a senior at WBU, who sang and was a bridesmaid; bridesmaid ANJEE LIEBEL HALL, BS'01; and bridesmaid JAMIE STREET, EX. LANDON SIMS, BA'05, was an usher. (5800 Harper Dr. NE, Apt. 1112, Albuquerque, NM 87109)


Theatre alum trio heads to Colorado for summer collaborative stage effort
By Teresa Young Three alums from the Wayland Baptist University theatre program lived the dream with a collaborative effort this summer. Harral Studio Theatre stage veterans Charlie Pepiton and Lorraine Chavez and Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton joined forces to form Square Top Theatre in Pagosa Springs, Colo., along with playwright and director Shane Fuller. Residents of Marshall, Texas, during the school year, the Pepitons are spending their summer in the Colorado scenery with Square Top, taking familiar roles. Charlie will produce and co-direct the company's first summer production, Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, with Fuller and will direct Fuller's original play $100 Gummi Bears. Rebekah served as production and marketing director for both shows. Chavez, a native of Plainview who teaches in Dumas, Texas, will take the stage as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. All three served in other roles for the productions and presented theatre workshops in Pagosa Springs. "We haven't had an opportunity to work together with theatre in the ministry since our trip to Germany, when our theatre majors worked with youth in the schools and community," noted Chavez. In conjunction with Shechem Ministries, the theatre trio also worked in the field of ministry with the community and conducted open forums with the cast and community about theatre, education and theatre as ministry. A partnership ministry of the Pepitons, Charlie's brother Cory and wife Lori Pepiton, Shechem Ministries presents workshops and conferences utilizing the creative arts in worship and ministry. Chavez earned her BA in theatre in 2001 and is working on a master's degree in communications at West Texas A&M University. Her main role currently is that of teacher, and Chavez is in her third year as theatre arts and communication applications teacher Dumas High School. After completing her degree at WBU, Lorraine headed for Hollywood, hoping to break into acting in California. She moved back to Texas in 2005 to work in education. Soon after moving home, Chavez joined up with Anderson Talent Agency to keep her acting skills sharp. In late 2006, she won top honors at the MB Model and Talent Expo in Dallas, where she was
Theatre alumni Lorraine Chavez, left, Charlie Pepiton and Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton are spending the summer in Pagosa Springs, Colo., working with Square Top Theatre and Shechem Ministries.

named Overall Best Actress and received several contract offers from talent agents and managers. A 2001 graduate of WBU, Charlie Pepiton is assistant professor of theatre at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, where he also remains acting in professional directing in the community. While working on his Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre arts from the University of Idaho, Pepiton worked for the Idaho Repertory Theatre in Moscow as education director and served as adjunct instructor at UI and Lewis-Clark State College. Pepiton also directed for The Other Place Theatre Coop, and his production of The Stranger was invited to perform in the 18th Annual Victoria Fringe Festival in Victoria, British Columbia. Wilkins-Pepiton is technical theatre director at Longview High School, where

she teaches theatre and speech. She also works as a freelance photographer, designer and artist, and her work has been featured in galleries in Marshall and in Idaho. After earning her BA in mass communications at Wayland in 2001, she earned a Master of Education degree in art education from University of Idaho, where she served as staff photographer for UI Theatre, UI Dance and Idaho Repertory Theatre. She also worked with a photography studio in Moscow and was a founding member and designer for The Other Place Theatre Co-op. Her visual arts teaching interests include photography, mixed media collage, sculpture and two-dimensional computer-based design. For more information, visit the Web sites or


the University of Phoenix, Richard and his family had been living in El Paso, where he was project manager for the Veterans Affairs Department of the Veterans Affairs Health Care System (101-B Sun Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 Email: Mr. and Mrs. JAMES GARRETT, BS'03, MEd '05 (ELEAH POSEY, EX'05) live in Lockney, where James teaches and coaches for Lockney schools. Eleah is a speech language pathology assistant for the Floydada ISD. The couple married in June 2005. (PO Box 394, Lockney, TX 79241.) BRANDON HENEGAR, BA'01, lives in Plainview, where he is a teacher and coach for the Plainview schools and is also pitching coach for the Pioneer Baseball team. He and wife Karla have a son, Kyler, 2. (2709 Mesa Dr., Plainview, TX 79072)

technician at Fort Sam Houston and is librarian at Crestview Baptist Church. The library at the church was established four years ago but no one has kept it up for the past two years. Mary writes that "it is an honor to give this degree back to God through my church." (6426 Indigo Forest, San Antonio, TX 78239. Email: Mr. and Mrs. JOSHUA MILNER, BS'04 (MELISSA O'BRIEN, BSIS'04) live in Plainview, where he serves as assistant coach for the Pioneer Baseball team and is working on a master's degree in kinesiology. Josh "Worm" and Melissa married in June 2004 and they have a daughter, Ryann Brooke, born in December 2006. Melissa is teaching third grade in Plainview. (2610 W. 19th St., Plainview, Texas 79072. Email: Mr. and Mrs. CHARLIE PEPITON, BA'01 (REBEKAH WILKINS, BA'01) live in Jefferson, Texas, where he is assistant professor of theatre arts at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall. Rebekah is technical theatre director at Longview High School and is also a freelance photographer, designer and artist. The Pepitons have spent the last several summers in Pagosa Springs, Colo. working with Shechem Ministries. Charlie earned his Master of Fine Arts degree and Beka earned her Master of Education degree in art education at University of Idaho. This summer, Charlie directed the Square Top Theatre in Pagosa Springs, with help from

Wayland classmate and friend, LORRAINE CHAVEZ, BA'01, who has been theatre arts/communication applications teacher at Dumas (Texas) High School and is working on a master's degree at West Texas A&M University. (Charlie and Beka: and (Lorraine: JEREMIAH SAIZ, BS'00, lives in Plainview, where he is an assistant coach for the Pioneer Baseball team. He is working on a master's degree in management, specifically in human resource and organizational management. He says he is "still WBU's most eligible bachelor." (2302 W. 11th St., Plainview, TX 79072. Email:

and wife Michelle live in Lubbock, where he works in pharmaceutical sales for Sanofi-Aventis. He and Michelle married in 2003 and have a two sons Caden, 2, and Colten, three months. (5615 100th St., Lubbock, TX 79424. Email: KRISTEE TURPIN, BS'00, was married May 19, 2007, to Stan Phelps in Amarillo. Kristee is head women's volleyball coach, HPC fitness director and certified personal trainer at The University of Texas at Tyler. Stan is the pitching coach at the university. CHRISTI WORLEY JONES, BM'00, served as matron on honor and also sang at the wedding, and BRANDI KEY, BBA'99, was a bridesmaid. For their honeymoon, the newlyweds went to Philadelphia, New York City and Baltimore. They saw the Yankees play the Boston Red Sox, the Orioles play the Toronto Blue Jays and attended the David Letterman Show. Kristee and Stan will live in Flint, Texas. (20081 Meadow View Lane, Flint, TX 75762. Email: (Jones: 1307 Land Rush Drive, Arlington, TX 76012. Email: (Key: CR 51 Box 81-B, Henrietta, TX 76365-9711) TOM WALTER, BSOE'07, lives in Casa Grande. Ariz., where he is a substance abuse counselor for the U.S government. Tom and wife Kairi have two sons: Janstin, 4, and Tanner, 6 months. (1537 N. Kadota Ave., Casa Grande, AZ 85222. Email:

MARY E. HOPE, BSOE'01, who graduated from the San Antonio campus, has completed her master's degree in library science at University of North Texas. She is library

MACKENZIE CRUMP SCOTT, BSIS'02, and husband Reggie announce the birth of their son, Camon Law Scott, March 30, 2007. Mackenzie teaches fourth-grade reading at Harrison Lane Elementary School in the Hurst-EulessBedford Independent School District. Reggie is lead singer for the Christian band, Rhythm, and according to another Wayland alumnus, "they are really, really good." (2759 Scarborough Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75052. Email: LANDON TERRY, BS'02,


We’d like to pick your brains on issues pertinent to Wayland alumni and friends. Please fill out this survey and return to WBU Alumni, 1900 W. 7th St., Plainview, Texas 79072. Or you may complete the survey online though the alumni site link. We appreciate your input. All completed surveys will be entered into a drawing for a WBU shirt. Cutoff to respond is Dec. 1, 2007.

1. What items in Footprints do you regularly read? (Check all that apply.) a. Feature Stories b. President’s Column c. Alumni Director’s Column d. News Around the System e. Athletics Review f. Classnotes 2. What is your favorite feature in Footprints? a. Feature Stories b. President’s Column c. Alumni Director’s Column d. News Around the System e. Athletics Review f. Classnotes g. Other ________________________ 3. How well do you think Footprints does at keeping you connected to Wayland and in touch with friends? a. Very good b. Good c. Just OK d. Not good at all 4. Are there any topics you would like to see us explore in future editions of Footprints?

6, Have you ever read the Footprints that is provided online in PDF format? (We began posting it there two issues ago.) a. No, but I would b. No, I prefer the print version c. Yes, I have

6. Do you currently use any of the services provided through the WBU alumni office? a. Credit Card b. Travel Web Site C. Keeping in touch through Classnotes d. Other ___________________________ 7. What services do you feel Wayland could or should provide you as an alumnus?

a. Chapel service with awards b. Honor class events/reunions c. Athletic Hall of Honor d. Ball games/athletics e. Friday night banquet f. Other luncheons g. Campus tours/reminiscing h. Seeing old friends/professors i. Other _______________________ 11. What kind of activities or events would you like to see added to Homecoming? What would make you attend more often if you don’t?

12. I’d be interested in the following volunteer opportunities for WBU: a. Helping contact alums in my area for a regional gathering b. Helping coordinate an alumni chapter in my area c. Contacting members of my class for homecoming d. Working in the alumni office as needed e. Helping recruit students from my area to Wayland f. Other _______________________ 13. I’d like more information on: a. Endowed Scholarship Gifts b. Planned Giving Assistance c. Matching Gift Assistance d. Century Club membership e. Other giving options

8. How often have you attended Homecoming in the past 20 years? a. Never b. Once or twice during reunion years of my class c. Two to five times d. More than five times 9. If you have never returned for Homecoming, why have you missed? Check any that apply. a. Bad time of year b. Cost to travel there c. Cost of events there d. Don’t enjoy the events e. Don’t know anyone there f. Not interested in attending g. Health/mobility issues h. Didn’t know about it i. Other _______________________ 10. What activities have you enjoyed at Homecoming in the past? (Check all that apply.)

4. How often do you visit the Alumni Web site for Wayland? a. Never b. Once a month on average c. Once a week on average d. More than once a week e. Daily 5. What would you like to see on the Alumni Web Site? What would drive you there more if you don’t already visit?

Name ____________________________ Class Year/Ex _____________________ Campus __________________________ Address __________________________ City ______________________________ State/Zip _________________________ Email ____________________________ Phone ___________________________


The Distinguished Alumni Awards
Honoring Alums and Friends of Wayland for service, support and excellence in achievement

We welcome your nominations of former students or supporters for the following awards:
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: Recipient must be an alumnus who has made a distinctive contribution to his/her profession to justify pride on the part of the University and must have a lifestyle that upholds the values and standards of the University. He/she should have exhibited community and civic interests, Christian character, citizenship, service and ethics and have shown a strong sense of loyalty to Wayland Baptist University. DISTINGUISHED BENEFACTOR ALUMNI AWARD: Recipient may be an alumnus, but it is not a requirement. This award is presented to that person or persons who have made generous gifts to the University. The gift of time, energy and personality may also be considered. The nominee should exhibit personal character, integrity and traits in which the University may take pride in honoring. DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP ALUMNI AWARD: Recipient must be an alumnus and must exhibit traits that have been recognized by his/her achievement in the area of vocation, civic or Christian service. He/she must have a lifestyle which upholds the standards of the University. Recipient should have an individual standard of leadership that reflects Christian character, citizenship and ethics and exhibits community and civic interests. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ALUMNI AWARD: Preference will be given to an alumnus for this award. Recipient must have made a distinct contribution to Wayland, the church, the community or in other ways exhibited distinctive service that justifies pride on the part of the University. Recipient must have exhibited an individual standard of Christian character, citizenship and ethics, and have shown a long-term commitment to the service of mankind and a lifestyle which upholds the values and standards of the University. DISTINGUISHED YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD: Recipient must be a graduate of Wayland within the last ten years and must have shown qualities of leadership or achievement in the area of vocation, civic or Christian service. He/she must have a lifestyle which upholds the values and standards of the University and should exhibit interest in community, civic and church activities so as to make an impact on society. Recipient should have an standard of leadership that reflects Christian character, citizenship and ethics. DISTINGUISHED LIFETIME SERVICE ALUMNI AWARD: Recipient of this award will exhibit exemplary service to Wayland. Consideration will be given to those who have served the University for 25 years or more, but persons of exceptional merit and service may be considered with less tenure. The recipient will be one whose years of service, dedication to task, support of University programs and accomplishments have enhanced the mission of the University. The recipient does not have to be an alumnus, may be retired from the University and in some instances, the award may be given posthumously.

Nominations should include alum’s name and class year, occupation and additional education (if known), awards or honors received, and a brief statement of reasons for the nomination, along with any supporting information. Nominations should be directed to HONORS COMMITTEE, 1900 West 7th St., CMB 437, Plainview, Texas 79072, or e-mailed to Danny Andrews at Deadline to nominate is January 5, 2008.

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Family Ties
Grandaughter of first Wayland graduate shares her memories
CAROL CHELKOWSKI, who attended a dessert party in June during the Southern Baptist Convention in San Antonio with her daughter, CAREN M. CHELKOWSKI, writes the following: "My grandfather, Elmer H. Childress, Sr., graduated from Wayland Baptist College in 1911 as the only member of the class. His graduation picture and diploma are in the Heritage Room of the (Mabee Learning Resources Center) library. I believe we gave Wayland his commencement address when we presented the picture and graduation announcement to the school in 1994. "Elmer married Addie E. Brown from Santa Ana, Texas, on June 15, 1918, and moved to Tulia, Texas. However, he lived most of his life in Stamford, Texas (40 miles north of Abilene). He was a cotton farmer and raised cattle on a farm east of Stamford. He taught Sunday school at First Baptist Church in Stamford for more than 50 years. "My grandparents had three sons, Robert F. Childress, Sr. of Delhi, La. (a postal carrier); William B. Childress, M.D. of Tulia (a physician) and E. Hardy Childress, Jr. of San Antonio (a Baptist minister for more than 50 years and a teacher and high school counselor). They had seven grandchildren, all of whom are college graduates. Elmer died on March 18, 1972 in

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Carol Childress Chelkowski, left, and her daughter Caren visit with Dr. Paul Armes at the SBC reception in San Antonio. Carol’s grandfather, Elmer Childress Sr., was the first graduate of Wayland Baptist College in 1911.

Stamford. "An interesting side note: Rob Childress, the current head baseball coach at Texas A&M, is the oldest of Elmer's greatgrandchildren." Carol M. Chelkowski, granddaughter of Mr. Childress and daughter of Hardy Childress, received her BBA from the University of Texas in 1975. She is legal secretary to a shareholder with the law firm of Davis, Cedillo & Mendoza, Inc. Caren M. Chelkowski, the great-granddaughter of Mr. Childress and granddaughter of Hardy Childress, received a BSIS from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio in 2005. She will receive her Masters of Education from Texas State University in San Marcos in December 2007. Both Carol and Caren are residents of San Antonio.

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