• Famous faces among the Baylor alumni crowd

    Baylor alumni: Mike Singletary, Angela Kinsey, Anh "Joseph" Cao, Mark HurdObviously not every Baylor graduate can make it back each year for Homecoming (two weeks away!), but let’s pretend for a minute. If every living former Baylor student returned to campus for the weekend, the city of Waco would double in size for three days, as its usual 120,000 residents welcomed in the University’s 140,000 living alumni. Here’s just a sampling of the famous faces you might see:

    • Michael Brandt, BBA ’91, MA ’94, co-author of Invincible, 2 Fast 2 Furious, 3:10 to Yuma and Wanted
    • Jess Cagle, BA ’87, managing editor of Entertainment Weekly
    • Anh “Joseph” Cao, BS ’90, first Vietnamese American elected to Congress
    • Richelle Carey, BA ’95, anchor for CNN’s Headline News
    • Jerry Clements, JD ’81, named one of America’s “50 most influential women in law” by the National Law Journal
    • Jeff Dunham, BA ’86, best-selling comedian and ventriloquist
    • Derek Haas, BA ’91, MA ’95, co-author of Invincible, 2 Fast 2 Furious, 3:10 to Yuma and Wanted
    • Mark Hurd, BBA ’79, chairman/CEO of Hewlett-Packard
    • Jason Jennings, 2002 National League Rookie of the Year
    • Michael Johnson, BBA ’91, four-time Olympic gold medalist (track and field)
    • Roland Johnson, BA ’73, BS ’76, JD ’79, president of the State Bar of Texas
    • Angela Kinsey, BA ’93, Emmy Award-winning actress (The Office)
    • Drayton McLane, BBA ’58, chairman of the Houston Astros and McLane Group, LP
    • Frank Newport, BA ’70, editor-in-chief of The Gallup Poll
    • Marjorie Scardino, BA ’69, the first woman to head a top 100 firm on the London Stock Exchange
    • Bob Simpson, BBA ’70, MS ’71, CEO of XTO Energy and one of Barron’s 30 “world’s best CEOs”
    • Mike Singletary, BBA ’83, NFL Hall of Famer and head coach of the San Francisco 49ers
    • Jason Smith, BS ’08, No. 2 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft
    • Steven Stucky, BM ’71, recipient of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Music
    • Jeremy Wariner, three-time Olympic gold medalist (track and field)
    • Trey Wingo, host of ESPN’s NFL Live
    • Sophia Young, three-time WNBA All-Star

    We could go on and on and on, but I think you get the idea. If you’re interested in seeing even more of what our alumni are up to, click on the “Alumni” link under Points of Pride in the right column.

    Sic ’em, Baylor alumni!

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