• First Family honors legacies

    Ragland-Patterson familyBaylor has long taken pride in graduating not just one, but multiple generations from the same family, and that legacy tradition is alive and well today.

    Nearly a third of this year’s freshman class claims some legacy to Baylor–almost 800 students. In a recent survey, 82 percent of alumni said they would recommend their son or daughter consider Baylor as a top choice for college. Why? Quality education was far and away the number one answer.

    This year’s First Family of Baylor, the Tidwells, will be recognized during Parents’ Weekend later this week. Five generations of the Tidwell family have graduated Baylor, dating back to Minnie Hayes Tidwell, class of 1912. Minnie’s husband, J.B. Tidwell, was not a Baylor graduate but taught at Baylor and was the namesake for the Tidwell Bible Building.

    Sic ’em, Baylor legacies!

    [seen here: members of the Ragland-Patterson clan, Baylor’s 2006 First Family]