#Baylor175: Jan Herrstrom, BA ’73
What does your Baylor experience mean to you?
“There was a children’s book that a girl published a few years ago, B is for Baylor. I gave it to my grandkids one Christmas, and one of the fathers — who’s also a Baylor grad — said, ‘Why don’t you write down all the people in your family that have had Baylor connections?’ And so I did. It was between 100 and 150 people that had either attended or graduated from Baylor. So we really go back a long way.
“My mother took Browning under Dr. Armstrong, and she had a textbook that had an oilskin paper in it, and she’d taken all her notes in this textbook. Then I had Browning and I took notes, and my daughter had Browning, and she took notes in it. Three generations of us.”
— Jan Herrstrom, BA ’73
[Baylor University was chartered by the Republic of Texas on Feb. 1, 1845, which makes this year our 175th anniversary. As part of our celebration, we’re sharing stories from Baylor alumni about their BU experience all semester long.]