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Brenda Morris, BBA At retired as senior executive director of the Baylor Alumni Network and as director of the Baylor Business Network (BBN). Morris worked for the Network for 11 years, and for the university for 22 years. The BBN of Houston named its endowed scholarship the Brenda Moore Morris Business Network of Houston Endowed Scholarship in honor of Morris' service. To donate to the scholarship, visit and search for "Baylor Business Network Houston," or mail a check to Baylor University Development, One Bear Place #97050, Waco, TX 76798-7050. You may also call 1-800-BAYLOR-U (1-800-2295678), option 4, to speak with someone regarding your gift.


Mervin G, Yeagle, Jr., BBA At along with his wife Beverly, of Hagerstown, Md., in 2006 established the Mervin H. Yeagle, Sr. and Mildred L. Yeagle Endowed Scholarship Fund in Marketing in honor and memory of Mervin H. Yeagle, Sr. and Mildred L Yeagle, parents of Merv H. Yeagle, Jr. On Oct. 7, 2011, a luncheon celebrating the lives of Mervin H. Yeagle, Sr. and Mildred L. Yeagle, and the establishment of this scholarship was held in the Bill Daniel Student Center where a bronze plaque of Merv's parents is displayed. Yeagle Jr. earned his MBA in Marketing and Management from Southern Methodist University in 1974 and pursued doctoral studies in Marketing at Mississippi State University. Yeagle Jr. is a retired senior marketing lecturer in the Marketing Department of the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland at College Park, Md., where he earned the Krowe Teaching Award in 2006. He is a member of the 1845 Society, Endowed Scholarship Society, Old Main Society, and a life member of the Baylor Alumni Association. He and his wife visit Baylor University at least twice a year to see the growth of Baylor while witnessing the tradition Baylor holds dear.


Mary Ann Cloyd, BBA, a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Center for Board Governance, was named leader of the practice. PwC's Center for Board Governance is a leading resource to enable directors to more effectively meet the challenges of their critical role.


J.W. Gann, BBA, MBA '81 was named vice president and controller for HollyFrontier Corporation, an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other specialty products. He will serve as the company's principal accounting officer. Gann was previously chief financial officer of Energy Water Solutions.

Robert Ingram, BBA At was named director of the Baylor Business Network. Ingram joined the Network staff in August 2010. He previously served as the director of sales and business development for WRS Group. Prior to WRS, Ingram spent the majority of his professional career working in a sales capacity for numerous energyand technology-based companies in Houston. During his tenure at Baylor, Ingram was an offensive lineman for the Baylor Bears under Coach Grant Teaff from 1974-79 and a member of the 1974 SWC Championship and the 1975 Cotton Bowl teams.


Jerry Elliot was named executive vice president and chief financial officer for Leap Wireless International, Inc., a leading provider of wireless communications services. Elliott is currently the owner of Jerry Elliott Interests, LLC, a provider of strategic capital and operating leadership to select businesses. He most recently served as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer at The Weather Channel.


David M. Hall, BBA, MTax '85, JD '88 joined Riveron's Dallas office as an associate, where he will be responsible for supporting buy-side and sell-side due diligence, post-acquisition integration and support, and financial operation services. He was previously a forensic associate with KPMG Forensic Advisory Services. Riveron Consulting is a financial consulting firm serving private equity funds, firms that are growing through strategic acquisitions and companies seeking to maximize the value of business transactions. …