Molly Ferguson (’82, Baylor Parent of ’08, ’17)
Senior Director, Parent Engagement
Favorite Bible Verse: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, s0 that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13, NIV)
Favorite thing about Baylor: It’s the traditions for me; Homecoming, Sing, the Bonfire, the Baylor Line, Pigskin, Independence, Sic ‘Em, Mass Meeting, the Bear Habitat, the Eternal Flame, Line Jerseys, Slime Caps…everything that passes the Baylor spirit down through the generations. From my grandparents to my parents to me to my children and hopefully to my grandchildren.
Favorite thing about Waco: Location, Location, Location – you can’t beat living in central Texas, with access to several major cities, in a town that has retained its small community feel even while experiencing phenomenal growth.
I don’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t a Baylor Bear. Our family is deeply connected to this institution, beginning with my grandparents who graduated in the early 1900s and my parents who graduated in the late 1940s. I learned to do a Sic ‘Em while sitting on my grandfather’s lap - he in a full three piece suit and tie, at Floyd Casey Stadium.
When the time came to make my own college decision, I toyed with the idea of attending another large institution south of Waco on I35, but knew that my heart was already attached to this place, and I felt an undeniable calling to this campus. I met my husband here and we moved away after his law school graduation to begin our lives and start a family.
We were fortunate to have two of our own children graduate from Baylor as well. (Two left the fold but that is a story for another time!) Thirty-five years after walking across the stage to receive my Baylor diploma, my husband and I returned to Waco, and I returned to campus to accept what would become the most remarkable job I’ve ever had.
God has consistently called me to this place and in each season of my life He has blessed me through my relationship with Baylor. This campus is part of my life story, a generational time capsule of sorts. Every inch of campus holds a memory of the past and a promise of the future. But what is even more remarkable is that many of you, arriving on campus with your students for your first time ever, feel this way too.
Baylor captivates all of us and pulls us into relationship. And this is why my job is so incredible: I get to build on that momentum and find ways to bring parents into a philanthropic relationship with this institution to support our mission, our students and ultimately our impact in the world for Christ. Incredible!
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