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White House Insiders [The Baylor Line]

by Hope Katz Gibbs
The Baylor Line
Fall 2001
Photo here of Nancy Dorn © Katherine Lambert

GEORGE W. BUSH OBVIOUSLY BELIEVES IN CONTINUITY. During his years as the governor of Texas, he tapped several Baylor alumni to hold key positions on his staff. And when he became the forty-third President of the United States in 2001, a handful of them were among those selected to follow him to Washington, D.C. What is it like to work in the White House? Pin on your security pass and prepare yourself for a tour of the executive branch’s corridors as these Baylor alums share their stories.

JOHN HOWARD, Class of 1985
Senior associate director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

NANCY DORN, Class of 1981
Assistant to Vice President Richard Cheney

TOM PRATT, Class of 1981
Speechwriter, White House Office of Lettered Messages

DON WILLETT, Class of 1988
Director of law and policy for the newly formed White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (OFBCI)

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Portrait in Excellence 2003 [The Baylor Line]

by Hope Katz Gibbs
The Baylor Line
Winter 2003
Photography by Danny Turner

At a black-tie banquet on January 31, 2003, the Baylor Alumni Association bestowed the Distinguished Alumni Award on four Baylor graduates, including Dr. Barbara Montgomery and Dr. Kenneth Carlile. Here’s why.

Dr. Dr. Barbara Montgomery, Class of 1965
Director, Holistic Nursing Consultants

Dr. Kenneth Carlile, DDS Class of 1973; PhD Class of 1996
Co-chair, The Carlile Companies

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Portraits in Excellence 2002 [The Baylor Line]

by Hope Katz Gibbs
The Baylor Line
Winter 2002
Photos by Dan Bryant

On January 25, 2002, The Baylor Alumni Association bestowed the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award on remarkable Baylor graduates at a black-tie banquet. By earning praise of their peers and colleagues, these leaders brought high honor to their alma mater.

Dr. John Riola, Class of 1968
Chief geophysicist at Texaco Worldwide Exploration_

Dr. Frank Newport, Class of 1970
Editor-in-Chief, The Gallup Poll

Dr. Joann Horton Goatcher, Class of 1952
Missionary physician in Southeast Asia

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Col. Maria Cribbs: Portrait in Excellence 2001 [The Baylor Line]

by Hope Katz Gibbs
The Baylor Line
Winter 2001
Illustration by Elizabeth Traynor

IT WAS FOUR IN THE morning on July 17, 1999 when Col. Maria Cribbs’ telephone rang. It was the National Military Command Center calling to inform the executive secretary to U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen that John E Kennedy Jr.‘s Piper Saratoga 11 aircraft was lost somewhere off Cape Cod. Cribbs jumped out of bed and sprang into action. Within minutes, she and other Department of Defense officials began the rescue and recovery process. There was no time to lose.

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"I get by with a little help from my friends," says Hope, who gives special thanks to:

• MICHAEL GIBBS, website illustration and design: www.michaelgibbs.com
• MAX KUKOY, website development: www.maxwebworks.com
• STEVE BARRETT, portrait of Hope on Bio page: www.stevebarrettphotography.com

Contact HOPE KATZ GIBBS by phone [703-346-6975] or email.

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