Tuesday, 10 April 2012 by Ashley Corn
"If you want someone without passion and someone who doesn't love you, then you need to go to another school. Because the people here at Baylor are different." Phil Bennett, Defensive Coordinator at Baylor University said during the Central Texas Baylor Club's annual Spring Banquet last Thursday.
The Central Texas Baylor Club held their annual spring banquet at the Cathedral Oaks Event Center in Belton. The evening began with an introduction of the event from Sue Steakley and a prayer from Pam Taylor, when finished everyone got up to serve themselves a great dinner. During the meal the guests had the opportunity to listen to the talent of three theatre and music department students, Samantha Wendling, Sarah Beard, and Brittney Wooley from Baylor University. They each sang a solo and then ended their performance singing "Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend," as a trio.
Associate Dean for Special Programs, Dr. Elizabeth Vardamen and coach Phil Bennett each gave speeches about how special Baylor is and their wonderful experiences since being a part of the staff at the school.
The big talks of the night were of Robert Griffin III, the Heisman Trophy winner, and how much he means to the university and the new football stadium that will now give the football team an advantage like never before.
"These players," Bennett said speaking of the football team, "they have a passion I've never seen before and they give it their all. I'm proud to be their coach."
All of the money raised during the event went toward the Presidential Scholarship which will be given to exceptional graduate students. During the past six months, $5,000 have been raised for the scholarship, and was proudly presented to Dr. Dube Head of the Development Department at Baylor who will then choose the students that receive the highest amount of Financial Assistance.
The night concluded with everyone rising and joining hands to sing the school's Alma Mater, "The Good Ole Baylor Line."