ETBU Swaner

Around the State: ETBU player honored

Lya Swaner, an East Texas Baptist University graduate and softball player, has been named a Top 30 selection for NCAA Woman of the Year. She is the first female from ETBU to be named to the Top 30 and only the third from the American Southwest Conference. She was a four-year starter at catcher, and this year received the Tiger Award, ETBU’s top athletic designation. She graduated with a double major in chemistry and biology. Swaner will travel to Indianapolis for the ceremony Oct. 20.

Pamela Bryant has been pam bryant130Pamela Bryantnamed dean of the School of Science and Mathematics at Howard Payne University. A professor of chemistry, she joined the faculty in 2001.

Buckner Children and Family Services and Dillion International will present two free foster care and adoption information meetings at the Buckner office at 5200 Buckner Boulevard in Dallas. On Sept. 16, a Dillon representative will give an overview of adoption from China, Korea, Haiti, India, Hong Kong, Ghana and Colombia. A domestic adoption program for Texas families and adoption programs in Russia, Ethiopia and Honduras also will be discussed. For more information or to attend this meeting, call (214) 319-3426. On Sept. 19, a Buckner representative will give an overview of foster care and adoption options in Texas, including foster-to-adopt, Waiting Texas Children and domestic infant adoption programs. International adoption options also will be discussed. For more information or to reserve a place at the meeting, call (214) 319-3425.

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has announced a name change for its business school to the McLane College of Business in honor of Elizabeth and Drayton McLane Jr. and their family for their support of the university. The family has contributed to scholarships, lecture series and building projects at UMHB. The announcement was made at the school’s convocation ceremony.


College Hills Baptist Church in San Angelo, 60th, Oct. 13. Lakan Mariano is pastor.

Crystal Norris, fifth, as children’s director at First Baptist Church in Portland.


Felix Guerrero to the ministry at Primera Iglesia Bautista La Hermosa in Sterling City.

Jerry Rollins to the ministry at Calvary Baptist Church in Aransas Pass.

Tony Valdez to the ministry at Edmund Boulevard Baptist Church in San Angelo.

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