Meet Sparkey & Merrie Beckham – Recipients of the 2021 First Family of Baylor Award
To say that the Beckham family’s blood runs green and gold is an understatement! Their support of Baylor is a part of everyday life for the entire family, and they welcome everyone. The Beckhams have supported several endowed scholarships over the years and the student recipients have become good friends of the donors. In following his father’s lead, Sparkey graduated from Baylor in 1949. Merrie became the first recipient of Baylor’s Alumni By Choice decree in 1985. If you were to make a list of the family members the Beckhams have brought to Baylor, the number of Alumni By Choice Merrie has personally influenced, and the number of people who have are members of the Baylor Family because of the life and legacy of Sparkey and Merrie, you would be utterly amazed.