The 'Fixer Upper' Chip Gaines with Houston Baptist University president Robert Sloan
Stewart Morris, Jerry & Lisa Simon
Jim & Sherry Smith, Robert Sloan
Anne Neeson, Craig Janies
Donna & Tony Vallone
Chip Ganes with husky 'Kiza'
Linda Davis, Bruce Williams
Linda & Archie Dunham
Mary Kate Carl, Ben Carl
Savannah Smith, Jim Smith Jr., Jaci Smith, Jimmy Smith
Steve & Becky Kerns
Steven & Katie Alaniz
Tadd Tellepsen, Chip Gaines, Jennifer Tellepsen
Pinky Pampell, Robert Sloan
Randy & Alex Sorrels, Bert Lohse
Roseann Rogers, Nikhil Shah
Guests peruse the silent auction.
What: Houston Baptist University annual Spirit of Excellence Gala.
Where: The Post Oak Hotel
PC Moment: Chip Gaines, former HGTV star of Fixer Upper and New York Times bestseller of the Magnolia Story, was the keynote speaker at Houston Baptist University’s annual Spirit of Excellence Gala where he discussed his career, family life, and his faith. The event raised $658,434 for university scholarships with 94 percent of students attending HBU receiving financial aid.
The night showcased the best of HBU and honored the pillars of the Houston community with including Janice and Bob McNair, Archie and Linda Dunham, Sherry and Jim Smith, Pinky Pampell and Colin Montgomerie.
Entertainment was provided by songbird Mon’Sher Spencer, an HBU graduate of 2008.
PC Seen: HBU president Robert Sloane, emcee Khambrel, Marshall, Randall Sorrels, Linda and Earle Higginbotham, Becky and Steve Kerns, Stewart Morris, Lisa and Jerry Simon, Sue and Robert Sloan, Mary and Vince Kickerillo, Kelli Kickerillo, Donna and Tony Vallone, Roseanne Rogers, Anne Neeson, Craig Janies and Katie and Steven Alaniz.