Alumni, Parents and Friends

Baylor alumni, parents and friends share a family bond rooted in over 170 years of rich history. Whether you enjoy connecting with other Baylor alumni and parents through Baylor Alumni Network and other events in your area or through publications like Baylor Magazine, social media tools, or campus events like Family Weekend and Homecoming, your role in the family is a vital one. From young grads to members of the Heritage Club and from first-generation parents to those whose Baylor legacies go back many years and to friends new and old, this page provides you with important resources and reminders to make your Baylor connections even more meaningful.

Football. Rhule Addresses Packed House for Kickoff Luncheon

Stopping short of making a prediction, Baylor football coach Matt Rhule told a packed house for Tuesday’s Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce Kickoff Luncheon that “we’ve got a really, really strong group of young people that want to go play.”

W. Equestrian. Equestrian Announces 2017-18 Schedule

WACO, Texas – Baylor equestrian released its 11-meet schedule for the 2017-18 season, announced Monday by first-year head coach Casie Maxwell.

W. Basketball. Emerging Opals Move to 2-0 Tuesday

Baylor senior Kristy Wallace and the Emerging Opals moved to 2-0 in Group D of the 2017 World University Games with a 69-47 victory against Argentina early Tuesday morning inside University Taipei Tianmu Gymnasium.

M. Basketball. Jerome Tang Promoted to MBB Associate Head Coach

Baylor men’s basketball head coach Scott Drew announced Tuesday that Jerome Tang has been promoted to associate head coach. Tang is entering his 15th season as an assistant on Drew’s staff.

Baylor Business: Baylor University Student Group Receives Prestigious Award from World’s Largest HR Association

Aug. 21, 2017
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2016-2017 Merit Award designation to the Baylor University SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members. Of the 327 student chapters from across the United States, Baylor was one of 149 winners. Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management in Hankamer School of Business and faculty adviser, said that leaders of the Baylor group have worked hard to build “a strong student organization that brings value to its members, fosters community and welcomes upperclassmen and underclassmen to come explore the HR field.”

Baylor Magazine: Survivors Share Stories, Lessons in New Institute for Oral History Project

Aug. 21, 2017
Survivors of some of the last half-century’s worst atrocities now have their stories and firsthand experiences preserved for future generations through a special Baylor Institute for Oral History (IOH) project, the Survivors of Genocide project, commissioned and funded by the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. “When we hear about genocide, we see numbers, often graphic numbers, and hear reports of atrocities,” said Stephen Sloan, Ph.D., B.B.A. ’90, M.A. ’98, Baylor IOH director and assistant professor of history. “What can be lost is the human experience. What is it like for an individual to encounter this and continue to live a life? What oral histories and this project bring is that human experience—someone touched as closely as you can be by an event, relating it to you to help us understand.”

ChurchMilitant.com: The Anti-Catholic History of the KKK

Aug. 18, 2017
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and co-director of Program on Historical Studies of Religion in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, is quoted in this article about how the KKK, following the end of the Civil War, transformed into a paramilitary group bent on fighting Reconstruction and the advancement of African-American, Jews and Catholics.

Hometown by Handlebar: Temple Houston: Standing in the Shadow of Sam

Aug. 15, 2017
Temple Houston, son of Sam Houston, was one of 10 ten students to graduate from Baylor University in 1878. After Baylor, he became the youngest practicing attorney in Texas at age 21 and the youngest state senator in Texas history at age 24. This blog post details his controversial personal life and numerous accomplishments, including winning a shooting contest against Billy the Kid.

New school year debuts newly renovated Martin Hall

With the start of the new school year Monday also came the debut of a newly renovated Martin Hall, which had been closed for the past year as the Baylor residence hall received some serious upgrades. Among them: updated rooms with new furniture, lighting and fixtures; additional space for studying and socializing; a new apartment […]

Move2BU crew welcomes Baylor’s Class of 2021

Baylor’s not the only school in the country where volunteers line up to help new students move into their residence halls — but it’s hard to believe any school does it better. Wednesday and Thursday, more than 3,400 new Baylor students (both freshmen and transfers) were helped into their new homes by more than 2,800 […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “We just can’t wait to see what God does with her life.”

Dad: “This is our first. We just can’t wait to see what God does with her life. We’re just really excited about this next chapter of her life. It’s a day of great excitement for us, and pride, and a little bit of nervousness.” Mom: “First time I stepped on this campus, I stopped and […]

Top 10 pieces of advice from alumni for Baylor freshmen

On Facebook earlier this week, Baylor asked a simple question of the university’s 200,000+ followers: What one piece of advice would you share with #Baylor freshmen on their first day of college? Baylor alumni and others were quick to respond, sharing more than 5,000 words worth of wisdom. Feel free to read through all their advice […]

MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Inspired Response from Black Gospel Artists

WACO, Texas (Aug. 22, 2017) - As the 54th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech approaches, Robert Darden, professor of journalism and founder and director of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project (BGMRP), says King’s speech was fertile ground for creative expression by black gospel artists recording in the years after 1963.

This Week at Baylor: Aug. 20-26, 2017

WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable concerts, lectures and events, including a performance by Christian songwriter Kari Jobe, the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Baylor VETS lounge and a talk with artist John McClanahan about his latest exhibit in the Martin Museum of Art.

Baylor Campus Kitchen Volunteer Speaks at D.C. Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 17, 2017) – Of the more than 60 universities with a Campus Kitchen, Baylor University was one of only two schools asked to lead a workshop at the 2017 Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) Boot Camp last week in Washington, D.C.

Baylor Freshmen Welcomed to Campus with a Hymn Written for Them

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – Nine years ago, when Baylor University’s chaplain Burt Burleson, D.Min., wrote a hymn dedicated to the class of 2012, he didn’t realize it was the beginning of a tradition. Now, nearly every incoming Baylor freshmen who attended the opening sessions of New Student Orientation at Baylor has learned the learned the hymn – “Love the Lord Our God” – written specifically for their class.