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.

W. Tennis. Women's Tennis Adds Three For 2015-16 Campaign

Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the addition of three student-athletes, Gabriela Ferreira, Rhiann Newborn and Elizabeth Profit to his 2015-16 roster Wednesday.

W. Soccer. Soccer’s Annual Meet The Bears Event set for Aug. 10

With the 2015 season quickly approaching, Baylor soccer will host its annual Meet The Bears event Monday, August 10, as BU faces Samford in an exhibition match at 6 p.m. CT.

W. Basketball. WBB's Wallace and U19 Teammates Claim Bronze Medal

The Australian Gems’ U19 team, claimed the bronze medal in the FIBA Under 19 Women’s World Championships on Sunday. The Gems defeated Spain, 69-62, to earn third place.

W. Basketball. WBB's Kristy Wallace Leads Australian U19 Team

Kristy Wallace led the Gems in both scoring and rebounding against the more experienced Russian team. She tallied 15 points and eight rebounds.

Kiplinger’s Retirement Report: Retirees, Consider This Valuable New Strategy for Passing IRAs to Your Heirs

July 31, 2015
Article on what kind of IRA account is best for parents to leave their children is based on a recent study in the Journal of Personal Finance by William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management, and Tom Potts, Ph.D., professor of finance, both at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers business research and faculty.)

KPCC-FM (Los Angeles/NPR): The Great Shrine Concert: A landmark gospel concert, 60 years later

July 30, 2015
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: In an unusual concert July 22, 1955, several “all-star” gospel musicians were recorded at a time when very few live recordings were made. Interviewed about the “Great Shrine Concert” is Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and director of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. Darden is an expert on what some scholars call the golden age of gospel. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in JPRNM.)

LegalNews.com (Detroit): ABA honors contributions to volunteer legal services with 2015 Pro Bono Publico Awards

July 29, 2015
Baylor Law School will be honored at the 33rd annual Pro Bono Publico Awards luncheon for its
“exceptional commitment to volunteer legal services for our most vulnerable citizens.” Baylor Law School has developed several pro bono clinic opportunities for law students and recently established Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals Immigration Clinic to assist undocumented young people with deportation relief. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Baylor School of Law.)

NewYork.com: 8 of Broadway’s Most Unlikely Success Stories

July 29, 2015
Christopher J. Hanke, B.A. Political Science ’98, is among a list of eight Broadway stars who took unconventional paths to the big stage. After graduating from Baylor, Hanke successfully applied for medical school but turned down admission in order to pursue a career in theater instead. He has performed in multiple Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including “Cry-Baby,” “Rent” and “In My Life.” He was most recently on the Great White Way in the 2011 revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

#FiveStarr: Celebrating fundraising highlights of President Starr’s 5 years at Baylor

Five years ago this summer, Ken Starr took office as Baylor’s 14th president. Since those early days, when he challenged Baylor Nation to join together to support student scholarships, Baylor has responded in record-setting numbers, providing for increased scholarships, game-changing facilities and more. “The momentous outpouring of generosity that, remarkably, continues unabated is really a story […]

Another sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2019

Last month, we shared a first look at at some of the freshmen who will be joining the Baylor family this fall. Judging from comments and shares on social media, it proved popular, so here we go with a few more fresh faces you might see more of over the next four years: * Best friends since […]

Recent grads give their Baylor experience high marks

We brag a lot about Baylor on this blog; after all, our name is “BaylorProud.” We believe that Baylor is a truly special place, where excellent teaching and advanced research takes place within a caring, Christ-focused community. Of course, we also believe you should be able to back up your bragging points. That’s one reason why Baylor […]

Baylor Film and Digital Media now its own department, thanks to transformative gift

For years, Baylor’s Film and Digital Media (FDM) program has been a well-respected part of the university’s Department of Communication. The program’s long line of successful graduates includes such notable names as John Lee Hancock, BA ’79, JD ’82 (director of The Blind Side, The Rookie and and Saving Mr. Banks), and 2014 Baylor Alumni of the […]

Truett Seminary Professor Urges Christians to “Walk through the Door” of Spiritual Opportunity

WACO, Texas (July 31, 2015) — God is leading each person through a goal of opportunity for service, said Joel Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary, in a keynote address July 26 to conclude the 21st Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa.

Baylor Civics Engagement Camp Offers Multi-faceted Learning

WACO, Texas (July 29, 2015) – More than 120 fifth- through ninth-graders are learning about civics and providing a rich resource for Baylor faculty research during the annual Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute. Running from Aug. 3-7, the camp is hosted by Baylor School of Education through a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.

Professional Selling Program Named One of Nation’s Best

WACO, Texas (July 29, 2015) – The Baylor Professional Selling program (ProSales) in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business was named to the Sales Education Foundation list of top university sales programs for the sixth year in a row.

Q&A with Baylor University Fulbright Recipient Jake Surges

WACO, Texas (Jul. 28, 2015) – Baylor University alumna Jake Surges is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Surges is a University Scholar and a Crane Scholar, an arm of the Institute for Faith and Learning. He received the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) and will spend the 2015-2016 academic year teaching English in Taiwan.