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.

Track. Trio Makes U.S. Olympic Trials Semifinals

On the first day of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, three athletes with Baylor ties all made the semifinals of their respective events in action at Hayward Field Friday.

M. Basketball. Basketball Announces July 4th Season Ticket Special

Baylor basketball has announced a promotion that will discount select season tickets based on Waco’s July 4th low temperature. The July 4th low as shown on weather.com will set the price for Super Fan season tickets for both men’s and women’s basketball.

W. Basketball. Basketball Announces July 4th Season Ticket Special

Baylor basketball has announced a promotion that will discount select season tickets based on Waco’s July 4th low temperature. The July 4th low as shown on weather.com will set the price for Super Fan season tickets for both men’s and women’s basketball.

Track. Track & Field At 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

The Baylor track and field team will be represented by nine current and former athletes at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, which start Friday and continue through July 10, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Daily Mail (United Kingdom): American parents have the largest 'happiness gap' between them and childless people than 22 other countries

June 29, 2016
American parents are generally unhappier than their childless counterparts in the United States, and the country has the largest 'happiness' gap of 22 industrialized countries, according to a study co-authored by Baylor. The reason the U.S. is “strikingly behind” is the relative lack of such policies as parental leave and flexible work schedules, said researcher Matthew Andersson, assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story and arranged the interview. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

San Juan Island (Washington) Update: Community Foundation Awards Scholarships

June 22, 2016
Emily Guard, a junior accounting major at Baylor University, was awarded a renewal of the Inskeep Legacy Scholarship given by the San Juan Island Community Foundation. The fund provides a permanent source of scholarships for the education of the island’s students.

The Baptist Standard: Baylor interim president cites continued improvements

June 30, 2016
Baylor is doubling the size of its counseling center’s staff and has trained about 600 employees as campus security authorities, Interim President David Garland reported in a June 29 letter to the faculty, staff, students and alumni. “We are daily working to ensure than our 16,000 students are safe . . . We are resolved to create a culture of accountability and respect across the entire campus and are refining processes and systems to ensure we respond rapidly and sensitively when students report incidents of interpersonal violence and seek our help.” Garland provided updates on how Baylor is responding to the 105 recommendations from the Pepper Hamilton law firm, which investigated the university’s responses to sexual violence complaints.

The Baptist Standard: Research shows U.S. parents less happy than childless people

June 29, 2016
American parents generally are not as happy as people who aren’t parents, while the United States has the largest “happiness gap” among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries, according to a study by researchers at Baylor, the University of Texas at Austin and Wake Forest University. A main reason is the relative lack of workplace “packages’’ of policies such as paid sick time, paid vacation, flexible work hours, and paid maternal or parental leave, said co-researcher Matthew Andersson, assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

What were Sam Houston’s connections to Baylor University?

No single name is more synonymous with Texas independence and statehood than legendary Texas general, president, governor and senator Sam Houston. Given Baylor’s position as Texas’ oldest continuously operating university, it seems only fitting that Houston would have strong ties to Baylor. Houston’s Baylor connection actually changed his life, and that of his family. The 1830s and 1840s were […]

Houston civil rights icon a longtime friend to Baylor

In his hometown of Houston, Rev. Bill Lawson is known as a legendary civil rights leader. He marched with Dr. Martin Luther King in the 1960s, and he has been a tireless advocate for the underserved for more than six decades. And for just as long, he has been a friend to Baylor University. That relationship […]

Eight ways Baylor researchers are fighting cancer

For most of us who are not scientifically-inclined, it’s easy to focus more on the beautiful exterior of the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) than to think about what goes on inside. But what’s going on inside the BSB could save your life, or the life of someone you love. Teams of Baylor professors and students are […]

Baylor’s Prince the No. 12 overall pick in 2016 NBA Draft

Taurean Prince, BSED ’16, came to Baylor four years ago with little acclaim or notice. He leaves with his degree in hand as one of the highest draft picks in program history. Thursday night, the Utah Jazz selected Prince with the the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft; once paperwork is complete, he will reportedly […]

Baylor EVP/Provost Greg Jones Announces Leadership Additions

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2016) – Baylor University Executive Vice President and Provost L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., has announced three leadership appointments in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Baylor Named 'Best Buy' in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017

WACO, Texas (July 1, 2016) – Baylor University has been named a "Best Buy" in the 2017 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Campus Facilities Observe Alternate Hours for Independence Day

WACO, Texas (June 30, 2016) – Most facilities on Baylor University’s campus will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day, and others will operate under alternate hours for the holiday weekend.

Think You Know The American Revolution? Read These Five Books This Fourth of July, Professor Says

WACO, Texas (June 30, 2016) — This Fourth of July marks the 240th anniversary of the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted. This year, in addition to firing up the grill and donning red, white and blue, why not pick up a book?