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.

Baseball. No. 5 Baseball Begins Big 12 Championship vs. No. 4 WVU

No. 5 seed Baylor baseball beings the 2017 Phillips Big 12 Baseball Championship at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark Wednesday vs. No. 4 West Virginia at 9 a.m. CT on FOX College Sports.

W. Golf. Women’s Golf Tournament Run Ends in Quarterfinals

Baylor women’s golf saw its run end in the 2017 NCAA Championships match play quarterfinals, as the Lady Bears fell 3-2 to No. 1-ranked Stanford on Tuesday morning at Rich Harvest Farms.

W. Tennis. Shankle Begins NCAA Singles Action Wednesday

Baylor women’s tennis senior and Big 12 Conference automatic qualifier Blair Shankle begins 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Singles Championship play at 8 a.m. (CT) on Wednesday, May 24, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga. No. 3-ranked and No. 5 overall seed Shankle will face Tennessee’s Brittany Lindl in the opening round.

Baseball. Baseball Coach Rodriguez Named Big 12 Coach of the Year

Baylor baseball garnered a league-high 15 end-of-season Big 12 Conference honors, including Steve Rodriguez being named Big 12 Coach of the Year and Montana Parsons earning Co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. BU also landed a co-league-high 13 players on the All-Big 12 teams (West Virginia also had 13).

Baylor Law School: Baylor Law Hosts Second Annual Business Law Boot Camp

May 8, 2017
Students at Baylor Law School earned three credit hours in one week at the second annual Baylor Business Law Boot Camp, where experienced lawyers from across the nation offered advice and instruction.

FOX 19-TV (Cincinnati, Ohio): Top Computer Programmers Representing 133 Universities Compete at IBM-Sponsored ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest

May 22, 2017
Baylor University serves as the headquarters for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), which is underway in Rapid City, South Dakota. Known as the "Battle of the Brains," the ICPC serves as a proving ground for top collegiate programmers, challenging them to solve a series of complex real-world problems in just five hours. Quoted is Bill Poucher, Ph.D., professor of computer science in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, who serves as ICPC executive director.

KXAN-TV (Austin, TX): Former Voice contestant uses spotlight to inspire young artist

May 22, 2017
VIDEO: Former “The Voice” contestant Holly Tucker, B.A. (Communications) ’15, is featured in this story about how a little girl who loved bedtime songs evolved into a country music singing sensation and how she inspires young musicians and patients in children’s hospitals.

News Deeply: Researchers Race to Understand Black Carbon’s Impact on Thawing Tundra

May 22, 2017
A feature story on research conducted in the Arctic by Rebecca Sheesley, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science in the College of Arts & Sciences, and former environmental science doctoral student Tate Barrett. Their research consisted of analyzing black carbon, also known as soot, to detect the presence of radioactive carbon isotopes in order to tell whether the soot came from ancient carbon, such as fossil fuels, or newer sources, such as forest fires.

Thank you, Dr. Garland!

If you want to get a sense of David Garland’s place in the Baylor family, just read through the comments left on Facebook earlier this month when Baylor Regents announced the establishment of a $5 million scholarship fund at Truett Seminary in his honor. Over and over again, you’ll see one phrase pop up: “servant leader.” And […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I can stand on my own now because of everything I’ve done at Baylor.”

[We interviewed you last fall! What’s changed for you since then?] “My confidence in myself. I was always confident in myself, but I wasn’t always sure I’d be ready to graduate. You know what? Waking up this morning, I was. It felt right. I have the confidence I’ll be able to support myself and do […]

10 Baylor alumni leading Downtown Waco’s revitalization

If you’ve visited Downtown Waco recently, chances are you’ve seen a new business or building and thought, “That wasn’t here last time,” or “A lot has changed downtown since I was a student!” That even happens with those of us who live here. Downtown Waco is hot right now, and countless Baylor alums are at […]

Baylor professors of the year come from all across the arts and sciences

We’ve reached the end of another academic year at Baylor, when final grades are submitted, seniors are graduated — and Baylor’s professors of the year are named. The Collins Outstanding Professor Award is voted on each year by the outgoing senior class and includes a cash prize of $10,000. Past Collins Professors include Dr. Tom Hanks (1998), […]

Everyone Likes A Discount. But Is Customized Pricing The Way To Go?

WACO, Texas (May 23, 2017) – Everyone likes a discount, right? And a discount tailored to your specific purchase patterns sounds even better. But is this approach effective?

What Zombies Can Tell Us about Ourselves: Baylor Professor and Author Talks about ‘Living with the Living Dead’

WACO, Texas (May 23, 2017) — Quick, before it’s too late: May is Zombie Awareness Month — so it’s high time for people to prepare for a zombie pandemic. But that’s more than a heads-up for those who are passionate about zombies. Those who yawn at the notion of the walking dead also have reason to take notice, says pop culture critic Greg Garrett, Ph.D., of Baylor University.

Baylor Graduate Selected for Prestigious Fulbright ETA to Spain

WACO, Texas (May 22, 2017) – Recent Baylor University graduate Katerina Levinson has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Spain. Levinson was a University Scholar in Baylor’s Honors College and earned her B.A. magna cum laude earlier this month.

Baylor Junior to Study in U.K. at Fulbright Summer Institute

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – Luke Pederson, a rising junior University Scholar in the Honors College at Baylor University, has received a place with a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Durham University in England. The Fulbright Summer Institute is one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.