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. 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.

W. Basketball. WBB's Kristy Wallace Leads U19 Team to Semifinals

Kristy Wallace delivered a solid game for the Aussie squad, scoring 12 points, nine of which came in the first half, and adding four rebounds and four assists in 21:16 minutes of action.

Government Security News: Congress Urged to Take Action on Global Crisis in Religious Persecution

July 25, 2015
A bipartisan group of national thought leaders, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, has called upon Congress to take action to develop a national strategy addressing the tragic global crisis in religious freedom. With the catastrophic state of international religious persecution, violence and terrorism, a deficient foreign policy will have dire consequences for religious minorities worldwide as well as for U.S. national security.

KTVT-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth/CBS): Welcome To Texas: Unusual Pronunciation

July 24, 2015
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: This story about the unusual pronunciations of cities and counties in Texas mentions a “great resource for any resident" -- the Texas Almanac Pronunciation Guide, assembled in the late 1940s by legendary speech communications professor George Stokes, who earned his M.A. from Baylor in 1947. Stokes passed away in July 2001. He was often referred to as the "Voice of Baylor" for the many years he spent as the public address announcer for Baylor football and basketball games and master of ceremonies for All University Sing and Pigskin Revue.

NASDAQ: Titanium Announces the Addition of Debbie Woods to Board of Directors and Appointed as Chief Marketing Officer

July 24, 2015
Titanium Healthcare Inc. has named Debbie Woods, B.A. Speech Communication ’80, J.D. ’82, to its board of directors and also appointed her as chief marketing officer. Woods successfully launched Titanium’s "Personalized Medicine" platform that focuses on pharmacogenomics testing ("PGx"), the study of the role of genetics in drug response.

Parents Magazine: Best Gifts for 1-Year-Olds

July 27, 2015
Joyce Nuner, Ph.D., assistant professor of child development and family studies in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, says that gifts such as shape sorters and peg toys help children with hand-eye coordination and fine motor development. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers family and consumer sciences research and faculty.)

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 […]

Devoted alumna Sue Getterman honored as ‘Regent Emerita’

Over the years, Ted (BBA ’49, JD’ 51) and Sue (BA ’50) Getterman’s support of Baylor has impacted virtually every area of campus. The Getterman name might stand out most for its connection to Baylor softball, where their lead gifts helped turn Getterman Stadium and the Getterman Indoor Softball Facility from dreams into realities, but the couple has also […]

President Starr joins group in urging Congress to act on worldwide religious persecution

In a 1920 sermon delivered on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., the legendary George W. Truett, AB 1897, proclaimed the historic Baptist emphasis on the need for religious liberty. “This is the chiefest contribution that America has thus far made to civilization,” the Baylor graduate and longtime pastor of First Baptist Dallas told […]

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.

Baylor Mourns Passing of Incoming Freshman

WACO, Texas (July 27, 2015) - Baylor University is mourning the tragic passing of incoming freshman Alger Ben Baker III, who died in a car accident July 25 in Plano.

Baylor Regents Approve $26 Million Renovation of Hankamer Cashion Complex, Celebrate Major Gift

WACO, Texas (July 24, 2015) – At its annual summer meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents approved $26 million to renovate the Hankamer Cashion Complex and celebrated the announcement of a historic $10 million gift that will catapult the stature of the department of communication sciences and disorders.

Baylor Regents Approve $26 Million Renovation of Hankamer Cashion Complex, Celebrate Major Gift

WACO, Texas (July 24, 2015) – At its annual summer meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents approved $26 million to renovate the Hankamer Cashion Complex and celebrated the announcement of a historic $10 million gift that will catapult the stature of the department of communication sciences and disorders.