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.

M. Golf. Men’s Golf Places Fifth at 2016 Big 12 Championship

Baylor men’s golf carded a 4-over-par 292 final round at the 2016 Big 12 Championship to climb one spot and finish in fifth place at 30-over-par 1,182 at Whispering Pines Golf Club.

Softball. Softball Notches Explosive Sweep over Texas Tech

No. 20 Baylor softball (43-12, 13-4 Big 12) posted a season-high five home runs to take a 16-6 win over Texas Tech (23-29, 6-9 Big 12) in five innings on Sunday afternoon at Rocky Johnson Field.

M. Tennis. Tennis Hosts NCAA Selection Show Watch Party

Baylor's tennis teams will gather Tuesday afternoon to watch the 2016 NCAA Championship Selection Show at 4 p.m. CT. The watch party, which will be in the Stone Room at the Ferrell Center, is free and open to the public.

W. Tennis. Tennis Hosts NCAA Selection Show Watch Party

Baylor's tennis teams will gather Tuesday afternoon to watch the 2016 NCAA Championship Selection Show at 4 p.m. CT. The watch party, which will be in the Stone Room at the Ferrell Center, is free and open to the public.

Bay Today (North Bay, Ontario, Canada): North Bay's road map to prosperity

April 30, 2016
Article about the conclusion of a Baylor Focus Firm Partnership Project led by MBA students that formulated a plan for growth and improvement for the city of North Bay, Ontario, Canada. Quoted is Laurie Wilson, director of graduate programs in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who said the project’s scope was invaluable to the MBA students. “The opportunity to work with a municipality has been an incredible experience for the MBA students at Baylor University. This experience enabled students to see how business and public policy are integrally connected. We hope the City of North Bay finds useful discoveries within the students’ research.”

KCEN-TV (Waco, Killeen, Temple/NBC): Beat Faltering Faith: True Stories of Answered Prayer

April 28, 2016
Sue Huston, B.A. ’58, published “I Know God is Alive: He’s in My Kitchen,” a collection of true stories of answered prayer that shows hopeful Christians that God has an active role in the world today and always hears prayer. “These are true stories of prayer being answered,” Huston said. “Sometimes God answers with a caveat, and sometimes the answer is ‘no.’ But an important part of faith is recognizing that there is always a reason, and there is always an answer.”

KTRE-TV (Lufkin, Nacogdoches/ABC): PineCrest resident seeking reunion with students she met as Baylor dorm director

April 29, 2016
Doris Gage, who served as director of Collins Hall for 16 years beginning in 1979, will soon celebrate her 90th birthday, and PineCrest Retirement Community in Lufkin, where Mrs. Gage resides, has invited her former co-workers and student resident assistants to take part in a “Birthday Reunion Party” July 9. “Having lived at home during college, I always felt I missed something by not living on campus,” she said. “I was 55 years old when I interviewed for the assistant dorm director position. Even though they expressed doubts during the interview about hiring a former elementary school music teacher, I had barely returned home before they called to tell me I had the job,” Gage said.

Relevant Magazine: Research Finds that 90% of Americans Pray for Healing

April 29, 2016
Nine of 10 Americans have turned to prayer to heal themselves and others, according to a study by Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). “Outside of belief in God, healing prayer might be the most ubiquitous religious practice that there is. This might be one of the most prevalent forms of primary care medicine, and I don't say that lightly,” Levin said. “There's this hidden substrate of spirituality in this country, and by asking these questions, it uncovered something always there that was bubbling beneath the surface. This is not a marginal or minor expression. This is pretty ubiquitous.”
(Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally and arranged the interview. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

First-rounder Coleman among six Bears selected in 2016 NFL draft

Six Bears were selected in last week’s NFL draft — the school’s highest total in a single draft since 1987 — though only five of them played football at Baylor. Confused? Read on. Corey Coleman got things started, going in the first round (15th overall) to the Cleveland Browns as the first wide receiver selected in this year’s […]

Baylor AFROTC student earns prestigious Pentagon internship

What’s life like inside the Pentagon? One Baylor student is about to find out. Joseph Mabbitt, a senior Russian major and Baylor Air Force ROTC student, earned a highly-coveted internship at the Pentagon for this coming summer. He’ll be working in the Secretary of the Air Force/International Affairs office, which exists to “strengthen US and […]

Baylor MBA students’ plan offers hope to a city 1,700 miles from Waco

The city of North Bay, Ontario, was founded in 1891 because of its location along a main canoe route vital to the fur trade. Today, North Bay is a typical Canadian mid-sized city, with a strong sense of community, low cost of living, and home to two local colleges. But in recent years, the city’s population has dipped […]

Retiring as Publix CEO, Baylor alum leaves legacy of service

After more than four decades with the company, Baylor alumnus Ed Crenshaw, BBA '73, is retiring as CEO of Publix, one of the nation's five largest grocery retailers. Crenshaw joined the Florida-based supermarket chain shortly after graduating from Baylor and was named CEO in 2008.

Baylor’s Maness Elected to AACSB International Board of Directors

WACO, Texas (May 2, 2016) - Dean Terry S. Maness of Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Maness was elected to a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2016.

ExxonMobil Foundation Presents Baylor with $340,575 from Educational Matching Gifts Program

HOUSTON, Texas (April 29, 2016) – Baylor University has received $340,575 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2015 Educational Matching Gift Program. Representatives from ExxonMobil presented Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr with the check during an April 28 ceremony celebrating the generosity of ExxonMobil and the impact the contributions continue to have on the University. The ceremony was part of a “Baylor Day” held by Baylor alumni at ExxonMobil’s new campus in Houston.

The 2016 Annual President’s Concert Will Present German Master Johannes Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’

WACO, Texas (April 28, 2016) – The Baylor School of Music will host its annual President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Jones Concert Hall, located within the McCrary Music Building on Baylor’s campus. This year’s program will present German master Johannes Brahms, as he performs “A German Requiem, Op. 45.”

Baylor Debate Team Earns National Ranking

WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) – Baylor's intercollegiate debate team, known as the Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum, just completed its 2015-16 season with a top 20 national ranking. The team also qualified three smaller groups of two members each to compete at the National Debate Tournament (NDT).