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. Tennis. Men's Tennis Sweeps Sunday Doubleheader

The fourth-ranked Baylor men's tennis team remained perfect at home in 2017 with shutout wins against No. 28 Memphis and Prairie View A&M Sunday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

W. Basketball. WBB falls in overtime to Mississippi State during Elite Eight

Kalani Brown scored 27 points and Nina Davis had 18 for the Lady Bears, but in the end it would not be enough as top-seeded Baylor fell to No. 2 seed Mississippi State 94-85 in overtime Sunday during the Elite Eight.

Acrobatics & Tumbling. No. 1 A&T Tops No. 8 Gannon

The top-ranked and defending national champion Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling team (4-1) defeated the eighth-ranked Gannon Golden Knights 287.825-271.320, at the Ferrell Center on Sunday afternoon.

Baylor Lariat: Students aim to bring clean water to world

March 12, 2017
The Baylor African Student Association (ASA) collaborated with the Water Project Foundation to help people in impoverished communities have easier access to clean water. They have raised nearly $3,000 in the past two years, primarily through their take-a-date and “A Night in Africa” fashion show. “It’s held really closely to us because we know that these differences actually do matter and it happens to people that we know and love,” said Mima Fondong, president of the ASA.

Health Care Communication News: Millennials unprepared to serve as ‘ethical conscience’ in PR

March 17, 2017
A Baylor University study led by Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in the College of Arts & Sciences, found that most millennial public relations professionals are shying away from roles as a conscience within their organizations. Only a third agreed that they feel prepared for that role – and most don’t expect to encounter ethical dilemmas. Study findings show the need for mentoring, college ethics courses and workplace training, Neill said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this research nationally.)

Herald-Whig (Quincy, IL): 'Needs and challenges' addressed at manufacturing conference

March 16, 2017
Van Gray, Ph.D., professor of management, director of strategic planning and accreditation and associate director for the Center for Non-Profit Studies at Baylor, spoke about industrial supply chains at the inaugural Tri-State Manufacturing Conference hosted by John Wood Community College.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Didn't it Rain?

March 19, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features the close-harmony groups of the 1940s, who created a distinctive sound, using their voices to emulate bass guitars, drums and even trains, as heard on the track "Didn't it Rain" by the Southern Harmonizers. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s exciting, kind of not knowing what’s coming next…”

[As a senior, are you scared or excited?] “A little bit of both. Ask me in about a month, and hopefully it will be a little more excited than scared. Once more of the (hopefully) acceptances — maybe rejections — kind of start rolling back in, so it’s a little bit less of this limbo […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “It feels like one big family…”

“I’m a third-year grad student. I’ve had a really good time [at Baylor]. It’s kind of hard thinking about the fact that I have to leave, because it’s like a little utopia. I like how it’s a nurturing environment that isn’t too laissez faire. You still have people to help you, but you’re given a […]

Why are green and gold Baylor’s official school colors?

In the spring of 1897, Baylor officials tasked a committee of students with selecting the right school colors. If you know anything about Baylor, you probably know what they decided — the green and gold we still fling today. But do you know why they selected those colors to represent all things Baylor? Here’s how it […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “People wanted to see me thrive academically, spiritually, socially…”

“I originally came to Baylor because I was interested in studying medicine and was going pre-med, but as I started taking classes here and grew more and more in my faith, I realized it was a decision I made for all the wrong reasons. “Fortunately, through the University Scholars program, I switched to studying linguistics […]

Baptist World Alliance Leader Will Present the 2017 Willson-Addis Lecture

WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – Neville Callam, Ph.D., general secretary and chief executive officer of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), will present this year’s Willson-Addis Lecture at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28.

On National Medal of Honor Day (March 25), Baylor Remembers WWII Heroes Kane and Lummus

WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – Baylor University can count among its thousands of alumni many who could be regarded as heroes – from missionaries, teachers, doctors and nurses to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who served faithfully and heroically in defense of freedom. On March 25, America commemorates the 3,498 individuals who were bestowed the Medal of Honor – the nation’s highest award for valor in action against an enemy force – on National Medal of Honor Day.

This Week at Baylor – March 26-April 1

WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – This week, Baylor University is hosting several notable speakers, concerts and events including Browning Day at the Armstrong Browning Library, Movies with MA featuring “The Shack” and BURST URSA Scholars Week.

Baylor Mock Trial Places Second in Regional Tournament, Continues to Nationals

WACO, Texas (March 23, 2017) – The Baylor undergraduate mock trial team is headed to nationals after placing second in the Opening Round Championship Series for the American Mock Trial Association, held in Memphis, Tennessee from March 17-19.