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. Golf. Women’s Golf in 13th Place at Northrop Grumman

Baylor women’s golf shot 26-over 310 in Monday’s second round at the Northrop-Grumman Regional Challenge, and the Bears are in 13th place with a two-round total of 45-over-par 613 at Palo Verdes Golf Club.

M. Golf. Men’s Golf Tied for Lead at Oak Hills Invitational

Baylor men’s golf is tied with Oklahoma for the tournament lead at 7-over-par 575 after Monday’s first two rounds of play at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational.

W. Basketball. Niya Johnson One of 10 Finalists for Lieberman Award

For the second straight season, Baylor point guard Niya Johnson is one of 10 players named as a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today.

W. Golf. Women’s Golf in 12th at Northrop Grumman

Baylor women’s golf is in 12th place after shooting 19-over-par 303 in Sunday’s opening round at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Golf Club.

Patheos: 1680: Climates of Revolt

Feb. 8, 2016
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), writes that much of the modern history of Protestantism worldwide has its roots in the climate catastrophe of 1675-85, especially in how famine and plague affected farming and trade and often coincided with religious persecution, exiles and revolts. This is the second in a series of article.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Diane Stafford: Don't use this word in your resume

Feb. 8, 2016
This business column by the Kansas City Star’s Diane Stafford features Anne Grinols, assistant dean for faculty development and college initiatives in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who advises job-seekers to avoid adding “multitasking” to their resumes. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story idea nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

The Baptist Standard: A passion to preach

Feb. 7, 2016
René Maciel, M.S.Ed (Educational Psychology) ’91, president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas and president of Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio, writes about the impact Baylor’s Truett Seminary had on him as it hosted black preaching conferences. “It is a different culture for me and a different style of worship, but we are the body of Christ, and God has used African-American preachers to teach me about the passion to preach,” he writes. He is a former assistant dean at Truett.

The CW, GA-BAMA: i5 web works Hires Jordan Dunnington as Social Media Manager

Feb. 3, 2016
Jordan Dunnington, B.A. (Journalism) ’13, was named social media manager for i5 web works in Dallas.

More BaylorProud artists & bands who have made names for themselves

Last summer, we compiled this list of 14 BaylorProud artists you should be listening to — singers and bands who have made names for themselves in recent years, and who, just like you, are Baylor Bears. Since then, you’ve brought to our attention eight more names that to check out. Here’s a quick rundown, starting with our updated Spotify playlist: Two former Uproar […]

Is Baylor the oldest university in Texas?

In the fall of 1844, when Texas was still its own country, the Texas Baptist Education Society petitioned the Republic of Texas to charter a Baptist university. And on Feb. 1, 1845, Baylor University was established in Independence, Texas. Today, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. That’s not to say Baylor is without […]

Baylor alum receives Texas Hospital Association’s highest honor

The ties between Baylor and the healthcare industry are almost too long to cover in a single blog post. Connections to Baylor College of Medicine and the Baylor Scott & White Health system provide excellent starting points for Baylor graduates, who benefit as students from multiple highly ranked programs that prepare them for careers in the field. […]

Undaunted by disability, Baylor Law valedictorian inspires all who know her

You may not know Allison Dickson, but many at the Baylor Law School do. In 2007, Allison graduated No. 1 in her class from Baylor Law, despite a daily battle with Werdnig-Hoffman disease, a type of spinal muscle atrophy. Allison’s parents learned their daughter had the disease when she was just 15 months old — […]

Baylor Theatre Presents ‘Mary Stuart: Historical Revival of Power and Passion’

WACO, Texas (Feb. 5, 2016) – Baylor University Theatre will begin the spring 2016 season with Friedrich Schiller’s "Mary Stuart," the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her sudden incarceration and pending execution at the hands of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.

Baylor Researcher Uncovers Ancient Wildebeest-Like Animal ‘Strange Adaptation’ Similar to Dinosaur

WACO, Texas (Feb. 4, 2016) – While studying fossilized skulls of Rusingoryx atopocranion, an extinct wildebeest-like animal, unearthed on Kenya’s Rusinga Island, researchers discovered that the mammal had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal dome similar to lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs that lived during the Cretaceous period.

Campus Diversity Committee Will Host Cultural Connection Celebration

WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2016) – The Campus Diversity Committee will host the 6th Annual Cultural Connection Celebration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Meyer Conference Center of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation (Foster 250).

Mosquito Expert on Zika Virus: ‘I Am Confident We Will See Transmission This Summer’

WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2016) – The World Health Organization (WHO) this week declared the Zika virus – a mosquito-borne illness – an international public health emergency.