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. Basketball. Motley Named Baylor MBB's First Consensus All-American

Baylor basketball forward Johnathan Motley is on the Associated Press All-America second team, the organization announced Tuesday. With the recognition, Motley becomes Baylor's first consensus All-America selection.

Acrobatics & Tumbling. A&T’s Sturm Named NCATA Player of the Week

Baylor acrobatics & tumbling junior back/base Lauren Sturm was named National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Player of the Week, the organization announced Tuesday.

M. Basketball. MBB's Freeman to Graduate and Transfer

Baylor fourth-year junior guard Al Freeman will graduate and transfer at the end of the spring semester, head coach Scott Drew announced Monday. As a graduate transfer, Freeman will be eligible immediately at another institution.

W. Basketball. Jones Invited to State Farm 3-Point Championships

Senior guard Alexis Jones will compete in the 2017 State Farm 3-Point Championships at Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix on Thursday, March 30 at 9 p.m. (CT). She is one of eight top shooting talents invited to showcase her skills live in the Marine’s Women’s 3-Point competition on ESPN.

AllGov.com: Executive Director of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: Who Is Melissa Rogers?

March 24, 2017
Feature on Melissa Rogers, B.A. (History) ’88, who served as executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships from March 2013 through the end of the Obama administration. Before he left office, President Obama appointed Rogers to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. She also returned to her position as non-resident fellow with the Brookings Institution and began teaching a course in Transformational Leadership at Yale University Divinity School.

Baylor Lariat: Churches to attend ‘The Gathering’ at stadium

March 27, 2017
Churches of various denominations will assemble in McLane Stadium for prayer and worship on April 9 in Baylor’s McLane Lane Stadium. Two years ago, The Gathering made history by being the largest assembly of Christians in the history of Waco, attracting about 35,000 people.

Breakpoint: Hope for the Homeless: Keep Christians in the Public Square

March 28, 2017
AUDIO: Eric Metaxas, a best-selling author, speaker and nationally syndicated radio host, speaks about the importance of keeping Christians in the public square, focusing on recent research by Byron R. Johnson, Ph.D., co-founder of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and William Wubbenhorst, a non-resident ISR fellow, about the quantity and quality of the work that faith-based organizations do for the homeless day in and day out. Their research found that FBOs are “at the forefront of innovation” in helping to transform homeless people and their families through a variety of education, healthcare, job training and addiction recovery services.

Equestrian claims Baylor’s third Big 12 title of 2017

While many eyes were on March Madness basketball last weekend, the Baylor equestrian team was busy winning the university’s third Big 12 title of 2017. Head coach Ellen White’s squad hosted this year’s Big 12 Championship at the Willis Family Equestrian Center, and the Bears kept the trophy right here in Waco by winning their third conference […]

#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 […]

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.