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. Equestrian. No. 3 EQ Falls in NCEA Quarterfinals to End Season

Needing just one point out of the last three rides, Baylor's third-seeded equestrian team came up empty and lost to sixth-seeded TCU by the slimmest possible margin in the NCEA National Championship quarterfinals Friday afternoon.

W. Tennis. Frusci Hired As New Women’s Tennis Assistant Coach

Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the addition of Chris Frusci as assistant coach Tuesday.

W. Basketball. Women’s Hoops Finalizes 2016-17 Non-Conference Slate

Baylor women’s basketball has finalized its 2016-17 non-conference slate, 17th-year head coach Kim Mulkey announced on Monday, June 27.

W. Tennis. Women’s Tennis Welcomes International Standout

Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the signing of Jessica Hinojosa Gomez of Guadalajara, Mexico, to a National Letter of Intent Monday.

Arkansas Online (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette): Trump Stumped by Jesus’ Answer to Disciples

June 25, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has been courting religious leaders, has drawn attention for his responses to the question about who exactly Jesus was and what is needed for salvation. Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, said that no one expects a “canned evangelic-sounding answer” when Trump faces religious questions, but the key is whether he can use personal language that rings true.

Bulldog Reporter: Lewis Public Relations Hires Ashton Brown as Associate, Promotes Shelby Tidwell to Senior Associate

June 29, 2016
Ashton Brown, BA (Journalism) ’16, was hired by Lewis Public Relations in Dallas as an associate. Shelby Tidwell, BA (Journalism) ’15, was promoted to senior associate. Brown previously interned for Baylor University Media Communications, Levenson Group, and McLennan Community College’s Office of Marketing and Communications. While at Baylor, she was twice recognized by faculty with an award for top public relations career portfolio and was named one of the “22 PR Rock Stars of the Future” by Arik Hanson of ACH Communications.

HealthDay: No Kidding: Childless Couples Happier

June 28, 2016
Parents in the United States generally are not as happy as those without children, with the major reason being the relative lack of workplace "packages'' of policies such as paid sick time, paid vacation, flexible work hours and paid maternal or parental leave, said co-researcher Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The U.S. also has the largest "happiness gap" among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries, according to the study, to be published in a forthcoming issue of the American Journal of Sociology. HealthDay is featured on more than 5,000 websites, among them CBS News, MSN Health Living, U.S. News & World Report and WebMD. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Outlook Series: Baylor's Sara Perry Identifies Keys to Managing Innovators

June 27, 2016
This story highlights a new study from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business that helps leaders better understand how to manage innovators, specifically scientists and engineers. “Our study suggests that leaders who understand how to manage their employees’ commitment to both their organizations and professions may be the most successful at motivating and retaining innovators,” said the study’s lead author, Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management. Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management served as coauthor. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Houston civil rights icon a longtime friend to Baylor

In his hometown of Houston, Rev. Bill Lawson is known as a legendary civil rights leader. He marched with Dr. Martin Luther King in the 1960s, and he has been a tireless advocate for the underserved for more than six decades. And for just as long, he has been a friend to Baylor University. That relationship […]

Eight ways Baylor researchers are fighting cancer

For most of us who are not scientifically-inclined, it’s easy to focus more on the beautiful exterior of the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) than to think about what goes on inside. But what’s going on inside the BSB could save your life, or the life of someone you love. Teams of Baylor professors and students are […]

Baylor’s Prince the No. 12 overall pick in 2016 NBA Draft

Taurean Prince, BSED ’16, came to Baylor four years ago with little acclaim or notice. He leaves with his degree in hand as one of the highest draft picks in program history. Thursday night, the Utah Jazz selected Prince with the the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft; once paperwork is complete, he will reportedly […]

Dr Pepper’s history preserved by a long line of Baylor grads

You know how much Baylor Bears love Dr Pepper. For years, we’ve served it all over campus, mixed it with ice cream every Tuesday, and even popped them open at weddings. Some even joke that the real reason Baylor moved to Waco was because administrators had heard about the drink’s invention the year before! But what […]

Campus Facilities Observe Alternate Hours for Independence Day

WACO, Texas (June 30, 2016) — Most facilities on Baylor University’s campus will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day, and others will operate under alternate hours for the holiday weekend.

Think You Know The American Revolution? Read These Five Books This Fourth of July, Professor Says

WACO, Texas (June 30, 2016) — This Fourth of July marks the 240th anniversary of the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted. This year, in addition to firing up the grill and donning red, white and blue, why not pick up a book?

Baylor University and Art Briles Issue Joint Statement Regarding Their Employment Relationship

WACO, Texas (June 24, 2016) – Baylor University and Art Briles have mutually agreed to terminate their employment relationship, effective immediately. Both parties acknowledge that there were serious shortcomings in the response to reports of sexual violence by some student-athletes, including deficiencies in University processes and the delegation of disciplinary responsibilities with the football program. Baylor is addressing these shortcomings and making ongoing improvements.

Baylor University and Art Briles Issue Joint Statement Regarding Their Employment Relationship

WACO, Texas (June 24, 2016) – Baylor University and Art Briles have mutually agreed to terminate their employment relationship, effective immediately. Both parties acknowledge that there were serious shortcomings in the response to reports of sexual violence by some student-athletes, including deficiencies in University processes and the delegation of disciplinary responsibilities with the football program. Baylor is addressing these shortcomings and making ongoing improvements.