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. Volleyball. Volleyball Claims Five-Set Win vs. Northern Iowa

Baylor volleyball battled for a five-set win over Northern Iowa on Saturday afternoon at Colorado State’s Moby Arena. The Bears won the match 21-25, 25-23, 25-18, 22-25, 15-8 to claim the first victory of the Ryan McGuyre era.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Falls in Opener at No. 12 Colorado State

Baylor volleyball dropped its season opener at No. 12 Colorado State, 24-26, 18-25, 20-25, on Friday night at Moby Center. The Bears were playing their first match under new head coach Ryan McGuyre.

W. Soccer. Soccer Falls Late at Purdue, 2-1

Baylor soccer fell in a heartbreaker at Purdue, 2-1, Friday evening at Boilermaker Soccer Complex in the 2015 Boilermaker Challenge Cup.

General News. President Ken Starr Statement on Internal Inquiry, Next Steps

Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr released the following statement today, with respect to the university’s internal inquiry and next steps.

Al Jazeera America: Life or Death Journey: Hundreds of Immigrants Die in Texas Desert

Aug. 27, 2015
VIDEO: In this news story, Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and founder of Reuniting Families Project, describes how she and her forensic anthropology students have exhumed the remains of immigrants who were improperly interred in trash bags in cemeteries in Brooks County, Texas. Baker’s team works for numerous hours to identify those who died while crossing the border to return them to their loved ones. “We love them. We think of them as people. We treat them with respect. We remember where they come from. And, we remember that everyone is associated with a family somewhere that is grieving,” Baker said. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has been working with national media on Dr. Baker's work since 2013. Lewis covers faculty and research in the anthropology department.)

Cosmopolitan: If your friends don’t do this one thing, they’re probably a psychopath

Aug. 27, 2015
People with psychopathic traits are less likely to catch a yawn from the sleepy people around them because they tend to lack empathy, according to a Baylor study by Brian Rundel, a doctoral student in psychology and neuroscience at Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Rundel is quoted. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story and arranged the interview. She covers psychology research and faculty.)

Kiplinger: Boost Lifetime Social Security Payouts With the Spousal Benefit

Aug. 26, 2015
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this story discussing the benefits and strategic use of the spousal benefit. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

KWTX-TV (Waco): Waco: BU Journalism Student Says Va. Shooting Won’t Deter Him

Aug. 27, 2015
Danny Guerra, a sophomore studying public relations at Baylor University, says the on-air deaths of a Virginia reporter and her cameraman won’t stop him from pursuing a career in journalism. “It’s always terrifying when lives are lost in the field of journalism because that is something that…I want to go into myself,” Guerra said. Also interviewed is Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who believes Wednesday’s shooting won’t discourage students from a future journalism career.

Big dreams, bigger talent: No. 4-ranked Baylor football set to open 2015 season

One week from today, Baylor football will kick off the 2015 season at SMU (6 p.m., ESPN). Coming off back-to-back Big 12 titles, the Bears will begin the year ranked No. 4 in the nation — the program’s best-ever preseason ranking. Why so high? For starters, Baylor returns 17 of 22 starters from last year’s […]

Brad Paisley to headline Traditions Rally 2015

For several years now, Baylor students and the Waco community have celebrated the start of football season with a combined pep rally and concert known as Traditions Rally. In 2012, Texas country artist Cory Morrow headlined the event; in 2013, it was singer-songwriter Ben Rector; and last fall, it was former American Idol winner Phillip […]

Baylor grads serve ISIS refugees in northern Iraq

Not many Americans would willingly uproot their family to move to one of the world’s more dangerous and remote corners. But, Billy (BA ’95) and Dawn (BSEd ’98) Ray feel their calling so deeply that they couldn’t imagine not living in northern Iraq, where they have served with World Orphans since 2008. The Rays — Billy, […]

New Foster Campus impresses in its debut

The start of classes Monday also meant the debut of Baylor’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, the new home for the Hankamer School of Business. Built just down Third Street from the President’s Albritton House and across Bagby Avenue from East Village (map), the new facility offers 40% more square footage for business school students […]

“The Rise and Fall of Atticus Finch?” Examined in Event Hosted by the Baylor Law School

WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2015) – Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “To Kill a Mockingbird” has been a longstanding literary hero, but the publication of the sequel, “Go Set a Watchman,” leaves his hero status in question.

Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, BGCT Participate in ‘Passing of the Mantle’ Ceremony

DALLAS, Texas (Aug. 28, 2015) — The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) and the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT), also known as Texas Baptists, hosted a Passing of the Mantle building ceremony Wednesday at the BGCT, located at 333 North Washington Ave. in Dallas.

Details Announced about Brad Paisley’s Country Nation College Tour Presented By Zaxby’s

WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2015) – As the 2015 college football season kicks off, country music superstar Brad Paisley and IMG College will bring his show to Baylor University’s Fountain Mall on Friday, Sept. 11, as part of the university’s annual Traditions Rally.