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. Tennis. Women's Tennis Adds Three For 2015-16 Campaign

Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the addition of three student-athletes, Gabriela Ferreira, Rhiann Newborn and Elizabeth Profit to his 2015-16 roster Wednesday.

W. Soccer. Soccer’s Annual Meet The Bears Event set for Aug. 10

With the 2015 season quickly approaching, Baylor soccer will host its annual Meet The Bears event Monday, August 10, as BU faces Samford in an exhibition match at 6 p.m. CT.

W. Basketball. WBB's Wallace and U19 Teammates Claim Bronze Medal

The Australian Gems’ U19 team, claimed the bronze medal in the FIBA Under 19 Women’s World Championships on Sunday. The Gems defeated Spain, 69-62, to earn third place.

W. Basketball. WBB's Kristy Wallace Leads Australian U19 Team

Kristy Wallace led the Gems in both scoring and rebounding against the more experienced Russian team. She tallied 15 points and eight rebounds.

Baptist News Global: ‘Outsider’ history prepares U.S. Baptists for future, authors say

Aug. 3, 2015
In a new book, two Baylor professors write that for all Baptists’ diversity and predisposition to dissent, they are “well-positioned to thrive” as outsiders in America’s increasingly pluralistic, secular culture. Barry Hankins, Ph.D., professor of history in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, and Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., professor of history and associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, are authors of “Baptists in America: A History.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers history research and faculty.)

Hamburg Reporter: Sleep and Alzheimer’s: Better sleep may stave off memory loss

July 24, 2015
Michael Scullin, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences and the director of the Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, found in a study that “maintaining good sleep quality, at least in young adulthood and middle ages, promotes better cognitive functioning and serves to protect against age-related cognitive declines.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Scullin’s research to national outlets in January. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Mic: The Astoundingly Simple Secret That Makes Argentines the Best Texters in the World

July 31, 2015
This article focuses on the growing trend of voice and audio messages – in lieu of traditional texting – that people are adopting around the world. The story cites research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which revealed that college students spend an average of eight to 10 hours per day on their cellphones. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business. Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Roberts’ cellphone research to media in 2014.)

NBC News: NAACP to Embark on 860-Mile ‘Journey for Justice’ March

July 31, 2015
Baylor senior Erin Gaddis is mobilizing youth in Texas to push for reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act and the End Racial Profiling Act. Gaddis, a communication specialist major, is the Texas NAACP Youth and College Division president. She said millennials play an important role in shaping collective action on these issues.

Get hyped — just one month to Baylor football

One month from today, Baylor football will kick off the 2015 season at SMU (6 p.m., ESPN). The Bears’ No. 4 ranking in the preseason coaches poll is the best in program history, and of course Art Briles’ squad is coming off back-to-back Big 12 titles. If all that’s somehow not enough to get you excited for the […]

Six Flags designer — the ‘Walt Disney of Dallas’ — is a Baylor alum

If you’re a fan of roller coasters, water parks, musicals or aquariums, you should be a fan of Michael Jenkins. Many of the DFW area’s family entertainment options — and even some around the world — can be traced back to this Baylor alum, dubbed the “Walt Disney of Dallas.” A 17-year-old Jenkins first stepped into […]

#FiveStarr: Celebrating fundraising highlights of President Starr’s 5 years at Baylor

Five years ago this summer, Ken Starr took office as Baylor’s 14th president. Since those early days, when he challenged Baylor Nation to join together to support student scholarships, Baylor has responded in record-setting numbers, providing for increased scholarships, game-changing facilities and more. “The momentous outpouring of generosity that, remarkably, continues unabated is really a story […]

Another sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2019

Last month, we shared a first look at at some of the freshmen who will be joining the Baylor family this fall. Judging from comments and shares on social media, it proved popular, so here we go with a few more fresh faces you might see more of over the next four years: * Best friends since […]

Baylor Launches Online Ticket Sales for Major Fall University Events

WACO, Texas (Aug. 3, 2015) - In a continuing effort to provide alumni, parents and the general public with a convenient online ordering system for Family Weekend and Homecoming special events, Baylor University will launch event ticket sales at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Martin Museum of Art Names New Director

WACO, Texas (Aug. 3, 2015) – Allison Chew Syltie has been named the new director of Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art, effective Aug. 3. Syltie will succeed Karin Gilliam, who has served as the director of the Martin Museum of Art for the past 10 years. Gilliam will serve as the museum’s Director Emeritus and will work on special outreach projects in a part-time capacity.

Q&A with Baylor Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute Participant Tim Campbell

WACO, Texas (Aug. 3, 2015) – Baylor University junior Tim Campbell of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, was honored recently as one of 10 students nationwide selected to attend the prestigious Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute.

Truett Seminary Professor Urges Christians to “Walk through the Door” of Spiritual Opportunity

WACO, Texas (July 31, 2015) — God is leading each person through a goal of opportunity for service, said Joel Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary, in a keynote address July 26 to conclude the 21st Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa.