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 Set For ITA All-American Championships

Baylor women's tennis players Kiah Generette and Blair Shankle will take part in the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships, beginning Tuesday in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

M. Golf. Men’s Golf in Eighth at Jerry Pate

Baylor men’s golf is in eighth place at 13-over-par 573 after Monday’s two rounds of play at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate. The Bears shot 9-over-par 289 in the first round and improved in the second round to 4-over-par 284, placing them seven strokes back of the top-five entering Tuesday’s final round at The Old Overton Club.

M. Tennis. Rios, Bendeck Fall Short in Qualifying Draws

Baylor men's tennis senior and 87th-ranked Felipe Rios dropped a 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 decision to No. 119 Jeffrey Schorsch of Valparaiso at the Saint Francis Health System ITA Men's All-American Championships at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

Football. No. 3/4 Football Travels to Lawrence to Face Kansas

Baylor takes on Kansas in its first Big 12 road game of the season Saturday on FS1 at 11 a.m. CT.

A Place for Mom: Alcoholism in Seniors

Oct. 1, 2015
Article about alcoholism in senior citizens mentions Baylor psychology and neuroscience research from 2013 that found that alcohol tolerance weakens as people age. This leads to greater alcohol-related impairment and can create late onset alcoholism. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally in April 2013. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Austin American-Statesman: Carly Fiorina — Austin-born with deep Texas roots

Oct. 3, 2015
Article about the deep Texas ties of Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina quotes Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who was a student at Duke Law School of Fiorina’s father, the late Judge Joseph Sneed.

Health: Is ‘Phubbing’ Ruining Your Life? Take The Quiz

Oct. 2, 2015
A new study from researchers at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business surveyed a group of men and women in romantic relationships about the extent to which being distracted by their phones is affecting their bond. Researchers James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, found that when folks felt snubbed by their partner’s phone behavior, it created conflict, and also lead to less satisfaction in their relationships overall. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung: Castilleja: Trio of Hispanics have helped make our city even better

Oct. 3, 2015
Carlos Campos, B.A. (Biology) '77, M.D., is highlighted in an article about Hispanic men who have made significant contributions to New Braunfels, Texas, in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Campos has a private medical practice in New Braunfels and is very involved in his community, church and profession. He is an advocate for diabetes prevention and has traveled around the world speaking on the subject.

Baylor grad turns double-decker bus into rolling fundraiser for orphans’ needs

There’s a big, red, double-decker bus on campus today that has traveled to dozens of college campuses across the country over the last three years. At each stop, the bus galvanizes college students to raise money to serve orphans using items they have in their closets and drawers. Each campus contributes something that makes a […]

Christian artist Tedashii returns to Baylor, where he found his faith

If you listen to Christian radio, you’re likely familiar with Lecrae. The chart-topping artist is one of the biggest music stories of the year, his “Cinderella rise” having been propelled by coverage everywhere from Rolling Stone to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. But what do you know about Tedashii, Lecrae’s opening act for Friday’s concert at Waco Hall? First, you should […]

Expert panels highlight Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation dedication

Friday afternoon marked the dedication of Baylor’s new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. The Hankamer School of Business celebrated with a full day of events, beginning with a dedication ceremony in the morning followed by a “Leadership + Innovation Summit” in the afternoon that featured a “who’s who” of Baylor alumni. At the […]

Baylor neuroscience alumna passes LSAT — then chooses Air Force career

Maggie Courtney, BA ’11, could have been a scientist — perhaps a neurosurgeon. She also could have been a lawyer, a judge or a politician. But she wanted an even bigger challenge — so she became an Air Force navigator instead. 1st Lt. Margaret Courtney, as she should properly be addressed, got her bachelor’s in neuroscience from Baylor in 2011. […]

‘Curious and Curiouser’: Baylor Libraries to Recognize 150th Anniversary of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ with Annual Symposium

WACO, Texas (Oct. 5, 2015) – Baylor University Libraries will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the classic novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” written by Lewis Carroll, at its 2015 Baylor Libraries Symposium, “Alice at 150.”

New feature allows students to change degree or major via BearWeb

Beginning Wednesday, October 7, students will be able to request to change their majors, degrees and/or minors via BearWeb.

Baylor History Department Lecture to Analyze Relationship Between Turkey and Islamic State Group

WACO, Texas (Oct. 2, 2015) – Baylor University’s department of history in the College of Arts & Sciences and the Center for Global Engagement will welcome Sinan Ciddi, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor and director of the Institute for Turkish Studies at Georgetown University, for a lecture on the relationship between Turkey and the Islamic State group at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Treasury Room of Armstrong Browning Library.

Baylor Study: Cellphones Can Damage Romantic Relationships, Lead to Depression

WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2015) – Research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business confirms that cellphones are damaging romantic relationships and leading to higher levels of depression.