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. Basketball. WBB Lauren Cox a Naismith Trophy Semi-finalist

Baylor signee Lauren Cox has been selected as a semi-finalist for the 2015-16 Naismith High School Trophy presented by Hilton Worldwide, one of just 10 players nationally to earn the honor.

W. Equestrian. EQ's Gasser and Demel Earn NCEA Rider of the Month Honors

No. 4 Baylor Equestrian had two riders named as the National Collegiate Equestrian Association’s January Riders of the Month, recognizing standout performances from the past month of collegiate competition, announced by the association on Wednesday morning.

M. Tennis. Lenz Tabbed Big 12 Player of the Week

For the second time in 2016, Baylor men's tennis senior Julian Lenz was named the Big 12 Player of the Week by conference officials Wednesday.

W. Golf. Women’s Golf Finishes 14th in Northrop Grumman

Baylor women’s golf shot 16-over 300 in Tuesday’s final round, falling one spot to 14th place and carding a final score of 68-over-par 920 at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Golf Club.

Arkansas Business: Hendrix College Creates Position to Focus on Diversity, Inclusion

Feb. 8, 2016
Hendrix College education professor Dionne B. Jackson, Ph.D. (Education), ’10, will become the private college's first vice president for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer beginning July 1.

NASDAQ: Options Still Available for Couples to Boost Social Security Benefits

Feb. 3, 2016
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about the most beneficial ways to claim social security benefits. Reichenstein comments about one-earner couples and how they may lose out under the new Social Security rules.

Science Daily: Ancient wildebeest-like animal shared 'bizarre' feature with dinosaur

Feb. 4, 2016
While studying fossilized skulls of an ancient wildebeest-like animal called the Rusingoryx atopocranion, Daniel Peppe, Ph.D., associate professor of geology in Baylor's College of Arts and Sciences, and a team of researchers discovered the mammal had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal dome similar to lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs that lived during the Cretaceous period. Their research findings appear in the journal “Current Biology.” (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications covers research and faculty in the geology department.)

Baylor grad named president of influential Christian publisher

A Baylor alum who started in the stockroom of a growing company in the 1980s is now the president and COO of that same company — which just so happens to be the largest private publisher of Christian books in the world. Last month, Jeff Johnson, BS ’85, was named president and chief operating officer of […]

More BaylorProud artists & bands who have made names for themselves

Last summer, we compiled this list of 14 BaylorProud artists you should be listening to — singers and bands who have made names for themselves in recent years, and who, just like you, are Baylor Bears. Since then, you’ve brought to our attention eight more names that to check out. Here’s a quick rundown, starting with our updated Spotify playlist: Two former Uproar […]

Is Baylor the oldest university in Texas?

In the fall of 1844, when Texas was still its own country, the Texas Baptist Education Society petitioned the Republic of Texas to charter a Baptist university. And on Feb. 1, 1845, Baylor University was established in Independence, Texas. Today, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. That’s not to say Baylor is without […]

Baylor alum receives Texas Hospital Association’s highest honor

The ties between Baylor and the healthcare industry are almost too long to cover in a single blog post. Connections to Baylor College of Medicine and the Baylor Scott & White Health system provide excellent starting points for Baylor graduates, who benefit as students from multiple highly ranked programs that prepare them for careers in the field. […]

Political Science Department Screening 'Rejection: The Fight For Ukraine'

WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2016) – The 2015 documentary "Rejection: The Fight for Ukraine" will show from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Draper Academic Building, Room 152.

VeinViewer Vein Finding Technology Gifted to Baylor Nursing School

DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 9, 2016) – The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing recently received an in-kind gift from Christie Medical Holdings, Inc. of a VeinViewer Vision HD, a vein finder technology for use in the nursing school simulation lab.

Baylor Theatre Presents ‘Mary Stuart: Historical Revival of Power and Passion’

WACO, Texas (Feb. 5, 2016) – Baylor University Theatre will begin the spring 2016 season with Friedrich Schiller’s "Mary Stuart," the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her sudden incarceration and pending execution at the hands of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.

Baylor Researcher Uncovers Ancient Wildebeest-Like Animal ‘Strange Adaptation’ Similar to Dinosaur

WACO, Texas (Feb. 4, 2016) – While studying fossilized skulls of Rusingoryx atopocranion, an extinct wildebeest-like animal, unearthed on Kenya’s Rusinga Island, researchers discovered that the mammal had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal dome similar to lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs that lived during the Cretaceous period.