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. VB Wins in Five Set Thriller at Iowa State

Baylor volleyball (17-6, 5-2 Big 12) dominated the final two frames, clinching a five-set road win over the Iowa State Cyclones (10-9, 2-5 Big 12), 19-25, 25-19, 26-28, 25-15, 15-6, on Wednesday evening at Hilton Coliseum.

Acrobatics & Tumbling. Acrobatics & Tumbling Announces 2017 Schedule

Baylor acrobatics and tumbling released its 2017 schedule on Wednesday, marking its seventh year competing in the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) and third under head coach Felecia Mulkey.

Football. Reid Recognized As Jim Thorpe Player of the Week

Baylor football senior cornerback Ryan Reid was named the Jim Thorpe Player of the Week, Phil Steele and the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced Wednesday.

W. Tennis. Baylor Hosts ITA Regional Championships Presented by Oracle

Hurd Tennis Center and the Baylor women's tennis program are set to host the ITA Regional Championships Presented by Oracle, Oct. 20-24. Action kicks off with the opening round of doubles at 9 a.m. (CT) on Thursday followed by two rounds of singles.

Baylor Lariat: Kyle Boyd: From the Marines to the field

Oct. 14, 2016
Feature on Baylor freshman linebacker Kyle Boyd, who joined the Marine Corps and served for four years before enrolling at Baylor and joining the football team. Boyd carried the American flag and led the Bears onto the field on Sept. 10 at McLane Stadium against SMU, which was Military Appreciation Day.

CBN News: Christian Colleges Reach Out to Recruit Hispanic Students

Oct. 18, 2016
Baylor University was the host site for the 7th annual National Hispanic Education Summit, sponsored by the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, that focused on strategies for increasing the Hispanic college graduation rate. CBN News spoke with Dr. Carlos Campo, president of Ashland University and founder of the NHCLC's Faith and Education Coalition, while he was participating in the summit at Baylor.

CNBC: Grammy-Winning Singer David Phelps Hosts Middle Tennessee Concert Series

Oct. 17, 2016
Grammy and Dove Award-winning singer David Phelps, B.M. (Voice) '92, will host his first annual Christmas Barn Bash concert series on his family farm in Tennessee this November. Phelps and his wife have hosted sold-out Labor Day Barn Bash concerts for the last seven years. The new Christmas concert will feature Phelps performing his holiday hits. Phelps has performed in venues from the White House to New York City's Carnegie Hall and is now bringing his music to his own entertainment venue on his family farm.

KVLY-TV (Fargo, ND/CBS): Family says their son's faith is helping them through tragedy

Oct. 17, 2016
VIDEO: Clark and Diane Grotberg remember their son, David, and thank communities throughout the country for the support after their son, a Baylor sophomore and member of Baylor’s Golden Wave Marching Band, died when he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Waco. The Grotbergs say David had a strong belief in faith and that is what is helping them get through this difficult time.

Get to know Dr. Gaynor Yancey, Master Teacher

This past August, Baylor Interim President David Garland announced three professors who have earned the designation of Master Teacher – one of the highest honors given to Baylor faculty members. One of these new Master Teachers is longtime School of Social Work professor Dr. Gaynor Yancey. Yancey has been with the Diana R. Garland School of […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “[BUGWB] is like a big family, really.”

“I’m a freshman. I’m about to go to band practice. It’s a great place, the people are very nice — especially the trombone section. It’s like a big family, really.” [What was it like marching for the first time in a Baylor game?] “The first thing that really stuck with me is that there were […]

McLane family gift to help renovate new home of Baylor nursing

Thanks to “Fixer Upper,” the Baylor family is more familiar with home renovation than ever. And now, thanks to a gift from the McLane family, Baylor nursing is preparing to renovate its new home. In 2014, Baylor reached an agreement with the Baptist General Convention of Texas to purchase the facility formerly known as “the Baptist […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I really wanna bridge that gap between science and religion.”

“I was originally a biology major… When I switched to religion, I felt like it was right. … I really wanna bridge that gap between science and religion. I know a lot of people try to separate it, but I think they can’t be separated. You can’t separate something from someone who created it. I […]

Are You Addicted To Social Media? Expert Offers Six Questions to Ask Yourself

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2016) – Yes, you spend a lot of time on social media. You might even check your phone every few minutes to see how many people have liked your latest Facebook post. But are you addicted?

Baylor Pledges Cooperation with OCR Review

WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2016) – On Tuesday evening, the University received notice from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that it will investigate a complaint filed by Baylor’s former Title IX Coordinator. An OCR review of this nature results in a broad, comprehensive look at policies, procedures and practices for a specified number of years: in this case, from the Fall of 2014 to the present. Interim President David E. Garland immediately assured OCR the University will cooperate fully with the investigation.

Behavioral Health Symposium Focuses on Stigma of Mental Health, Access to Resources

WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2016) – Baylor University and Baylor Scott & White Health are partnering to host a half-day symposium focused on the stigma of depression and to promote access to behavioral health resources.

Former U.S. Treasurer to Present Lecture at Baylor University

WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2016) — Rosie Rios, U.S. Treasurer from 2009 to 2016, will present a public lecture on Oct. 19 at Baylor University.