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.

Softball. Softball Faces Texas Tech in Weekend Series

No. 20/21 Baylor softball (40-12, 10-4) closes out its last regular season series, squaring off with Texas Tech (23-26, 6-6) in a weekend series, starting Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. at Rocky Johnson Field.

W. Golf. Women's Golf Signs USC Transfer Amy Lee

Baylor women's golf head coach Jay Goble announced the signing of USC transfer Amy Lee to a Financial Aid Contract on Thursday. Lee was the No. 5-ranked prospect in the 2015 signing class and helped USC to the NCAA Championship semifinals as a freshman.

M. Tennis. MT Starts Big 12 Championship Against No. 15 OSU

The 43rd-ranked and No. 5 seed Baylor men's tennis team will open its 2016 Big 12 Championship run against No. 15 and fourth-seeded Oklahoma State Friday at the Greenwood Tennis Center in Stillwater, Okla.

Baseball. Baseball's Montemayor on Midseason Stopper of Year Watch List

Baylor baseball sophomore closer Troy Montemayor was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Stopper of the Year Award midseason watch list, the association announced Thursday.

Catholic.org: The unbelievable thing 9/10 Americans are praying for

April 25, 2016
A new study conducted by Baylor University found that nearly nine of 10 Americans have relied upon healing prayer at some point, praying for others even more than for themselves. Jeff Levin, Ph.D., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion, revealed an extra, astonishing, finding: "The most surprising finding is that more than a quarter of all Americans have practiced laying on of hands -- and nearly one in five has done so on multiple occasions." (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

Health Magazine: Most Americans Turn to Prayer for Healing, Survey Finds

April 22, 2016
When it comes to dealing with illness, most Americans turn to a higher power for help, according to a study by Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H. University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). The study suggests that outside of belief in God, “there may be no more ubiquitous religious expression in the U.S. than use of healing prayer," Levin said. The study, published in the Journal of Religion and Health, also found that more than one fourth have practiced “laying on of hands” for healing. This story was originally published by HealthDay, the largest syndicator of health news to health news websites. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

KWTX-TV 10 p.m. (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Waco: Baylor, Providence team up on medical research

April 27, 2016
VIDEO: Story about the immediate impact of medical research by Baylor students in a partnership with Providence Hospital, particularly in the use of CT scans for stroke patients. "I can use the skills and knowledge I have acquired at Providence to continue on with my professional career,” said Stacy Fechner, a senior medical humanities major from Seguin, Texas. “Pursuing a medical career, research is a very integral part of technological innovation and medication and constant discoveries with medicine,” said Lauren Mathes, a senior biology major from The Woodlands.

KWTX-TV 6 p.m. (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Waco: Baylor, Providence team up on medical research

April 27, 2016
VIDEO: Story about a partnership between Baylor University and Providence Hospital to give students the opportunity to experience medical research, with their findings already impacting the way patients receive care, especially the use of CT scans for stroke patients. Quoted is Richard Sanker, Ph.D., director of prehealth science studies at Baylor. “It’s great that our students get that insight that research can have real-life implications beyond the laboratory or beyond those abstract concepts they get in the classroom.”

Baylor MBA students’ plan offers hope to a city 1,700 miles from Waco

The city of North Bay, Ontario, was founded in 1891 because of its location along a main canoe route vital to the fur trade. Today, North Bay is a typical Canadian mid-sized city, with a strong sense of community, low cost of living, and home to two local colleges. But in recent years, the city’s population has dipped […]

Retiring as Publix CEO, Baylor alum leaves legacy of service

After more than four decades with the company, Baylor alumnus Ed Crenshaw, BBA ’73, is retiring as CEO of Publix, one of the nation’s five largest grocery retailers. Crenshaw joined the Florida-based supermarket chain shortly after graduating from Baylor and was named CEO in 2008. It’s fitting that the company he’s led is known for service (and also for […]

Baylor named nation’s No. 1 university on Facebook, No. 3 on Twitter

When it comes to social media, Baylor brought home top honors — thanks in large part to you, Baylor family. Baylor is the nation’s top performing university on Facebook, according to the folks at Engagement Labs, whose research also ranked Baylor No. 3 in the country on Twitter. Only three other schools finished in the top 10 in both platforms, […]

Future Bears incorporate Baylor into their ‘prom-posals’

Ahh, spring at Baylor. For most of our students, this time of year marks the end of the school year, preparing for finals, and making summer plans. But for incoming freshmen, it means one thing: prom season! And what other way for the class of 2020 – or #BU20, as they’re known on social media […]

The 2016 Annual President’s Concert Will Present German Master Johannes Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’

WACO, Texas (April 28, 2016) – The Baylor School of Music will host its annual President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Jones Concert Hall, located within the McCrary Music Building on Baylor’s campus. This year’s program will present German master Johannes Brahms, as he performs “A German Requiem, Op. 45.”

Baylor Debate Team Earns National Ranking

WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) – Baylor's intercollegiate debate team, known as the Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum, just completed its 2015-16 season with a top 20 national ranking. The team also qualified three smaller groups of two members each to compete at the National Debate Tournament (NDT).

Baylor University and Tarrant County College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) – Baylor University and Tarrant County College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.

Ten Baylor University Faculty Members Elected as Fellows for Teaching Excellence

WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) — Ten faculty members have been elected to serve as 2016-17 Baylor Fellows because of their excellence in teaching and desire to transform student thinking through innovation.