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. Big 12/SEC Announce 2016 WBB Challenge Schedule

The Big 12 and Southeastern conferences have announced the 2016 schedule for their Women’s Basketball Challenge which will feature every team from the Big 12 against 10 squads from the SEC.

W. Volleyball. Baylor Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award

Baylor volleyball was one of 132 NCAA Division I recipients of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award, announced by the organization on Monday.

Track. London Produces Gold At World U20 Championships

Baylor track and field’s Wil London won a gold medal by running the anchor leg for Team USA’s 4x400-meter relay at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Zawisza Stadium Sunday.

Track. Bennett Wins Gold At World U20 Championships

Baylor track and field’s Taylor Bennett earned a gold medal by running the second leg for Team USA’s 4x100-meter relay at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Zawisza Stadium Saturday.

Baptist Standard: Baylor nursing alumni help hospitalized children feel like superheroes

July 25, 2016
Feature on Capes 4 Kids, a Dallas-based nonprofit started by two Baylor University nursing students, which organizes “cape factories” with volunteers at Union Coffee House in Dallas to create and deliver capes to hospital-bound children across the Dallas/Fort Worth area in hopes of encouraging them to become “superheroes” fighting their diseases. Jordan Loetscher, B.S.N. ’13, and Cody Reynolds, B.S.N. ’13, started Capes 4 Kids in 2013 as part of a senior class “give-back” project. (This story was written by Karyn Simpson, Baylor senior and student newswriter for Baylor Media Communications.)

Global News (Canada): Trying to lose weight? 10 tasty foods you’ll like and can eat guilt-free

July 25, 2016
New research from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business finds that instead of making a list of forbidden foods and replacing them with boring options, dieters should zero in on the healthy dishes you want to eat. Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, is lead author on the study, “Saying ‘No’ to Cake or ‘Yes’ to Kale: Approach and Avoidance Strategies in Pursuit of Health Goals,” published in the journal Psychology & Marketing. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story. He covers Hankamer School of Business research and faculty.)

India West: Indian American Tennis Standout Among Baylor’s New Hall of Famers

July 25, 2016
Jahnavi Parekh, B.B.A./M.Acc. (Accounting) ’02, was inducted into Baylor University's 57th annual Hall of Fame class. Parekh played tennis for Baylor University and was a three-time all-Big 12 performer. She is the first women’s tennis player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Professors Hope to Prove Health Benefits to Standing at Work

July 26, 2016
VIDEO: Story about multidisciplinary research by Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professor of management, Hankamer School of Business, and Renee Umstattd Meyer, Ph.D., associate professor of HHPR, Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, on the health benefits of using a standing desk. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story and covers Hankamer School of Business research and faculty.)

Baylor prof, students help discover ancient Biblical mosaics in Israel

For 1,500 years, elaborate mosaics depicting Bible stories like Noah’s Ark and the parting of the Red Sea were buried in the ruins of an ancient synagogue in Israel. But this summer, a team that included two Baylor students and Dr. Nathan Elkins, a Baylor art history professor and coin specialist, uncovered this stunning artwork while […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Baylor’s always been a dream school for me.”

“I’m from Frisco, Texas. Baylor’s always been a dream school for me. I’ve grown up knowing I wanted to go into the medical field, and I know Baylor is like the perfect place. I want to work in a Baylor hospital. “I’m currently a CNA [certified nursing assistant] through a high school program, so I’ve […]

Baylor ‘dorm mom’ celebrates 90th birthday with former Collins residents

Doris Gage, BM ’47, had never lived in a Baylor dorm. Because of it, she always felt like she had missed out on the full Baylor experience. She never had the frustration of learning to live with a roommate, or the joy of suddenly realizing she’s become your best friend. But in 1979 — more […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Doing my last thing with VirtuOSO”

“I’m a senior now… I’ll be doing my last thing with VirtuOSO, which is the a cappella group on campus, when we go to Taiwan in about a month.” What’s your favorite memory from VirtuOSO? “My first year in the group, making it to ICCA Finals in New York… Getting to perform at the Beacon […]

Baylor University Named a ‘2016 Great College to Work For’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education

WACO, Texas (July 25, 2016) – For the sixth consecutive year, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a “2016 Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.

Baylor Alumnus Honored for Achievements in Church Music

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) — Nick Strimple, D.M.A., B.M. (composition) ’69, was awarded the Baylor University Center for Christian Music Studies Award for Exemplary Leadership in Christian Music at Baylor’s annual Alleluia Conference.

More than 200 Teachers to Attend Summer Literacy Institute

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor School of Education will host a three-day Summer Literacy Institute at the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation on July 25-27. The professional development conference will feature internationally known literacy experts Kylene Beers, currently an advisor at Columbia University and previously senior reading researcher at the Comer School Development Program at Yale University, along with Penny Kittle and Linda Rief — both teachers, authors and instructors at the University of New Hampshire Summer Literacy Institute.

Live Social Media Can Be a Positive - or a Peril - When It Comes to Sharing Tragedies and Hot-button Issues, Baylor Expert Says

WACO, Texas (July 20, 2016) - Live Facebook video of the sniper shootings of Dallas police officers, as well as a woman’s video capturing the fatal shooting of her boyfriend during a stop by police, also are being streamed by media such as The Washington Post.