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 Adds Three For 2015-16 Campaign

Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano announced the addition of three student-athletes, Gabriela Ferreira, Rhiann Newborn and Elizabeth Profit to his 2015-16 roster Wednesday.

W. Soccer. Soccer’s Annual Meet The Bears Event set for Aug. 10

With the 2015 season quickly approaching, Baylor soccer will host its annual Meet The Bears event Monday, August 10, as BU faces Samford in an exhibition match at 6 p.m. CT.

W. Basketball. WBB's Wallace and U19 Teammates Claim Bronze Medal

The Australian Gems’ U19 team, claimed the bronze medal in the FIBA Under 19 Women’s World Championships on Sunday. The Gems defeated Spain, 69-62, to earn third place.

W. Basketball. WBB's Kristy Wallace Leads Australian U19 Team

Kristy Wallace led the Gems in both scoring and rebounding against the more experienced Russian team. She tallied 15 points and eight rebounds.

ABA Journal: Sen. Durbin promotes pro bono, honors award recipients

Aug. 1, 2015
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., exhorted lawyers to do more pro bono work and to help finance free legal services provided by others in his keynote address Saturday at the ABA’s Pro Bono Publico Awards luncheon at the association’s annual meeting in Chicago. Baylor Law School was presented with one of the awards for its impactful pro bono work, including working on foster-care adoptions and finalizing them with a celebration at the school in which students participate and a Serving Those Who Served program that provides a monthly legal advice clinic to help military veterans navigate various legal problems.

Above the Law: A Great Legal Job, Or The Greatest Legal Job?

Aug. 3, 2015
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who served as U.S. Solicitor General from 1989-1993, was among the distinguished panelists who took part in a discussion “Supreme Advocate: Solicitors General Reflect on the Supreme Court As It Was, Is, and Will Be” at the American Bar Association meeting in Chicago. The article reports on the topics of discussion, including how the panelists became the U.S. government’s top courtroom lawyer, day-to-day duties of the office and maintaining independence, when formulating government positions.

Baptist News Global: Advocate for women ministers honored for lifetime achievement

Aug. 3, 2015
Pam Durso, B.A. Religion ’83, Ph.D. Religion ’92, executive director of Baptist Women in Ministry (BWIM), accepted a lifetime achievement award from Christians for Biblical Equality July 25 in Los Angeles. Durso, who has led the Atlanta-based BWIM since 2009, was among nine individuals and one organization honored at this year’s CBE annual meeting. The award, established in 2005, recognizes “those who exhibit a lifetime of courage, sacrifice and vision in advancing the biblical basis for gift-based ministry.”

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: Country’s top lawyers swap ‘war’ stories

Aug. 3, 2015
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who served as U.S. Solicitor General from 1989-1993, joined current and former solicitors general for a panel discussion on practicing before the Supreme Court Aug. 2 at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association. During the session, “Supreme Advocate: Solicitors General Reflect on the Supreme Court As It Was, Is, and Will Be,” Judge Starr explained his “call to service” and how he discovered that Thurgood Marshall — who served as solicitor general under President Lyndon B. Johnson before joining the Supreme Court — was right about the position. “It is the best legal job in the world,” Starr said.

Get hyped — just one month to Baylor football

One month from today, Baylor football will kick off the 2015 season at SMU (6 p.m., ESPN). The Bears’ No. 4 ranking in the preseason coaches poll is the best in program history, and of course Art Briles’ squad is coming off back-to-back Big 12 titles. If all that’s somehow not enough to get you excited for the […]

Six Flags designer — the ‘Walt Disney of Dallas’ — is a Baylor alum

If you’re a fan of roller coasters, water parks, musicals or aquariums, you should be a fan of Michael Jenkins. Many of the DFW area’s family entertainment options — and even some around the world — can be traced back to this Baylor alum, dubbed the “Walt Disney of Dallas.” A 17-year-old Jenkins first stepped into […]

#FiveStarr: Celebrating fundraising highlights of President Starr’s 5 years at Baylor

Five years ago this summer, Ken Starr took office as Baylor’s 14th president. Since those early days, when he challenged Baylor Nation to join together to support student scholarships, Baylor has responded in record-setting numbers, providing for increased scholarships, game-changing facilities and more. “The momentous outpouring of generosity that, remarkably, continues unabated is really a story […]

Another sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2019

Last month, we shared a first look at at some of the freshmen who will be joining the Baylor family this fall. Judging from comments and shares on social media, it proved popular, so here we go with a few more fresh faces you might see more of over the next four years: * Best friends since […]

Baylor Launches Online Ticket Sales for Major Fall University Events

WACO, Texas (Aug. 3, 2015) - In a continuing effort to provide alumni, parents and the general public with a convenient online ordering system for Family Weekend and Homecoming special events, Baylor University will launch event ticket sales at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Martin Museum of Art Names New Director

WACO, Texas (Aug. 3, 2015) – Allison Chew Syltie has been named the new director of Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art, effective Aug. 3. Syltie will succeed Karin Gilliam, who has served as the director of the Martin Museum of Art for the past 10 years. Gilliam will serve as the museum’s Director Emeritus and will work on special outreach projects in a part-time capacity.

Q&A with Baylor Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute Participant Tim Campbell

WACO, Texas (Aug. 3, 2015) – Baylor University junior Tim Campbell of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, was honored recently as one of 10 students nationwide selected to attend the prestigious Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute.

Truett Seminary Professor Urges Christians to “Walk through the Door” of Spiritual Opportunity

WACO, Texas (July 31, 2015) — God is leading each person through a goal of opportunity for service, said Joel Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary, in a keynote address July 26 to conclude the 21st Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa.