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.

Football. Teaff Wins 2016 NFF Outstanding Contribution Award

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that College Football Hall of Fame coach Grant Teaff, who was recently named Executive Director Emeritus of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), has been named the recipient of the 2016 NFF Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Award.

M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Earns NCAA Championships Selection

For the 19th-consecutive year, the Baylor men's tennis team has been selected to the NCAA Tennis Championships, the NCAA announced Tuesday.

W. Tennis. Women's Tennis Selected For NCAA Championships

Baylor's 39th-ranked women's tennis team earned its 12th-straight selection to the NCAA Tennis Championship Tuesday as the 64-team bracket was unveiled by the NCAA.

Softball. Softball's Linsey Hays Named Big 12 Player of the Week

Baylor softball's senior right fielder Linsey Hays was named Big 12 Player of the Week, using a spectacular week at the plate to earn recognition as the conference's top weekly player, announced Tuesday afternoon by the conference office.

AP/Washington Post: With Haunted History Trail, New York invites ghost hunters

April 27, 2016
Article about the new Haunted History Trail of New York State quotes Carson Mencken, Ph.D., professor and chair of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and an expert on paranormal believers. “Since the dawn of time we’ve been interested in what comes next,” Mencken said. “It’s only human nature to try to find some empirical evidence that something exists beyond death. That’s why so many people are interested in ghosts and ghost stories and hunting ghosts.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, arranged this interview.)

Armstrong Browning Library Celebrates Annual Browning Day

WACO, Texas (May 3, 2016) – Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University will honor Robert Browning on what would have been his 204th birthday during the renowned library's annual Browning Day celebration.

Baylor Philanthropy Lab Students Present $52,250 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

WACO, Texas (May 3, 2016) – For the past two years, a full-credit class of Baylor University students has focused its energies on the role of philanthropy in a civil society while taking on the very real task of giving away thousands of dollars to local nonprofit organizations. On May 3, the spring 2016 "Philanthropy and the Public Good" class of 19 students presented $52,500 in grants to nine local nonprofit organizations during a ceremony in the President’s Suite at McLane Stadium.

ExxonMobil celebrates ‘Baylor Day’ — will your company help BU, too?

For years, ExxonMobil has supported Baylor — not only by hiring Baylor graduates, but by matching their donations back to the university. Last week, the ExxonMobil Foundation presented Baylor with a check for $340,575, bringing the company’s cumulative donations to more than $8.4 million — all the result of matching their employees’ already generous gifts. To […]

Carroll Science: At the heart of the Baylor campus for more than a century

Today, we think about Burleson Quadrangle as a complete set; it’s hard to imagine Old Main and Burleson Hall without Carroll Science Hall and Carroll Library defining the quad on either side. But at the turn of the 20th century, that was exactly how things stood for Baylor students. Outside of some flanking buildings that housed students and a […]

First-rounder Coleman among six Bears selected in 2016 NFL draft

Six Bears were selected in last week’s NFL draft — the school’s highest total in a single draft since 1987 — though only five of them played football at Baylor. Confused? Read on. Corey Coleman got things started, going in the first round (15th overall) to the Cleveland Browns as the first wide receiver selected in this year’s […]

Baylor AFROTC student earns prestigious Pentagon internship

What’s life like inside the Pentagon? One Baylor student is about to find out. Joseph Mabbitt, a senior Russian major and Baylor Air Force ROTC student, earned a highly-coveted internship at the Pentagon for this coming summer. He’ll be working in the Secretary of the Air Force/International Affairs office, which exists to “strengthen US and […]

Baylor's Maness Elected to AACSB International Board of Directors

WACO, Texas (May 2, 2016) - Dean Terry S. Maness of Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Maness was elected to a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2016.

ExxonMobil Foundation Presents Baylor with $340,575 from Educational Matching Gifts Program

HOUSTON, Texas (April 29, 2016) – Baylor University has received $340,575 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2015 Educational Matching Gift Program. Representatives from ExxonMobil presented Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr with the check during an April 28 ceremony celebrating the generosity of ExxonMobil and the impact the contributions continue to have on the University. The ceremony was part of a “Baylor Day” held by Baylor alumni at ExxonMobil’s new campus in Houston.

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).