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.

Track. Track & Field Recognized By USTFCCCA For Academics

The Baylor men's and women's track and field teams, along with 10 individuals earned All-Academic recognition from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the organization announced Thursday.

W. Soccer. Soccer’s Crowther Back Training with Mexico’s U-20 National Team

For the fourth time in her soccer career, Baylor sophomore forward Jackie Crowther trained with a Women’s Mexican National Team.

Football. Football's Meet The Bears Event Set For Aug. 6

The Baylor Athletic Department will host its annual "Meet the Bears" football fan appreciation event on Saturday, Aug. 6. For the first time, the 2016 event will be held at McLane Stadium.

Cross Country. Cross Country Announces 2016 Meet Schedule

Baylor cross country head coach Todd Harbour announced the release of his team's 2016 schedule Wednesday.

KFBK-AM (Sacramento, CA): Happiness gap among parents

AUDIO: For this radio news story, Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed on research that examined data on parental happiness from the United States and 22 other industrialized countries and found that not only are U.S. parents generally not as happy as non-parents, but the country also has the largest happiness gap between the two groups.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): For Parents Getting Birth Certificates, Texas (Quietly) OKs Mexican IDs Again

July 25, 2016
AUDIO: Laura Hernandez, J.D., professor of law at Baylor Law School, was interviewed for this story about a recent settlement with the Texas attorney general’s office that reinstates Mexican consulate cards as acceptable identification for parents to attain birth certificates for their children born in the U.S. Hernandez, an expert on immigration law, founded the Baylor Law Immigration Clinic. This story originally aired on the Texas Standard.

Madison County (AL) Record: Horizon chooses Bunyard as top teacher

July 22, 2016
Susan Bunyard, B.S.Ed. (Education) ’78, a speech-language pathologist who works with preschool and elementary-aged children with speech errors or language deficits, was named Teacher of the Year at Horizon Elementary School in Madison, Alabama.

Netscape “What’s New”: Why Your Diet Just Isn't Working

July 28, 2016
Instead of making a list of forbidden foods and replacing them with less-desirable, albeit lower calorie, options, dieters should focus on the healthy dishes they want to eat, according to research by Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and lead author of “Saying ‘No’ to Cake or ‘Yes’ to Kale” in the journal Psychology & Marketing.

#BearsOfBaylor — “I looked all over — probably 15 other schools.”

“[My dad] went to Baylor, so he’s kind of brainwashed me since a young age. I looked all over — probably 15 other schools. I looked in California. I looked at a lot of Texas schools — and, I know this is a sin to say, including TCU and SMU — I looked at a […]

What’s it like to be a Baylor Bear from outside Texas?

Why did you choose Baylor — Class size? Quality of education? Campus beauty? When you did choose Baylor, how much of that decision was based on how close it was to your hometown? For out-of-state students, the decision to leave home far behind to come to Baylor may not be easy. But for many Bears, that leap […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Figuring out who I was and who I wanted to be…”

“I’ve changed my major three times… Figuring all that out, figuring out who I was and who I wanted to be, separate from home — because all of my friends went to A&M, and it was expected I was going to go to A&M and live with my high school friends, but I had to […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Baylor’s campus is big, but not too big.”

“I’m from India — Bangalore — and I moved to Dallas in high school, about six years ago. “I like that Baylor’s campus is big, but not too big… There’s a lot of kids here, but everyone knows each other. Even though you might not know them personally, there’s a friend that knows them. I […]

Baylor Professor Helps Discover The Secrets Of The Philistines

WACO, Texas (July 28, 2016) — Deirdre Fulton, Ph.D., assistant professor of religion in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was part of the discovery and excavation of a Philistine cemetery outside Ashkelon, an ancient city in Israel that was occupied for more than 3,000 years.

Plan Ahead to Rise and Shine for School, Baylor University Sleep Expert Recommends

WACO, Texas (July 27, 2016) — Students soon will leave behind the lazy summer days and go back to school, leaping — or crawling — out of bed when that early alarm clock goes off.

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.