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. Soccer. Soccer Germany Trip Final Blog Entry

Our alarm clocks went off at 8 AM here in Germany, and we hopped out of bed and peaked outside at the weather so we could plan to dress accordingly.

Track. Track & Field Readies For NCAA West Preliminary Championships

The Baylor track and field team is sending 25 student-athletes to take part in the 2016 NCAA West Preliminary Championships at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan., Thursday through Saturday.

Football. Football Game at Rice Moved to Friday for ESPN Telecast

Baylor’s 2016 football game at Rice has been moved to Friday, Sept. 16, to accommodate a national telecast on ESPN at 7 p.m. CT, the Conference USA office announced Wednesday.

W. Golf. Lonardi Named WGCA All-American

Baylor women’s golf senior Laura Lonardi was named a second-team All-American by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association on Tuesday. Lonardi joined current Bear Dylan Kim and former teammate Hayley Davis as the only All-Americans in program history.

Focus Daily News: DBU grants honorary doctorate to Mitch Bennett

May 24, 2016
Mitch Bennett, BBA Accounting ’88, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Dallas Baptist University on May 13, 2016. Bennett has worked for DBU for the past 28 years, and he currently serves as the director of gift accounting and assistant to the chancellor.

Heavy: Chip and Joanna Gaines: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

May 24, 2016
Chip Gaines, BBA Marketing ’98, and his wife Joanna, BA Communication Specialist ’01, run Magnolia Market, Magnolia Homes and Magnolia Farm, and star in the HGTV hit-series “Fixer Upper.” The couple does not own a television, but instead have a farm with chickens, cows, goats and horses. They met at an auto repair shop, have four children, and transformed their own Victorian farmhouse from a two-bedroom house into their family home. They were honored as “The Alumni of the Year” in 2015 for their remarkable achievements.

For these father-daughter Baylor grads, protecting the environment is a family affair

Greer Tidwell, BSES ’85, and his daughter Brittainy, BSME ’15, have a lot in common. For starters, they’re both Baylor engineering graduates; they also both love the outdoors. It’s a love that came naturally. Greer grew up on a farm outside of Nashville, where his father, Greer Tidwell Sr., was an early environmental engineer. He passed on […]

Baylor School of Social Work names new dean

It’s official: Dr. Jon Singletary, BA ’93, is the new dean of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. And it won’t take Singletary long to get up to speed; neither the position nor the school is entirely new to Singletary. He’s been interim dean since June 2015, when he succeeded the late Dr. Diana Garland. […]

New Disney castle in Shanghai designed by a Baylor grad

There’s a new kingdom coming to China: Disneyland Shanghai. Opening in June, the park features six different lands, including Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove, and Fantasyland. But the crown jewel of the park? The Enchanted Storybook Castle (pictured above) — which, as it so happens, was designed by a Baylor Bear. That […]

Baylor marina update one of many campus projects underway this summer

It’s amazing to think that it’s only been in the last 20 years or so that Baylor has begun to really utilize the campus’ unique riverfront setting. The push that began with Baylor Ballpark and the rest of the Turner Riverfront Athletic Complex in 1999 has been followed by the Umphrey Law Center in 2001, Mayborn Museum Complex in 2004, […]

What ‘Pro Bono’ Really Means And Why Such Work Is Important Today

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2016) – Most people believe “pro bono” means “for free.”

Faith and ‘The Facebook Effect’: Young Social Media Regulars Less Committed to One Religion

WACO, Texas (May 16, 2016) — Youths who use social media are more likely to develop a “pick-and-choose” approach to customize their faith — regardless of what their religious tradition teaches — than those who do not use social media, according to a Baylor University study.

UPDATE - Power Restored - Campus Power Outage, May 14, 2016

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WACO, Texas (May 14, 2016) – Power is gradually being restored throughout campus after a power outage caused by a lightning strike affected a significant portion of the main Baylor University campus today.

Regents Receive Briefing from Pepper Hamilton; Approve Operating Budget, Capital Projects; Confirm New Regents

WACO, Texas (May 13, 2016) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents attended to a variety of matters related to the business of the University. The Board received a comprehensive briefing from Pepper Hamilton LLP, whose services were retained by the Board in September 2015 to conduct an independent and external investigation of the University’s response to reports of sexual and interpersonal violence. Over the coming weeks, the Board will carefully consider the information provided in the briefing and determine how to decisively act upon Pepper Hamilton’s findings and recommendations. The members of the Board will be guided by their faith as they make significant decisions for the welfare of Baylor students, the direction of the institution and the good of Baylor Nation.