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 Ready for Boilermaker Challenge Cup

Baylor soccer makes its first road trip of the season by competing in the 2015 Boilermaker Challenge Cup, hosted by Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind., at Boilermaker Soccer Complex.

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Opens Season at Rams Volleyball Classic

Baylor volleyball begins its first season under new head coach Ryan McGuyre by traveling to Fort Collins, Colo., for the Rams Volleyball Classic.

Football. 2015 Baylor IMG Sports Network Radio Affiliates Announced

In its second season at McLane Stadium, Baylor football radio broadcasts will again be available to fans across the Lone Star state on the Baylor IMG Sports Network and nationally on Sirius Satellite Radio, school officials announced Wednesday.

W. Tennis. Generette Earns 2015 Oracle/ITA Masters Wildcard Entry

Baylor women's tennis player Kiah Generette will be in the singles draw for next month's 2015 Oracle/ITA Masters tournament, which was announced by Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association recently.

Al Jazeera America: Lost on Their Journey: University Works to Identify Migrant Remains

VIDEO: In this preview story, Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and founder of Reuniting Families Project, discusses the work she and her forensic anthropology students conduct in an effort to identify those who died while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Baker and her team work in cemeteries in Brooks County, Texas exhuming remains. Afterwards, they return to Baylor to begin the labor-intensive identification process. “We tell ourselves it only takes one to make it worth our effort,” Baker said. The full story will air at 8 p.m. tonight on Al Jazeera America. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has been working with national media on Dr. Baker's work since 2013. Lewis covers faculty and research in the anthropology department.)

Baptist Standard: Baptist Building transferred to Baylor nursing school

Aug. 26, 2015
Representatives of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board staff and Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing joined in a “passing the mantle” ceremony Aug. 26. The event commemorated the legacy of Texas Baptists at 333 N. Washington Ave. in Dallas and the future of the nursing school that soon will take residency in the 100,000-square-foot building. Shelley Conroy, Ed.D., dean of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing, is quoted.

Examiner.com: Psychopaths immune to contagious yawns

Aug. 23, 2015
A recent study suggests that individuals with psychopathic personality traits are less likely to be affected by the phenomenon known as contagious yawning than those who have a normal capacity for empathy, according to a study by Baylor researchers published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has placed this story nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

KCEN-TV: Breaking Barriers in Central Texas

Aug. 24, 2015
VIDEO: Baylor University junior Aleena Garcia is shattering stereotypes as one of the only female assistant football coaches in the state of Texas. Garcia coaches high school football at Live Oak Classical School, of which she is an alumna. Though content coaching high school, Garcia dreams of one day moving up to the collegiate level.

Brad Paisley to headline Traditions Rally 2015

For several years now, Baylor students and the Waco community have celebrated the start of football season with a combined pep rally and concert known as Traditions Rally. In 2012, Texas country artist Cory Morrow headlined the event; in 2013, it was singer-songwriter Ben Rector; and last fall, it was former American Idol winner Phillip […]

Baylor grads serve ISIS refugees in northern Iraq

Not many Americans would willingly uproot their family to move to one of the world’s more dangerous and remote corners. But, Billy (BA ’95) and Dawn (BSEd ’98) Ray feel their calling so deeply that they couldn’t imagine not living in northern Iraq, where they have served with World Orphans since 2008. The Rays — Billy, […]

New Foster Campus impresses in its debut

The start of classes Monday also meant the debut of Baylor’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, the new home for the Hankamer School of Business. Built just down Third Street from the President’s Albritton House and across Bagby Avenue from East Village (map), the new facility offers 40% more square footage for business school students […]

Top 10 words of wisdom from alumni for Baylor freshmen

On Facebook this morning, Baylor asked a simple question of the university’s 155,000+ followers: What one piece of advice would you share with ‪#‎Baylor‬ freshmen today on their first day of college? In just a few hours, Baylor alumni and others shared more than 4,000 words worth of wisdom. Feel free to read through all […]

Details Announced about Brad Paisley’s Country Nation College Tour Presented By Zaxby’s

WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2015) – As the 2015 college football season kicks off, country music superstar Brad Paisley and IMG College will bring his show to Baylor University’s Fountain Mall on Friday, Sept. 11, as part of the university’s annual Traditions Rally.

Chair of Baylor’s Department of Modern Languages and Cultures Named the 2015 Texas Foreign Language Association’s Higher Education Administrator of the Year

WACO, Texas (Aug. 25, 2015) – Heidi Bostic, Ph.D., professor of French and chair of Baylor University’s department of modern languages and cultures in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been named the 2015 Texas Foreign Language Association (TFLA) Higher Education Administrator of the Year.

The Greater a Country’s Gender Equality in Employment, the Higher Its Homicide Rate, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Aug. 25, 2015) — The greater a country’s gender equality when it comes to employment, the higher the overall homicide rate, an international Baylor study has found. The "why" is uncertain, but prior research suggests it may be due to threatening male status.

Our Stand Against Sexual Violence

By God’s grace, we are living in a golden era at Baylor University. However, today we are filled with profound sadness. Yesterday, a former student-athlete was convicted for the sexual assault of another former student-athlete. Our hearts are broken for the victim who has been terribly harmed by this unspeakable tragedy. We also grieve for all those who have been touched by this human calamity, and for our beloved University, whose essential purpose and distinctive mission are to be guarded as the treasured legacy of our founders.