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.

M. Golf. Men’s Golf Places Fifth at 2016 Big 12 Championship

Baylor men’s golf carded a 4-over-par 292 final round at the 2016 Big 12 Championship to climb one spot and finish in fifth place at 30-over-par 1,182 at Whispering Pines Golf Club.

Softball. Softball Notches Explosive Sweep over Texas Tech

No. 20 Baylor softball (43-12, 13-4 Big 12) posted a season-high five home runs to take a 16-6 win over Texas Tech (23-29, 6-9 Big 12) in five innings on Sunday afternoon at Rocky Johnson Field.

M. Tennis. Tennis Hosts NCAA Selection Show Watch Party

Baylor's tennis teams will gather Tuesday afternoon to watch the 2016 NCAA Championship Selection Show at 4 p.m. CT. The watch party, which will be in the Stone Room at the Ferrell Center, is free and open to the public.

W. Tennis. Tennis Hosts NCAA Selection Show Watch Party

Baylor's tennis teams will gather Tuesday afternoon to watch the 2016 NCAA Championship Selection Show at 4 p.m. CT. The watch party, which will be in the Stone Room at the Ferrell Center, is free and open to the public.

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.)

BBC Earth: The real reasons nothing can ever go faster than light

May 2, 2016
Gerald Cleaver, Ph.D., professor and graduate program director in physics in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about the possibility of faster-than-light travel. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, arranged this interview. She covers physics research and faculty.)

ParentHerald.com: Overuse of Cellphones Could Lead To Addiction and Children Becoming Cross-Eyed

April 25, 2016
Article about a study that found that children who frequently use their smartphones are at a greater risk of being cross-eyed also mentions Baylor research that found that many teenagers in the U.S. are addicted to their mobile phones, spending up to 10 hours a day on them. The Baylor study was released in August 2014 by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research and faculty in the business school.)

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 MBA students’ plan offers hope to a city 1,700 miles from Waco

The city of North Bay, Ontario, was founded in 1891 because of its location along a main canoe route vital to the fur trade. Today, North Bay is a typical Canadian mid-sized city, with a strong sense of community, low cost of living, and home to two local colleges. But in recent years, the city’s population has dipped […]

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).