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. Basketball. Davis on Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Midseason Watch List

Baylor women’s basketball senior Nina Davis is one of 28 players in consideration for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Midseason Watch List, as announced by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) on Tuesday afternoon.

Track. Miller Named Big 12 Athlete of the Week

Baylor track and field freshman Aaliyah Miller was honored as the Big 12 Female Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday.

W. Basketball. Davis Selected Big 12 Player of the Week

Senior Nina Davis earned her first Big 12 Player of the Week award of the season and the eighth of her career, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.

M. Basketball. Motley On Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List

Baylor basketball forward Johnathan Motley is one of 19 players on the Oscar Robertson Trophy midseason watch list, as announced Monday by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

Baylor Lariat: City of Round Rock dedicates bridge to Immortal Ten

Jan. 23, 2017
On the 90th anniversary of a tragic bus-train accident that killed 10 Baylor students on their way to a basketball game in Austin, Baylor students, alumni and relatives of the Immortal Ten gathered Sunday at the Mays Street Bridge in Round Rock for a bridge dedication to honor their memory. “I thought the ceremony was extremely emotional,” said junior songleader Cathlyn Jones. “Learning about the Immortal Ten is a big part of Baylor history, and I feel very lucky to have gotten to take part in this today.”

Ethics Daily: Elizabeth Goatley: Combatting Human Trafficking

Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: Elizabeth Goatley, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, is an expert on human trafficking. In this interview with Ethics Daily, she discusses the probability of increased human trafficking activities surrounding the upcoming Super Bowl, as well as what churches and communities should understand as they work to identify and combat human trafficking. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty experts and research in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.)

KEYE-TV (Austin/CBS): Round Rock dedicates bridge to Baylor’s ‘Immortal Ten’

Jan. 22, 2017
VIDEO: The City of Round Rock held a bridge dedication ceremony on Sunday to remember the Immortal Ten, the 10 Baylor students killed in a bus-train crash 90 years ago as the Baylor basketball team was on its way to a game in Austin.

Baylor biology prof’s research helps end 30-year Oklahoma-Arkansas feud

Imagine you’ve had a clean, clear river or creek running through your backyard for years — then one day, you notice the water isn’t as bright as it used to be. Algae is growing, fish are less plentiful, and your creek is getting cloudy. A little investigative work suggests the culprit is your upstream neighbor, through whose property the […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “To be really healed, people have to be really seen and really heard.”

“I’m a counselor because I like to be with people and I like to see people and let people know there are people who can see all of them — the good parts and the not-so-good parts. Once we were having a Bible study, and the pastor mentioned that every time someone got healed, it […]

Communication Sciences and Disorders’ new home serves BU students — and Waco

Last year, Baylor received an incredible — and anonymous — $10 million gift to transform the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders (CSD). Part of that gift allowed CSD to move into a new home, leaving Neill Morris Hall for a newly renovated Cashion Academic Center — and what a beautiful new home it is! Approximately 18,000 square feet on […]

Lariat reporters to cover Inauguration live — thanks in part to D.C.-area alumni

Eight years ago, a team of Baylor journalism students covered the presidential inauguration live in Washington, D.C. This week, seven more Baylor students are enjoying the same experience — thanks in part to a group of D.C.-area alumni. The team of seven students includes five Lariat staff members (editor-in-chief Gavin Pugh, digital managing editor Didi Martinez, broadcast […]

BRIC-Based Education Collaboration to Study Innovative Classroom Furnishings at Local School

WACO, Texas (Jan. 24, 2017) – Spring Valley Elementary School in Hewitt, Texas, will soon introduce students to a unique, newly developed learning space arrangement that researchers in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) hope will enhance learning by facilitating quick reconfiguration of seating and work surfaces.

National Academy of Sciences Member to Deliver Geoscience Lectures

WACO, Texas (Jan. 24, 2017) – National Academy of Sciences member Katherine Freeman, Ph.D., the Evan Pugh University Professor at Pennsylvania State University, will deliver two geoscience lectures as part of the O.T. Hayward Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 26, and Friday, Jan. 27.

Author of The New York Times Best-seller ‘Blackout: Remembering Things I Drank to Forget’ to Speak at Baylor Feb. 2

WACO, Texas, (Jan. 23, 2017) — Journalist Sarah Hepola — author of <i>The New York Times</i> best-seller “Blackout: Remembering Things I Drank to Forget” — will speak at Baylor University on Thursday, Feb. 2.

Regents Receive Governance Task Force Recommendations

In November 2016, the Governance Committee of the Baylor University Board of Regents approached six individuals with significant for-profit and not-for-profit board governance experience to form a Task Force to complete a detailed, independent review of the Board's governance policies and practices.