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 Earns 19th Straight NCAA Tournament Bid

The No. 29-ranked Baylor men's golf team has been awarded the No. 5 seed in the NCAA Kohler (Wis.) Regional of the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship.

W. Soccer. Soccer Headed Overseas for Great 10-Day Experience

Baylor soccer is taking an unprecedented journey to Germany and Austria from May 16-25 to play matches, train and go sightseeing.

Softball. Hays and Stearns Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

Baylor softball’s Linsey Hays and Heather Stearns were named to the 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Softball Team for District 7, announced by the organization on Thursday afternoon.

Softball. Softball Posts Nine to Academic All-Big 12 Team

Baylor softball landed nine student-athletes on the 55-member Academic All-Big 12 Softball Team, including eight first team honorees, announced Thursday by the conference office.

Hallmark “Home and Family”: Working Moms

May 3, 2016
VIDEO: Interview with Darryn Willoughby, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Exercise Biochemical and Nutrition Lab in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health & Human Sciences, during a segment on the challenges of balancing work and motherhood. A video that went viral showed Dr. Willoughby, who had picked up the fussy baby of one of his students, Marine veteran Katy Humphrey, whose babysitter canceled at the last minute, and without missing a beat, he continued lecturing for the next 50 minutes while holding Millie. In the interview, Willoughby said, “Being at a Christian institution, it's all about reaching out and helping and blessing others, loving and caring for others in any way we can. And so this was simply just a way in which God moved me to do that on this given day. And like I said, just praise God and giving Him all the glory for being able to bless Katy and Millie." This story was first covered by KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS).

Huffington Post: 9 Bedroom Habits That Could Save Your Marriage

May 3, 2016
This story references a 2015 study from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business that addresses “phubbing,” or phone snubbing, and its damaging effects on relationships. The study, which received national and international media attention, was conducted by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched the original research to media. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor University Philanthropy students announce $52,250 in grants to local nonprofits

May 3, 2016
Students in Baylor’s "Philanthropy and the Public Good" spring semester class presented $52,500 in grants to local nonprofit organizations Tuesday after using this semester to dedicate time to learning about their community and how these organizations contribute to it. Quoted is Andy Hogue, Ph.D., director of the Philanthropy and Public Service Program and a senior lecturer in the Honors Program in Baylor’s Honors College. "One of the things that we are trying to teach is how a community works. How a community thrives. The variety of ways of which that happens, and not just that but also how we might contribute to that, and part of that is through our time and our service, but it's also through financial means. So, one of the things we are trying to instill is a life of generosity," Hogue said. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, facilitated media coverage of this event. She covers Student Life and University initiatives.)

Another Baylor alum’s short film earns Cannes screening

Cannes. For filmmakers, there’s an aura in its very name. Earning a spot on a Cannes Film Festival screen is an incredible honor that only a select few achieve — which makes it all the more incredible that, for a second consecutive year, a Baylor filmmaker will see his work screened there. “Stray,” a short film […]

ExxonMobil celebrates ‘Baylor Day’ — will your company help BU, too?

For years, ExxonMobil has supported Baylor — not only by hiring Baylor graduates, but by matching their donations back to the university. Last week, the ExxonMobil Foundation presented Baylor with a check for $340,575, bringing the company’s cumulative donations to more than $8.4 million — all the result of matching their employees’ already generous gifts. To […]

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 […]

Dr. Clark Baker’s Work Displayed in Photography Exhibit at the Florence University for the Arts in Italy

WACO, Texas (May 5, 2016) – Clark Baker, Ph.D., associate professor in Baylor’s department of journalism, public relations and new media in the College of Arts & Sciences, was honored in Florence, Italy, last month as his photography was put on display at the Florence University for the Arts.

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.”