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 Faces First Road Test of 2017

WACO, Texas – Baylor soccer (2-0-0) faces its first road test of the season, trekking to Houston for an expedited match with the Rice Owls (1-1-0), a contest moved from Friday evening to Thursday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. at Holloway Field.

Baseball. 2017 Baseball Summer League Summary

After Baylor baseball’s very successful second season under Steve Rodriguez, several players were assigned to play in various summer collegiate leagues across the country.

Football. Former Nittany Lion Tutoring Baylor D-Linemen

Coming off a state championship at Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, N.J., where he earned all-state and All-South Jersey honors, Elijah Robinson dreamed of playing in the NFL one day.

W. Volleyball. Six Reasons to Pack The House Friday

Friday’s primetime game on the opening day of the Hampton Inn & Suites Waco North Baylor Invitational is a matchup of 2016 NCAA Tournament teams.

Baylor Magazine: PayPal EVP & CFO helps company reach new heights

Aug. 21, 2017
Few people have risen as high in the corporate world as Angleton, Texas, native John D. Rainey, B.B.A. ’93, M.B.A. ’95, who became PayPal’s chief financial officer in 2015 and added the executive vice president title in 2016. Rainey, who serves on the Baylor Leadership Council and is a member of the Endowed Scholarship Society, returned to campus last spring to offer advice to graduating seniors of the Hankamer School of Business.

KCEN-TV: Mission Waco gains new ground with agriculture project

Aug. 22, 2017
Baylor Engineering students helped design the solar and rain water catchment components in Mission Waco’s Urban Renewable Energy and Agriculture Project (REAP), which will give low-income residents access to sustainable agriculture.

Press Club of Dallas: Press Club Announces New Officers, Directors and Student Scholarship Winners

Aug. 16, 2017
Corrie Coleman, a journalism major at Baylor University, was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Press Club of Dallas Foundation Scholarship Fund. A rising junior, Coleman has been on the dean’s list each semester of her college career.

The Hill: Adequate healthcare starts in our communities

Aug. 16, 2017
This column – about ways that some communities are helping tackle the disparities in social determinants of health, including safety and community wellness, that can affect life expectancy – uses as an example the Waco-McLennan Public Health District’s work with nine local partners, including Baylor University, the City of Waco and the Waco Downtown Farmers Market, to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables. The project comes at a critical time when, according to their 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment, more than 65 percent of county adults were considered overweight, and more than 50 percent were not eating the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables.

This Baylor alum is superintendent for the oldest school district in Texas

In 1836, 41 delegates gathered at Washington-on-the-Brazos to formally sign the Texas Declaration of Independence. In 1845, Republic of Texas President Anson Jones signed the charter for Baylor University in Independence, Texas. And in 1875, the state of Texas created its first independent school district: Brenham ISD. Nearly a century and a half later, the superintendent […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s a reminder that she’s always with me.”

“My grandma passed away almost five years ago, and I was very close to her. When someone would have a birthday, we would all sing ‘Happy Birthday,’ and at the end she would sing this sort of prayer. The last time that she sang that song was to my mom. [The tattoo is] the sound […]

New school year debuts newly renovated Martin Hall

With the start of the new school year Monday also came the debut of a newly renovated Martin Hall, which had been closed for the past year as the Baylor residence hall received some serious upgrades. Among them: updated rooms with new furniture, lighting and fixtures; additional space for studying and socializing; a new apartment […]

Move2BU crew welcomes Baylor’s Class of 2021

Baylor’s not the only school in the country where volunteers line up to help new students move into their residence halls — but it’s hard to believe any school does it better. Wednesday and Thursday, more than 3,400 new Baylor students (both freshmen and transfers) were helped into their new homes by more than 2,800 […]

MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Inspired Response from Black Gospel Artists

WACO, Texas (Aug. 22, 2017) - As the 54th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech approaches, Robert Darden, professor of journalism and founder and director of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project (BGMRP), says King’s speech was fertile ground for creative expression by black gospel artists recording in the years after 1963.

This Week at Baylor: Aug. 20-26, 2017

WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable concerts, lectures and events, including a performance by Christian songwriter Kari Jobe, the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Baylor VETS lounge and a talk with artist John McClanahan about his latest exhibit in the Martin Museum of Art.

Baylor Campus Kitchen Volunteer Speaks at D.C. Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 17, 2017) – Of the more than 60 universities with a Campus Kitchen, Baylor University was one of only two schools asked to lead a workshop at the 2017 Campus Kitchens Project (CKP) Boot Camp last week in Washington, D.C.

Baylor Freshmen Welcomed to Campus with a Hymn Written for Them

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – Nine years ago, when Baylor University’s chaplain Burt Burleson, D.Min., wrote a hymn dedicated to the class of 2012, he didn’t realize it was the beginning of a tradition. Now, nearly every incoming Baylor freshmen who attended the opening sessions of New Student Orientation at Baylor has learned the learned the hymn – “Love the Lord Our God” – written specifically for their class.