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.

Softball. No. 15 Baylor Softball Falls to No. 2 Arizona on Walk-off

TUCSON, Ariz. – No. 15-seeded Baylor softball (46-13) rallied late to tie the game, but dropped a 3-2 walk-off loss to No. 2 Arizona (52-7) on Friday afternoon at Hillenbrand Stadium, opening play in the best-of-three Tucson Super Regional.

M. Golf. Men's Golf in Fifth after Day One at NCAA Championships

Baylor men's golf is tied for fifth place after day one at the 2017 NCAA Championships. Friday's first round play was suspended due to darkness with the Bears sitting at 3-under-par late in the round.

Track & Field. Track & Field Qualifies Five More For NCAA Outdoor Championships

Baylor's track and field team had five student-athletes, Taylor Bennett, George Caddick, Kiana Hawn, Wil London and Maxwell Willis, earn a spot into the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., Friday during the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

M. Tennis. Benitez, Little Make NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals

The Baylor men’s tennis duo of Juan Benitez and Will Little recorded the upset of the doubles draw by taking down second-ranked and third-seeded Johannes Ingildsen and Alfredo Perez of Florida in the round of 16 at the NCAA Doubles Championship Friday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Ball Game of Life

May 21, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features J.M. Gates, who was influential to the sound of authentic black preaching and music. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

KXAS-TV (NBC Dallas/Fort Worth): Social Worker Helps Weatherford Student Succeed

May 24, 2017
VIDEO: Morgan Eary (M.S.W. Social Work ’16), program manager for Communities in Schools, is featured in this story for her work with a student at Weatherford High School. Eary worked with the student, who had suffered the loss of her mother and battled with drugs and alcohol, to provide emotional support, help her stay in school and pursue life goals – including acceptance into college. "I'm always amazed at the resiliency of teenagers," Eary said. "It always makes my heart so happy to see how far they've come and knowing how far they're gonna go."

Lake Cities Sun (Plano, TX): NCTC to host World Dracula Day Symposium

May 26, 2017
J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Religious History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, spoke this week at the World Dracula Day Symposium at North Central Texas College’s Flower Mound campus. Melton, who has written reference books on vampires, presented “How Dracula Made the Protestant Reformation Possible.”

The Dispatch (Moline, IL): Westwood Singers remain dedicated to youth education

May 20, 2017
Information from Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project will be added to the curriculum at the Gospel Music Camp for youth. The project preserves vintage black gospel music through digital recordings.

How one alumna’s Baylor mission trip led to a permanent move to serve

As a junior at Baylor in 2008-09, Kara Fonville joined the Baylor Religious Hour Choir. In between all the concerts, worship services and practices, she often heard her fellow choir members talking about the mission trip they had taken the year before to Port Shepstone, South Africa. By summer, she decided she needed to experience this for […]

Meet the women shaping the future of Baylor University

On June 1, Dr. Linda Livingstone will become the 15th president of Baylor — and, as many have noted, the first woman at the helm of the university. But by no means will Livingstone be the only woman molding the future of this university; dozens of women already serving in positions of leadership will be working with Livingstone as […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s probably just God taking you a different way than you’re expecting…”

“There were several times I was thinking I was never gonna make it to graduation, because I was struggling. I kept pushing, and calling my dad crying because I was stressed out. You just gotta keep going, no matter what… I think it was my first year, spring semester. I hadn’t really found my group […]

A national title and 2 Big 12 titles already this spring for Baylor — and the year’s not over yet

While it feels like we just barely turned the calendar over to 2017, in actuality, the spring semester is done, and with it, Baylor’s spring sports are drawing to a close. With two Big 12 titles (women’s indoor track, equestrian), one national title (acrobatics and tumbling), and nine spring sports currently in the top 25, here’s […]

Interactive Race Car Exhibit Comes to Mayborn Museum

WACO, Texas (May 25, 2017) – Do you think you have what it takes to be a Formula One driver? The Mayborn Museum Complex’s newest exhibit, “SPEED: Science in Motion,” allows visitors of all ages to test their reflexes and experience the exhilarating world of professional race car driving.

Baylor Physics Department Sends First Group of Students to McDonald Observatory

WACO, Texas (May 24, 2017) – Students in Baylor University’s “Topics in Astronomy” class took a break from the classroom last semester to visit McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas. The hands-on experience with observing the night sky gave them a better understanding of what the daily, or nightly, life of an astronomer is really like.

Everyone Likes A Discount. But Is Customized Pricing The Way To Go?

WACO, Texas (May 23, 2017) – Everyone likes a discount, right? And a discount tailored to your specific purchase patterns sounds even better. But is this approach effective?

What Zombies Can Tell Us about Ourselves: Baylor Professor and Author Talks about ‘Living with the Living Dead’

WACO, Texas (May 23, 2017) — Quick, before it’s too late: May is Zombie Awareness Month — so it’s high time for people to prepare for a zombie pandemic. But that’s more than a heads-up for those who are passionate about zombies. Those who yawn at the notion of the walking dead also have reason to take notice, says pop culture critic Greg Garrett, Ph.D., of Baylor University.