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 SB Faces No. 2 Arizona in Tucson Super Regional

WACO, Texas – The No. 15-seed Baylor Lady Bears (46-12) looks to punch its ticket into the Women’s College World Series, facing No. 2-seed Arizona (51-7) in the Tucson Super Regional at Hillenbrand Stadium on the campus at the University of Arizona, running May 26-28 in Tucson, Ariz.

Softball. SB’s Cargill Tabbed CoSIDA Academic All-American

WACO, Texas – Baylor softball’s Lindsey Cargill was named to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Softball Second Team, announced by the organization on Thursday.

Track & Field. Rhodes Punches Ticket To NCAA Outdoor Championships

On the first day of the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds, Baylor pole vaulter Annie Rhodes secured her spot at the national meet in Eugene, Ore., while seven other student-athletes qualified for the quarterfinal round in track events Thursday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

M. Golf. No. 5 Men's Golf Heads to NCAA Championships

The No. 5-ranked Baylor men's golf team plays heads to Sugar Grove, Ill., to play in the 2017 NCAA Championships, which runs Friday through Wednesday at Rich Harvest Farms.

Corpus Christi Caller-Times: McCombs present scholarships in honor of family members

May 24, 2017
Ray High School senior Katie Gasiorowski was awarded the $2,000 Joe McComb Class of '65 Scholarship. The scholarship was named in memory of Laura, Leighton and Andrew McComb who died in a flood in Wimberley, Texas in 2015. Gasiorowski plans to attend Baylor University to study mechanical engineering.

Healthy Cells Magazine: Are You “Phubbing” Me?

May 22, 2017
This article centers on research by Baylor’s James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which found that phone snubbing – “phubbing” – can harm relationships. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Minnesota Public Radio: In a tower 300 feet above Rochester, a new carillonneur plays songs for all to hear

May 25, 2017
The Mayo Clinic’s carilloneur Austin Ferguson is the fourth person to hold the position since it was created in the late 1920s. Ferguson credits a mentor at a Baylor University organ camp for introducing him to the carillon.

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.