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. Wallace Guides Australia to World University Games Win

Baylor women’s basketball senior Kristy Wallace opened 2017 World University Games action with Australia’s Emerging Opals early Monday morning. Starting at guard, Wallace scored five points, pulled down two rebounds and distributed four assists to help Australia secure a 78-71 victory over Lithuania.

W. Soccer. Soccer Golden Goal Downs Wyoming in OT

WACO, Texas – Baylor soccer (2-0) fought out a 2-1 overtime victory over Wyoming (0-1) on Sunday evening at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field.

W. Soccer. Soccer Cruises to 5-0 Win Over ULL in Season Opener

WACO, Texas – Baylor soccer (1-0) blew by Louisiana-Lafayette (0-1) in the team’s 2017 season opener, downing the Ragin’ Cajuns, 5-0, on Friday afternoon at Betty Lou Mays Field.

Football. Bicknell Followed Dad, Brother Into Coaching

Like Matt Rhule, Baylor wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell didn’t have to look too far to find a coaching role model. It was his dad.

Baylor Lariat: Livingstone shares summer experiences, vision for university

Aug. 20, 2017
Q&A with Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone with Lariat editor Bailey Brammer, a sophomore journalism major from Phoenix, Arizona. After a summer spent interacting with incoming freshmen and receiving her Baylor Line jersey, as well as being hard at work as president of the university, Dr. Livingstone speaks about her and her husband’s experiences on campus this summer, as well as her plans to continue to move the university toward a bright future.

Baylor Lariat: McLendon appointed as Baylor interim provost

Aug. 20, 2017
Article about the appointment of Michael McLendon, Ph.D., as interim provost. McLendon said he is excited to be a part of Baylor during a time of effective change. “It’s the right time in Baylor history where my talent and interest could best be used,” McLendon said. “It’s a very exciting and momentous year and I’m grateful and privileged to be a part of it.”

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas Awards 60 New Grants

Aug. 16, 2017
Kevin Pinney, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was one of the recipients of 60 new academic research, prevention and product development research grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) towards advancing the fight against cancer. Pinney’s grant will focus on “Targeting Cathepsin L as a Selective Mechanism for the Release of Potent Anticancer Agents from Drug-Linker Conjugates.”

KWTX-TV Ch. 10 (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Total solar eclipse show originating at KWTX airs nationwide

Aug. 21, 2017
VIDEO: Trey Cade, Ph.D., assistant research professor and director of the Baylor Institute for Air Science, was the guest expert on a KWTX-TV special broadcast on the total solar eclipse that aired across the country on nearly 100 Gray Television stations. Cade served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years, working primarily as a space weather scientist before coming to Baylor University. He teaches courses in leadership, meteorology and space weather and conducts research in Baylor’s Space Weather Research Laboratory. (Tonya B. Hudson, director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview.)

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 […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “We just can’t wait to see what God does with her life.”

Dad: “This is our first. We just can’t wait to see what God does with her life. We’re just really excited about this next chapter of her life. It’s a day of great excitement for us, and pride, and a little bit of nervousness.” Mom: “First time I stepped on this campus, I stopped and […]

Top 10 pieces of advice from alumni for Baylor freshmen

On Facebook earlier this week, Baylor asked a simple question of the university’s 200,000+ followers: What one piece of advice would you share with #Baylor freshmen on their first day of college? Baylor alumni and others were quick to respond, sharing more than 5,000 words worth of wisdom. Feel free to read through all their advice […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “That’s when she fell in love with Baylor.”

Mom: “We had a friend coming with her son, and they said, ‘You should go visit Baylor and some of the schools around there with us!’ We went to Baylor, TCU and SMU; we looked at all three, and that’s when she fell in love with Baylor. Then she came back, and she came back, […]

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.

Baylor Professor and Space Weather Scientist Provides Tips for Watching the Total Solar Eclipse, Details on the Next Eclipse

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – For three hours on August 21, the moon will pass in front of the sun causing a total solar eclipse. While Waco will not experience a full eclipse, it will be worth viewing, according to a Baylor professor and space weather scientist.