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.

Baseball. Baseball Topples Texas State 10-2

Baylor baseball posted a 10-2 win over Texas State on Tuesday night at Baylor Ballpark. The Bears (25-16) used 15 hits and a quintet of bullpen arms to cruise by the Bobcats (22-20).

M. Golf. Men’s Golf in Fifth at Big 12 Championship

Baylor men’s golf is in fifth place after shooting 12-over-par 292 and 7-over-par 287 in Tuesday’s second and third rounds at the Big 12 Championship. The Bears sit at 46-over 886 entering the final round at Prairie Dunes Country Club.

Softball. No. 13 Softball Tops Lamar, 4-1

BEAUMONT, Texas – No. 13/15 Baylor softball (37-9) won its last nonconference game of the regular season, defeating the Lamar Lady Cardinals (23-24), 4-1, on Tuesday afternoon at LU Softball Complex.

W. Soccer. Soccer Summer Offering Several Summer Camps

Baylor soccer will have three summer camp options for youth players to continue to improve their soccer skills under the guidance of the BU coaches and players at the Bears’ Betty Lou Mays Field.

Abilene Reporter-News: ARN's Williamson retiring as editor

April 25, 2017
Doug Williamson, B.A. (Speech/Journalism) ’73, who has served as editor of the Abilene Reporter-News for almost five years and has worked at the newspaper for almost 32 years, announced his retirement Tuesday. He taught journalism, photography, debate and broadcasting at Waco High School for three years and worked for the Waco Tribune-Herald for nine years before returning to Abilene in 1985.

Consumerism Commentary: How to Best Handle Old Credit Card Accounts

March 25, 2017
Stephanie Colestock, B.S. (Biology) '10, managing editor and contributing writer at Consumerism Commentary, writes about how to handle old credit card accounts in this article. Colestock frequently writes about personal finance. She also writes for a number of other sites including: Dough Roller, Five Cent Nickel and allCards, in addition to running her small business, Pink Orchid Press.

Netscape What’s New: 4 Steps to Reignite Your Prayer Life

April 21, 2017
Angela Reed, Ph.D., associate professor of practical theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, provides four tips to help people grow in the habit of prayer. The tips include read scripture prayerfully, reflect on the events of the day, try out a simple form of prayer and explore the possibility of shaping the activities of the day around prayer. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this story.)

Baylor Trumpets win nationals for fourth time in eight years

For the fourth time in eight years, Baylor Trumpets have won first place in the National Trumpet Competition! This year, it was the Trumpets’ “Green” ensemble that took first in the Large Ensemble Division. [Watch their title-winning performance below.] Out of the 157 trumpeters who applied to this national competition in Colorado, 14 members of the […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Sometimes people, including myself, can’t always see the other person’s perspective.”

“I think Baylor is doing a good job of trying to include diversity and trying to be a better neighbor towards everyone, but it’s something that needs to be continually reinforced so that it continues to grow… I think on every college campus, there always are those divides because sometimes people, including myself, can’t always […]

The highlight of Baylor football’s spring game? This special touchdown run.

Saturday’s Green and Gold Game was the first chance most fans got to see what Baylor football will look like under Matt Rhule. But the highlight of the day wasn’t the new coach, the new-look team, or even the touchdown scored by former men’s basketball standout Ish Wainwright; instead, it was a special play by longtime staffer Clint […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “That’s my goal — to get us all to work together to move [Baylor] forward.”

[NOTE: On Saturday, we had the chance to speak with the newest Bear of Baylor, Baylor President-Select Linda Livingstone, about her return to Baylor and her view of the university.] “One of the main reasons we decided to come back to Baylor was because we love the mission of Baylor. We think it’s amazing to have a significant […]

Baylor Graduate Selected for Prestigious Fulbright ETA to Taiwan

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – Recent Baylor University graduate Taylor Demons, who earned her B.A. in international studies in December 2016, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Taiwan.

Baylor Model United Nations Team Honored at National Conference

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – The Baylor Model United Nations (MUN) team received Outstanding Position Paper Awards in five of the seven committees in which they participated—the same number of position paper awards that the team received in the last three years combined—at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City, where thousands of students from more than 100 nations participated in a simulation of the U.N.

Graduate School Hosts Doctor of Physical Therapy Open House

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2017) – Baylor University’s Graduate School will host an open house for the new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Room 100 of Morrison Hall, 1410 S. Fifth St.

Alternating Skimpy Sleep with Sleep Marathons Hurts Attention, Creativity in Young Adults, Study Finds

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2017) — Skimping on sleep, followed by “catch-up” days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition — both in attention and creativity — in young adults, in particular those tackling major projects, Baylor University researchers have found.