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. No. 2/2 WBB Welcomes Iowa State Wednesday

The No. 2/2 Baylor Lady Bears begin a two-game home stand with a matchup against Iowa State on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. (CT) inside the Ferrell Center. It is the first meeting of the conference season between Baylor and the Cyclones.

General News. Dickey Named Associate Vice President For Athletics Operations

Jeramiah Dickey, Deputy Athletics Director at the University of Houston, will become Baylor University's Associate Vice President for Athletics Operations effective Feb. 13, Vice President and Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades announced today.

KDFW-TV (Dallas, Fort Worth/FOX): Texas family to receive vet's remains 50 years after his death

Jan. 13, 2017
VIDEO: The remains of Air Force Capt. Robert Russell Barnett, M.A. ’55, a former Baylor football standout in the 1950s, have been returned to his family 50 years after his plane was shot down in Laos in 1966. Barnett was awarded the Purple Heart, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and the Air Medal with Clusters, and his name is listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. “We are so appreciative and just so grateful and thankful to our country that they did this for us,” his youngest daughter Debra Coffey said. “We'll be at peace, and our dad will be at peace. Our dad will home. He's a Texan, and he needs to be brought back to Texas.”

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): REACH hosts volunteer training class for community

Jan. 15, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor University senior psychology major Hanna Forbes was one of the volunteers working with a local therapeutic riding center with REACH, Riding Equines to Achieve Confidence and Health (REACH). "It helped so much getting to learn everything about this program," Forbes said. "I just love horses, and I have a heart for people with disabilities and I just think this is a great way to volunteer."

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Volunteers prepare for city-wide day of service

Jan. 14, 2017
VIDEO: Campus Kitchen at Baylor and Heart of Texas Urban Gardening Coalition partnered for a service project on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service that would eventually send more than 300 volunteers to urban garden sites across the city. Among those interviewed was Eric Pritt, an Americorps VISTA who serves as coordinator of Campus Kitchen at Baylor. "They're going to places where kids use those gardens to learn about nutrition from the roots up. And these churches have gardens that they feed community members fresh local grown produce where people don't have fresh local grown produce," Pritt said.

National Review: William Peter Blatty, Between Time and Eternity

Jan. 14, 2017
Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., dean of the Honors College and Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture at Baylor, writes about his personal friendship with William Peter Blatty, best known as the author of “The Exorcist,” later made into an Academy Award-winning film. “Whatever one makes of the most visually offensive images in the film, it cannot be doubted that it embodies a desperate search for faith and sacrificial love in a world that has lost its ethical and metaphysical bearings, where modern science apparently has no need for God and where the pervasive suffering of the innocent casts doubt on the existence of a good and all-powerful God,” Hibbs wrote.

‘Blind Side’ director’s latest film, ‘The Founder,’ opens Friday

With hits like The Blind Side, The Alamo and The Rookie under his belt, John Lee Hancock, BA ’79, JD ’82, has built a reputation as one of Hollywood’s top writers and directors. Friday, the two-time Baylor alum’s 10th feature film, The Founder, hits the big screen. Hancock’s latest tells the story of fast-food magnate Ray Kroc, […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I couldn’t walk for a week… [and] I only had one arm that I could use…”

“Like four years ago I injured my shoulder, and I injured my ankle… They weren’t quite bad enough to where I had to have surgery right away, so I went ahead and waited it out… They weren’t quite bad enough to where I had to have surgery right away, so I went ahead and waited […]

Thank you, Baylor Police!

In a time of danger — say, a fire breaks out, or a crime is committed — most of us will run away; that’s just human nature. Thankfully, we have first responders — such as Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) officers — who run to the scene, even into harm’s way, to help keep us safe. We […]

Baylor, Round Rock set to honor 90th anniversary of Immortal Ten’s passing

Sunday, January 22 will mark the 90th anniversary of the tragic accident outside Austin that took the lives of 10 Baylor students — the group we remember today as the Immortal Ten. For generations, their story has been passed down each year during Mass Meeting just before Homecoming, and in 2007, a memorial went up in […]

Want to Ace an Exam? Tell a Friend What You Learned

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2017) — Students who are given information and tell someone about it immediately recall the details better and longer — a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher.

Biblical Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Israeli Synagogue Will Be Topic of Lecture by Excavation Director Jan. 19

WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2017) — New discoveries of mosaics uncovered in an ancient synagogue in Israel’s Galilee region will be the topic of an upcoming slide-illustrated lecture by Jodi Magness, Ph.D., director of the excavations.

This Week at Baylor – Jan. 9-14, 2017

WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host notable events, including a lecture on the origin of evil.

Baylor Mourns the Passing of Texas Baptist Leader, Dean Emeritus of Truett Seminary Paul W. Powell

WACO, Texas (Dec. 29, 2016) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Dr. Paul W. Powell, the Texas Baptist pastor and leader who served as dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and former chair of Baylor University’s Board of Regents. Powell died Dec. 28 in Tyler at the age of 83.