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. SB Shuffles Schedule for Weekend Series with Texas Tech

WACO, Texas – Baylor softball will compact the three-game weekend series with Texas Tech into a two-day slate due to predicted severe weather, announced Thursday afternoon by the respective head coaches.

W. Tennis. No. 15 WT Hits the Road

The No. 15 Baylor women’s tennis team (13-5) prepares for consecutive road dual matches against Big 12 foes Iowa State (15-4) on Friday, March 31 and West Virginia (4-9) on Sunday, April 2. The matches will take place at 3 p.m. (CT) and 9 a.m., respectively.

W. Golf. Women’s Golf Heads to Bryan National Collegiate

Baylor women’s golf heads to Browns Summit, N.C., to play in the 20th annual Bryan National Collegiate. The tournament runs Friday through Sunday at the par-72, 6,386-yard Bryan Park Champions Course.

Track. Multi-Event Athletes Start Texas Relays Run

Baylor's track and field team had five multi-event athletes begin competition at the 90th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, presented by Spectrum Wednesday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Augusta (VA) Free Press: Shenandoah University to host Virginia Humanities Conference in April

March 25, 2017
David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, will participate in a humanities panel discussion, “Can the 21st Century America Bear the Humanities?”, at the 2017 Virginia Humanities Conference at Shenandoah University on April 7-8.

Broadly: 'We Can't Do This on Our Own': How Mainstream Media Fails Missing Girls of Color

March 29, 2017
Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., associate professor of director of journalism, PR and new media, is quoted in this article about news coverage of minority women who go missing. She co-authored a 2009 study comparing coverage of four missing women in the mid-2000s, which found that two white women received 597 and 131 transcripts from four major news outlets within a month of their disappearance, while two black women received five and four. She said that mainstream media continue to underreport cases of missing women of color, but that social media platforms have helped to fill the void.

BusinessWire: Jernigan Capital, Inc. Promotes Kelly Luttrell to Chief Financial Officer

March 28, 2017
Kelly P. Luttrell, B.B.A., M.Acc. (Accounting) ’02, has been promoted to senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Jernigan Capital Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed real estate investment trust that provides debt and equity capital to private developers, owners and operators of self-storage facilities.

Baylor graduate programs fare well in latest U.S. News rankings

Every year, U.S. News unveils to the world its annual ranking of American colleges and universities. Last fall, they named Baylor No. 71 in the nation and No. 4 in Texas — our highest ranking ever. Such rankings are typically based on undergraduate education, which has long been Baylor’s bread and butter. But for those pursuing master’s […]

Baylor SOE partnership with Midway ISD receives national award

Eight years ago, Midway High School became a Baylor Professional Development School (PDS) campus. For Baylor School of Education (SOE) undergraduate students, that meant that instead of sitting in a classroom staring at PowerPoint slides, they could get real classroom experience with mentor teachers. For Midway, it meant exposure to emerging best teaching practices (like researching […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I knew this is what I was truly called to do…”

“When I came here for orientation, I was a clinical psychology major. My intent was to come in and help people. Very cliché. I’m very independent, I told my mom to stay home during orientation. I told her, “You won’t be in college with me. I’m going to do this on my own.” It backfired, […]

Equestrian claims Baylor’s third Big 12 title of 2017

While many eyes were on March Madness basketball last weekend, the Baylor equestrian team was busy winning the university’s third Big 12 title of 2017. Head coach Ellen White’s squad hosted this year’s Big 12 Championship at the Willis Family Equestrian Center, and the Bears kept the trophy right here in Waco by winning their third conference […]

Finalists Selected for Baylor's $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

WACO, Texas (March 30, 2017) – Three preeminent scholar/teachers from U.S. universities have been selected as finalists for Baylor University's 2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award – with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 – presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching. The winning professor will be announced by Baylor in spring 2018.

Office of Community Engagement & Service Joins Local Organizations for Healthy Soul Food Cooking Demonstration and Health Fair April 8 in Waco

WACO, Texas (March 30, 2017) – During National Public Health Week April 3-9, the Office of Community Engagement & Service at Baylor University, Waco-McLennan County Public Health District and Waco Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. are teaming up to sponsor the Healthy Soul Food Cooking Demonstration and Health Fair April 8 in Waco.

Truett Seminary at Baylor Offers Online Certificate Education for Those Seeking Faith Enrichment or Ministry Preparation

WACO, Texas (March 30, 2017) — A theological education program for those looking to enrich their faith or to minister to others, but who do not have the time or money to pursue a master’s degree, is being provided through an online certification program from Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Baptist World Alliance Leader Will Present the 2017 Willson-Addis Lecture

WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – Neville Callam, Ph.D., general secretary and chief executive officer of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), will present this year’s Willson-Addis Lecture at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28.