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.

Football. Football Places Four on Coaches All-Big 12 Teams

With three first-team and a second-team selection, Baylor football had four players honored on the All-Big 12 teams, the league announced Wednesday.

Football. Baylor Introduces New Football Coach Matt Rhule

A new era began for Baylor football on Dec. 7, 2016, as Matt Rhule (pronounced RULE) was introduced as the 27th head coach to lead the Bears program.

W. Basketball. Baylor, Texas State Postgame Quotes

Postgame quotes from Baylor's 90-24 win over Texas State on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at the Ferrell Center at Waco, Texas.

W. Basketball. No. 3 Lady Bears Roll Past Texas State, 90-24

Natalie Chou, Kalani Brown and Alexis Prince each scored 15 points, and No. 3 Baylor routed Texas State 90-24 on Tuesday night.

Education News: Author discusses new book on how arrival of women in higher education changed colleges’ sense of mission

Dec. 6, 2016
Question-and-answer with Andrea L. Turpin, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Baylor University, about her book. In “A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917,” Turpin explores how the entrance of women into U.S. colleges and universities shaped changing ideas about the moral and religious purposes of higher education in unexpected ways and profoundly shaped American culture.

KLTV (Palestine, Texas): Securus Technologies Commits To Five Year Funding For Prison Entrepreneurship Program

Dec. 6, 2016
Securus Technologies, a provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, and the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) jointly announced today a five-year funding commitment by Securus to PEP and an exclusive agreement to expand the rehabilitation and reentry support to more inmates and their families. Baylor students volunteer as Business Plan Advisors to teach inmates the skills needed to prepare a business plan.

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Baylor Student Donation; $54,000 to Local Nonprofits

Dec. 7, 2016
VIDEO: Ten local nonprofit organizations received grants totaling $54,000 that were presented yesterday by students in Baylor University’s “Philanthropy and the Public Good” course. Interviewed for this story was Rebecca Voth, a junior University Scholar.

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Baylor Philanthropy Students Donate Thousands to Charities

Dec. 7, 2016
VIDEO: Ten local nonprofit organizations received grants totaling $54,000 that were presented yesterday by students in Baylor University’s “Philanthropy and the Public Good” course. Each fall and spring semester since fall 2014, and in partnership with dozens of inspiring social sector organizations, the students participating in this unique and transformational learning environment have stewarded and given away a total of $331,835 in grants to local nonprofits.

Why I’m excited about Baylor’s new football coach, Matt Rhule

Once upon a time, Baylor hired a new head coach — a young man from the midwest who wasn’t even on most fans’ radar — to head a program still reeling following a devastating scandal. That coach would go on to become the winningest coach in program history, leading his team to new heights — […]

Christmas on 5th signals the start of #BaylorChristmas

When there are camels and kangaroos on campus, a Christmas tree lighting and concerts, you know it must be Christmas on 5th Street, the official kickoff to the Christmas season at Baylor. The much-loved Baylor tradition was renewed Thursday night, with thousands of members of the Baylor family coming together to pause from the busy-ness of […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Basically the entire Christmas break, we have a giant sleepover.”

“My best memory of the holidays, in general, is that every year we always — my extended family — all get together at my aunt’s house and basically, the entire Christmas break, we have a giant sleepover. We’re all on break and everyone’s visiting, so we all stay at my aunt’s house. There’s like 15-18 […]

Why I’m looking forward to Baylor’s bowl game

Sunday, we learned that Baylor football will face Boise State in the 2016 Motel 6 Cactus Bowl in Phoenix (Dec. 27, 9:15 p.m. CT, ESPN). Over the last couple of weeks, some questioned whether or not Baylor should accept this bowl bid, wondering aloud if we might be better off just moving our focus on to other […]

Baylor University Seeks Nominations for Youth Entrepreneur Award

WACO, Texas (Dec. 7, 2016) – Do you know a high school student who is a budding – or maybe already successful – entrepreneur?

Jason D. Cook Appointed Vice President for Marketing and Communications

WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland today announced the appointment of Jason D. Cook as vice president for marketing and communications and chief marketing officer. Cook comes to Baylor from Texas A&M University and will begin a transition to Baylor in mid-December.

‘How Long Does Grief Last?’ Expert Shares Ways to Interact with Those Who’ve Lost Loved Ones This Christmas

WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2016) – Chances are high that you will encounter someone who’s grieving the loss of a loved one this Christmas.

‘Low-Tech Terror’: Researcher Says Attack with a Car and Butcher Knife at Ohio State Shows Evolving Forms of Terrorism

WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2016) — The attack at Ohio State University on Nov. 28, when a student rammed his car into a group of pedestrians and began stabbing them with a butcher knife — wounding 11 — illustrates a crucial fact about mass violence, says a Baylor University researcher on terrorism.