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. No. 24/25 SB Sweeps Doubleheader for Moore’s 800th

No. 24/25 Baylor softball (9-3) took a pair of wins over McNeese State (5-8), downing the Cowgirls 6-5 in eight innings in game one and 9-3 in game two.

Baseball. Baseball Blanks Texas State in 4-0 Win

Baylor baseball garnered a 4-0 win over Texas State on Wednesday evening at Bobcat Ballpark. The Bears (5-0) used four pitchers for a combined shutout against the Bobcats (2-3).

Baylor Lariat: Alumni to connect with students through new mentoring network

Feb. 20, 2017
Baylor Career and Professional Development and the Baylor Alumni Network have created a mentor network that allows students to find alumni based on industry, company, affinity and location and reach out for career advice. “We think this is a great way for students to get connected with alums in companies that they are interested in, in industries that they would like to be a part of. We think relationships really are the bedrock on which careers are built and developed,” said Jarrod Mathis, programming specialist for Career and Professional Development.

CityLab: For Schools, Gambling Funding Is No Jackpot

Feb. 21, 2017
Though states often pledge to fund public schools with taxes levied on lotteries and casinos, that money tends to get funneled elsewhere, and the system encourages back-room deals between government and gambling, says Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.

FOX News: Ways Faith Can Help Heal Depression

Feb. 22, 2017
VIDEO: In this interview, author Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English at Baylor, shares how his faith helped him recover from depression and build a meaningful life.

Higher Education Strategy Associates: Two Studies to Ponder

Feb. 21, 2017
This story features new research by Baylor’s Peter Klein, Ph.D., professor of entrepreneurship and senior fellow in the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. Klein’s research, published in Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, shows that the establishment of university-affiliated incubators is often followed by a reduction in the quality of university innovations.

New Baylor study: Did a drought — not flood — kill the Waco mammoths?

If you’re one of the tens of thousands of people who visit the Waco Mammoth National Monument every year (even more since its national monument designation in 2015!), you’ve heard the prevailing theory of how the mammoths found here died. For years, scientists have believed it likely that rising waters from the Bosque River flooded the site […]

Four ways Baylor parents support Baylor students

Sure, parents of college students everywhere send encouraging text messages and the occasional box of cookies to their kids away at college. But Baylor parents take it a step further, truly becoming part of the Baylor family. Whether they live close to campus or thousands of miles away, here are four special ways Baylor parents support Baylor students: […]

From Baylor to Paris: Alum’s work appears at prestigious modern art museum

At first glance, the images in “Someone to See,” a video by digital photographic and video artist Zach Nader, BFA ’07, appear both familiar and a bit disorienting. There’s a reason for that — Nader takes images from the world of advertising and fashion and digitally manipulates them to help viewers see them in a […]

Barbara Walker: social work leader, and Baylor’s first female African-American graduate

On June 2, 1967, Barbara Walker, BA ’67, graduated from Baylor with her degree in sociology. When she crossed the Commencement stage and received her diploma that day, Walker earned the distinction of becoming the first African-American woman to graduate from Baylor. (Just moments before, her classmate, Robert Gilbert, BA ’67, had received his degree in history […]

Baylor Board of Regents Adopts Slate of Governance Changes

WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – The Baylor Board of Regents today adopted new bylaws that will improve University governance by increasing diversity among the Regents, provide voting privileges to a second-term student Regent and give the public a more transparent view of Board operations and decisions.

Penn State Professor To Present “The Myth of the Dead Sea Scrolls” Lecture

WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – Daniel Falk, Ph.D., professor of classics and ancient Mediterranean studies and the Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies at Penn State University, will lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Baylor University.

Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science Students Host Activities to Celebrate Engineer’s Week, Feb. 19-25

WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2017) – In recognition of the National Engineer’s Week, Feb. 19-25, Baylor Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) students joined together to plan ECS Week, their adaptation of the event.

Baylor Competition Winners to Perform at Carnegie Hall

WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2017) – Fifteen soloists and four chamber groups have been selected as winners of this year’s Semper Pro Musica Solo and Chamber Music Competition within Baylor University’s School of Music. To celebrate their accomplishments, the student winners will take to the stage May 25 at renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City.