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.

Acrobatics & Tumbling. No. 2 A&T Tops No. 1 Oregon for Third Straight NCATA Title

No. 2 Baylor acrobatics & tumbling (9-1) took down the No. 1 Oregon Ducks (8-2) on Saturday night at Felix Events Center to win the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) finals for the third consecutive year.

W. Tennis. Semifinal Comeback Falls Short for No. 15 WT

No. 15 Baylor came charging back (21-5) against No. 9 Oklahoma State (22-4) in Big 12 Championship semifinal action, but fell short of a comeback, 4-2, inside Headington Family Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon.

Softball. No. 13 SB Falls in Series Finale with Oklahoma State

WACO, Texas – No. 13/15 Baylor softball (39-10, 11-4 Big 12) could not find an answer for the steady attack by the RV/NR Oklahoma State (32-19, 11-3 Big 12) offense, dropping the series finale, 9-4, on Saturday afternoon at Getterman Stadium.

Football. Fuller Picked By Houston Texans In 2017 NFL Draft

Center Kyle Fuller, Baylor Football’s starting center for the last three seasons and a four-year letterwinner, was selected in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans with the 243rd pick (seventh round).

Baylor Lariat: Livingstone envisions bright future

April 27, 2017
Dr. Linda A. Livingstone is set to take office as Baylor’s 15th – and first female – president on June 1. Incoming Lariat Editor-in-Chief Bailey Brammer spoke with Dr. Livingstone about her plans for the future of the university, her background at Baylor, what led her back to the university and how she will interact with students.

Indianapolis Star: Pulliam: Private sector tackles homelessness

April 27, 2017
This article cites a study by Byron Johnson, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and non-resident ISR Research Fellow William Wubbenhorst. Their study of the homeless revealed that faith-based organizations provide 58 percent of emergency shelter beds in the 11 cities surveyed across the nation, in addition to providing an array of vital services such as education, healthcare and job training that are necessary for long-term recovery and independence.

Inside Tucson Business: Validate your public relations skills for yourself and others

April 28, 2017
This story cites a Baylor study finding that accredited public relations practitioners possess more confidence in providing ethical counsel to senior leadership than their non-accredited peers. Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media, conducted the national study, which also found that Millennials pursuing careers in public relations not only do not feel prepared to offer advice on ethics to their companies, but they do not expect to face ethical dilemmas at work.

MSN Lifestyle: Erratic Sleep Habits May Be As Bad As No Sleep

April 27, 2017
Irregular sleep patterns – skimping on sleep, then trying to make up for it by lengthy sleep later – impairs creativity and the ability to concentrate, according to a Baylor study published in the Journal of Interior Design. Researchers Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, and Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, found that students think they are getting more sleep than they are.

Four Bears headed abroad thanks to prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

The fact that it’s become commonplace for multiple Baylor students to earn Fulbright honors in a single school year — see here, here and here for examples — might make you think such honors are no big deal. Quite the opposite, actually; the Fulbright Award is one of the most competitive and prestigious honors a college student can receive, […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “We have adopted two sons from foster care.”

“I graduated in ’07 – almost a decade ago! I was a studio art major. Now I’m living in Waco; I stay at home with my kiddos. My husband is a pastor here in Waco. We have been foster parents for the last four years, and we have adopted two sons from foster care. One […]

Three Baylor employees reach 50 years of service to the university

Thousands of Baylor alumni return to campus each year for Homecoming. From the day they’re born, future Bears are taught “That Good Old Baylor Line” and how to do a proper sic ’em. And those who decide to continue their careers at Baylor — regularly on the list of “Great Colleges to Work For” — tend to […]

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 […]

Stewardship Is Good Business: Baylor University’s New Business Campus Achieves LEED Gold Certification

WACO, Texas (April 28, 2017) – A new badge of honor is now on display at Baylor University’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, home of the nationally Hankamer School of Business. The dynamic new facility, which opened to faculty and students in August 2015, has been awarded LEED Gold certification after satisfying rigorous standards that address the building’s environmental impact.

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.