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. Russell’s Recovery from Neck Injury a 'God Thing'

In 33 years with the fire department, Ronald Russell had extracted people with neck injuries from vehicles, only to never see them walk again. Some of them “never walked away, period.”

W. Basketball. Lady Bears at No. 4 in USA TODAY Coaches Poll

The Baylor women’s basketball team is ranked fourth and received two first place votes in the USA TODAY Sports Preseason Coaches Poll, released Thursday.

Cross Country. Cross Country Set For Big 12 Championship

The Baylor men's and women's cross country teams will compete in the 21st-annual Big 12 Cross Country Championship Saturday at the Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock, Texas.

Football. Can't Make It To Austin?

Connect and share in the experience of Baylor Football by following the action on our social media platforms.

Baylor Lariat: David Grotberg’s legacy lives on at Baylor

Oct. 25, 2016
Article about the life and legacy of David Grotberg, a Baylor sophomore honors student from Fergus Falls, Minn., who died in a hit-and-run accident on Oct. 6. “David loved his God with all of his heart, soul, mind and strength and true to that he loved his neighbor as himself, and he was the epitome of actually doing good things instead of talking about doing good things,” Waco senior Andrew Baas said.

Broadcast Beat: Corey Carbonara at #SMPTE2016

Oct. 25, 2016
VIDEO: Interview with Corey Carbonara, Ph.D., professor and Master Teacher of film and digital media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about Baylor’s student chapter of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. The chapter began in 1984 and allows students to network with and do joint research with SYMPTE professionals. “We’re working hand in glove with SYMPTE to push the cutting edge of all sorts of frontiers in the new technology arena,” Carbonara said.

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Waco: Kind gesture morphs into charitable organization

Oct. 24, 2016
VIDEO: A new student organization called Helping Hands which helps fulfill needs that cannot be met due to a physical or mental disability. The organization, led by Taylor Ernst, a sophomore at Baylor, assists people throughout the local community. “Whether you have a family member with a disability or you have a disability that hasn't been met, we are here to fill that gap. Whether you might need a hearing aid because he can't afford it or possibly it could be you might need an extra battery for your scooter, we are here to bridge that gap,” Ernst said.

Longview News-Journal: Miss Texas encourages Hallsville girls

Oct. 25, 2016
Caroline Carothers, a Baylor sophomore majoring in secondary education and the reigning Miss Texas, spoke to a group of Hallsville High School freshman girls about their futures, prioritizing activities in their life and making good decisions.

#BearsOfBaylor — “We’re roommates!”

“We’re roommates!” “We just lived super well together [as freshmen], so we were like, let’s do it again!” [What’s it like living off-campus versus on-campus?] “It’s super different. [On campus,] I feel like you’re just constantly forced to be social, and when you’re in your apartment, you can decide what you want to do. So I […]

Big 12 schools aren’t just rivals — they’re partners, too

The popularity and frequency of college athletic contests often lead us as fans to think of other Big 12 Conference schools as our opponents, someone we must fight against and try to beat, at all costs. But outside of the world of athletics, Baylor partners with other Big 12 schools (yes, even Texas and TCU) on a regular basis; it just […]

Unique class hymns welcome Baylor freshmen to campus each fall

While it’s common for incoming freshmen to be welcomed to college by campus leaders, it’s not so common for that encouragement to come in the form of a hymn — but that’s what we do at Baylor. Since 2008, each class of freshmen has received its own unique message of encouragement and hope written by University Chaplain Burt Burleson, […]

What’s it like to have a professor living in your dorm?

One of the strongest memories I have of my first days at Baylor was meeting the professor who lived in my residence hall. She invited us into her home and fed us all kinds of snacks and goodies while asking us about our fears, doubts and excitements about our new phase in life as college freshmen. […]

Hunger Expert Discusses USDA Report Showing Significant Drop in Household Food Insecurity

WACO, Texas (Oct. 26, 2016) – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released its report, “Household Food Insecurity in the United States in 2015.” The report shows a significant decline in the national food-insecurity rate, from 14 percent to 12.7 percent in one year, which means that millions more people throughout the nation now have access to food.

Speakers to Address Challenges, Transformations in ‘Higher Learning’ Symposium Hosted by Baylor’s Institute for Faith and Learning

WACO, Texas (Oct. 25, 2016) — The 2016 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture will focus on “Higher Learning” with nearly 200 presenters exploring the promise and challenges in contemporary colleges and universities.
Each year, the Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture,

Baylor University and South Texas College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2016) – Baylor University and South Texas College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.

Baylor Mourns Passing of Distinguished Alumna Alma Rohm, Retired Southern Baptist Missionary

WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Distinguished Alumna Alma Hazel Rohm, a beloved Southern Baptist emeritus missionary who served for more than half a century in Nigeria. Rohm finished her mission on Oct. 17 at the age of 90, when she went to spend eternity with her God and Savior. Services will be held Dec. 8 and 9 in Iwo, Nigeria, where she will be buried.