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.

General News. Bon Voyage, Julie Bennett

After 23 years at Baylor and more than three decades in the sports information business, Julie Bennett is retiring. She’s stepping away from her duties as Assistant AD for Athletic Communications, which includes being the primary media contact for women’s basketball, to spend time with her husband, Bruce, four daughters, 10 grandkids and four great-grandchildren.

Track. Track & Field Recognized By USTFCCCA For Academics

The Baylor men's and women's track and field teams, along with 10 individuals earned All-Academic recognition from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the organization announced Thursday.

W. Soccer. Soccer’s Crowther Back Training with Mexico’s U-20 National Team

For the fourth time in her soccer career, Baylor sophomore forward Jackie Crowther trained with a Women’s Mexican National Team.

Football. Football's Meet The Bears Event Set For Aug. 6

The Baylor Athletic Department will host its annual "Meet the Bears" football fan appreciation event on Saturday, Aug. 6. For the first time, the 2016 event will be held at McLane Stadium.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Campus counseling gets an upgrade

July 28, 2016
The editorial board of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram commends the use of a new online counseling program called Therapist Assisted Online (TAO) that can bring counseling services to more students at three Texas universities, including Baylor, which will begin the program in the fall. TAO’s interactive tool allows students with mild-to-moderate anxiety or mild-to-moderate depression to work on different strategies for mental health, while counselors keep up with their clients through 10- to 20-minute video sessions.

Houston Chronicle: FBISD graduates earn merit scholarships

July 27, 2016
Sixth news item: Incoming Baylor freshman Madison McClendon of Austin High School is one of seven graduating seniors in Fort Bend ISD who are among 3,000 winners of 2016 College-Sponsored Merit Scholarships.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): At Baylor, High School Teachers Are Learning About Green Chemistry

July 29, 2016
AUDIO: Story about a group of Texas high school science teachers who have spent the past two weeks at Baylor learning about green chemistry and conducting inquiry-based experiments to test consumer products for environmental toxicity. The workshop is part of a four-year, $4.4 million project called Molecular Design Research Network (MoDRN), funded by the National Science Foundation and Environmental Protection Agency. It includes partners Baylor (environmental science, School of Education), Yale University, George Washington University and the University of Washington. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, arranged interviews for this story.)

KWKT-TV (Waco, Killeen, Temple): Sleep exhibit demonstrates polysomnography

July 28, 2016
VIDEO: A one-day interactive exhibit by Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory offered visitors to Baylor’s Mayborn Museum Complex a look at the importance of each part of the brain, what the brain does while asleep and why losing sleep can affect health. Six tips to help students return to normal sleeping schedules in time for going back to school were suggested by Michael Scullin, Ph.D., lab director and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched the exhibit to local media and the sleep tips to national media. She covers psychology and neuroscience faculty and research.)

Introducing #BearsOfBaylor

“Baylor we are and Baylor we’ll always be, but it’s up to us to define what that means.” It’s been almost five years since Robert Griffin III uttered those now-classic words to the Baylor family in front of a national audience, and by now, you’ve probably heard them enough that you might not really think about […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I looked all over — probably 15 other schools.”

“[My dad] went to Baylor, so he’s kind of brainwashed me since a young age. I looked all over — probably 15 other schools. I looked in California. I looked at a lot of Texas schools — and, I know this is a sin to say, including TCU and SMU — I looked at a […]

What’s it like to be a Baylor Bear from outside Texas?

Why did you choose Baylor — Class size? Quality of education? Campus beauty? When you did choose Baylor, how much of that decision was based on how close it was to your hometown? For out-of-state students, the decision to leave home far behind to come to Baylor may not be easy. But for many Bears, that leap […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Figuring out who I was and who I wanted to be…”

“I’ve changed my major three times… Figuring all that out, figuring out who I was and who I wanted to be, separate from home — because all of my friends went to A&M, and it was expected I was going to go to A&M and live with my high school friends, but I had to […]

Annual Civics Camp Teaches Students Citizenship Skills

WACO, Texas (July 29, 2016) – Nearly one hundred fifth- through ninth-graders will learn about civics and provide a rich resource for Baylor faculty research during the annual Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute. Now in its fourth year, running from Aug. 1-5, the camp is hosted by Baylor School of Education through a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.

Baylor Professor Helps Discover The Secrets Of The Philistines

WACO, Texas (July 28, 2016) — Deirdre Fulton, Ph.D., assistant professor of religion in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was part of the discovery and excavation of a Philistine cemetery outside Ashkelon, an ancient city in Israel that was occupied for more than 3,000 years.

Plan Ahead to Rise and Shine for School, Baylor University Sleep Expert Recommends

WACO, Texas (July 27, 2016) — Students soon will leave behind the lazy summer days and go back to school, leaping — or crawling — out of bed when that early alarm clock goes off.

Baylor University Named a ‘2016 Great College to Work For’ by The Chronicle of Higher Education

WACO, Texas (July 25, 2016) – For the sixth consecutive year, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a “2016 Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.