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. Softball Notches Explosive Sweep over Texas Tech

No. 20 Baylor softball (43-12, 13-4 Big 12) posted a season-high five home runs to take a 16-6 win over Texas Tech (23-29, 6-9 Big 12) in five innings on Sunday afternoon at Rocky Johnson Field.

M. Tennis. Tennis Hosts NCAA Selection Show Watch Party

Baylor's tennis teams will gather Tuesday afternoon to watch the 2016 NCAA Championship Selection Show at 4 p.m. CT. The watch party, which will be in the Stone Room at the Ferrell Center, is free and open to the public.

W. Tennis. Tennis Hosts NCAA Selection Show Watch Party

Baylor's tennis teams will gather Tuesday afternoon to watch the 2016 NCAA Championship Selection Show at 4 p.m. CT. The watch party, which will be in the Stone Room at the Ferrell Center, is free and open to the public.

Softball. Softball Downs Texas Tech in Five, 15-2

No. 20 Baylor softball (42-12, 12-4 Big 12) launched four home runs, including two from Jessie Scroggins, to take a 15-2 win over Texas Tech (23-28, 6-8 Big 12) in five innings on Saturday afternoon at Rocky Johnson Field.

Baptist News Global: Laying on of hands? A lot of Americans do it, study says

April 20, 2016
Nine of 10 people have turned to prayer for healing at some point in their lives, and more than one fourth have practiced laying on of hands, according to a study by Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). "Outside of belief in God, there may be no more ubiquitous religious expression in the U.S. than use of healing prayer," Levin said. The study was published in the Journal of Religion and Health, with analysis of data from the national Baylor Religion Survey. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

Baylor Lariat: Alumnus talks about political career in Texas, Washington

April 21, 2016
An interview with Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, B.B.A. (Economics, Finance) ’88, answers questions about Willett’s relationship to the university and why he chose Baylor for his undergraduate education, his career track, highlights of his professional life, and advice for students hoping to follow a similar path. “It’s a magical combination to love what you do and believe that it matters,” he told the Lariat. “I would urge students to prayerfully seek out ways to cultivate what they are passionate about. I want people to find fulfillment. Do whatever you do with gladness, gusto and gratitude. Be professional in a true sense.”

Baylor Lariat: Student raises funds for stroke victim

April 29, 2016
Lindsey Foster, a freshman from Nashville, Tennessee, was able to raise money, via Dollar Club, for Baylor Facility Services worker Maria Martinez and her family following Martinez suffering a stroke. The Dollar Club is a national organization that encourages individuals to donate a dollar at a time to give back to others. “The whole idea is just to get people to give their money, to simply give one dollar, and then gather that all up and see what impact it can make on someone who is in need,” Foster said. “I wanted to use the money to do something in the Baylor community so that we can keep it in the family.”

Charisma News: 87 Percent of Americans Turn to This in Times of Need

April 28, 2016
Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), recently published a study, which shows that nine out of 10 Americans seek God for healing when they fall ill, in addition to relying on doctors. Levin is quoted: "Outside of belief in God, healing prayer might be the most ubiquitous religious practice that there is. This might be one of the most prevalent forms of primary care medicine, and I don't say that lightly." (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

Baylor AFROTC student earns prestigious Pentagon internship

What’s life like inside the Pentagon? One Baylor student is about to find out. Joseph Mabbitt, a senior Russian major and Baylor Air Force ROTC student, earned a highly-coveted internship at the Pentagon for this coming summer. He’ll be working in the Secretary of the Air Force/International Affairs office, which exists to “strengthen US and […]

Baylor MBA students’ plan offers hope to a city 1,700 miles from Waco

The city of North Bay, Ontario, was founded in 1891 because of its location along a main canoe route vital to the fur trade. Today, North Bay is a typical Canadian mid-sized city, with a strong sense of community, low cost of living, and home to two local colleges. But in recent years, the city’s population has dipped […]

Retiring as Publix CEO, Baylor alum leaves legacy of service

After more than four decades with the company, Baylor alumnus Ed Crenshaw, BBA ’73, is retiring as CEO of Publix, one of the nation’s five largest grocery retailers. Crenshaw joined the Florida-based supermarket chain shortly after graduating from Baylor and was named CEO in 2008. It’s fitting that the company he’s led is known for service (and also for […]

Baylor named nation’s No. 1 university on Facebook, No. 3 on Twitter

When it comes to social media, Baylor brought home top honors — thanks in large part to you, Baylor family. Baylor is the nation’s top performing university on Facebook, according to the folks at Engagement Labs, whose research also ranked Baylor No. 3 in the country on Twitter. Only three other schools finished in the top 10 in both platforms, […]

ExxonMobil Foundation Presents Baylor with $340,575 from Educational Matching Gifts Program

HOUSTON, Texas (April 29, 2016) – Baylor University has received $340,575 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2015 Educational Matching Gift Program. Representatives from ExxonMobil presented Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr with the check during an April 28 ceremony celebrating the generosity of ExxonMobil and the impact the contributions continue to have on the University. The ceremony was part of a “Baylor Day” held by Baylor alumni at ExxonMobil’s new campus in Houston.

The 2016 Annual President’s Concert Will Present German Master Johannes Brahms’ ‘A German Requiem’

WACO, Texas (April 28, 2016) – The Baylor School of Music will host its annual President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Jones Concert Hall, located within the McCrary Music Building on Baylor’s campus. This year’s program will present German master Johannes Brahms, as he performs “A German Requiem, Op. 45.”

Baylor Debate Team Earns National Ranking

WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) – Baylor's intercollegiate debate team, known as the Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum, just completed its 2015-16 season with a top 20 national ranking. The team also qualified three smaller groups of two members each to compete at the National Debate Tournament (NDT).

Baylor University and Tarrant County College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) – Baylor University and Tarrant County 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.