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. Changing The Narrative

​Rachel Baribeau reached out to Coach Matt Rhule to share her "Changing the Narrative" message with the Baylor football team Tuesday afternoon.

Baseball. 2017 Baseball Summer League Update No. 1

After Baylor baseball’s very successful second season under Steve Rodriguez, 18 players have been assigned to play in various summer collegiate leagues across the country. The yearly tradition allows players to keep improving their skills in a live-game atmosphere against some of the country’s top talent.

W. Tennis. Hinojosa Qualifies for World University Games

Baylor women’s tennis sophomore Jessica Hinojosa will represent Mexico at the 29th World University Games in in Chinese Taipei on August 19-30. She will compete alongside more than 5,000 athletes representing more than 120 countries in 22 sports.

M. Tennis. Bendeck Gains Valuable Davis Cup Experience

After opening the tournament with a perfect first day at the Davis Cup for Honduras, Baylor men’s tennis junior Jimmy Bendeck went on to collect two more doubles victories and a singles win in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Greater Tulsa Reporter: Tulsa Tech Celebrates National CTSO Officers

June 17, 2017
Incoming Baylor student Jada Holliday, a biomedical sciences student at Tulsa Tech, served as regional vice president of Future Health Professionals (HOSA) for 2016-17. Holliday, a recent graduate of Broken Arrow High School and recipient of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Award, will attend Baylor this fall to begin undergraduate studies in biochemistry and pre-med.

Houston Chronicle: Things to know about Houston's favorite meteorologists from KHOU, KPRC, KTRK, KRIV, KTMD

June 21, 2017
Dr. Jim Siebert, M.A. (Earth Science) ’96, chief meteorologist at FOX 26 KRIV in Houston, is among the local meteorologists profiled in this slideshow. Along with working as a meteorologist, “Dr. Jim” also is a professor at the university level.

Outlook Series: Customized Pricing Programs May Backfire

May 23, 2017
New research from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business has found that the mere presence of a personalized pricing program may encourage some consumers to expect discounts all the time. The research was published in the Journal of Consumer Behavior. “They like it, but they expect it every time they go to the store,” said lead author Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of management. “If they visit and don’t receive a specialized discount, it becomes an unmet expectation and they’re disappointed.”

Science Blog: Older People Who Feel Close to God Have a Sense of Well-being — and the More They Pray, the Better They Feel

June 20, 2017
As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, according to a study by Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology and Blake Kent, a doctoral candidate in sociology. In contrast, those who try to build a relationship with a god that they do not believe will be there in times of need may feel estranged and even experience a decline in mental health.

Ben Franklin’s faith the subject of Baylor prof’s new book

Baylor history professor Thomas Kidd‘s latest book begins with a question: At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, why did Benjamin Franklin, of all people, suggest they begin the proceedings with prayer? The answer to that question turns out to be much more complex than you might think. With that moment as a starting point, Dr. Kidd unpacks Franklin’s complicated […]

This flash mob Baylor proposal is going viral

You probably hear this a lot — but this might be the best video you see all day. Recent Baylor graduate Samuel Azide, BBA ’17, proposed to his girlfriend Anitria Flores, BA ‘15, last month in one of the most exciting ways possible: a flash mob. While celebrating his graduation dinner at Waco restaurant 1424, […]

The U.S. Ambassador to Iraq is a Baylor Bear

When Douglas Silliman, BA ’82, assumed the role of U.S. Ambassador to Iraq last September, he added another link into a 33-year chain of service with the U.S. Department of State that began shortly after he graduated from Baylor. For more than three decades, Silliman has worked in places like Turkey, Jordan, Pakistan, Tunisia and […]

A sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2021

Every summer, we take a look at some of the freshmen who will be joining the Baylor family come fall. The incoming Bears in this sneak peek include students who reached milestones and earned honors that resonated in their hometowns, across the state and across the country. Here’s an early look at the class of […]

Alumni, Parents and Friends Continue Remarkable Level of Giving to Baylor University

WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.

Mourners of the Tragic Killings of the ‘Emmanuel Nine’ by White Supremacist Gather for Comfort, Commemoration in South Carolina

WACO, Texas (June 21,2017) — The two-year anniversary of a white supremacist’s killing of nine black people at a Bible study is a day when “pain and hope and treachery and triumph, awful and awesome come together,” the Rev. Dr. Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Baylor's Truett Seminary, told hundreds gathered for an ecumenical service on Saturday.

Older People Who Feel Close to God Have a Sense of Well-being — and the More They Pray, the Better They Feel

WACO, Texas (June 20, 2017) — As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, according to a Baylor University study. But those who feel more distant from God do not receive the same benefit.

Baylor DACA Expert Comments on Trump's Decision to Continue 'Dreamers' Program

Baylor Law School Professor Laura Hernández is a recognized expert on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. She responded to President Trump's decision to continue the Obama-era program.