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.

W. Golf. Lonardi tied for 46th at NCAA Bryan Regional

Baylor women’s golf senior Laura Lonardi shot 3-over 75 in Thursday’s first round of the NCAA Bryan Regional at The Traditions Golf Club.

M. Golf. Men’s Golf Earns 19th Straight NCAA Tournament Bid

The No. 29-ranked Baylor men's golf team has been awarded the No. 5 seed in the NCAA Kohler (Wis.) Regional of the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship.

W. Soccer. Soccer Headed Overseas for Great 10-Day Experience

Baylor soccer is taking an unprecedented journey to Germany and Austria from May 16-25 to play matches, train and go sightseeing.

Softball. Hays and Stearns Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

Baylor softball’s Linsey Hays and Heather Stearns were named to the 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Softball Team for District 7, announced by the organization on Thursday afternoon.

Baylor Lariat: Pinewood Roasters to open new downtown coffee shop

April 28, 2016
Baylor graduates J.D. Beard, B.B.A. (Management) ’14, and Dylan Washington, B.A. (History) ’14, started their coffee roasting business, Pinewood Roasters, to help café owners put a face to their brand through coffee. Just over a year since the business started, Pinewood Roasters will now have its own coffee shop in downtown Waco at 927 Franklin Ave. and will open by the middle of May.

Black Christian News Network One: New Gallup Survey Shows 9 Out of 10 Americans Turn to Prayer to Heal Themselves, Others

April 26, 2016
According to a new study by Baylor University, nine out of 10 Americans seek God for healing when they fall ill, in addition to relying on doctors. “It was very surprising,” said the study’s author, Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). “I was expecting that some proportion of the population would be involved in this, but I wasn’t expecting the numbers to be so high.” Levin was also stunned to find that nearly 80 percent of Americans have prayed for their own healing, with almost a third admitting they do this frequently. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched the research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)

Fox 19 Now: World's Top Collegiate Programmers to Compete at IBM-Sponsored ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest in Phuket, Thailand

May 3, 2016
The 40th Annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals, the world's oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest, headquartered at Baylor University and known as the "Battle of the Brains," will take place on Thursday, May 19, in Phuket, Thailand. The event serves as a proving ground for the elite level of collegiate programmers, challenging them to solve a series of complex real-world problems in just five hours. Huddled around a single computer, the 128 teams of three students each will race against the clock in a grueling battle of logic, strategy and mental endurance.

Insurance Journal: Getting Away with Unethical Conduct

May 2, 2016
Article about a recent study from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business that investigated why employees’ unethical behaviors may be tolerated instead of rejected. The story quotes lead author Matthew J. Quade, Ph.D., assistant professor of management. “In this study, we’re asking the questions: When and why are people ostracized – or excluded from the group – while at work?” Quade said. “Our research contributes to an ongoing conversation regarding whether people’s competence is more important than morality within the context of organizations.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Another Baylor alum’s short film earns Cannes screening

Cannes. For filmmakers, there’s an aura in its very name. Earning a spot on a Cannes Film Festival screen is an incredible honor that only a select few achieve — which makes it all the more incredible that, for a second consecutive year, a Baylor filmmaker will see his work screened there. “Stray,” a short film […]

ExxonMobil celebrates ‘Baylor Day’ — will your company help BU, too?

For years, ExxonMobil has supported Baylor — not only by hiring Baylor graduates, but by matching their donations back to the university. Last week, the ExxonMobil Foundation presented Baylor with a check for $340,575, bringing the company’s cumulative donations to more than $8.4 million — all the result of matching their employees’ already generous gifts. To […]

Carroll Science: At the heart of the Baylor campus for more than a century

Today, we think about Burleson Quadrangle as a complete set; it’s hard to imagine Old Main and Burleson Hall without Carroll Science Hall and Carroll Library defining the quad on either side. But at the turn of the 20th century, that was exactly how things stood for Baylor students. Outside of some flanking buildings that housed students and a […]

First-rounder Coleman among six Bears selected in 2016 NFL draft

Six Bears were selected in last week’s NFL draft — the school’s highest total in a single draft since 1987 — though only five of them played football at Baylor. Confused? Read on. Corey Coleman got things started, going in the first round (15th overall) to the Cleveland Browns as the first wide receiver selected in this year’s […]

Dr. Clark Baker’s Work Displayed in Photography Exhibit at the Florence University for the Arts in Italy

WACO, Texas (May 5, 2016) – Clark Baker, Ph.D., associate professor in Baylor’s department of journalism, public relations and new media in the College of Arts & Sciences, was honored in Florence, Italy, last month as his photography was put on display at the Florence University for the Arts.

Baylor's Maness Elected to AACSB International Board of Directors

WACO, Texas (May 2, 2016) - Dean Terry S. Maness of Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Maness was elected to a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2016.

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.”