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. No. 24 SB Faces McNeese State in Midweek DH

No. 25/24 Baylor softball (7-3) is prepped for a midweek doubleheader with the McNeese State Cowgirls (5-6), facing MSU twice on Wednesday, Feb. 22, starting at 4 p.m. at Getterman Stadium.

Baseball. Baseball Faces First Road Test at Texas State Wednesday

Baylor baseball plays its first road game of the season on Wednesday at Texas State. The game is slated for a 6 p.m. CT start at Bobcat Ballpark in San Marcos, Texas.

Baylor Lariat: Communities in Schools looks to hire tutors, mentors

Feb. 13, 2017
Baylor students are among those being recruited by Communities in Schools, a national dropout prevention organization. Waco has a large at-risk student population.

Distinction (Hampton Roads, VA): Carver brings wood to life.

Feb. 20, 2017
Feature on Spencer Tinkham, B.A. (Economics) ’15, a woodcarver and conservation-minded sculptor on the Back Bay and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Blind Boys of Alabama

Feb. 19, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden tells about the Grammy-winning Blind Boys of Alabama, who have been singing spirituals since 1939. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Four ways Baylor parents support Baylor students

Sure, parents of college students everywhere send encouraging text messages and the occasional box of cookies to their kids away at college. But Baylor parents take it a step further, truly becoming part of the Baylor family. Whether they live close to campus or thousands of miles away, here are four special ways Baylor parents support Baylor students: […]

From Baylor to Paris: Alum’s work appears at prestigious modern art museum

At first glance, the images in “Someone to See,” a video by digital photographic and video artist Zach Nader, BFA ’07, appear both familiar and a bit disorienting. There’s a reason for that — Nader takes images from the world of advertising and fashion and digitally manipulates them to help viewers see them in a […]

Barbara Walker: social work leader, and Baylor’s first female African-American graduate

On June 2, 1967, Barbara Walker, BA ’67, graduated from Baylor with her degree in sociology. When she crossed the Commencement stage and received her diploma that day, Walker earned the distinction of becoming the first African-American woman to graduate from Baylor. (Just moments before, her classmate, Robert Gilbert, BA ’67, had received his degree in history […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “He is going to serenade my little…”

Her: “He is going to serenade my little for her basket for Basket Week. … The sororities will do this thing where they’ll get a big, who’s like their sorority mom, who’s in the pledge class above them. That big will put together a series of baskets full of all kinds of t-shirts, goodies and […]

Baylor Board of Regents Adopts Slate of Governance Changes

WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – The Baylor Board of Regents today adopted new bylaws that will improve University governance by increasing diversity among the Regents, provide voting privileges to a second-term student Regent and give the public a more transparent view of Board operations and decisions.

Penn State Professor To Present “The Myth of the Dead Sea Scrolls” Lecture

WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – Daniel Falk, Ph.D., professor of classics and ancient Mediterranean studies and the Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies at Penn State University, will lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Baylor University.

Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science Students Host Activities to Celebrate Engineer’s Week, Feb. 19-25

WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2017) – In recognition of the National Engineer’s Week, Feb. 19-25, Baylor Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) students joined together to plan ECS Week, their adaptation of the event.

Baylor Competition Winners to Perform at Carnegie Hall

WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2017) – Fifteen soloists and four chamber groups have been selected as winners of this year’s Semper Pro Musica Solo and Chamber Music Competition within Baylor University’s School of Music. To celebrate their accomplishments, the student winners will take to the stage May 25 at renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City.