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.

Baseball. No. 21/22 Baseball Faces UTSA Tuesday at Home

No. 21/22 Baylor baseball welcomes UTSA for a 6:05 p.m. CT midweek game at Baylor Ballpark on Tuesday.

W. Basketball. 2 Earn Associated Press All-America Awards

Baylor women’s basketball sophomore Kalani Brown and redshirt senior Alexis Jones received Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention recognition on Monday. Jones is a second-time honorable mention honoree, while Brown is a first time selection.

Baseball. Baseball’s Menard Named Senior CLASS Award Candidate

Baylor baseball senior designated hitter Matt Menard was named one of 30 candidates for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award, Premier Sports Management announced Monday.

Arkansas Business: Vaughn Names KARK Successor, Kyle King of Texas Stations

March 13, 2017
Kyle King, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’86, has been named general manager of KARK-TV, the NBC affiliate in Little Rock. King previously was general manager of both ABC affiliate KMID-TV and KPEJ-TV, a FOX affiliate, in Odessa, Texas.
King, a 30-year broadcast and sales veteran, will also oversee Nexstar's joint operations with Mission Broadcasting's KLRT-TV of Fox and KASN-TV, a CW affiliate in Little Rock.

Baylor Lariat: New study analyzes responses to adoption

March 20, 2017
Elissa Madden, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor's Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, was the lead author on a new study that gives voice to women who have placed a child for adoption and suggests changes to the options counseling process and policies that guide agencies and other adoption professionals. “We’d really like to see agencies be really intentional about providing resources to expectant moms about how they could parent,” Madden said. “And they’re not really in the business to do that because they’re adoption agencies, but that’s a part of the process. A critical part of the process is making sure your clients have really, truly gone through all the options they could and selected this, and they have an ethical obligation to do that."

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: No Place for Hate

March 22, 2017
Incoming Baylor freshman Chloe Stuart, a senior at Keller High School, is the leader of No Place for Hate, a coalition of students, staff and community members that encourages respect and inclusivity.

#BearsOfBaylor — “It’s exciting, kind of not knowing what’s coming next…”

[As a senior, are you scared or excited?] “A little bit of both. Ask me in about a month, and hopefully it will be a little more excited than scared. Once more of the (hopefully) acceptances — maybe rejections — kind of start rolling back in, so it’s a little bit less of this limbo […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “It feels like one big family…”

“I’m a third-year grad student. I’ve had a really good time [at Baylor]. It’s kind of hard thinking about the fact that I have to leave, because it’s like a little utopia. I like how it’s a nurturing environment that isn’t too laissez faire. You still have people to help you, but you’re given a […]

Why are green and gold Baylor’s official school colors?

In the spring of 1897, Baylor officials tasked a committee of students with selecting the right school colors. If you know anything about Baylor, you probably know what they decided — the green and gold we still fling today. But do you know why they selected those colors to represent all things Baylor? Here’s how it […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “People wanted to see me thrive academically, spiritually, socially…”

“I originally came to Baylor because I was interested in studying medicine and was going pre-med, but as I started taking classes here and grew more and more in my faith, I realized it was a decision I made for all the wrong reasons. “Fortunately, through the University Scholars program, I switched to studying linguistics […]

Baptist World Alliance Leader Will Present the 2017 Willson-Addis Lecture

WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – Neville Callam, Ph.D., general secretary and chief executive officer of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), will present this year’s Willson-Addis Lecture at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28.

On National Medal of Honor Day (March 25), Baylor Remembers WWII Heroes Kane and Lummus

WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – Baylor University can count among its thousands of alumni many who could be regarded as heroes – from missionaries, teachers, doctors and nurses to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who served faithfully and heroically in defense of freedom. On March 25, America commemorates the 3,498 individuals who were bestowed the Medal of Honor – the nation’s highest award for valor in action against an enemy force – on National Medal of Honor Day.

This Week at Baylor – March 26-April 1

WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – This week, Baylor University is hosting several notable speakers, concerts and events including Browning Day at the Armstrong Browning Library, Movies with MA featuring “The Shack” and BURST URSA Scholars Week.

Baylor Mock Trial Places Second in Regional Tournament, Continues to Nationals

WACO, Texas (March 23, 2017) – The Baylor undergraduate mock trial team is headed to nationals after placing second in the Opening Round Championship Series for the American Mock Trial Association, held in Memphis, Tennessee from March 17-19.