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.

Track & Field. Silver Medal Smile: London Builds Confidence at Worlds

Tempered with the disappointment of not winning a gold medal in his first trip to the World Championships, Baylor junior quarter-miler Wil London saw his confidence rise in running leadoff leg on the USA's runner-up 4x400-meter relay team.

Football. Leap of Faith: McGuire Left Cedar Hill for Baylor

Debbie McGuire had heard her husband say “no” to college coaching offers so many times, the day Joey McGuire was leaving to visit with Matt Rhule at Baylor, she asked, “Why are you’re going? You’re never going to leave Cedar Hill.”

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Completes Green & Gold Scrimmage

Baylor volleyball played its annual Green & Gold Scrimmage, giving the fans a preview of the 2017 team Tuesday night at the Ferrell Center.

Football. Rhule Believes O-Line Developing Rotation of Seven to Eight

Less than a month ago, first-year Baylor head coach Matt Rhule was bemoaning the Bears' lack of depth and experience in the offensive line.

360 Solutions (Waco): Identifying Leadership Characteristics in Children – with Dr. Karon LeCompte

Aug. 11, 2017
On this 360 Solutions podcast, civics and leadership expert Karon LeCompte, Ph.D., associate professor of curriculum and instruction in Baylor’s School of Education, discusses a range of leadership topics, including how to identify and foster leadership characteristics in children and Baylor’s annual iEngage Summer Civics Institute. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this story and arranged the interview.)

Baylor News: Vocation and Purpose: A Conversation with Matt Rhule

March 14, 2017
VIDEO: At Truett Seminary’s community gathering, Baylor football coach Matt Rhule talks with John B. White, Ph.D., director of Truett’s sports ministry program, and Cindy White, project director in Baylor’s sports chaplaincy, about his approach to guide the men in green and gold toward a greater purpose.

Houston Chronicle: Tony Buzbee, Texas universities react to White Lives Matter in Charlottesville, College Station

Aug. 14, 2017
Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., released a statement about the violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying that “Our hearts are heavy and our prayers go out to the victims of the horrific events that took place Saturday in Charlottesville. Racism has no place in our country nor in God’s Kingdom. God calls us to reach out to those around us and show that He is love. We pray for His presence to help us heal our nation."

Recent Baylor grad takes leadership role at ancient Israel synagogue dig site

For the last five years, explorers from Baylor and three other colleges have painstakingly uncovered a puzzle in Huqoq, Israel. Buried underground for centuries, an ancient synagogue filled with elaborate mosaics has emerged from the rubble, and amazingly, many of the 1,500-year-old artifacts have been found mostly intact. This summer, the excavation team uncovered even […]

Looking back at Baylor Line Camp 2017

The Class of 2021 begins classes in just a week, which means the summer season at Baylor is already winding down. Before they ever took a class at Baylor, however, many of those students received a crash course in what it means to be a Bear thanks to Baylor Line Camp, that great summer tradition […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I think I was kind of naļve about college.”

“I think I was kind of naïve about college. Everyone who comes to college, there’s a certain maturity they get from that first year. They change a little bit, but it’s for the better. I feel like you go into college as a kid from high school, but after your first year you’re 25% less […]

Three triplets, three personalities, one college — Baylor

When starting their college search, one major factor for many high school students is distance from family. Your college years are about meeting new people, growing into your own person, and having your own experiences — independent of your parents and siblings. That’s all the more important when you’ve lived your entire life as a triplet, […]

Baylor Freshmen Welcomed to Campus with a Hymn Written for Them

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – Nine years ago, when Baylor University’s chaplain Burt Burleson, D.Min., wrote a hymn dedicated to the class of 2012, he didn’t realize it was the beginning of a tradition. Now, nearly every incoming Baylor freshmen who attended the opening sessions of New Student Orientation at Baylor has learned the learned the hymn – “Love the Lord Our God” – written specifically for their class.

Baylor Professor and Space Weather Scientist Provides Tips for Watching the Total Solar Eclipse, Details on the Next Eclipse

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – For three hours on August 21, the moon will pass in front of the sun causing a total solar eclipse. While Waco will not experience a full eclipse, it will be worth viewing, according to a Baylor professor and space weather scientist.

Addressing the Access-to-Justice Gap: Baylor Law School’s Legal Mapmaker Program Helps Young Lawyers Open Cost-Conscious Firms

WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2017) – Baylor Law School's annual three-day Legal Mapmaker program runs Aug. 16-18 in Fort Worth. Attendees will attend workshops led by experts in numerous areas ranging from business planning and alternative fee arrangements to marketing, client relations and community involvement.

Baylor Launches Center for Christian Philosophy

WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2017) – Baylor University’s department of philosophy and Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) have announced the establishment of the Baylor Center for Christian Philosophy (BCCP).