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.

Baptist Standard: Waco-area Christians unite in support of vandalized African-American church

Aug. 15, 2017
More than 100 volunteers from Truett Seminary and area churches help remove racist "hate" graffiti from a vandalized African-American church.

Baylor News Online: A Heart for Service

July 18, 2017
Elise King, Ph.D., assistant professor of interior design, talks about how the department of family and consumer sciences not only prepares students to succeed in a variety of careers, but also offers service learning opportunities while working hand in hand with the Waco community. In the pro bono work by interior design students, “Typically, organizations within the community reach out to our program with projects they’d like to see some designs for,” and those clients are involved in the design, King said. Among the most memorable was a downtown design for a miniature park.

Business Wire: Experienced Corporate Attorney Robert Hale Joins Dorsey in Dallas

Aug. 15, 2017
Robert B. Hale, J.D. ’92, joined the corporate group of international law firm Dorsey & Whitney L.L.P. as a partner in Dallas this week.

Kennebec Journal: Maine Compass: Secure border would prevent deaths of those now seeking illegal passage

Aug. 16, 2017
In this editorial, a 2013 Los Angeles Times article is referenced, which featured Lori E. Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology and vice provost for strategic initiatives, collaboration and leadership development at Baylor University. The article focused on her team’s exhumation of immigrants who died while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. In 2003, Baker founded the Reuniting Families Project to help identify deceased immigrants.

#BearsOfBaylor — “That’s when she fell in love with Baylor.”

Mom: “We had a friend coming with her son, and they said, ‘You should go visit Baylor and some of the schools around there with us!’ We went to Baylor, TCU and SMU; we looked at all three, and that’s when she fell in love with Baylor. Then she came back, and she came back, […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I’m excited for him. My whole life, I wanted the best for my kids.”

Student: “I’m really nervous about grades, about falling behind. But I know there are a whole bunch of tutoring programs to help me, and I’m not alone. There are probably people in my classes that will help me out. I’m sure if I just stayed behind and asked the teacher to explain some things, they’d […]

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 […]

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.

Solar Eclipse Selfies? Baylor Expert Shares Safety Tips for Taking Photos of Aug. 21 Phenomenon

WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – Monday’s solar eclipse will draw millions of eyes toward the sun to see the long-awaited phenomenon. And while it’s tempting to capture the sight with your camera or smartphone, a Baylor University engineer and imaging expert says it’s best to play it safe – for the photographer and for the camera.

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.