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. Baseball’s Langeliers Earns Fourth Freshman All-American Nod

Baylor baseball freshman catcher Shea Langeliers was named a Baseball America first-team Freshman All-American, the organization announced Monday.

Track & Field. London Earns Spot in IAAF World Championships

Beating his previous best by more than half a second, Baylor quarter-miler Wil London finished third in Saturday's 400-meter finals at the USATF Outdoor Championships and earned a spot in the IAAF World Championships later this summer in London.

General News. Baylor Bears Fruit From 3rd Mission Trip to Brazil

For the previous four years, whenever he was asked about going on the Baylor Sports Ministry trips to Africa or Brazil, Taylor Young's standard response was, "Nah, that's just not me."

M. Golf. Perrine and Dossey Named GCAA All-Americans

Baylor men’s golfers Matthew Perrine and Cooper Dossey are on the 2017 Division I PING All-America Teams, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Thursday. Perrine is on the GCAA All-America Third Team and Dossey is an honorable mention All-America selection.

American Psychological Association: Psychologists in the news

June 22, 2017
The International Association for the Psychology of Religion has presented its Godin Prize for the Scientific Study of Religion to Wade C. Rowatt, Ph.D., professor of psychology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Rowatt's research focuses on the connections between religion, pro-sociality and prejudice.

Baylor Business Review: Alumni Profile: Wren Brothers

March 9, 2017
Jackson Wren, B.B.A. (Entrepreneurship and Management) ’15, started the clothing company “Dapper Bear” with several classmates as part of a two-semester accelerated venture class when he was a student in the Hankamer School of Business. He and his twin brother Eric Wren, B.A. (Speech Communication) ’14, manage the growing business, selling ties, scarves, socks, shirts and more featuring a distinctive green-and-gold plaid pattern.

CKHZ-FM (Halifax, Nova Scotia): Trouble Remembering? These Tips Will Help You

June 26, 2017
Research by Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is mentioned in this report on tips to aid memory. She found that students who receive information and then re-tell it to someone else immediately are able to recall the details better and longer than if they just re-read it in a textbook — a strategy that could pay off at test time.

Medical Health News: Baylor Graduate Awarded Rotary Global Grant to University of Westminster

June 26, 2017
Story about Baylor University graduate Mima Fondong, B.S.Ed. (Health Science Studies/Pre-med) ’17, who was awarded a Global Grant Scholarship from the trustees of The Rotary Foundation. She will attend the University of Westminster in London, England, to pursue a master’s degree in global public health and nutrition. “My goal is to continue learning and investing in my education so that I can use all of what I've learned to one day invest in the lives of my future patients,” Fondong said. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story.)

A Baylor love story creates a Baylor legacy

Early this month, incoming freshman Collin Enright finished his Baylor Orientation. He registered for his first semester of college classes, signed up for a meal plan, and got his official Baylor ID card. And his parents? They took selfies at the most memorable spots from when they were Baylor students themselves. Heather and Chris Enright […]

Six-man football star, Big 12 starting lineman — and Baylor MBA graduate

Quincy Jenkins came to Baylor in 2003 from tiny Trinidad, Texas (population 1,091), as a pre-med major. After walking on to the football team under head coach Guy Morriss, Jenkins went on to earn a scholarship and appear in 40 games as a defensive tackle for the Bears — all while earning his degree in biology. […]

Ben Franklin’s faith the subject of Baylor prof’s new book

Baylor history professor Thomas Kidd‘s latest book begins with a question: At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, why did Benjamin Franklin, of all people, suggest they begin the proceedings with prayer? The answer to that question turns out to be much more complex than you might think. With that moment as a starting point, Dr. Kidd unpacks Franklin’s complicated […]

This flash mob Baylor proposal is going viral

You probably hear this a lot — but this might be the best video you see all day. Recent Baylor graduate Samuel Azide, BBA ’17, proposed to his girlfriend Anitria Flores, BA ‘15, last month in one of the most exciting ways possible: a flash mob. While celebrating his graduation dinner at Waco restaurant 1424, […]

McLendon Named Baylor Interim Provost

WACO, Texas (June 27, 2017) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., has named Michael K. McLendon, Ph.D., as the institution’s interim provost, effective July 1. McLendon has served as dean of Baylor’s School of Education since July 2015, while also holding a faculty appointment as the Fred and Edith Hale Endowed Professor in Higher Education Leadership and Policy.

Line Camp and Orientation Help Baylor Freshmen Bond

WACO, Texas (June 26, 2017) – Summer at Baylor University belongs to the Class of 2021. As incoming Baylor freshmen experience everything from attending academic open houses to splashing through fountains at 3 a.m., they gain the knowledge they will need to thrive in college and the friendships they will treasure forever at Baylor Line Camp and New Student Orientation.

Expanding the Baylor Family through Adoption

WACO, Texas (June 23, 2017) – Faculty and staff benefits at Baylor allow biological and adoptive parents the resources and time they need as they expand their families.

Alumni, Parents and Friends Continue Remarkable Level of Giving to Baylor University

WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.