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.

M. Basketball. No. 6 Men's Hoops Hosts Texas for Immortal Ten Game

No. 6-ranked Baylor Basketball hosts Texas at 6 p.m. CT Tuesday in the 90th-anniversary Immortal Ten Game. The game will be broadcast live nationally on ESPN2 and WatchESPN from the Ferrell Center.

M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Sweeps Singles, Doubles Crowns At Sherwood

Baylor men's tennis sophomore Juan Benitez beat senior teammate Max Tchoutakian to win the Sherwood Collegiate Cup singles title, after partnering with him to claim the doubles crown earlier Monday at the Sherwood Country Club.

W. Basketball. Cox Earns Third Big 12 Freshman of the Week Award

Baylor women’s basketball forward Lauren Cox earned her third Big 12 Freshman of the Week accolade of the season Monday afternoon. The 2017 Preseason Big 12 Freshman of the Year picked up her first honor on Nov. 27 and her second on Dec. 19.

W. Basketball. WBB Signees Earn McDonald’s All-American Accolades

Two Baylor women’s basketball signees, Alexis Morris and Didi Richards, have been named McDonald’s All-Americans and will play for the West in the 16th-annual McDonald’s All-American Game.

American Towns (Dallas): PNC Bank Appoints DFW Metroplex Leadership Team

Jan. 12, 2017
Randy Wilhoit, M.B.A. (Business Administration) ’82, B.B.A. (Management) ’80, has been named regional president of PNC Bank in Dallas-Ft. Worth.

Easy Health Options: Weight loss with friends: Through thick and thin?

Jan. 12, 2017
This article centers on a study by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The research found that people who want to lose weight are more likely to feel more comfortable with people whose body mass is similar, but spending time with them may undercut success at weight loss. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally in 2016. She covers sociology faculty and research.)

Kiplinger's: 5 Keys to Your Social Security Benefits Strategy

Jan. 1, 2017
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about five factors that retirees should consider as they determine when it's best for them to start claiming benefits.

Baylor, Round Rock set to honor 90th anniversary of Immortal Ten’s passing

Sunday, January 22 will mark the 90th anniversary of the tragic accident outside Austin that took the lives of 10 Baylor students — the group we remember today as the Immortal Ten. For generations, their story has been passed down each year during Mass Meeting just before Homecoming, and in 2007, a memorial went up in […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “We actually got engaged over break…”

Him: “We actually got engaged over break, just after New Year’s! We met here last year… We’ve been dating for almost a year now.” Her: “Which a lot of people say is very quick, but we’re pretty mature for our age. … I think a part of us was like, why can’t we just start living […]

Baylor named a ‘Best College Value’ again — this time, by Kiplinger’s

Hearing this sort of thing from outside sources never gets old: Once again, Baylor has been named a “Best College Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, coming in at No. 64 among private universities. Kiplinger’s 2017 list is based on factors such as admission rate, student-faculty ratio, graduation rate, financial aid, and of course sticker price. […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “My mom was a Theta here, so I had a legacy…”

“I went to Colorado [over Christmas break] and visited a friend for a few days. One day we went snowmobiling. Since I’m from Texas, I’d never seen real snow before, so I got to see a lot of real snow; that was really fun. I came back early for Panhellenic recruitment. … I’m in Kappa […]

Want to Ace an Exam? Tell a Friend What You Learned

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2017) — Students who are given information and tell someone about it immediately recall the details better and longer — a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher.

Biblical Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Israeli Synagogue Will Be Topic of Lecture by Excavation Director Jan. 19

WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2017) — New discoveries of mosaics uncovered in an ancient synagogue in Israel’s Galilee region will be the topic of an upcoming slide-illustrated lecture by Jodi Magness, Ph.D., director of the excavations.

This Week at Baylor – Jan. 9-14, 2017

WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host notable events, including a lecture on the origin of evil.

Baylor Mourns the Passing of Texas Baptist Leader, Dean Emeritus of Truett Seminary Paul W. Powell

WACO, Texas (Dec. 29, 2016) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Dr. Paul W. Powell, the Texas Baptist pastor and leader who served as dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and former chair of Baylor University’s Board of Regents. Powell died Dec. 28 in Tyler at the age of 83.