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.

W. Golf. Women's Golf Earns NCAA Match Play Berth

Baylor women's golf earned one of eight berths in the 2017 NCAA Championships match play by finishing in seventh place in the stroke play portion of the Championships at Rich Harvest Farms.

M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Signs Slovenian Star Lah

Baylor men's tennis head coach Matt Knoll announced the signing of Sven Lah (Ptuj, Slovenia) to a National Letter of Intent Monday.

Baseball. Baseball’s Langeliers Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

Baylor baseball freshman catcher Shea Langeliers was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for the second straight week, the league office announced Monday.

W. Basketball. Record 4 Make WNBA Rosters

A Baylor women’s basketball program record four Lady Bears are included on WNBA rosters this season, including Brittney Griner, Alexis Jones, Alexis Prince and Odyssey Sims. Baylor has had 13 players drafted to the WNBA, all under the direction of head coach Kim Mulkey.

American Heart Association: American Heart Association names new Chief Administrative Officer

May 19, 2017
Baylor graduate Larry Cannon, B.B.A. (Accounting), ’89, is the new chief administrative officer at the American Heart Association’s national headquarters in Dallas.

Bustle: Binge Sleeping is Bad for Creativity — Here’s the Ideal Number You Should Get Instead

May 19, 2017
Irregular sleep – alternating nights of too little sleep with supposed “catch-up” sleep marathons – has a negative effect on creativity and attention, particularly in studio-based disciplines such as interior design, architecture and the fine arts, according to a study by Elise King, assistant professor of interior design at Baylor, and Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory. The study was published in the Journal of Interior Design.

Caldwell Chapel Blog (Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY): Who is Afraid of Sports? Play, Bodies, and Formation (Part One)

May 11, 2017
AUDIO: John B. White, Ph.D., assistant professor, holder of the Harold and Dottie Riley Professorship in Practical Theology and director of the sport chaplaincy/ministry program at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University, shares his perspective in sports chaplain ministry and the spiritual, personal and professional challenges that athletes (and fans alike) face in the midst of major sports.

Caldwell Chapel Blog: (Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY): Who is Afraid of Sports? Play, Bodies, and Formation (Part Two)

May 11, 2017
AUDIO: John B. White, Ph.D., assistant professor, holder of the Harold and Dottie Riley Professorship in Practical Theology and director of the sport chaplaincy/ministry program at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University, offers insights to pastoral guidance for those involved in major college sports.

10 Baylor alumni leading Downtown Waco’s revitalization

If you’ve visited Downtown Waco recently, chances are you’ve seen a new business or building and thought, “That wasn’t here last time,” or “A lot has changed downtown since I was a student!” That even happens with those of us who live here. Downtown Waco is hot right now, and countless Baylor alums are at […]

Baylor professors of the year come from all across the arts and sciences

We’ve reached the end of another academic year at Baylor, when final grades are submitted, seniors are graduated — and Baylor’s professors of the year are named. The Collins Outstanding Professor Award is voted on each year by the outgoing senior class and includes a cash prize of $10,000. Past Collins Professors include Dr. Tom Hanks (1998), […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I had a blast. It’s sad that it has to come to an end.”

[Reflecting on your five years here at Baylor, what’s going through your head?] “It was too short! I had a lot of fun. I was a vice president in student government, I was a president of my fraternity… I had a blast. It’s sad that it has to come to an end.” [What would you […]

New shows coming this summer from two Baylor alumni

There are so many Baylor alumni on screen lately, it’s getting hard to keep up – and that’s a good problem to have! So if you’re looking for something new to watch, here are two more TV shows to add to our ever-growing list of Bears in Hollywood. Downward Dog debuts May 17 (8:30 p.m. CT, ABC). Allison […]

Baylor Graduate Selected for Prestigious Fulbright ETA to Spain

WACO, Texas (May 22, 2017) – Recent Baylor University graduate Katerina Levinson has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Spain. Levinson was a University Scholar in Baylor’s Honors College and earned her B.A. magna cum laude earlier this month.

Baylor Junior to Study in U.K. at Fulbright Summer Institute

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – Luke Pederson, a rising junior University Scholar in the Honors College at Baylor University, has received a place with a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Durham University in England. The Fulbright Summer Institute is one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.

Leaders of Campus Diversity Initiatives Report Progress

WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – As Baylor University continues to pursue an environment that exhibits cultural humility and inclusion, the work of two groups is making an impact. For the past 18 months, a Special Assistant to the University President and the 15-member President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) have been working across the University to build programs, complete agreements and organize initiatives that provide an environment of acceptance and support for students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

When Your Spouse Calls and Interrupts Your Workday, Is That a Good Thing?

WACO, Texas (May 15, 2017) - A new Baylor University Hankamer School of Business study looks at the consequences and benefits of interruptions during work and family time.