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.

Football. Rhule Announces First Five Hires to Baylor Football Staff

Baylor head coach Matt Rhule announced the first five members of his new football staff Friday, with the addition of Francis Brown, Evan Cooper, Sean Padden, Mike Siravo and David Wetzel to the Bears’ football program.

Football. Football Signs Pitre To Financial Aid Agreement

Baylor football has signed Jalen Pitre (Stafford, Texas) to a financial aid contract that will allow him to enroll for the spring 2017 semester, acting head coach Jim Grobe announced Friday.

M. Basketball. Baylor Hall of Famer Bill Menefee Passes Away at Age 95

Bill Menefee, a Baylor Hall of Fame inductee and former Baylor basketball coach and athletic director, died Thursday in Waco at the age of 95.

W. Soccer. Soccer Adds Two Players for 2017 Roster

Baylor soccer added midfielder Emily Bunnell (Cottage Grove, Minnesota) and goalkeeper Jen Wandt (Brookfield, Wisconsin), head coach Paul Jobson announced Thursday.

Jacksboro (TX) Herald-Gazette: Mason Spiller Returns To Jacksboro to Practice Law

Nov. 18, 2016
Mason Spiller, B.A. (Biology) ’11, J.D. ’16, received his license as an attorney and counselor at law from the Supreme Court of Texas and the State Bar of Texas and has returned home to join the law firm of Spiller & Spiller in Jacksboro. While at Baylor Law School, Spiller was inducted into the Baylor Law School Order of Barristers – a society for top advocates at Baylor.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Aretha Franklin's Inspiration

AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden takes a look at the Davis Sisters, who specialized in “hard gospel” and inspired music icon Aretha Franklin. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Mic: What your smartphone addiction is doing to your brain

Dec. 7, 2016
This article cites 2014 research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The research found that male and female college students spend an average of eight and 10 hours per day on their smartphones, respectively. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Rand Paul and Bill Murray just the latest among notable Baylor visitors this year

One of the great things about life on campus is access to extraordinary people. Baylor students are blessed, year in and year out, with opportunities to learn from and interact with some of the most accomplished and influential figures in a variety of fields. This isn’t a new thing; a photo from the 1971 yearbook shared […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Seeing others come together as a community — that’s what Baylor’s about…”

“The Multicultural Greek Council [MGC] is basically where people of different multicultural backgrounds can come together and form a community. All of our organizations within the MGC are historically ethnic-related. So the one I’m part of, Delta Epsilon Psi, is historically a South Asian interest fraternity. It’s kind of a good way for us to […]

Make a difference this Christmas; give the gift of Baylor

Last week, we gave you Christmas gift ideas for the Baylor Bears in your life. But if your loved one already has all the green-and-gold t-shirts, coffee mugs and office decor they can handle, then you might take a look at the Baylor Christmas 2016 Gift Catalog. The gifts in this catalog aren’t things you can wrap […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Then I heard, ‘Representing Pi Kappa Phi…’ and I was like, ‘Wait, what was that?!’”

“I’m here for the Phi Beta Kappa induction. It’s the oldest honors society in the country, founded in 1776. … I’m in Phi Alpha Theta, the history honors society. I’m in a couple different honors programs, the general honors program and the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core. … I’m on the club volleyball team. I’m in Pi […]

Baylor Law School Helps Bring 41 Children into Forever Homes in Annual Adoption Day

WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2016) – A record-breaking 41 children were adopted into their forever homes during Baylor Law School’s annual Adoption Day.

Give the Gift of Family Leisure for Christmas

WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2016) — While some people rely on gift cards or certificates — perhaps even for a family getaway — it might be that creating a homemade “certificate” and committing to a pleasant evening at home with family could be a great alternative.

Baylor University Seeks Nominations for Youth Entrepreneur Award

WACO, Texas (Dec. 7, 2016) – Do you know a high school student who is a budding – or maybe already successful – entrepreneur?

Jason D. Cook Appointed Vice President for Marketing and Communications

WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland today announced the appointment of Jason D. Cook as vice president for marketing and communications and chief marketing officer. Cook comes to Baylor from Texas A&M University and will begin a transition to Baylor in mid-December.