Alumni, Parents and Friends

Baylor's Response to Sexual Violence

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. Track & Field Totals Nine Entries To NCAA Outdoor Championships

The Baylor track and field team will have 11 student-athletes representing it with nine entries into the 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships, after qualifying four more entries on the final day of the NCAA West Preliminary Championships at Rock Chalk Park Saturda

Track. Track & Field Pushes Five To NCAA Outdoor Championships

Baylor's track and field team had five student-athletes, George Caddick, Kiana Hawn, Wil London, Annie Rhodes and Olicia Williams, qualify for the NCAA Championships on Friday during the NCAA West Preliminary Championships at Rock Chalk Park.

M. Golf. Men’s Golf in 26th at NCAA Championship

Baylor men’s golf is in 26th place after shooting 13-over-par 293 in Friday’s first round at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship at Eugene Country Club. The Bears are three shots back of the top 15, which is the cut to advance to Monday’s fourth round.

W. Tennis. Generette, Shankle Fall In NCAA Doubles Second Round

The Baylor women's tennis duo of Kiah Generette and Blair Shankle were knocked out of the NCAA Doubles Championship with a second round loss to UCLA’s Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips Friday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

"Imaginate" Exhibit to Open at Mayborn Museum

WACO, Texas (May 25, 2016) – Imaginate, an interactive summer exhibit focused on encouraging innovation and imagination, will open at the Mayborn Museum Complex on May 28 and run through Sept. 5.

Focus Daily News: DBU grants honorary doctorate to Mitch Bennett

May 24, 2016
Mitch Bennett, BBA Accounting ’88, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Dallas Baptist University on May 13, 2016. Bennett has worked for DBU for the past 28 years, and he currently serves as the director of gift accounting and assistant to the chancellor.

Heavy: Chip and Joanna Gaines: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

May 24, 2016
Chip Gaines, BBA Marketing ’98, and his wife Joanna, BA Communication Specialist ’01, run Magnolia Market, Magnolia Homes and Magnolia Farm, and star in the HGTV hit-series “Fixer Upper.” The couple does not own a television, but instead have a farm with chickens, cows, goats and horses. They met at an auto repair shop, have four children, and transformed their own Victorian farmhouse from a two-bedroom house into their family home. They were honored as “The Alumni of the Year” in 2015 for their remarkable achievements.

Lamppost Memorials Honor Baylor Veterans

WACO, Texas (May 25, 2016) – Scattered across Baylor University’s campus are more than 140 granite memorial lampposts — silent stone sentinels that each bear a plaque commemorating a Baylor student who was killed in service.

What it means to be BaylorProud, even in disappointment

If this week’s Baylor news has left you shaken, you’re not alone. How, you may wonder, can we ever be proud of Baylor when the university has fallen so far short of the standards it sets for itself? A little history… Almost nine years ago, this blog was started to show the many reasons why […]

For these father-daughter Baylor grads, protecting the environment is a family affair

Greer Tidwell, BSES ’85, and his daughter Brittainy, BSME ’15, have a lot in common. For starters, they’re both Baylor engineering graduates; they also both love the outdoors. It’s a love that came naturally. Greer grew up on a farm outside of Nashville, where his father, Greer Tidwell Sr., was an early environmental engineer. He passed on […]

Baylor School of Social Work names new dean

It’s official: Dr. Jon Singletary, BA ’93, is the new dean of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. And it won’t take Singletary long to get up to speed; neither the position nor the school is entirely new to Singletary. He’s been interim dean since June 2015, when he succeeded the late Dr. Diana Garland. […]

New Disney castle in Shanghai designed by a Baylor grad

There’s a new kingdom coming to China: Disneyland Shanghai. Opening in June, the park features six different lands, including Adventure Isle, Gardens of Imagination, Mickey Avenue, Tomorrowland, Treasure Cove, and Fantasyland. But the crown jewel of the park? The Enchanted Storybook Castle (pictured above) — which, as it so happens, was designed by a Baylor Bear. That […]

Campus Facilities Closed, Open Alternate Hours for Memorial Day

WACO, Texas (May 27, 2016) — Most facilities on Baylor University’s campus will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day, and others will operate under alternate hours.

Dr. Johnny Henderson Honored as Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year

WACO, Texas (May 27, 2016) – Johnny L. Henderson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Mathematics in Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was honored as the 2016 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year during the University’s Academic Convocation on April 15.

Baylor University Board of Regents announces leadership changes and extensive corrective actions following findings of external investigation

WACO, Texas (May 26, 2016) – In Fall 2015, Baylor University’s Board of Regents engaged outside counsel Pepper Hamilton, LLP (Pepper) to conduct an independent and external review of Baylor’s institutional response to Title IX and related compliance issues through the lens of specific cases.

Baylor University Board of Regents announces leadership changes and extensive corrective actions following findings of external investigation

WACO, Texas (May 26, 2016) – In Fall 2015, Baylor University’s Board of Regents engaged outside counsel Pepper Hamilton, LLP (Pepper) to conduct an independent and external review of Baylor’s institutional response to Title IX and related compliance issues through the lens of specific cases.