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.

MBB Hosts K-State for Immortal Ten Game

Baylor hosts Kansas State for the 91st-anniversary Immortal Ten Game at 8 p.m. CT Monday at the Ferrell Center. The game will be televised on ESPNU and WatchESPN.

M. Basketball. MBB Falls Just Short at No. 10 Kansas

Jo Lual-Acuil and Nuni Omot had 14 apiece for the Bears, but Baylor men's basketball came up just short, 70-67, at Kansas Saturday evening.

M. Tennis. Men’s Tennis Secures 7-0 Victories over UMKC

While wet conditions forced the first match indoors, Baylor men’s tennis (2-0) earned 7-0 sweeps over the UMKC Kangaroos in the team’s season-opening doubleheader Saturday at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center and the Hurd Tennis Center.

Baptist Standard: Voices: Americans are trusting pastors less. Is that a bad thing?

Jan. 17, 2018
Jake Raabe, a theology major at Baylor’s Truett Seminary, writes about a recent Gallup Poll finding that only 42 percent of Americans surveyed described the ethical behavior of clergy members as “high” or “very high.” Raabe suggests that the downward trend may just be a reflection of changes in American society.

Baylor Lariat: Moody’s 50th anniversary lights up campus

Jan. 18, 2018
Students, faculty and staff came together Wednesday night as Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., led the countdown to the relighting of Moody’s exterior in celebration of the library's 50th anniversary. The “Bring Back the Light” event tied in perfectly with Baylor’s newly launched campaign, “Where Lights Shine Bright,” which highlights the University’s commitment to its unique academic and Christian mission. “They had actually started this project before we launched the Lights Shine Bright campaign,” President Livingstone said. “And for the timing of being able to relight the library at its 50th anniversary while we’re also talking about the many, many ways at Baylor that our lights shine bright. It’s just a wonderful confluence of events that brought us all here tonight.”

CAE Health Care: Baylor University Studies Simulation Learning Outcomes with Juno in India

Jan. 19, 2018
This article features the new Simulation Education and Research Centre for Nursing Excellence in Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH) in Bengaluru, India, which was developed through a longstanding partnership with Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing and a recent grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) American Schools and Hospitals Abroad. Nursing students are getting their first experience with the program’s CAE Juno simulation "manikin." “The Bangalore Baptist Hospital faculty have really embraced simulation. It’s been a collaborative effort,” said Shelby Garner, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor’s School of Nursing, who received a Fulbright-Nehru Research Grant to research the impact of simulation education in nursing curricula in India. “They have been so engaged from the very beginning, and they’ve been the ones to champion simulation in India. It’s been a privilege for me to be able to be a part of that.”

After their son’s passing, this family experienced “Baylor Family” at its best

When your child heads to college, whether for an undergraduate or graduate degree, you expect them to take a few years to finish that degree — maybe an extra “victory lap” year. But you never, ever expect their time on earth to end before their studies do. That very thing happened to the Swanson family […]

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on coping with grief and loss

Dr. Helen Harris has centered her life’s work on a topic that most would prefer to avoid: grief and loss. While no one likes to think about the loss of a loved one, facing grief is unavoidable. Harris’ research on those tough subjects has made her one of the nation’s most-sought after experts on the […]

#NextLevelBU: How are Baylor alumni doing in the NBA?

Statistics show that only about 1% of college basketball players reach the NBA. In many cases, it takes more than just skill — it takes persistence, too. That’s certainly true of the four Baylor Bears who are playing in the NBA right now. Take Ekpe Udoh, BSEd ’11, for example. The former Bear standout became […]

Denny’s CMO — a Baylor grad — named among 2017’s most innovative CMOs

When it comes to brands on social media, few can match the tone set by Denny’s. The diner chain’s approach — somewhere between snarky and silly, without going too far either direction — has won the acclaim of hundreds of thousands of followers on such platforms as Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. The man overseeing all that? Denny’s […]

Baylor Apparel Merchandising Professor is Awarded Prestigious Texas Leadership Award

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2018) – Jay Yoo, Ph.D., associate professor of family and consumer sciences at Baylor University, has been selected to receive the 2018 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences-Texas Affiliate Leader Award (AAFCS-TX).

Where There Are More Local Community Banks, Rural Entrepreneurs Are More Likely to Obtain Conventional Business Loans

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2018) — The greater the proportion of local banks in a nonmetropolitan area, the better the chances that a conventional business loan helped start or expand a business, according to a Baylor University study. The finding suggests that a locally oriented financial sector should boost such a community’s well-being.

Baylor Psychology Professor Named a ‘Rising Star’ by the Association for Psychological Science

WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2018) — Annie T. Ginty, Ph.D., assistant professor of <a href="https://www.baylor.edu/psychologyneuroscience/"><b>psychology and neuroscience</b></a> in the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University, has been selected as a “Rising Star” by the <a href="https://www.psychologicalscience.org"><b>Association for Psychological Science</b></a> (APS), the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders.

This Week at Baylor: Jan. 21-27, 2018

WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2018) — This week at Baylor, students will have the opportunity to attend many lectures, concerts and conferences as the community continues into the new year.