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.

Baseball. Baseball’s Langeliers Earns Fourth Freshman All-American Nod

Baylor baseball freshman catcher Shea Langeliers was named a Baseball America first-team Freshman All-American, the organization announced Monday.

Track & Field. London Earns Spot in IAAF World Championships

Beating his previous best by more than half a second, Baylor quarter-miler Wil London finished third in Saturday's 400-meter finals at the USATF Outdoor Championships and earned a spot in the IAAF World Championships later this summer in London.

General News. Baylor Bears Fruit From 3rd Mission Trip to Brazil

For the previous four years, whenever he was asked about going on the Baylor Sports Ministry trips to Africa or Brazil, Taylor Young's standard response was, "Nah, that's just not me."

M. Golf. Perrine and Dossey Named GCAA All-Americans

Baylor men’s golfers Matthew Perrine and Cooper Dossey are on the 2017 Division I PING All-America Teams, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Thursday. Perrine is on the GCAA All-America Third Team and Dossey is an honorable mention All-America selection.

Art Daily: Griot Museum presents "Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad"

June 22, 2017
Robert Darden, author and professor of journalism, public relations, and new media at Baylor, wrote an essay for a book that accompanies “Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad,” a traveling exhibition now open at the Griot Museum of Black History in St. Louis.

Baylor Arts and Sciences: The Hansen Quadruplets: Baylor + 20

May 17, 2017
Baylor is one of very few American universities from which two sets of quadruplets have graduated, and this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Hansen quadruplets’ graduation. All four of the sisters, Alison, Brooke, Claire and Darcy, attended Baylor on a full academic scholarship. After their time at Baylor, they each went on to build successful careers in the United States and Europe.

Business Insider: The average person checks their phone 150 times every day — and it's destroying romantic relationships

June 13, 2017
This article cites research by Baylor’s James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which found that phone snubbing – “phubbing” – can harm relationships. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Six-man football star, Big 12 starting lineman — and Baylor MBA graduate

Quincy Jenkins came to Baylor in 2003 from tiny Trinidad, Texas (population 1,091), as a pre-med major. After walking on to the football team under head coach Guy Morriss, Jenkins went on to earn a scholarship and appear in 40 games as a defensive tackle for the Bears — all while earning his degree in biology. […]

Ben Franklin’s faith the subject of Baylor prof’s new book

Baylor history professor Thomas Kidd‘s latest book begins with a question: At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, why did Benjamin Franklin, of all people, suggest they begin the proceedings with prayer? The answer to that question turns out to be much more complex than you might think. With that moment as a starting point, Dr. Kidd unpacks Franklin’s complicated […]

This flash mob Baylor proposal is going viral

You probably hear this a lot — but this might be the best video you see all day. Recent Baylor graduate Samuel Azide, BBA ’17, proposed to his girlfriend Anitria Flores, BA ‘15, last month in one of the most exciting ways possible: a flash mob. While celebrating his graduation dinner at Waco restaurant 1424, […]

The U.S. Ambassador to Iraq is a Baylor Bear

When Douglas Silliman, BA ’82, assumed the role of U.S. Ambassador to Iraq last September, he added another link into a 33-year chain of service with the U.S. Department of State that began shortly after he graduated from Baylor. For more than three decades, Silliman has worked in places like Turkey, Jordan, Pakistan, Tunisia and […]

Line Camp and Orientation Help Baylor Freshmen Bond

WACO, Texas (June 26, 2017) – Summer at Baylor University belongs to the Class of 2021. As incoming Baylor freshmen experience everything from attending academic open houses to splashing through fountains at 3 a.m., they gain the knowledge they will need to thrive in college and the friendships they will treasure forever at Baylor Line Camp and New Student Orientation.

Expanding the Baylor Family through Adoption

WACO, Texas (June 23, 2017) – Faculty and staff benefits at Baylor allow biological and adoptive parents the resources and time they need as they expand their families.

Alumni, Parents and Friends Continue Remarkable Level of Giving to Baylor University

WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.

Mourners of the Tragic Killings of the ‘Emmanuel Nine’ by White Supremacist Gather for Comfort, Commemoration in South Carolina

WACO, Texas (June 21,2017) — The two-year anniversary of a white supremacist’s killing of nine black people at a Bible study is a day when “pain and hope and treachery and triumph, awful and awesome come together,” the Rev. Dr. Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Baylor's Truett Seminary, told hundreds gathered for an ecumenical service on Saturday.