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. Basketball. 'We Were All Blessed To Be A Part Of Chameka's Life'

Chameka Scott, who fought cancer with the same ferociousness that she brought to the defensive end of the basketball court, died Sunday night in Houston.

W. Soccer. Jobson Soccer Camps Announced, Registration Open

Baylor soccer and head coach Paul Jobson announced the dates and formats of the upcoming camp schedules, including a February ID camp, a six-session Little Bears camp, and the summer residential camps.

W. Basketball. Brown Selected Big 12 Player of the Week

After leading the Lady Bears to a 2-0 week, Baylor junior Kalani Brown was selected Big 12 Player of the Week. It is her first conference weekly award of the season and the fourth of her career.

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.

ABA Journal: Baylor Law to offer LLM program in litigation management

Jan. 19, 2018
Baylor Law School will be launching the nation’s first executive LLM in litigation management program for experienced lawyers this coming fall. Many law schools have LLM programs that focus on litigation or trial advocacy, but Baylor’s new LLM program will address the rise of litigation costs by showing lawyers the nuances of managing large cases through the latest technology and strategies. “How do you design a plan that makes it cost-effective, outcome effective, and where you discover the case in a way that doesn’t take five years and billions of dollars? That’s what this program is about,” said Baylor law professor Liz Fraley, who co-created the LLM program with Jim Wren.

Baylor Family News: Global Learning: Baylor Study Abroad Opportunities

Baylor University strives to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service. This is a part of Baylor’s very own mission statement. A tangible, experiential way to live this out as a Baylor student is to strongly consider participating in the international education opportunities offered all over the world.

BBC: Sunday Sequence: The Power of Gospel Music

Jan. 21, 2018
AUDIO: Journalism professor Robert Darden, director of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, pays tribute to the legendary musician Edwin Hawkins, whose 1969 Grammy Award-winning recording of “Oh Happy Day” brought gospel music from the church to the charts.

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.