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. No. 5 Baseball Powers Past No. 8 Kansas at Big 12 Championship

No. 5 Baylor baseball took down No. 8 Kansas 10-5 on Thursday evening at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark to stay in the winner's bracket. The Bears (34-19) used a six-run third inning and fantastic start by Hayden Kettler to defeat the Jayhawks (27-29).

M. Tennis. Boland Named Director of Tennis and Head Men's Tennis Coach

Baylor University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades announced Thursday the hiring of Brian Boland as Director of Tennis and Head Men's Tennis Coach.

Track & Field. After Missing Outdoors Last Year, Miller Has Eyes On Prize

When Aaliyah Miller suffered a stress fracture in her right foot last February, and missed the entire outdoor track and field season, it wasn't the first time she's been hurt.

M. Golf. Men's Golf Heads to Third Straight NCAA Championship

Baylor men's golf is headed to Stillwater, Okla., for the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship, which runs Friday through Wednesday at Karsten Creek Golf Club. The Bears qualified for the NCAA Championship for a school-record third consecutive season by placing third at the NCAA Bryan Regional.

American Bar Foundation: The ABF Announces New 2018-19 Doctoral Fellows

May 18, 2018
Paul Baumgardner, B.A. (University Scholar) ’12, has been awarded a doctoral fellowship for emerging scholars engaged in original and significant research in the field of law, social science and higher education by the American Bar Foundation. Baumgardner, who will be the ABF/AccessLex Doctoral Fellow in Legal and Higher Education, is a doctoral candidate seeking a joint Ph.D. in the department of politics and the humanities council at Princeton University. His research is focused on American politics and law.

Houston Chronicle: Top Dayton, Liberty grads have eyes on future

May 22, 2018
Incoming Baylor freshman Eavin Cormier is salutatorian at Dayton High School and plans to major in biology and pre-med and eventually become a dermatologist. She is the recipient of the Baylor Invitation to Excellence Scholarship, Baylor President’s Gold Scholarship and the Dr. Richard C. and Esther Bellamy Scholarship.

KSST Radio (Sulphur Springs, TX): Video Presentation: SSHS Honors and Awards Program 2018

May 18, 2018
VIDEO: Sulphur Springs High School valedictorian Peyton Dietze and classmate Natalie Cruz, both incoming Baylor freshmen, were recognized for earning academic scholarships to Baylor during the school’s honors and awards program.

7 excuses to visit Baylor this summer

I never spent a summer in Waco until after I had graduated and started my first job. My impression had been that Waco was dead during the summer, but as I quickly learned, that couldn’t have been further from the truth. Whether you’re a high school student taking a college visit, a student staying in Waco […]

A deeper dive into some of Baylor’s most influential professors

During Teacher Appreciation Week this spring, the official Baylor Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts each asked the same question: “Which Baylor professor(s) made an impact in your life?” The query drew more than 600 responses, and — reflecting Baylor’s long history of excellent teachers — more than 350 Baylor professors were named at least once. More […]

6 Baylor Bears bringing a little light into others’ lives

In this blog, we write a lot about the outstanding achievements of Baylor Bears: the academic honors, the national trophies, the alumni who become household names. And yes, these things are important. But there are also those who use the everyday moments of life to bring a little light to their own corners of the world; […]

Baylor Trumpets win first (again!) in the National Trumpet Competition

For what is now the fifth time in eight years, Baylor trumpeters have won first place at the National Trumpet Competition! Every year, the NTC brings in the top young trumpet players from around the country. This year, the Baylor Gold team took first in the small ensemble division at the competition in Kentucky, upholding […]

Baylor University Trains Students for Cyber Security Industry, to ‘Stay Ahead of the Bad Guys’

WACO, Texas (May 24, 2018) — Cyber security affects everyone. All are at risk. All need protecting. And experts are needed to anticipate and defend against attacks. Thus, Baylor has invested in training students to understand cyber security issues and, more importantly, to be able to combat cyber security threats.

Recent Baylor Graduate Awarded MENAR Fellowship to Serve in Tunisia

WACO, Texas (May 24, 2018) – Hannah Byrd, B.A. (Arabic and Middle East Studies/International Studies) ’18, has been awarded a Middle East and North Africa Regional (MENAR) Fellowship, an international program that fosters a new generation of U.S. leaders in service, politics and policy who have experience with the challenges the region faces and the potential it holds. She is the first Baylor graduate to earn the prestigious post-graduate fellowship.

Trump's Twitter Practices Unconstitutional: New Media, First Amendment Expert Weighs In

On Wednesday, a federal judge declared that President Trump's practice of blocking critics from his Twitter account is unconstitutional. Mia Moody- Ramirez, Ph.D., professor of journalism, public relations and new media, shares her thoughts on the ruling.

Sophomore Biochemistry/Anthropology Major Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

WACO, Texas (May 23, 2018) – Christina Gaw, a sophomore biochemistry and anthropology major at Baylor University, has been selected to receive a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, one of the oldest and most prestigious national awards for undergraduate researchers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.