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.

M. Tennis. Around The World in Eight Days

Hopping on a plane in Dallas, starting an eight-day journey that would take them to 10 countries and 16 different airports, Brian Boland turned to Michael Woodson and asked, "Now, where are we going?"

W. Golf. Women's Golf Names Ludwig Assistant Coach

Baylor women's golf has hired Carly Ludwig as the program's assistant coach, head coach Jay Goble announced Friday.

W. Soccer. SOC Announces 2018 Fall Schedule

WACO, Texas - Baylor soccer released its 2018 fall schedule on Thursday afternoon. The slate features 10 home matches and eight matchups against 2017 NCAA Tournament foes. Three opponents ranked in the 2017 Top 20 final RPI rankings, while 10 matches will be against 2017 Top 100 RPI programs.

W. Volleyball. Bears Picked Second in Big 12 Preseason Poll

Baylor volleyball has been picked to finish second in the 2018 Big 12 Preseason Coaches' Poll, announced Thursday by the conference office.

American Bar Association: 11 law schools to host ABA’s law student Client Counseling Competition

Sept. 14, 2018
Baylor Law School will host the National Finals of the 2018-2019 American Bar Association’s Client Counseling Competition in March 2019. Eleven law schools will serve as regional hosts for the competition, which addresses fundamental skills necessary for successful attorneys, namely the ability to interview, counsel and support a client through a legal issue.

Baptist Standard: Immigrants tell their stories at Fort Worth prayer meeting

Sept. 19, 2018
Itzayana Aguirre’s parents brought her to the United States when she was a child. After the Trump Administration announced plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Aguirre, an M.B.A. student in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, and hundreds of thousands of Dreamers—as DACA recipients often are called—have been waiting for lawmakers to find a permanent solution. She will finish her degree in May 2019, and her permission to remain in the United States expires in September 2019. “God has taught me to trust on his will, so I currently trust God will solve these issues and that he will not be late,” Aguirre said.

Baylor Media Communications: Baylor, BGCT Sign Cooperative Agreement Renewing Vision for Baptist Student Ministries

Sept. 20, 2018
For nearly 100 years, Baptist Student Ministries has worked to equip college students across the country to follow Christ and transform the world. On Wednesday, Baylor University and the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) signed a cooperative agreement for a renewed vision of Baptist Student Ministries as a chartered student organization on campus. “As we move further into what many consider a ‘post denominational’ era, our relationships and partnerships with the BGCT are all the more important. I’m thankful for the rich history of student ministry we’ve known together and for this new affirmation of the work will do in the years to come,” said Burt L. Burleson, D.Min., University chaplain and dean of spiritual life and missions.

Baylor Media Communications: The Storm After the Storm: Scam Contractors Who Prey on Those Suffering After a Natural Disaster

Sept. 19, 2018
Following a natural disaster or strong storm like Hurricane Florence, there is usually a second wave of potential destruction – scam artists looking to line their pockets. In this Q&A, Stephen Rispoli, L.L.M, J.D., assistant dean of student affairs and pro bono programs at Baylor Law School, shares tips to help those reeling from storm damage identify and avoid scammers. “After any major weather-related incident, insurance adjusters and contractors swarm the affected area and, unfortunately, some are looking to take advantage of those in distress,” he said.

The fun story behind why UT’s new police dog is named ‘Baylor’

We love seeing the many ways Baylor grads fling their green and gold afar — especially in fun and unexpected ways. Like this one: Diego Rivas, a 2017 Baylor MBA graduate who lives in Austin, recently donated a beautiful Belgian Malinois puppy to the University of Texas Police Department. His only request? That they name the dog […]

At ESPN, Trey Wingo is living out his Baylor dreams

During his days as a Baylor student, Trey Wingo, BA ’85, would go home to Connecticut over breaks and watch a fledgling cable network called ESPN. As he took in the novelty of a cable network dedicated exclusively to sports, Wingo remembers thinking, “How cool would it be to be able to come home and […]

How a Baylor mission trip brought this student from Costa Rica to Waco

Every year, Dr. Randy Wood, a professor in Baylor’s School of Education, takes a group of Baylor students to Costa Rica over spring break to work with Santa Elena School in San Jose. They help raise money for books and equipment for the school, and help plan classroom lessons and activities. The hope is to […]

For generations of students, Baylor’s SUB has been a center of campus life

Baylor’s Student Union Building opened to the campus community 70 years ago this fall. But the SUB — officially the Bill Daniel Student Center — is far from ready to retire, having reinvented itself many times over the years. Groundbreaking for the SUB took place on June 1, 1940, on the site of what had […]

Baylor, BGCT Sign Cooperative Agreement Renewing Vision for Baptist Student Ministries

WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2018) – For nearly 100 years, Baptist Student Ministries has worked to equip college students across the country to follow Christ and transform the world. On Wednesday, Baylor University and the Baptist General Convention of Texas signed a cooperative agreement for a renewed vision of Baptist Student Ministries (BSM) as a chartered student organization on campus.

This Week at Baylor: Sept. 23-29, 2018

WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of speakers in chemistry, biology, Christian music studies, business and leadership, along with two movie screenings and performances from Baylor Theatre Arts.

The Storm After the Storm: Scam Contractors Who Prey on Those Suffering After a Natural Disaster

WACO, Texas (Sept. 19, 2018) – Following a natural disaster or strong storm like Hurricane Florence, there is usually a second wave of potential destruction – scam artists looking to line their pockets.

Out of Office: New Baylor Management Study Examines Relationship Between Stress and Remote Work

WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2018) – Many U.S. employees believe working from home – or at least away from the office – can bring freedom and stress-free job satisfaction. A new Baylor University study says, “Not so fast.”