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.

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GIVE LIGHT IS A $1.1 BILLION COMPREHENSIVE CAMPAIGN FOR THE FUTURE OF BAYLOR UNIVERSITY. The campaign undergirds Illuminate, the University's Academic Strategic Plan, and will impact every aspect of campus life, from academics and athletics to student life and global engagement.

No. 1/1 WBB Clinches Ninth-Straight Big 12 Title

Kalani Brown reached career milestones of 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, and No. 1 Baylor clinched at least a share of its ninth consecutive Big 12 regular-season championship with an 80-40 win over Kansas on Wednesday night.

Lightfoot Named Big 12 Indoor T&F Athlete of the Week

KC Lightfoot

After breaking a 28-year-old Baylor school record, KC Lightfoot has been named the Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Track & Field Heads to Big 12 Indoor Championships


With the NCAA Championships looming, Baylor track & field heads to Lubbock for the 2019 Big 12 Indoor Championships Friday and Saturday (Feb. 22-23) at the Sports Performance Center on the campus of Texas Tech University.

MBB Gets Road Win at No. 19/20 Iowa State, 73-69

Playing in front of family and friends from Minnesota, Baylor junior forward Freddie Gillespie recorded his first double-double with a career-high 14 points and 10 rebounds to help the Bears knock off No. 19/20 Iowa State, 73-69, Tuesday night at Hilton Coliseum to finish off the season sweep.

Baylor Arts & Sciences: Baylor Arts & Sciences magazine: Material Gains

Two junior faculty members in the Baylor College of Arts & Sciences, – Caleb Martin, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, and Howard Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics – have each received the most coveted grant awarded by the National Science Foundation to young researchers. Not only was the twin win unprecedented at the University, but it also underscored the growing importance of the research in the field of materials science done by the two honorees – research that promises to make a significant impact on future technology.

Baylor Lariat: Baylor combats food insecurity through access to ‘The Store’

Feb. 19, 2019
A Baylor research study found that 10 to 20 percent of students on campus don’t know where their next meal will come from. To help alleviate this problem, the university created a food pantry known as “The Store,” which is an on-campus food pantry for undergraduate and graduate students. Michelle Cohenour, director of student success initiatives in the Foster Success Center, said the pantry sees a variety of students each month and tries to meet everyone’s needs.

Globe Newswire: North Texas Food Bank and other local hunger relief organizations join forces in Austin to work with legislators to increase food access and remove barriers for hungry North Texans

Feb. 19, 2019
The Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University joined the North Texas Food Bank and other agency and community partners from across Texas at the state capital in Austin to advocate for policies that increase food security for Texans.

Baylor alumna’s Waco eatery named among Yelp’s top 100 in the country

In January, Yelp released its list of the “Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. 2019“. While perusing the list, we noticed something quite exciting: sitting at No. 71 was Waco’s own Lula Jane’s, owned by Baylor alumna Nancy Grayson! Lula Jane’s is a beloved local café in East Waco that, since 2012, has been […]

How many of these Bible verses have you seen on Baylor’s campus?

Anyone who’s ever set foot on the Baylor campus knows how deeply the university is dedicated to its Christian mission. The very first part of our motto is “Pro Ecclesia” — for the church. The first pillar of our academic strategic plan is to have an “unambiguously Christian educational environment.” Chapel and religion are mandated […]

What is Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project?

Since 2008, a “search and rescue mission” has been underway in the basement of Moody Library. A true labor of love, this work has found its way into dusty tape and record collections, made friends with unsung heroes of the civil rights movement, been featured extensively in national media, and even has a home in […]

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on business and entrepreneurship

Maybe you’ve heard, or maybe you haven’t, but Baylor’s entrepreneurship program is among the best in the nation. So perhaps it comes as no surprise that one of our entrepreneurship professors is highly sought out as an expert on the subject. Dr. Peter Klein has taught entrepreneurship at Baylor since 2015, and also serves as a […]

$2M Gift Establishes Chair for Baylor’s Global Mission Leadership Program

WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2019) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $2 million to create an endowed Chair in Global Leadership within Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. The gift, which was made by Baylor parents from California, will support the School’s nationally renowned Global Mission Leadership (GML) program, whose purpose is to contribute to Christ-centered international development through culturally informed education.

Heart of Texas Regional History Fair Announces Winners of 2019 Competition, Special Awards

WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2019) – More than 100 students from 16 Central Texas schools were awarded medals from the Waco Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation for their winning projects in the 2019 Heart of Texas Regional History Fair, held Feb. 14-15 on the campus of Baylor University.

Fossil Fuel Combustion Is the Main Contributor to Black Carbon Around the Arctic, International Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2019) — Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according to a study by an international group of scientists that included a team from Baylor University.

What Is Black Twitter and How Is it Changing the National Conversation? Baylor Expert Explains.

WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2019) – “Black Twitter” is a social media phenomenon that is changing the national conversation, but many people – including professional and strategic communicators – do not understand what it is or how it works, says Baylor University’s Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., professor of journalism, public relations and new media.