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.

Acrobatics & Tumbling. No. 1 A&T Defeats No. 2 Oregon

The top-ranked and three-time defending national champion Baylor acrobatics & tumbling team (4-0) took down the second-ranked Oregon Ducks (2-1), 284.725-280.830, on Saturday night at the Ferrell Center.

Softball. No. 8/10 SB Set for Sunday Doubleheader at ACU

Preview for No. 8/10 Baylor softball's Sunday doubleheader at Abilene Christian at Poly Wells Field in Abilene

Baseball. Baseball Knocks Off No. 11 UCLA, 8-6

Baylor baseball evened the series with an 8-6 comeback win over No. 11 UCLA on Saturday afternoon at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The Bears (3-2) scored four runs in the final three innings, including a go-ahead two-run home run by Shea Langeliers, to top the Bruins (5-1).

Albany (NY) Times Union: DIGISTOR Secures Success with New Director of Business Development, Chris Persaud

Feb. 20, 2018
Chris Persaud, MBA (Business Administration) ’17, has joined the team of DIGISTOR, the leader in secure data and storage solutions, as Director of Business Development. With a background in technology, sales and defense, Persaud will focus on continuing to bring DIGISTOR’s enterprise level removable storage solution, VaultDisk, to the federal space.

Baylor Proud: After their son’s passing, this family experienced “Baylor Family” at its best

Jan. 22, 2018
Justin Swanson, a business consultant in Austin who was on track to receive his degree through Baylor’s Online MBA program in December 2017, passed away suddenly on Aug. 23, 2017. But the Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University and Justin’s classmates made sure he was remembered, as his family was invited to both the December hooding and commencement ceremonies to accept Justin’s diploma. “We were overwhelmed by the kindness and consideration that Baylor officials, staff, and Justin’s fellow students showed us,” said his mother, Cindy. “Our grandsons were even given Baylor Bear teddy bears. Faculty members went out of their way to express their condolences and remark on what a good student Justin was. Our hearts were overflowing, and we will remain Baylor fans for the rest of our lives.”

Christian Daily: Study links strong attachment to God to better mental health in old age

Feb. 23, 2018
Older individuals who are securely attached to God experience increased optimism over time, and those with confidence in God’s forgiveness often experience higher self-esteem, according to a Baylor University study led by Blake Victor Kent, a doctoral candidate in sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Secure attachment and the feeling of being forgiven by God also are related to higher life satisfaction.

After avoiding God’s calling for years, this Truett alum now leads a growing Austin church

Joseph C. Parker, Jr. was raised the only son of a Baptist preacher in Birmingham, Ala. Growing up in the church, those around him always told him he would grow up to be a pastor just like his father — but Parker never wanted to be a preacher, and throughout the first half of his […]

Baylor alumna was among the first to treat cancer patients’ emotional needs

Today, it’s a given that patients with catastrophic illnesses like cancer need help with both their physical problems and their emotional distresses as they fight their illness. This is the story of the Baylor alumna who helped make that the standard: Dr. Jimmie Holland, Class of 1948. As a doctor at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering […]

Lady Bears win 8th straight (!!) Big 12 title

While Monday night’s win over No. 6 Texas was a big one for the No. 3-ranked Lady Bears, it also had a feeling of familiarity about it. Why? The victory gave head coach Kim Mulkey’s squad its eighth consecutive Big 12 Conference championship. It was the second time in three years that Baylor clinched the Big […]

Remembering Baylor history professor James Vardaman following his passing

It is one of my greater regrets about my time at Baylor that I did not have the pleasure of taking a class taught by legendary Baylor professor James Vardaman, BA ’51. Dr. Vardaman passed away Jan. 31 at the age of 89. One could review his life in biographical fashion: A U.S. Marine who enrolled […]

Baylor Journalism Will Host Malcolm X Documentary Screening, Panel Discussion with Executive Producer, B.A. ’89

WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2018) — Baylor University’s department of journalism, public relations and new media will sponsor a preview screening of “The Lost Tapes: Malcom X” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Room 101 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation (Hankamer 101), 1621 S. Third St.

How Does a Nation Preserve Democracy? Expert Tom Ginsburg Discusses the Topic at 2018 Miller Lecture

WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2018) – Baylor University’s department of political science will present its annual Robert T. Miller Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, in Bennett Auditorium. The guest lecturer, Tom Ginsburg, Ph.D., Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar and professor of political science at the University of Chicago Law School, will discuss democracy.

Mission Waco Honors Six Baylor Students and Two Campus Organizations

WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2018) — Mission Waco honored its volunteers of the year, including six Baylor University students and two campus organizations, as “Servant Leaders” during the Christian nonprofit’s annual banquet on Feb. 20.

This Week at Baylor: Feb. 25 – March 3, 2018

WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2018) – In celebration of Black History Month, Baylor will host a series of lectures, concerts and conferences as well as a documentary on Malcolm X and a celebration at the Mayborn Museum Complex.