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.

T&F: Lightfoot, Three Former Bears Set For USATF Championships

KC Lightfoot

Four current/former Baylor student-athletes will be competing at the 2019 Toyota USATF Outdoor Championships Thursday through Sunday (July 25-28) at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

Johnston, Lynch Added to Preseason Watch Lists

James Lynch 2019

Senior linebacker Clay Johnston was named to the watch list for the 2019 Bronko Nagurski Trophy, while defensive lineman James Lynch was named to the 2019 Outland Trophy Watch List, it was announced today.

Johnston Named to Butkus Award Watch List

Clay Johnston vs. OSU 2018

Senior linebacker Clay Johnston was named to the watch list for the 2019 Butkus Award, honoring in the nation's top collegiate linebacker, it was announced today.

Bryan Bros Headline Waco Pro Tennis Classic at Hurd Tennis Center


WACO, TEXAS -- The world's greatest doubles team of Mike and Bob Bryan, along with 2019 Wimbledon quarterfinalist Sam Querrey and US Davis Cup Captain Mardy Fish will headline the Waco Pro Tennis Classic on Sept. 21 at the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco.

Baylor Magazine: Excavating Music History

July 22, 2019
As a national research leader on the works of African American composers, Horace Maxile Jr., Ph.D., is part excavator and part evangelist. His quest for important — and sometimes forgotten — musical works has led him to sift through church piano benches, dusty archives and private family collections. Maxile is associate professor of music theory in Baylor’s School of Music. His discoveries compel an evangelistic side, and Maxile shines a light on the important contributions made to classical and concert music by generations of African Americans. Study gives insight into sun-induced DNA damage and cell repair

July 14, 2019
A team led by a Baylor University researcher has published a breakthrough article that provides a better understanding of the process by which sunlight-induced DNA damage is recognized by the molecular repair machinery in cells as needing repair. Ultraviolet light from the sun is a ubiquitous carcinogen, and failure to remove and restore damage can have detrimental outcomes, including skin cancer. Jung-Hyun Min, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, is lead author of the study, published in the journal Nucleic Acids Research (NAR).

CNN “The Movies”: How Harry Potter made the jump to the big screen

July 21, 2019
VIDEO: James Kendrick, Ph.D., associate professor of film and digital media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed for the CNN Original Series “The Movies,” about anxiety over the Harry Potter books transferring to a movie screen. “Harry Potter is this idea of this young boy who doesn't think that not only is there nothing special about him, but he is mistreated,” Kendrick said. “And then to find out that you're actually the heir of this amazing wizarding family and that you are unique and special, and you have this whole destiny in front of you, that's every child's fantasy.”

Who was Russell Hall named for?

Of all the residence halls on campus, only North Russell and South Russell share a common name, differentiated in title simply by their geographic proximity to one another. So, it’s fitting the connected facilities that have housed thousands of Baylor students for over five decades, are named for not one, but two fascinating people who […]

Another sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2023

About a month from now, Baylor’s Class of 2023 will arrive on campus for Welcome Week and the start of the fall semester. Each will arrive with big plans — for their time at Baylor, and beyond. Here’s a sampling of what some of the newest Bears hope to do with what they learn at […]

The power of words: How an anonymous Baylor student’s note changed this Bear’s life forever

You never know the impact a kind word can have. For Ben Woolley, BA ’17, a simple note from an anonymous fellow Baylor student sparked a new trajectory for his entire life. Originally from Longview, Texas, Woolley started playing piano when he was just 5 years old. He had a passion for playing music from […]

Meet Baylor’s expert on urban education, HBCUs and multicultural awareness in schools

Dr. Lakia M. Scott joined the Baylor School of Education as an assistant professor in 2014, teaching courses on elementary reading methods and diversity issues to students undergoing the student-teaching portion of their degree. She also serves as executive director for Baylor’s Freedom Schools program, which instills character and ignites social action in local children […]

Baylor University Beginning Teacher Institute Provides Professional Development, Creates Community

WACO, Texas (July 23, 2019) — Second-grade teacher Katelyn Hamilton described her first year of teaching as a “complete whirlwind.”

Baylor University’s McNair Scholars Program Wraps Up Successful First Year, Looks Forward to National Conference

WACO, Texas (July 22, 2019) — Baylor University biology major Jacqueline Carroll spent her summer in the lab researching seed microbiomes, the microscopic organisms such as bacteria, fungi and archaea that live within the seed. She hopes her research will one day lead to increased crop production (minus the use of genetically modified organisms) and, ultimately, address world hunger.

Board of Regents Celebrates Successful Year of Giving, Including Transformational $100 Million Gift

WACO, Texas (July 19, 2019) – During its regular July retreat and summer meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents celebrated the largest annual fundraising year in the University’s 174-year history, as members of the Baylor Family made $243 million in gifts and pledges during the 2018-19 fiscal year.

11th/12th Streets Bridge Removal Continues

WACO, Texas (July 18, 2019) - Crews began removing the 11th/12th Streets bridge last night and will continue work to remove the bridge deck. This is a large operation that is anticipated to last for three weeks. Timelines are estimated based on work progress and field conditions. Please understand that schedules may change as work progresses.