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.

Give Light
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.

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.

Baylor Lariat: Killing two birds with one stone: Students immerse themselves in the international workforce while studying abroad

Jan. 15, 2019
Baylor students participating in study abroad programs now can be placed in internship roles to experience cultural differences in the professional setting. The Foundation of International Education (FIE) is an international study abroad university that assists American students immerse themselves in the work force. Madison Valine, a junior apparel and merchandising major from Atlanta, Georgia, is currently studying abroad in London and utilized FIE. She is interning in the marketing and public relations department of Love My Dog UK, a company specializing in creating and selling high end canine couture.

Brit + Co: This Is the Ideal Amount of Downtime You Need Per Day

Jan. 16, 2019
This article about finding the balance of work, family responsibilities and free time in our daily lives cites research by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, whose research in 2011 with the University of Cincinnati found that people who had increased “time affluence” (an overabundance of spare time) often ended up making impulsive, materialistic purchases, resulting in them feeling less happy.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections – Jason Cook, Vice President of Marketing & Communications and Chief Marketing Officer

Jan. 18, 2019
Baylor’s unique role as a leading Christian research university attracts students from across the country. In a field with so many choices, how does the University reach potential students and advance the Baylor brand? Baylor University Vice President for Marketing & Communications and Chief Marketing Officer Jason Cook shares how in this Baylor Connections.

Nature World News: Mosquito known to transmit malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time

Jan. 18, 2019
A type of mosquito — Anopheles stephensi — that transmits malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time, and the discovery has implications for putting more people at risk for malaria in new regions, according to a study led by Tamar Carter, Ph.D., assistant professor of tropical disease biology at Baylor University. Already, 44 species and subspecies of anopheline mosquitoes have been documented in Ethiopia, and more than 68 percent of Ethiopia’s population is at risk for malaria, according to the World Malaria Report of 2017.

Meet Baylor’s expert on public relations management and ethics

The public relations world is among the many fields that have drastically changed over the last decade. Social media has empowered the everyday person, giving them the tools to call out an organization on its bad judgment, morals and ethics — which means it’s also changed how PR professionals must react. Since 2006, Dr. Marlene […]

4 Baylor Bears whose lights are shining bright

Over the past year, you might have noticed we’ve been focusing a lot on “Baylor Lights.” One of the university’s goals has been to share stories from the Baylor Family about how Bears are shining their light on our campus, in their communities, and across the world. We’ve heard from so many amazing Bears who […]

Remembering a Baylor Nursing legend: Louise Herrington Ornelas

Just before Christmas, the Baylor Family truly lost a great one: Louise Herrington Ornelas, longtime benefactor of the Baylor nursing school, which bears her name. Ornelas — or “Ms. Lou,” as students called her — dedicated much of her life to Baylor nursing students. In 1999, her $13 million gift to the Baylor School of […]

#NextLevelBU: Meet the Bears in the NBA (plus the ones knocking at the door)

When Vinnie Johnson, ’80, played in his first game for the Seattle SuperSonics in 1979, he tipped off a pretty impressive streak: from that moment on, there has been at least one former Baylor Bear in the NBA every single NBA season for the last 40 years. Former Baylor stars like Terry Teagle, ’78, Micheal […]

Baylor’s Center for Christian Music Studies Receives $1.2 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2019) – Baylor University’s Center for Christian Music Studies in the Baylor School of Music has been awarded a four-year $1.2 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of its Strengthening Congregational Ministries with Youth Initiative.

This Week at Baylor: Jan. 20-26, 2019

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host lectures in a wide variety of academic disciplines, from physics and chemistry to film and digital media, as well as an opera theater performance and the debut of an art exhibit. In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, classes will not be held on Monday, Jan. 21., and the Baylor and Waco communities will hold various celebrations to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Civil Rights leader.

University response to recent video posting

Statement from Kevin P. Jackson, Ph.D., vice president for student life:

Mosquito Known to Transmit Malaria Has Been Detected in Ethiopia for the First Time

WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2019) — A type of mosquito that transmits malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time, and the discovery has implications for putting more people at risk for malaria in new regions, according to a study led by a Baylor University researcher.