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.

WT Earns ITA All-Academic Team Honors, Kraus & Parker Recognized

Baylor Women's Tennis

WACO, Texas – The Baylor women's tennis team earned 2019 ITA All-Academic Team status for the fourth-straight year and 15th overall. In addition, Baylor's Livia Kraus and Katelyn Parker earned ITA All-Academic Scholar awards for their work in the classroom.

Three Bears Earn ITA Scholar-Athlete Recognition

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Baylor men's tennis had three players in Jimmy Bendeck, Sven Lah and Will Little earn ITA Scholar-Athlete honors, announced by the organization Thursday afternoon.

Mims Named to the Preseason Watch List for 2019 Biletnikoff Award

Denzel Mims 2018 vs. Texas Tech

Senior wide receiver Denzel Mims was named to the watch list for the 2019 Biletnikoff Award, it was announced Thursday afternoon.

WT’s Scrivano Set to Coach Texas Squad for USTA Girls 18 Team Nationals

Joey Scrivano

WACO, Texas – Joey Scrivano will be called "coach" by a different group at the end of July than the Baylor women's team he's used to coaching. Scrivano, the head women's tennis coach at BU, was selected to lead the Texas Juniors Team at this summer's USTA Girls 18 National Team Championship in Claremont, Calif. July 28-31.

Baylor Magazine: In Their Own Words: Christina Gaw

July 18, 2019
Senior Biochemistry and Anthropology Major Christina Gaw, a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship recipient and part of the Baylor2 Medical Track Program at Baylor, writes about her transformational undergraduate research experience at Baylor, beginning with the Baylor Summer Science Research for Freshman program. “Little did I know my participation through this summer program would lay the foundation for exciting opportunities related to research in the future,” Gaw writes.

Laboratory Journal: New Insights into Sun-induced DNA Damage and Cell Repair

July 15, 2019
A new study led by a Baylor researcher explores how DNA repair is begun following sunlight-induced damage. Jung-Hyun Min, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, is lead author of the breakthrough article, which has been published in the Oxford Academic journal Nucleic Acids Research. It reveals how the damage is recognized by the molecular repair machinery in cells.

Midland Reporter-Telegram (Midland, TX): MHS alumna selected as Fulbright scholar

July 17, 2019
Baylor alumna Lauren Barnes, B.A. (International Studies) '19, received an award from the J. William Fulbright Scholarship program and will teach English in Taiwan for the 2019-2020 school year. Barnes aspires to be an immigration lawyer serving the east and southeast Asian community.

News Medical Life Sciences: Research sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repair

July 15, 2019
A new study led by a Baylor researcher explores how DNA repair is begun following sunlight-induced damage. Jung-Hyun Min, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, is lead author of the breakthrough article, which has been published in the Oxford Academic journal Nucleic Acids Research. It reveals how the damage is recognized by the molecular repair machinery in cells.

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 […]

Meet Baylor’s new class of Regents

As Baylor’s Board of Regents holds its regular summer meeting this week, six new Regents are taking their seats at the table to start new terms: three serving at-large, one elected by alumni, one nominated by the Bear Foundation, and one new Faculty Regent: Sarah Gahm, BS ’84, at-large Regent, is a senior vice president of […]

The summer scoop on ice cream in Waco

Summer is in full swing — and with it, Texas’ notorious heat. One great way to beat that heat: a sweet treat like ice cream. Whether you’re a new Baylor student, an upperclassman returning to campus this fall, or a Baylor alum planning your next visit back, you might want to check out these Waco […]

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.

I-35 Update: 11th/12th Streets Bridge Removal Begins Tonight

WACO, Texas (July 17, 2019) – Demolition of the 11th/12th Street bridge is expected to begin at 7 p.m. tonight, July 17, 2019, as crews remove the bridge deck, beginning over the southbound frontage road and moving east as the work is completed. Please note that crews will close the southbound frontage road between 5th Street and 17th Street from 7 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. Thursday.

Out-of-This-World Research: Moon Investigator Sets His Sights on Mercury

WACO, Texas (July 17, 2019) — Fifty years ago, America loved its astronauts to the Moon and back. And this week, as the country marks the historic liftoff and landing, a Baylor University planetary geophysicist is over the Moon about researching a new space frontier.

Transformational Gift Highlights Remarkable Year of Giving to Baylor

WACO, Texas (July 17, 2019) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents, students and friends during the recently completed fiscal year (June 1, 2018, to May 31, 2019) exceeded $243 million, a period coinciding with the successful public launch of the University’s $1.1 billion Give Light comprehensive philanthropic campaign.