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.

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.

HealthDay: Sleep, Don't Cram, Before Finals for Better Grades

Dec. 10, 2018
It's a college tradition to pull "all-nighters" during final exams. But students may get better grades if they simply go to bed early, two new studies from Baylor University suggest. Researchers found that students who met an "8-hour sleep challenge" during finals week did better on their exams than those who slept less. The results prove that the college ritual of "cramming" is not necessary for success -- and may actually be counterproductive, said study authors Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, and Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. HealthDay is the largest syndicator of health news to consumer and health news websites.

In Park Magazine: Stephanie Young named new head of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Dec. 7, 2018
Stephanie Young, B.B.A. (Taxation) ’86, has been appointed managing director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) by Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, effective Feb. 1, 2019. Young has a distinguished 26-year career with The Walt Disney Company, holding leadership positions across the areas of operations, business, finance and information technology.

Breaking new ground and building understanding — through whale earwax

History is embedded in, of all places, whale earwax. Scientists have long examined the layers found in a whale’s earwax to determine its age (not unlike the rings found on a tree), but it wasn’t until two Baylor professors learned you could also learn more about their environment through earwax research that we realized just […]

80 years ago, the cornerstone was laid for Baylor’s beloved Pat Neff Hall

Every Baylor Bear knows the iconic Pat Neff Hall. It houses the highest offices at the university — including the president herself — and is no doubt one of the most photogenic buildings on campus. Eighty years ago today — Dec. 7, 1938 — the building was “born,” when the cornerstone was laid in a […]

Baylor Model UN breaks team record for awards at national conference

In recent years, Baylor’s Model United Nations team has won top team honors and an avalanche of individual team member awards at national Model UN conferences across the country. Their latest appearance, at the American Modern UN Conference (AMUN) in Chicago, set an even higher bar for team and individual excellence. Baylor’s Model UN team […]

Holidays in Houston: Baylor to face Vanderbilt in Texas Bowl

After a one-year absence, Baylor is going bowling again — and in familiar territory, although against an unfamiliar foe. Baylor football is headed to Houston for the holidays, as the Bears will face Vanderbilt in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl (Dec. 27, 8 p.m., ESPN) at NRG Stadium, home of the NFL’s Houston […]

Baylor Professor Named as One of “Fifty Minds that Matter” by Roman Catholic Periodical

WACO, Texas (Dec. 10, 2018) – John Haldane, Ph.D., The J. Newton Rayzor Sr. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was named to “Fifty Minds that Matter: artists, scientists, philosophers, theologians, musicians and architects who are shaping the modern world,” a list published by The Tablet. This follows his being named one of “The Fifty Most Influential Living Philosophers” by TheBestSchools in 2016.

Baylor Psychologist Sara Dolan, Ph.D., Recognized by the American Psychological Association

WACO, Texas (Dec. 10, 2018) – Sara Dolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences and director of the doctor of clinical psychology (Psy.D.) graduate program, has been recognized as one of 30 “Citizen Psychologists” by the president of the American Psychological Association.

Baylor Professor Honored by Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists

WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2018) – Darryn Willoughby, Ph.D., professor of health, human performance and recreation in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences and director of the Exercise and Biochemical Nutrition Laboratory, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists for his professional contributions to the profession.

School of Education Graduate Students Encourage Children with Dyslexia

WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2018) – Navigating life with a learning disability may bring various challenges. That is why on Thursday, Nov. 29, Baylor University invited 70 students ages 8 to 17 from Goldthwaite Independent School District to campus for a presentation by four Baylor School of Education graduate students about dyslexia and how to thrive despite challenges.