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.

Baptist Press: Charles Sullivan, former Indiana exec, dies at 88

Dec. 3, 2018
Charles W. Sullivan, B.A. (Religion) ’51, who became the Indiana Baptist convention's executive director after 42 years in the pastorate, died Nov. 27 at his home in Knoxville, Tenn., at age 88.

Bladen Journal (Elizabethtown, NC): Bladen Community College chooses new president

Dec. 6, 2018
Amanda Lee, Ph.D., B.A. (Telecommunication) ’88, M.A. (Journalism) ’90, has been named president of Bladen Community College. Lee was most recently chief of staff and vice president of academic affairs at Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky. Lee also has been the president of Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, N.C.

Church Times (UK): Where next for contemporary worship music?

Dec. 7, 2018
Monique Ingalls, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Baylor School of Music, author of the new book, “Singing the Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community,” is quoted throughout this article that explores the history of worship music and the challenges that it faces.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections – Randall Bradley, D.M.A., Ben H. Williams Professor of Music and Director of Church Music Program

Dec. 7, 2018
AUDIO: Baylor’s Center for Christian Music Studies trains students and develops professionals in all aspects of Christian music. On this week’s episode of Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith interviews Randall Bradley, D.M.A., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Music and director of the CCMS in the Baylor School of Music, who examines Christian music from a variety of angles and shares more about the program’s tradition of excellence in classrooms and houses of worship across the nation. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education.

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 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.

Real Funds for Real Needs: Baylor Philanthropy and the Public Good Class Presents $62,500 in Grants to Nonprofit Organizations

WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2018) – Since fall 2014, a full-credit class of Baylor University students has taken on a very tangible task: stewarding and giving away thousands of dollars – a total now more than $600,000 – in partnership with nonprofit organizations. Through this transformational undergraduate experience, Baylor students in the “Philanthropy and Public Good” class provide real funds for real needs in local, state and global communities while cultivating a philanthropic spirit and developing as innovative leaders poised for a lifetime of generosity.

Better Sleep — Not ‘All-Nighters’ — Helps Students on Final Exams

WACO, Texas (Dec. 3, 2018) — Students given extra points if they met “The 8-hour Challenge” — averaging eight hours of sleep for five nights during final exams week — did better than those who snubbed (or flubbed) the incentive, according to Baylor University research.