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.

WBB Finalizes Non-Conference Dates & Opponents

Ferrell Center

WACO, Texas – Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey announced Tuesday the Lady Bears' non-conference schedule for the 2019-20 season, which includes 10 home events, a Thanksgiving Tournament at St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and a trip to face UConn Jan. 9.

WTEN Announces 2019-2020 Slate

Jessica Hinojosa

WACO, Texas – Baylor women's tennis fans will have great opportunity to watch and get to know the 2019-20 squad as head coach Joey Scrivano announced the schedule Monday, which includes 18 home events for the fall and spring.

Brewer, Lynch Named to Preseason Watch Lists

Charlie Brewer

Junior quarterback Charlie Brewer was named to the watch list for the 83rdannual Maxwell Award, while junior defensive lineman James Lynch was named to the watch list for the 25thannual Bednarik Award, it was announced today by the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA).

Baylor Magazine: Constructive Minds

July 12, 2019
Baylor Magazine features alumni Chet Williams, B.A. ’83, Ken Jones, B.A. ’96, and Ameen Ayoub, B.A. ’01, who each have followed different paths to chart innovative designs for golf, Formula One, residential and commercial projects by following a calling built upon University experiences that prepared the way.

Citybizlist: Tony Samp Joins DLA Piper as Policy Advisor in Washington, DC

July 10, 2019
Tony Samp, B.A. (International Studies) ’06, has joined the DLA Piper firm’s government affairs practice as a policy advisor in Washington, D.C. Samp has 12 years of experience working with Congress on defense and national security issues.

HealthNewsDigest.com: Better Understanding of How Sunlight-induced DNA Damage Is Initially Recognized for Repair in Cells

July 12, 2019
A team led by a Baylor University researcher has published a breakthrough article that provides a better understanding of the dynamic 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.

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 […]

This just in: Bears anchor local and national news across the country

The music swells, the graphics give way, and the camera zooms in to the anchor desk; the nightly news is on the air once again. And all across the country, there’s a decent chance it’s a Baylor alum reading you the news. On local newscasts from the Gulf Coast to the Great Plains, you’ll find […]

Baylor Nutrition Sciences Professor Honored with Distinguished Service Award from AAFCS

WACO, Texas (July 16, 2019) — Janelle Walter, Ph.D., professor of nutrition sciences in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences and director of the didactic program in dietetics, was honored with a 2019 Distinguished Service Award by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).

Baylor Journalism Professor Nominated for National Federation of Press Women Award

WACO, Texas (July 15, 2019) — Cassy Burleson, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the department of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was recognized as a nominee for the 2019 Communicator of Achievement Award from the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW).

I-35 Northbound Mainlane Traffic to Temporarily Share Southbound Lanes

WACO, Texas (July 15, 2019) – As crews update drainage features along the I-35 corridor as part of the reconstruction project, traffic will be shifted Tuesday, July 16, at 7 p.m., weather permitting, from the I-35 northbound mainlanes to the southbound lanes from 4th Street to 18th Street for approximately two months. Traffic will be reduced to two lanes in each direction during this time and all exits will remain open.

Baylor Alumnus, Longtime Music Minister to Receive Leadership Award During Annual Alleluia Conference

WACO, Texas (July 11, 2019) — Baylor University alumnus and retired music minister Thomas Coker will be welcomed back to campus to receive the Exemplary Leadership in Christian Music Award at the 18th annual Alleluia Conference.