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.

Track & Field. Track & Field Continues Indoor Season at Texas A&M Quadrangular

Baylor's track and field team will make the short trip to compete at the Texas A&M Quadrangular on Saturday inside the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium at the McFerrin Athletic Center in College Station, Texas.

W. Basketball. Cox, Brown Power No. 4 Lady Bears Past Iowa State

Lauren Cox was one block short of a triple double (21 points, 15 rebounds, 9 blocks) as the No. 4 Baylor Lady Bears defeated Iowa Satte, 79-50, Wednesday night in Ames.

W. Basketball. WBB Continues Big 12 Play on the Road

The No. 4/4 Baylor Lady Bears (15-1, 5-0) hit the road to face the Iowa State Cyclones (8-9, 2-4) for the second time this season on Jan. 17, 2018. The game is set for 8 p.m. (CT).

W. Basketball. Four Named McDonald’s All-Americans

The McDonald’s All-American Games unveiled the official roster of 24 for the premier high school basketball all-star event, which will take place on March 28 at Atlanta Philips Arena at 4 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2. Baylor led the nation with four selections, including forward Aquira DeCosta (Sacramento, Calif.), center Queen Egbo (Houston, Texas), guard Honesty Scott-Grayson (Brick, N.J.) and forward NaLyssa Smith (Converse, Texas).

Athens (TX) Review: Cornish receives national distinction

Jan. 17, 2018
Nicole Cornish, B.A. (Philosophy/Political Science) ’10, dean of Early College High School in the Athens (TX) ISD, who proposed a policy-debate topic on immigration for high school students across the United States was selected by the National Federation of State High School Associations as the 2018-2019 policy-debate topic throughout the country. Cornish has since coached eight state champions and many more state qualifiers in speech and debate at Athens.

Beaumont Enterprise: Musician Josh Grider shares views of life in music

Jan. 16, 2018
Country musician Josh Grider, B.A. (Music) ’02, has released a new, “Good People,” a culmination of decades of experience recording and touring. Grider says his new album is not only a mark of sonic growth, but of personal growth as well. The album strives to make a positive message in troubled times. He said the title was meant to serve as a reminder to not get discouraged, no matter what bad things you hear about.

Business Standard: Internet may have influenced millennials' opinion on religion: Study

Jan. 18, 2018
Frequent Internet use may have prompted Millennials to see themselves as "free agents" who are less likely to choose a religious tradition or believe that only one religion is true, according to a study led by Baylor sociologist Paul K. McClure. The study, published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, also examined television viewing and found that it was linked to religion, but in a different way -- lower religious attendance and other religious activities that take time.

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on coping with grief and loss

Dr. Helen Harris has centered her life’s work on a topic that most would prefer to avoid: grief and loss. While no one likes to think about the loss of a loved one, facing grief is unavoidable. Harris’ research on those tough subjects has made her one of the nation’s most-sought after experts on the […]

#NextLevelBU: How are Baylor alumni doing in the NBA?

Statistics show that only about 1% of college basketball players reach the NBA. In many cases, it takes more than just skill — it takes persistence, too. That’s certainly true of the four Baylor Bears who are playing in the NBA right now. Take Ekpe Udoh, BSEd ’11, for example. The former Bear standout became […]

Denny’s CMO — a Baylor grad — named among 2017’s most innovative CMOs

When it comes to brands on social media, few can match the tone set by Denny’s. The diner chain’s approach — somewhere between snarky and silly, without going too far either direction — has won the acclaim of hundreds of thousands of followers on such platforms as Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. The man overseeing all that? Denny’s […]

Baylor takes on student hunger with on-campus food pantry

It’s not uncommon to hear someone joke about living off of ramen noodles during their college days. For many college students, however, an inability to afford nourishing food is no joking matter. At a private university like Baylor, it’s easy to assume that everyone has enough money for basic necessities like food, but not every […]

Baylor Environmental Science Student Attends UN Conference of Parties

WACO, Texas (Jan. 18, 2018) — Baylor University student Thomas Watson was among nine undergraduate observers selected by the American Chemical Society to attend the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) related to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Scholarship Programs Give Students Opportunities Across Academic Disciplines

WACO, Texas (Jan. 18, 2018) – Baylor University will welcome high-achieving prospective students to campus for Invitation to Excellence, a special weekend program Jan. 19-20 that showcases several exceptional academic opportunities, including one of the newer opportunities, the Getterman Scholars Program, offered by Baylor.

Baylor Law Launches Nation’s First Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2018) – Beginning in the fall of 2018, Baylor Law School will offer the first Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management in the nation. The master’s degree program was created to address a critical problem facing professionals in the legal field: how to strategically manage litigation to control the continued escalation of litigation costs.

President Livingstone Announces Provost Search Committee Members

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2018) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., has announced the members of the Baylor Provost Search Committee.