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.

Matias Soto Earns First Career Big 12 Weekly Honor

Matias Soto

IRVING, Texas – After going a combined 4-0 and securing the biggest ranked win of his career, Baylor men's tennis sophomore Matias Soto was named the Big 12 Co-Player of the Week, announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon.

Bears Head Out on Road for First Time at SHSU

Luke Boyd 2019

The Bears head out on the road to Huntsville, Texas, to face Sam Houston State in their first road game of the season on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. CT.

Abilene Reporter-News: Texas Reads: Large format books cover wide range of interests

March 16, 2019
This article highlights five large-format hardcover books (sometimes called “coffee table books”) published recently by Texas A&M University Press, including “Historic Homes of Waco, Texas” by Kenneth Hafertepe, Ph.D., professor and chair of museum studies in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. “[it] is, of course, primarily of interest to Waco residents, but lovers of old homes in general might enjoy the stories behind 120 historic dwellings.”

American Alliance of Museums announces seven new museum accreditation awards and 15 reaccreditations

March 18, 2019
Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition given the nation's museums. Coming after a rigorous review process, the accreditation means that the museum meets national standards and best practices for U.S. museums and is a member of a community of institutions that have chosen to hold themselves publicly accountable to excellence.

Baptist Standard: Waco Baptist family helps meet needs in Cuba

March 14, 2019
Weeks after a tornado ripped through a densely populated section of Havana, Havana Baptist Theological Seminary continues to deliver much-needed assistance to storm survivors, thanks in large part to ministry spearheaded by a Waco Baptist family led by Peter Dyson, B.B.A. ’10, a member of First Woodway Baptist Church in Waco, and L.M. Dyson, Ph.D., B.B.A. ’71, M.S.Eco. ’72, a retired Baylor business professor.

Baylor Business Review: Alumni Profile: Lokesh Modi Focuses His Attention on the Future of Analytics: Eyes on the Ball

When Lokesh Modi was little, growing up in India, he had two career aspirations: to be a cricket player or someone who worked in mathematics. One out of two isn’t bad, if you ask him. “I’m a curious person. I always wanted to figure things out. That’s why I went into engineering in IT [information technology], then got my MBA,” said Modi, who has worked at Capital One since earning his MBA five years ago. As data analysis manager, he is responsible for creating data tools and products to work on business challenges, including migrating information and data to the cloud. From data analysis to implementing predictive models, he relishes that his role constantly evolves.

Lady Bears claim No. 1 overall seed for third time in program history

Big 12 regular season champs. Big 12 tournament champs. The unanimous No. 1 team in the country. The nation’s No. 1 overall seed entering the NCAA tournament. The Lady Bears followed that path all the way to the national championship in 2012. Now, they’ll put that formula to the test again in 2019. Monday night, head […]

Men’s basketball headed to NCAA tournament for 5th time in 6 years

There’s no questioning the fact that Scott Drew is the most successful coach in Baylor men’s basketball history. In his 16 seasons leading the Bears, he’s won more games (and a higher percentage of his games) than any coach in program history, reached the Sweet 16 five times and the Elite Eight twice, and produced nine NBA players. […]

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on water quality and environmental science

Long before he became a distinguished professor and a national leader in the study of environmental science, Bryan Brooks was simply a child fascinated by his grandfather’s experiences. His grandfather, a missionary the Philippines, told young Bryan stories of service, such as how they drilled wells to supply clean water for smaller communities upstream from […]

Meet 9 Baylor women who blazed new trails in law & politics

When Baylor was chartered in 1845, it was one of the first coeducational colleges or universities west of the Mississippi River — about 10 years before any public institution of higher learning would introduce mixed-gender learning, and a full 75 years before American women were guaranteed the right to vote. Since that groundbreaking beginning, countless […]

The Center for Public Justice Awards Research Prize to Baylor Social Work Student, Professor to Study Food Insecurity Among Teens

WACO, Texas (March 19, 2019) – Ana O’Quin, an Austin senior in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, believes food security is a basic human right that should be afforded every individual and family. That belief drives her nationally recognized undergraduate research of food insecurity among teens.

Baylor Faculty Member Earns Nearly $3 Million Grant to Study Evidence-Based Practices in Psychology

WACO, Texas (March 18, 2019) – Sara L. Dolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded a five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – for a project aimed at improving clinical practice for children who have been victims of abuse and trauma.

Mayborn to Celebrate ‘Very Hungry Caterpillar Day’ March 20

WACO, Texas (March 17, 2019) – Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum will host “Very Hungry Caterpillar Day” – also known as World Storytelling Day – on Wednesday, March 20, in honor of its newest Eric Carle exhibit, called Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit.

Baylor’s Mayborn Museum Accredited by American Alliance of Museums

WACO, Texas (March 14, 2019) — After a rigorous review process, Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex has achieved a significant milestone: accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums.