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.

T&F: Moorer Set to Compete at Pan American U20 Championships

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Matthew Moorer will represent USA Track & Field on the men's 4x400-meter relay team Sunday at the 2019 Pan American U20 Championships in San José, Costa Rica.

EQ Releases 2019-20 Schedule

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WACO, Texas – Baylor equestrian released its 2019-20 schedule on Thursday afternoon, announced by head coach Casie Maxwell.

WT Earns ITA All-Academic Team Honors, Kraus & Parker Recognized

Baylor Women's Tennis

WACO, Texas – The Baylor women's tennis team earned 2019 ITA All-Academic Team status for the fourth-straight year and 15th overall. In addition, Baylor's Livia Kraus and Katelyn Parker earned ITA All-Academic Scholar awards for their work in the classroom.

Three Bears Earn ITA Scholar-Athlete Recognition

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Baylor men's tennis had three players in Jimmy Bendeck, Sven Lah and Will Little earn ITA Scholar-Athlete honors, announced by the organization Thursday afternoon.

Baylor Media and Public Relations: Board of Regents Celebrates Successful Year of Giving, Including Transformational $100 Million Gift

July 19, 2019
During its regular July retreat and summer meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents celebrated the largest annual fundraising year in the University’s 174-year history, as members of the Baylor Family made $243 million in gifts and pledges during the 2018-19 fiscal year. The Board also welcomed seven new members, heard the President’s Report on Illuminate, discussed legislative and higher education issues, conducted annual training and toured the newly renovated Louise Herrington School of Nursing Academic Building in Dallas.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections: Kenneth Hafertepe, Professor and Chair of Museum Studies

July 19, 2019
AUDIO: On the latest episode of Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith interviews Kenneth Hafertepe, Ph.D., chair and professor of museum studies in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Hafertepe, a material culture and decorative arts expert and author of the book, “Historic Homes of Waco, Texas,” takes listeners on a tour of Waco’s historic homes and architecture and explains how the buildings people inhabit tell a story of the city’s history. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education.

KWKT-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): 2018-2019 Waco Community Health Needs Assessment Report

July 18, 2019
VIDEO: The 2018-2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Report, a comprehensive profile of McLennan County that assesses community health and risk factors and identifies access to care issues, is now available to the public. The CHNA was funded through a collaboration among the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, Ascension Providence, Baylor Scott & White Health Medical Center-Hillcrest, Family Health Center, Prosper Waco, and Baylor University Center for Community Research and Development.

KWKT-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/FOX): Baylor athletes help kids with math

July 18, 2019
VIDEO: Pre-K and kindergarten students participated in math activities led by Baylor student-athletes at the University's Allison Indoor Practice Facility. The kids are a part of the School of Education's Math for Early Learners Academy.

Another sneak peek at Baylor’s Class of 2023

About a month from now, Baylor’s Class of 2023 will arrive on campus for Welcome Week and the start of the fall semester. Each will arrive with big plans — for their time at Baylor, and beyond. Here’s a sampling of what some of the newest Bears hope to do with what they learn at […]

The power of words: How an anonymous Baylor student’s note changed this Bear’s life forever

You never know the impact a kind word can have. For Ben Woolley, BA ’17, a simple note from an anonymous fellow Baylor student sparked a new trajectory for his entire life. Originally from Longview, Texas, Woolley started playing piano when he was just 5 years old. He had a passion for playing music from […]

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 […]

Board of Regents Celebrates Successful Year of Giving, Including Transformational $100 Million Gift

WACO, Texas (July 19, 2019) – During its regular July retreat and summer meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents celebrated the largest annual fundraising year in the University’s 174-year history, as members of the Baylor Family made $243 million in gifts and pledges during the 2018-19 fiscal year.

11th/12th Streets Bridge Removal Continues

WACO, Texas (July 18, 2019) - Crews began removing the 11th/12th Streets bridge last night and will continue work to remove the bridge deck. This is a large operation that is anticipated to last for three weeks. Timelines are estimated based on work progress and field conditions. Please understand that schedules may change as work progresses.

I-35 Update: 11th/12th Streets Bridge Removal Begins Tonight

WACO, Texas (July 17, 2019) – Demolition of the 11th/12th Street bridge is expected to begin at 7 p.m. tonight, July 17, 2019, as crews remove the bridge deck, beginning over the southbound frontage road and moving east as the work is completed. Please note that crews will close the southbound frontage road between 5th Street and 17th Street from 7 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. Thursday.

Out-of-This-World Research: Moon Investigator Sets His Sights on Mercury

WACO, Texas (July 17, 2019) — Fifty years ago, America loved its astronauts to the Moon and back. And this week, as the country marks the historic liftoff and landing, a Baylor University planetary geophysicist is over the Moon about researching a new space frontier.