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.

No. 1 A&T Defeats No. 8 Gannon in NCATA Quarterfinals

2019 NCATA Quarterfinals

The No. 1-ranked Baylor acrobatics and tumbling team began postseason competition with a 279.200 to 263.390 quarterfinal win over No. 8 Gannon Thursday night at the Ferrell Center.

TURNING A MAJOR SETBACK INTO A BIGGER COMEBACK

Camryn Bryant

Champions' TriBUne is a special feature through Baylor Athletics that will give you the student-athlete's perspective and tell their story in their voice. Camryn Bryant, a junior from Suwanee, Ga., was a Level 10 gymnast and three-time All-American in competitive cheer at Peachtree Ridge High School. Surviving two ruptured Achilles' injuries, Camryn competed in the toss portion as part of the 2018 national champion acrobatics & tumbling team. Baylor is hosting the NCATA National Championships Thursday-Saturday at the Ferrell Center.

Track & Field Travels to National Relay Championships

Kiana Horton

Baylor track & field heads to the National Relay Championships Friday and Saturday at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville, Ark., in the final tune-up before the Big 12 Championships.

Austin American-Statesman: Fact check: Have 1,671 dead migrants been discovered near the border since 2011?

April 24, 2019
In this article on the number of recorded deaths of those who died while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and vice provost for strategic initiatives, collaboration and leadership development, said there is “drastic underestimation” of deaths. Baker founded the Reuniting Families Project in 2003 to identify deceased undocumented migrants.

Baptist News Global: Religion Notes: End Times described in hieroglyphs discovered by Baylor prof

April 18, 2019
A Baylor University professor played a key role in discovering new insights into the puzzling breakdown of Maya civilization. Julie Hoggarth, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was directing excavations into a royal palace complex in Belize when an ancient painted vase, covered in hieroglyphs, was found amid other artifacts.

Baylor Lariat: Highlighting Handshake — Baylor platform offers job searches, resume help and more

April 12, 2019
Whether it be through resume building, job searching or finding information about career events on campus, Career and Professional Development (CPD)’s Handshake platform seeks to connect students with career information or to potential employers.

Baylor’s intramural engagement among nation’s best

If you’re a Baylor graduate or student, there’s a pretty decent chance you played an intramural sport at some point during your time on campus. How do we know? Because Baylor has long boasted one of the nation’s most robust intramural programs, with participation rates that are the envy of many other universities. In any […]

6 ways Baylor works to steward the natural resources God’s given us

As Christians, we’re called to be stewards of God’s creation. We’re also proud of the beautiful campus we’ve been blessed with. With those things in mind, Baylor aims to take good care of all that we’ve been given — including our natural resources. Here are just a few of the ways Baylor works to be […]

Meet Baylor’s expert on employee stress & health and organizational behavior

Dr. Sara Perry, associate professor of management in Baylor’s School of Business, teaches and conducts research in management-related topics, including negotiation, employee stress and health, innovation and leadership. Her specialties include organizational behavior, negotiation, human resource management and industrial/organizational psychology. Perry’s research may be especially helpful to recent and soon-to-be college grads — something media […]

Give Light projects: Football operations center

Last fall, Baylor announced the launch of “Give Light” — a $1.1 billion fundraising campaign to support the university’s academic strategic plan, Illuminate. Among the campaign’s priority capital projects is the construction of a football operations center that would both serve as a new home for Baylor football and free up additional space to support […]

Baylor Announces $15 Million Gift from The Sunderland Foundation for Tidwell Restoration

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2019) – Baylor University today announced a $15 million leadership gift from The Sunderland Foundation of Overland Park, Kansas, that will provide significant support for one of the University’s highest priority endeavors within its Give Light philanthropic campaign: the renovation and restoration of the iconic Tidwell Bible Building. The project is among the nearly $300 million in capital improvements planned as part of the campaign that will support Illuminate, the University’s academic strategic plan.

Baylor Police Department Will Participate in National Drug Take-Back Day

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2019) – The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) will collect old and expired prescription drugs as part of a national take-back day Saturday, April 27. Although the official collection day is on Saturday, BUPD will begin accepting prescription drugs Friday, April 26.

This Week at Baylor: April 28-May 4, 2019

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of seminars and colloquiums sponsored by the departments of environmental science, physics, and chemistry and biochemistry, along with the Baylor Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER) and the Institute for Family Business.

New Synthesis Strategy Speeds Identification of Simpler Versions of a Natural Product

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2019) — A new chemical synthesis strategy to harvest the rich information found in natural products — organic compounds isolated from natural sources — has led to the identification of novel, simpler derivatives with potential to selectively protect neurons, important for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, or to prevent the body’s immune system from rejecting organ transplants, according to a Baylor University-led study.