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.

M. Tennis. Around The World in Eight Days

Hopping on a plane in Dallas, starting an eight-day journey that would take them to 10 countries and 16 different airports, Brian Boland turned to Michael Woodson and asked, "Now, where are we going?"

W. Golf. Women's Golf Names Ludwig Assistant Coach

Baylor women's golf has hired Carly Ludwig as the program's assistant coach, head coach Jay Goble announced Friday.

W. Soccer. SOC Announces 2018 Fall Schedule

WACO, Texas - Baylor soccer released its 2018 fall schedule on Thursday afternoon. The slate features 10 home matches and eight matchups against 2017 NCAA Tournament foes. Three opponents ranked in the 2017 Top 20 final RPI rankings, while 10 matches will be against 2017 Top 100 RPI programs.

W. Volleyball. Bears Picked Second in Big 12 Preseason Poll

Baylor volleyball has been picked to finish second in the 2018 Big 12 Preseason Coaches' Poll, announced Thursday by the conference office.

Baptist Standard: Income and education affect church shopping

Dec. 10, 2018
Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor and sociology graduate program director in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about new findings from the Pew Research Center that reveal education and income levels relate directly to whether Americans look for a new religious congregation and how they look for another place to worship.

Baylor Arts & Sciences Magazine: Learning to Serve, Serving to Learn

Nov. 6, 2018
Lauren Barron, M.D., B.A. (Psychology) ’88, is a family physician who serves as director of Baylor’s Medical Humanities program. In this First Person essay, she describes her path from Baylor to medical school and back to Waco as a family medicine resident and later a faculty member with Waco’s Family Health Center. Since joining the Baylor faculty, Dr. Barron has helped students receive valuable training and develop their research skills through their volunteer service at one of the best family medicine residency programs in the country.

Bella Magazine: Make This Holiday Season Your Healthiest Yet by Adding These Superfoods

Dec. 11, 2018
Suzy Weems, Ph.D., registered dietitian and professor of family and consumer sciences in Baylor University’s College of Health and Human Sciences, sounds a cautionary note in this story about sweet potatoes and pumpkins. While pumpkins have a wide range of health benefits, “pumpkin-laced candy is still candy, and things like pumpkin donuts still have sugar. Most of these products only use a small amount of pumpkin for flavor, which means it’s nearly impossible to reap any health benefits from the pumpkin itself.”

Breaking new ground and building understanding — through whale earwax

History is embedded in, of all places, whale earwax. Scientists have long examined the layers found in a whale’s earwax to determine its age (not unlike the rings found on a tree), but it wasn’t until two Baylor professors learned you could also learn more about their environment through earwax research that we realized just […]

80 years ago, the cornerstone was laid for Baylor’s beloved Pat Neff Hall

Every Baylor Bear knows the iconic Pat Neff Hall. It houses the highest offices at the university — including the president herself — and is no doubt one of the most photogenic buildings on campus. Eighty years ago today — Dec. 7, 1938 — the building was “born,” when the cornerstone was laid in a […]

Baylor Model UN breaks team record for awards at national conference

In recent years, Baylor’s Model United Nations team has won top team honors and an avalanche of individual team member awards at national Model UN conferences across the country. Their latest appearance, at the American Modern UN Conference (AMUN) in Chicago, set an even higher bar for team and individual excellence. Baylor’s Model UN team […]

Holidays in Houston: Baylor to face Vanderbilt in Texas Bowl

After a one-year absence, Baylor is going bowling again — and in familiar territory, although against an unfamiliar foe. Baylor football is headed to Houston for the holidays, as the Bears will face Vanderbilt in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl (Dec. 27, 8 p.m., ESPN) at NRG Stadium, home of the NFL’s Houston […]

Baylor University Partners with McLennan Community College to Offer Cybersecurity Training Program

WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2018) – Baylor University’s Department of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research has partnered with McLennan Community College and the U.S. Department of Justice to offer a cybersecurity program to law enforcement officers to help combat cyber-related threats.

Baylor Professor Named as One of “Fifty Minds that Matter” by Roman Catholic Periodical

WACO, Texas (Dec. 10, 2018) – John Haldane, Ph.D., The J. Newton Rayzor Sr. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was named to “Fifty Minds that Matter: artists, scientists, philosophers, theologians, musicians and architects who are shaping the modern world,” a list published by The Tablet. This follows his being named one of “The Fifty Most Influential Living Philosophers” by TheBestSchools in 2016.

Baylor Psychologist Sara Dolan, Ph.D., Recognized by the American Psychological Association

WACO, Texas (Dec. 10, 2018) – Sara Dolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences and director of the doctor of clinical psychology (Psy.D.) graduate program, has been recognized as one of 30 “Citizen Psychologists” by the president of the American Psychological Association.

Baylor Professor Honored by Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists

WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2018) – Darryn Willoughby, Ph.D., professor of health, human performance and recreation in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences and director of the Exercise and Biochemical Nutrition Laboratory, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists for his professional contributions to the profession.