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.

Baseball Walks Off West Virginia in Big 12 Opener

Walk off celebration vs. West Virginia

It took some bottom of the ninth heroics, but the Bears walked off West Virginia, 6-5, in the Big 12 opener on Friday evening at Baylor Ballpark.

SB Falls to No. 21 Oklahoma State in Big 12 Opener

Team photo

WACO, Texas – Baylor (13-13) dropped its conference opener against No. 21 Oklahoma State, 21-2 (5).

Thomas Named Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger of the Week

Andy Thomas vs. Cal Poly 2019

A 5-for-5 Sunday performance capped off a sensational week for Baylor's Andy Thomas, earning him Player of the Week honors for the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award it was announced this week.

Bloomberg: Hurd Mentality: Oracle CEO Explains $200 Million Giant (Podcast)

March 21, 2019
Mark Hurd, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’79, CEO of Oracle and a Baylor Regent who lettered in tennis while an undergraduate at Baylor, joins Scott Soshnick, Michael Barr and Eben Novy-Williams to discuss a host of issues related to the business of sports.

CU Insight: Truity Credit Union names new Chief Financial Officer

March 12, 2019
Mark Cough, B.A. (Psychology) ’97, has been named as Truity Credit Union’s new chief financial officer. He previously served as vice president of finance at Coastal Federal Credit Union in Raleigh, North Carolina.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections – Martha Lou Scott, Ed.D., Associate Vice President for Student Life

March 22, 2019
AUDIO: On this week’s edition of Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith interviews Martha Lou Scott, Ed.D., who joined the Baylor University staff five months before her graduation in 1971. Now Baylor’s associate vice president for student life, Dr. Scott has impacted generations of students, and in this interview, shares the joys and responsibilities of serving the students she’s cared for, counseled, mentored and inspired. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education.

Meet 10 Baylor women who have made names for themselves in the arts

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 […]

Give Light projects: New basketball fieldhouse

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 new basketball fieldhouse, which would in turn allow the Ferrell Center to be renovated to better serve Baylor’s volleyball and acrobatics […]

$2 million gift boosts Baylor’s Global Mission Leadership Program

A generous $2 million gift made by anonymous Baylor parents from California will support Baylor’s nationally renowned Global Mission Leadership (GML) initiative, a unique program that prepares Christian leaders to become catalysts for change in communities all over the world. The GML program, established in 2009 within within Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, provides […]

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 […]

Distinguished Professor of History from University of California, Santa Barbara, Will Present Annual Robert T. Miller Lecture

WACO, Texas (March 22, 2019) – Laura Kalman, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History at University of California, Santa Barbara, will present “The Long Reach of the Sixties” at the annual Robert T. Miller Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Bennett Auditorium in the Draper Academic Building, 1400 S. Seventh St.

Baylor Environmental Health Science Professor Wins International Environmental Award

WACO, Texas (March 20, 2019) – Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Biomedical Studies in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, received international recognition for his contributions and scholarly research on environmental sustainability.

Senior Lecturer in Communication Honored as Collins Outstanding Professor

WACO, Texas (March 21, 2019) – Jane Damron, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the department of communication in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been selected as the 2019 Collins Outstanding Professor, an honor voted on annually by the senior class.

This Week at Baylor: March 24-30, 2019

WACO, Texas (March 21, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host several movie screenings, concerts and lectures in a variety of academic disciplines.