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.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Father-daughter relationships strengthened with these three connectors

Jan. 18, 2019
This article about the father-daughter bond during the adolescent years mentions Baylor research in 2013 that showed that a "turning point" in a father-daughter relationship can be the activity they share, more than other significant events like a daughter marrying, leaving home or having her own children. The research – led by Mark T. Morman, Ph.D., professor of communication in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and former Baylor graduate student Elizabeth L. Barrett, M.A. ’06 – was published in the Journal of Human Communication.

Baptist News Global: Religion Notes: Baylor lands major Lilly grant for music

Jan. 22, 2019
(Second news item) The Lilly Endowment has awarded a $1.2 million grant to the Baylor University School of Music’s Center for Christian Music Studies. The grant will be used for current programs in the Center for Christian Music Studies designed to strengthen youth participation in worship. This will include the annual Alleluia Conference and Worship Lab. The funds also will provide new programs for youth-focused spiritual formation and vocational discernment.

Baptist Standard: Join the fight against racism, Tisby urges Baylor crowd

Jan. 18, 2019
The persistent plague of racism in the United States requires conscientious American Christians not just to be non-racist but to become anti-racist, cultural commentator Jemar Tisby told a Baylor University audience. Tisby, author of the newly released “The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism,” spoke on “How to Fight Racism” at the invitation of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, addressing a standing-room-only crowd in Armstrong Browning Library’s McLean Foyer of Meditation.

Meet Baylor’s expert on public relations management and ethics

The public relations world is among the many fields that have drastically changed over the last decade. Social media has empowered the everyday person, giving them the tools to call out an organization on its bad judgment, morals and ethics — which means it’s also changed how PR professionals must react. Since 2006, Dr. Marlene […]

4 Baylor Bears whose lights are shining bright

Over the past year, you might have noticed we’ve been focusing a lot on “Baylor Lights.” One of the university’s goals has been to share stories from the Baylor Family about how Bears are shining their light on our campus, in their communities, and across the world. We’ve heard from so many amazing Bears who […]

Remembering a Baylor Nursing legend: Louise Herrington Ornelas

Just before Christmas, the Baylor Family truly lost a great one: Louise Herrington Ornelas, longtime benefactor of the Baylor nursing school, which bears her name. Ornelas — or “Ms. Lou,” as students called her — dedicated much of her life to Baylor nursing students. In 1999, her $13 million gift to the Baylor School of […]

#NextLevelBU: Meet the Bears in the NBA (plus the ones knocking at the door)

When Vinnie Johnson, ’80, played in his first game for the Seattle SuperSonics in 1979, he tipped off a pretty impressive streak: from that moment on, there has been at least one former Baylor Bear in the NBA every single NBA season for the last 40 years. Former Baylor stars like Terry Teagle, ’78, Micheal […]

Battling Election Fatigue? ‘Balance It Out with Other Important Things in Life,’ Baylor Expert Says

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2019) – The contentious 2018 midterm elections are barely in the mud-encrusted rear-view mirror, and the next general election is still two years away, but telltale campaigning has already begun as presidential hopefuls emerge to take on each other and Donald Trump, who consistently talks and tweets about Election Day 2020. Does this ubiquitous campaigning make you weary?

Baylor’s Martin Museum Will Open 2019 With “The Neoclassical Gaze: Myth and Reality of Ancient Sculpture” Exhibition

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2019) – Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art will present The Neoclassical Gaze: Myth and Reality of Ancient Sculpture from Jan. 22 through March 8 in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. The exhibition will feature Wilhelm Gottlieb Becker’s Augusteum, a three-volume publication of engravings that illustrate ancient Greek and Roman sculpture.

I-35 Northbound and Southbound to Close Wednesday Night for Forrest St. Bridge Work

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2019) - Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 7 PM to 7 AM, I-35 northbound and southbound mainlanes will close as the contractor continues work on the Forrest Street U-turn bridge. BOTH the MLK and University Parks intersections under I-35 will be closed to traffic crossing I-35 during the work. Drivers should plan alternate routes to get from one side of I-35 to the other in this area.

Baylor’s Center for Christian Music Studies Receives $1.2 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment

WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2019) – Baylor University’s Center for Christian Music Studies in the Baylor School of Music has been awarded a four-year $1.2 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of its Strengthening Congregational Ministries with Youth Initiative.