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.

Softball. No. 18/16 SBs Advances to Regional Final in Dominating Effort

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – No. 18/16 Baylor softball (38-17) saw more postseason heroics, highlighted by a no-hitter by Gia Rodoni in a 6-0 win over McNeese (41-21) to punch BU's ticket into the College Station Regional finals on Saturday evening at Davis Diamond.

W. Golf. Women's Golf Climbs to 16th Place at NCAA Championship

Baylor women's golf improved by 18 strokes and carded a 7-over-par 295 in Saturday's second round at the NCAA Championship, climbing five spots into a tie for 16th place at 32-over-par 608. The Bears had the second-best round of the 12 teams in the afternoon wave and the eighth-best round in the 24-team field.

Baseball. No. 27 Baseball Takes Series Rubber Match at West Virginia

No. 27 Baylor baseball fought for a 6-2 win vs. West Virginia in the series rubber match on Saturday afternoon at Monongalia County Ballpark. The Bears (32-19, 13-11) used a three-run fourth inning to down the Mountaineers (27-25, 9-15).

M. Tennis. Schretter Enters into NCAA Singles Championship Draw

Baylor men's tennis junior Johannes Schretter has been selected to participate in NCAA individual championship action starting May 23 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Institute for PR: How PR Executives Use Strategies to Counsel Internally

May 15, 2018
Article by Marlene S. Neill, Ph.D., APR, an assistant professor in the department of journalism, public relations and new media, about her new book “Public Relations Ethics: Senior PR Pros Tell Us How to Speak Up and Keep Your Job.” The insights from she and co-author Amy Oliver Barnes are based on in-depth interviews with 58 members of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) College of Fellows and Arthur W. Page Society and survey research.

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Baylor Connections – Jeremy Everett, Texas Hunger Initiative

May 18, 2018
AUDIO: On this week’s episode of Baylor Connections, host Derek Smith interviewed Jeremy Everett, founder and executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University, which since its founding in 2009, has grown to become a national leader in the fight against hunger. Everett discusses what hunger looks like in Texas communities, shares the importance of public and private partnerships to address food insecurity and shares the vision of eliminating food insecurity in Texas. Baylor Connections is a weekly radio program/podcast that introduces the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education.

Salt Lake Tribune: Officer Joe Ingles? Firefighter Alec Burks? How this year’s Jazz inspired NBC’s ‘Chicago Fire’

May 17, 2018
Derek Haas, B.A. (Journalism) ’91, M.A. (English) ’95, co-creator of the NBC drama “Chicago Fire,” left a trail of “Easter eggs,” some Baylor related, for Utah Jazz fans in the show’s season finale. Haas and Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey, B.S. (Physical Education) ’92, were at Baylor together and were in the same circle of friends. Characters also were named after former Baylor basketball student-athletes and Jazz players Ekpe Udoh, B.S.Ed. (General Studies) ’11, and Royce O’Neale, B.S.Ed. (General Studies) ’15. Udoh actually had a cameo in an episode of the “Chicago Fire” spin-off “Chicago P.D.”

Baylor Trumpets win first (again!) in the National Trumpet Competition

For what is now the fifth time in eight years, Baylor trumpeters have won first place at the National Trumpet Competition! Every year, the NTC brings in the top young trumpet players from around the country. This year, the Baylor Gold team took first in the small ensemble division at the competition in Kentucky, upholding […]

15 Baylor & Waco landmarks that are gone, but not forgotten

Whether it’s been five years or 50 years since you last visited the Baylor campus, chances are good there’s something new that you’ve haven’t seen before. Something new almost always means something else is gone — but gone doesn’t mean forgotten. Below are 15 landmarks that were once an important part of the Baylor experience, […]

Baylor softball makes NCAA tournament for program-record 8th straight year

Baylor has been responsible for some of college softball’s most memorable moments over the last few years during the program’s run of eight consecutive postseason appearances. Whether it’s two no-hitters in a weekend, historic comebacks, or extra-inning heroics, the Lady Bears have established a national reputation as a postseason force. This year, their postseason run will […]

Congratulations, Baylor Class of 2018!

Congratulations, Class of 2018 — you did it! Some 2,500 Bears walked the Ferrell Center stage over the weekend at Commencement to receive their diplomas and officially become Baylor alumni. More than 20,000 friends and family members filled the Ferrell Center for each of Baylor’s three ceremonies this weekend, and another 30,000+ watched streaming video of […]

Record Number of Baylor Missions Teams Serving in Eleven Countries in May

WACO, Texas (May 18, 2018) – This summer, <a href=""><b>Baylor Missions</b></a> is sending its largest group ever – 19 teams of 294 students, faculty, staff and alumni – to 11 different countries, including England, Ghana, Guatemala, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia, as well as two domestic locations in Dallas and Washington, D.C.

Office of Career and Professional Development Suits Up for a Grand Opening

WACO, Texas (May 17, 2018) – Baylor University’s Office of Career and Professional Development (CDP) is rolling up its sleeves and suiting up for the grand opening of its new Career Closet – a space designed to provide students who may not have excess funds with free business and professional attire.

International Security Expert Says Trump’s “Brinksmanship” Must Be Followed by Humility in Talks with North Korea. Is that Possible?

In less than a month, on June 12, President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with North Korea’s President Kim Jong Un in Singapore. How did we get to this point? Is such a meeting between two men who’ve engaged in name-calling and threats of nuclear war even possible? If so, what should we expect?

Philosophy Professor Stephen Evans Honored as Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year

WACO, Texas (May 16, 2018) – C. Stephen Evans, Ph.D., University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, director of the Baylor Center for Christian Philosophy and Distinguished Senior Fellow in the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, has been named the 2018 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year.