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.

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.

B&T Magazine (Australia): How Your ‘Break Style’ Is Killing Your Productivity

Dec. 17, 2018
Research by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., both associate professors of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of business, is highlighted in this article about steps workers can take to have a more productive and enjoyable workday. Hunter and Wu authored a study that shows how workday breaks can lead to more job satisfaction, as well as improvements in energy, concentration and task motivation.

Baptist Women in Ministry: This Is What a Minister Looks Like: Rosalie Beck

Dec. 14, 2018
Rosalie Beck, Ph.D. (Religion) ’84, associate professor of religion in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is featured in this weekly Baptist Women in Ministry Q&A called “This Is What a Minister Looks Like.” Beck’s ministry journey has taken her to Vietnam as a Journeyman missionary working with young people, to guest preaching, teaching in churches, and to being a faculty member of the department of religion at Baylor for 35 years.

Business Wire: Senior DOJ Enforcement Attorney Josh Van Eaton Joins Beveridge & Diamond

Dec. 17, 2018
Josh Van Eaton, J.D. ’01, senior trial attorney in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, has joined Beveridge & Diamond as a Principal in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. In addition to his role at B&D, he will continue his military service in the U.S. Army Reserve, where he holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Longtime Baylor Bear retiring as president of Carson-Newman University

At the end of December, Dr. Randall O’Brien — a former longtime Baylor professor and administrator — will step down from his position as president of Carson-Newman University into retirement after a decade of service at the Tennessee Baptist school. O’Brien worked at Baylor from 1991, when he was hired as a religion professor, until 2008, when […]

A Baylor grad built this incredibly accurate Lego Pat Neff Hall — and it’s displayed on campus

Back in 2016, we told you about a Baylor junior who designed a 5,000-piece Lego Pat Neff Hall. Over the course of two years, Stanton Bain had spent hours upon hours studying the walls of Pat Neff Hall, printing out pictures of aerial shots, close-ups and different angles, finding just the right blocks for accurate […]

7 Baylor-themed Christmas ideas for all the Bears in your life

If you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance that either you or someone close to you is a Baylor Bear. If it’s you, consider this a little help toward completing your Christmas wish list; if it’s a loved one, then consider us your personal shopping assistant. Here are 7 of our favorite gift ideas that will knock this […]

Houston feels like home for Bears as football preps for Texas Bowl

When the Baylor Family descends upon Houston shortly after Christmas for the 2018 Texas Bowl, it should feel a lot like homecoming. After all, Baylor and Houston have a long connection that dates all the way back to the city’s namesake. Some 15,000 Baylor alumni live in the Houston area — second-most of any metropolitan area […]

Considering a New Year’s Resolution for 2019? Baylor Experts Can Help

WACO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2018) – As 2019 approaches, many Americans are considering ways to improve themselves via New Year’s resolutions.

Whether it’s personal, like losing weight or clearing clutter, or it’s professional, such as being a better manager or breaking away from smartphones, the options are wide-ranging. Here is a listing of Baylor University research that might help advise those seeking positive change in the coming year.

Baylor Global Missions Teams to Serve Texas, International Communities over Winter Break

WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2018) – Baylor University Missions provides students with experiences that foster informed global engagement and promote the integration of faith with discipline-specific learning and hands-on service to contribute solutions to real-world challenges at home and abroad. This mission will continue over winter break, as Baylor Missions sends three teams of 48 students, faculty, staff and friends of the University to serve at locations in Texas and the countries of Guatemala and Italy.

Baylor University, Truett Seminary to Host Winter 2018 Commencement Ceremonies

WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2018) – Baylor University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary will celebrate graduation of its students with commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15.

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.