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.

Track & Field. Track & Field Starts Action at Roadrunner Invitational

Baylor track and field started outdoor action with one Bear competing in day one of the Roadrunner Invitational Thursday at the Park West Athletics Complex.

M. Golf. Garrett May Named to Haskins Award Watch List

Baylor men's golf junior Garrett May is one of 20 golfers named to the 2018 Fred Haskins Award watch list, as announced Thursday by the Fred Haskins Commission.

W. Tennis. WT Hosts Big 12 Dual Match Action

Baylor women's tennis returns to Hurd Tennis Center to host a pair of Big 12 dual matches this weekend. The 28th-ranked Bears will meet 12th-ranked Oklahoma State at 6 p.m. (CT) on Friday, March 23 and 49th-ranked Oklahoma at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 25.

W. Basketball. WBB Trio Named All-Region Nominees

Three Lady Bears were announced as All-Region nominees for 2018 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches' All-America Team by the organization Thursday afternoon. The list of 54 candidates includes senior guard Kristy Wallace, junior center Kalani Brown and sophomore forward Lauren Cox.

ABC News: Package bombings that killed 2 seen as possible hate crimes in state where hate crimes underreported: Experts

March 17, 2018
Brian Serr, professor of law at Baylor Law School and an expert on criminal law and procedure, is quoted in this article about the small number of hate crimes that are reported and prosecuted in Texas. “It’s hard enough to prove some crimes beyond a reasonable doubt without adding another element like motive,” Serr said. “Prosecutors have to decide, ‘Should I take on trying to prove this suspect committed a hate crime when I’m already putting a bad guy in jail for the actual crime committed?’”

Austin Business Journal: Residential Real Estate: Austin startup catches SXSW's eye with 3D-printed tiny home that costs less than a car

March 14, 2018
Alex Le Roux, B.S.M.E. (Mechanical Engineering) ’15, is among the founders of Austin startup Icon, which has made quite a splash with a 3D-printed concrete home that costs far less to build compared with traditional tiny homes. On March 11, the company won a South by Southwest Accelerator Pitch award, then a day later publicly unveiled its initial prototype: a 350-square-foot home in East Austin that was built almost entirely with additive manufacturing — aka three-dimensional printing.

Baylor Lariat: Baylor’s only conducting graduate student walks in May

March 14, 2018
Baylor School of Music graduate student Yoona Jeong traveled across the world from South Korea to pursue her goal of becoming a conductor and composer and will earn her master’s degree in orchestral conducting in May. Jeong said she became excited about her degree when she toured Baylor and felt a sense of belonging. “When I applied here and took the audition, my mind was totally into Baylor because I saw the ensemble and they were really good,” Jeong said. “This is totally my dream school, and I’m really happy.”

Baylor Lariat: RecoverED: Baylor increases resources to fight eating disorders

March 15, 2018
Baylor is one of the few schools in the country equipped with an eating disorder specialist on campus, the addition of which was part of the $5 million plan in 2016 to expand Baylor’s Title IX Office, Counseling Center and Department of Public Safety. “We looked at other schools across the country that were really tier one, top level schools, and one of the things we’ve found is that they typically had someone who was an eating disorder specialist,” said Jim Marsh, Ph.D., executive director for Counseling Services. “We had that opportunity to hire additional staff, and we decided to hire an eating disorder specialist … because that’s such a unique area, [it] requires a lot of training and experience.”

4 ways Baylor is fighting hunger and food insecurity

When you think of world hunger, what comes to mind? Most likely, it’s an image of someone living on the streets or in a foreign country, relying on soup kitchens, perhaps with an emaciated body and distended belly. While imagery like that can be powerful and compelling, it’s important to remember that it’s not the […]

Baylor Nursing gala, featuring Mrs. Laura Bush, raises $1M to support nursing students

Each spring, Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) holds its annual Going for the Gold Gala to raise funds for the school’s most critical needs — scholarships, facilities, etc. Each gala has featured a special guest — including such big names as Troy Aikman, Trey Wingo and Kim Mulkey in 2012, Robert Griffin III and […]

‘Global Baylor’ effort emphasizes importance of international opportunities and service

Baylor’s mission has long been to prepare students for “worldwide leadership and service,” but the university is kicking that up a notch with a new emphasis known as “Global Baylor.” The comprehensive effort aims to shine a spotlight on challenges faced not just here in Texas or even America, but around the world. In new […]

Lady Bears advance to Sweet 16 for 10th straight year

For the 10th straight season (and the 13th time in 15 years), the Baylor Lady Bears are headed to the Sweet 16! Head coach Kim Mulkey’s squad advanced (again) after defeating Grambling State, 96-46, and Michigan, 80-58, Friday and Sunday in the Ferrell Center. The Lady Bears are now 15-1 in NCAA tournament games in […]

Baylor Multidisciplinary Mission Team Serves with Churches and Businesses in Athens, Greece over Spring Break

WACO, Texas (March 22, 2018) – For the second year, a team of Baylor students served in Athens, Greece, to help provide relief and education to refugees, bring awareness to their stories and build relationships with those in need.

Baylor Engineering and Medical Students Serve on Mission Trips in Mexico and Haiti Over Spring Break

WACO, Texas (March 21, 2018) – Three teams of Baylor medical and engineering students traveled to Haiti and Mexico over spring break to serve in rural hospitals, seminaries, orphanages and schools. The Haiti Engineering, Haiti Medical and Mexico Engineering teams partnered with local nonprofit organizations to serve the community and provide long-lasting support.

Baylor Physicist Receives 2018 National Science Foundation CAREER Award

WACO, Texas (March 21, 2018) – Howard Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics and a Baylor University Rising Star researcher, has received a five-year, $500,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for developing ultra-thin, nanoscale optical films with electrically tunable properties.

Baylor Graduate Programs Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Edition of Best Graduate Schools

WACO, Texas (March 20, 2018) – Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, nursing and health disciplines, education, engineering, the sciences and social sciences and humanities were among those nationally ranked in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today.