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.

Football. Five Keys to #SicISU

Guys like linebacker Taylor Young, defensive end Brian Nance and tight end Jordan Feuerbacher, all the ones that have stuck it out, they deserve to go out with a win in their final game at McLane Stadium.

General News. Garner This Year's Recipient Of Moon Mullins Award

Scott Garner, this year's winner of the Baylor Bear Foundation's Moon Mullins Award, served in the U.S. Air Force as a healthcare administrator for 30 years before the retired Colonel returned to Baylor in 2001 to help establish the Healthcare Administration Specialization with the MBA program.

W. Basketball. No. 3/3 WBB Travels for Top 10 Clash

The No. 3/3 Baylor Lady Bears receive an early challenge on Saturday, Nov. 18, meeting the No. 8/7 UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion at 3 p.m. (CT).

W. Basketball. Recruits Named to Naismith High School Watch List

Four members of the 2018 Baylor women's basketball recruiting class, forward Aquira DeCosta, center Queen Egbo, guard Honesty Scott-Grayson and forward NaLyssa Smith, were named to the 2017 Naismith Girls' High School Watch List this week. The award honors the national high school player of the year.

Baylor Lariat TV News: Baylor Professor Develops Device with Potential to Change Airline Industry

Nov. 14, 2017
VIDEO: David Jack, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, is featured in this story about his research and development of a scanning device that helps ensure that repairs and modifications to a plane do not affect the existing structure. The device allows users to see small imperfections deep within carbon fiber composite materials. Truell Hyde, Ph.D., vice provost for research and director of Baylor’s Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research, also is featured in the story.

Baylor Lariat: Student Regents bridge gap between students and key decision makers

Nov. 15, 2017
Feature on Baylor Student Regents Hannah Vecseri, a senior University Scholar from Houston, who is in the Honors Program studying political science, great texts and finance, and Will Cassara, a junior from Keller, who is pursuing a B.B.A. in finance and management. Throughout the 2017-2018 school year, Vecseri and Cassara have worked to share the perspective of the student body with the Board. “This is a position where your job is literally to talk to students and get to know them and hear their thoughts and concerns and help the Board access those students’ thoughts and concerns so they can take it into account whenever they’re making these very long-term decisions about our institution,” Vecseri said.

Baylor Magazine: Barbara Walker Awarded Medal of Service for Contributions to the Professions, Christian Ministry

Oct. 15, 2017
Barbara Walker, B.S. (Sociology) ’67, is known throughout the Baylor Family for her significance in the University’s history as Baylor’s first female African-American graduate 50 years ago, yet her legacy extends far beyond campus. After Walker’s 32-year social work career with the State of California, countless families there are thankful she heeded a call to service as a Baylor student.

Houston Chronicle: Sunday Conversation: The Woodlands Arts Council Executive Director Mike Bass

Nov. 12, 2017
Q&A with Mike Bass, B.B.A. (Accounting) ’65, executive director of The Woodlands Arts Council, who discusses the organization's role in the community. Bass worked for Andersen Consulting for 35 years, traveling the world for his work which provided him with a broad cultural background, before settling in The Woodlands.

Baylor recognized among nation’s top 100 adoption-friendly workplaces

Less than a year after introducing adoption assistance benefits that were quickly recognized as some of the best in higher ed, Baylor has been honored as one of the nation’s Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplaces. The honor comes from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, which is dedicated to finding homes for children in foster care. […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “I really like old things, bones and stuff.”

“When I was about 7, my grandfather would take me to where someone was building a house next to their ranch. We would go look through where they had torn up the ground for the foundation, and we would pull up little arrowheads or bones or things that were covered up. Now I am an […]

Make a difference this Christmas; give the gift of Baylor

Ready or not, Christmas is on its way! If you’re totally unprepared for the season and have no idea what to get the Baylor Bears in your life, you aren’t alone. That’s where the Baylor Christmas Catalog comes in handy — and where you can make a real impact on current and future students. The […]

#BearsOfBaylor — “Ever since I came here, people have been very welcoming…”

“Ever since I came here, people have been very welcoming, having open arms toward me and everything, and I really got a flavor of that at Line Camp. My Line Camp leader was very willing to talk about basically anything under the sun… One very large thing that she talked about with me was the […]

Something to Chew On: Baylor Nutrition Expert Exposes Five Myths About Food

WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2017) — When it comes to food, don’t swallow all that information online and on social media. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, nutrition experts are busting a lot of the myths with science-based evidence. Setting the record straight on some of those is Baylor University professor and registered dietitian Janelle Walter, Ph.D.

Thanksgiving Closures At Baylor

WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2017) — Baylor University will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 22, to Friday, Nov. 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Please note the following changes in hours of operation.

This Week at Baylor: Nov. 19-25, 2017

WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host an environmental event, a variety of concerts and a screening of a local Waco documentary.

American Recycles - Baylor Recycling Expert Offers Four Tips to Lead a More Sustainable Life

Smith Getterman, director of sustainability and special projects at Baylor University, offers four tips about upping your recycling game as part of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15. The program, led by Keep America Beautiful, is dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.