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.

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.

Baylor Lariat: Baylor Nursing mission trips offer a great opportunity for growth

Sept. 20, 2018
Baylor has shown through its many study abroad and mission trip opportunities how much it values students traveling and serving those around them. The Louise Herrington School of Nursing is no exception. Nursing students at Baylor have an opportunity to experience and serve their global community through mission trips.

Baylor Law: Baylor Law’s Moot Court Program Ranked Third in the Nation

Baylor Law’s moot court program is ranked No. 3 in the nation by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center, and its success during this season has earned the program an invitation to the 2019 Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National Championship, which determines the “best of the best” moot court program. “Baylor Law is a relatively small school compared to so many others in this ranking,” said Kathy Serr, advocacy program coordinator. “To rank third in the nation speaks so highly of the strength of our program and the dedication of our students, professors and coaches.”

CURE: Radiation Treatment May Impair Recent Memory in Pediatric Patients With Brain Tumors

Sept. 24, 2018
Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed by CURE about her study published in the Journal of Neuroscience that found that children with certain types of brain tumors who are treated with radiotherapy may be less likely to recall specific details of events that occurred after treatment compared with events that happened before. Sekeres noted that this finding is significant because after treatment, children had less volume in the part of the brain that plays an important role in memory.

Happy 30th birthday, Ferrell Center!

It’s hosted three presidents and housed six national championship teams, welcomed some of the biggest country music acts in history, and christened tens of thousands of Baylor Bears who walked across its Commencement stage and exited as alumni. We’re talking, of course, about the Ferrell Center, which opened in style 30 years ago this week. […]

The fun story behind why UT’s new police dog is named ‘Baylor’

We love seeing the many ways Baylor grads fling their green and gold afar — especially in fun and unexpected ways. Like this one: Diego Rivas, a 2017 Baylor MBA graduate who lives in Austin, recently donated a beautiful Belgian Malinois puppy to the University of Texas Police Department. His only request? That they name the dog […]

At ESPN, Trey Wingo is living out his Baylor dreams

During his days as a Baylor student, Trey Wingo, BA ’85, would go home to Connecticut over breaks and watch a fledgling cable network called ESPN. As he took in the novelty of a cable network dedicated exclusively to sports, Wingo remembers thinking, “How cool would it be to be able to come home and […]

How a Baylor mission trip brought this student from Costa Rica to Waco

Every year, Dr. Randy Wood, a professor in Baylor’s School of Education, takes a group of Baylor students to Costa Rica over spring break to work with Santa Elena School in San Jose. They help raise money for books and equipment for the school, and help plan classroom lessons and activities. The hope is to […]

Baylor Communication Professor Receives Awards from National Communication Association

WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2018) – Leslie Hahner, Ph.D., associate professor of communication at Baylor University, received the James A. Winans and Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address and the Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award from the Public Address Division of the National Communication Association for her book, “To Become an American: Immigrants and Americanization Campaigns of the Early Twentieth Century.”

Department of Biology’s Davidson Lecture Will Celebrate Science, Society and Successful Future Treatments

WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2018) – Most people take for granted the ability to take a breath, lift an item over their head or grip something as small as a glass or a toothbrush. For 7-year-old Faith Fortenberry of Waco, who lives with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 2, these seemingly simple tasks used to be incredible struggles.

Baylor Academy for Leadership Development Will Host Speaker Series

WACO, Texas (Sept. 21, 2018) – The Baylor University Academy for Leadership Development’s fall speaker series will bring to campus an engineer who became a motivational speaker, a foster child who became a successful author, and a World Championship basketball player who became an inspiration to young women.

Baylor Debuts “Where Lights Shine Bright” Television Commercial

WACO, Texas (Sept. 21, 2018) – Inspired by the “Where Lights Shine Bright” campaign, Baylor University will unveil its new institutional commercial during the national television broadcast of Saturday’s football game between Baylor and Kansas. The Big 12 opener on FS1 between the Bears and the Jayhawks will kick off at 2:30 p.m. at McLane Stadium.