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. MT Set For NCAA Singles & Doubles Championships

Baylor men's tennis juniors Johannes Schretter and Will Little will open play in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championship Wednesday and Thursday at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, N.C.

General News. 'I've Been Overly Blessed With The Life I've Been Graced With'

Think of classic family TV shows like "The Donna Reed Show," "Leave it to Beaver," "Father Knows Best" and "The Waltons." Maybe even more recent entries like "The Cosby Show" and "Family Ties."

Baseball. No. 5 Baseball Opens Big 12 Championship vs. No. 5 Oklahoma Wednesday

Baylor baseball begins the 2018 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship as the No. 5 seed facing No. 4 Oklahoma on Wednesday at 9 a.m. CT at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on FOX College Sports. The winner/loser will face the winner/loser of the No. 1 Texas vs. No. 8 Kansas game.

Baseball. Baseball's Bradford, Cunningham Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

Baylor baseball sophomore pitcher Cody Bradford and junior designated hitter Richard Cunningham were named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Seven Team.

Baylor Business Review: Leadership Perspective: Linda Livingstone: Fostering a Culture of Ethics at Baylor University

May 1, 2018
In 1851, then-Baylor President Rufus Burleson suggested the University adopt “Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana” — “For Church, for Texas” — as its official motto. Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., explains how the University continues its dedication to that motto by “transforming lives and changing the world for the glory of God… A strong ethical foundation and ongoing ethical decision-making are of paramount importance… both in our practices as an institution and in how we prepare our students for worldwide leadership and service.”

BusinessWire: Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to Receive the 2018 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Fifth Circuit

May 17, 2018
Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater, B.A. (Law) ’75, J.D. ’76, has been recognized with the prestigious 2018 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Fifth Circuit. Fitzwater, a U.S. District Judge and former chief judge for the Northern District of Texas, was nominated to the federal bench by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, at the age of 32, making him the youngest federal judge in the United States at that time.

KNWA-TV (Fayetteville, AR/FOX): Fundraiser for Dustin's Dream at the Ballpark

May 22, 2018
VIDEO: Baylor University student Dustin Chamberlain was tragically killed while home in Arkansas on Christmas break in 2011, and as part of his family’s healing, they started a foundation – Dustin’s Dream – in his memory to bring hope and encouragement to those in need. Dustin dreamed of becoming a doctor and serving as a medical missionary. The foundation built a medical clinic in Guatemala City, funds medical mission trips and provides medical scholarships for students in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and Baylor.

KTRE-TV (Lufkin/ABC): Despite setbacks, Huntington senior finishes strong

May 21, 2018
VIDEO: Getting through high school can be a challenge for any student, but incoming freshman Chandler Bledsoe of Huntington, Texas, is not letting setbacks stop him from succeeding in life. After his father died from a sudden illness, Bledsoe was living in an abusive home with his mother, but his grandparents eventually took full custody of him. “They’ve given me a chance at life, because if I was still in that situation from before, I wouldn't have got to use my potential that I have,” Bledsoe said. He plans to pursue a degree in biochemistry.

6 Baylor Bears bringing a little light into others’ lives

In this blog, we write a lot about the outstanding achievements of Baylor Bears: the academic honors, the national trophies, the alumni who become household names. And yes, these things are important. But there are also those who use the everyday moments of life to bring a little light to their own corners of the world; […]

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 […]

Three Faculty Members Receive 2018 Baylor Centennial Professor Awards

WACO, Texas (May 22, 2018) – Three Baylor University professors in theology, history and educational leadership have been selected as the 2018 Baylor Centennial Professors by the Centennial Faculty Development Review Committee.

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?