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.

Baseball. Baseball’s Langeliers Named D1Baseball Preseason All-American

Baylor baseball sophomore catcher Shea Langeliers was named a first-team preseason All-American by, the website announced Tuesday.

W. Tennis. WT Opens with Home Doubleheader

The 20th-ranked Baylor women’s tennis team kicks off its spring competition slate with a doubleheader at home on Friday, Jan. 26. The Lady Bears meet Western Michigan at 11 a.m. (CT), followed by New Mexico at 6 p.m. inside the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.

M. Basketball. Baylor, Kansas State Postgame Quotes

Postgame quotes from Baylor's 90-83 loss to Kansas State on Mon. Jan. 22, 2018 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

M. Basketball. Men's Hoops Downed by Kansas State, 90-83

Tristan Clark had 14 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Bears, but Baylor men's basketball fell to Kansas State, 90-83, Monday night at the Ferrell Center.

Baptist News Global: Do-it-yourself faith on the rise thanks to the web, study finds

Jan. 22, 2018
Newly published research suggests that the Internet — which faith communities had hoped would bridge the gap with Millennials and the “nones” — may have a hand in keeping those and other demographics away. A study by Baylor University sociologist Paul McClure found that those who used the Internet were less likely to believe in only one true religion and more likely to “tinker” with religion by believing in multiple — and sometimes conflicting — faith traditions. The study was published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Baylor Magazine: Supporting Military and First Responder Marriages

Jan. 18, 2018
Marriage enrichment programs are a long-standing focus in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work (GSSW); however, a partnership with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is breaking ground by developing such a program specifically for couples tied to high-risk military and first-responder occupations.

Macomb Daily (Clinton, MI): Prayer may help relieve stress, but fewer Americans make time for it

Jan. 9, 2018
Baylor sociologist Blake V. Kent is quoted in this story about prayer and stress. In recent research he co-authored, he found that “where the perception of God is secure, warm and loving, then prayer is associated with positive mental health outcomes and coping with stressors. But when the perception of God is distant or disconnected, prayer is associated with negative outcomes.”

After their son’s passing, this family experienced “Baylor Family” at its best

When your child heads to college, whether for an undergraduate or graduate degree, you expect them to take a few years to finish that degree — maybe an extra “victory lap” year. But you never, ever expect their time on earth to end before their studies do. That very thing happened to the Swanson family […]

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on coping with grief and loss

Dr. Helen Harris has centered her life’s work on a topic that most would prefer to avoid: grief and loss. While no one likes to think about the loss of a loved one, facing grief is unavoidable. Harris’ research on those tough subjects has made her one of the nation’s most-sought after experts on the […]

#NextLevelBU: How are Baylor alumni doing in the NBA?

Statistics show that only about 1% of college basketball players reach the NBA. In many cases, it takes more than just skill — it takes persistence, too. That’s certainly true of the four Baylor Bears who are playing in the NBA right now. Take Ekpe Udoh, BSEd ’11, for example. The former Bear standout became […]

Denny’s CMO — a Baylor grad — named among 2017’s most innovative CMOs

When it comes to brands on social media, few can match the tone set by Denny’s. The diner chain’s approach — somewhere between snarky and silly, without going too far either direction — has won the acclaim of hundreds of thousands of followers on such platforms as Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. The man overseeing all that? Denny’s […]

Baylor Receives National Recognition For Excellent Grounds Maintenance

WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2018) — Baylor University recently received a Green Star Award for excellence in maintaining campus grounds from the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) in the mid-size University and College Grounds category. The annual Professional Grounds Management Awards Program brings national recognition to grounds maintained with a high degree of excellence.

Oscar Nominations: "Positive Strides" and Missed Opportunities, Says Baylor Entertainment Marketing Expert

Tyrha Lindsey-Warren, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, studies consumer behavior, multicultural media, movies and entertainment. She is an expert on Hollywood and movies featuring actors of color. She said Tuesday's Oscar nominations reveal "positive strides" for recognition of minorities in the film industry, but she also noted missed opportunities for noteworthy films.

Baylor Apparel Merchandising Professor is Awarded Prestigious Texas Leadership Award

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2018) – Jay Yoo, Ph.D., associate professor of family and consumer sciences at Baylor University, has been selected to receive the 2018 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences-Texas Affiliate Leader Award (AAFCS-TX).

Where There Are More Local Community Banks, Rural Entrepreneurs Are More Likely to Obtain Conventional Business Loans

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2018) — The greater the proportion of local banks in a nonmetropolitan area, the better the chances that a conventional business loan helped start or expand a business, according to a Baylor University study. The finding suggests that a locally oriented financial sector should boost such a community’s well-being.