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.

W. Soccer. SOC's James Named Scholar All-American

WACO, Texas – Baylor soccer junior midfielder Julie James was named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women’s Scholar All-America Second Team, announced Thursday by the association.

M. Basketball. No. 21 Men's Hoops Hosts Texas Southern

No. 21 Baylor men's basketball hosts Texas Southern at 7:30 p.m. CT Thursday night at the Ferrell Center. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.

W. Basketball. Baylor, McNeese State Postgame Quotes

Postgame quotes from Baylor's 95-34 win over McNeese State on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

W. Basketball. No. 6 Lady Bears Cruise Past McNeese State

Kristy Wallace scored 20 points, including four three-pointers, as the Baylor Lady Bears cruised to a 95-34 win over McNeese State Wednesday afternoon at the Ferrell Center.

Bosses Who “Phone Snub” Their Employees Risk Losing Trust and Engagement, Baylor Researchers Say

Dec. 13, 2017
Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees’ trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to new research by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, both in the Hankamer School of Business. The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, examines “boss phubbing” (boss phone snubbing). “Our research reveals how a behavior as simple as using a cellphone in the workplace can ultimately undermine an employee’s success,” the researchers wrote.

Institute for Public Relations: Focusing Inward: Influence begins with Relationship Building

Dec. 12, 2017
Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, co-authored this blog post about her new book, “Public Relations Ethics: Senior PR Pros Tell Us How to Speak Up and Keep Your Job.” The book features 58 in-depth interviews with members of the PRSA College of Fellows and Arthur W. Page Society. “We found that public relations executives were strategic in the way they sought and built internal relationships, often focusing on colleagues working in legal, finance or other areas that often have a strong voice in organizational decision-making,” she wrote.

KWTX-TV: BU graduate, Texas 'Tweeter Laureate' confirmed for federal court

Dec. 13, 2017
The U.S. Senate approved Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, B.B.A. (Economics and Finance) ’88, to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Longview News-Journal: Austin Bank honors Longview employees

Dec. 10, 2017
Keenan Martin, B.B.A. (Finance) ’87, was honored with the 20-year service award at Austin Bank in Longview. Martin is senior vice president and compliance officer.

Online MBA student surprises parents by revealing Baylor degree

Imagine for a minute just how much work it would take to keep a secret from your parents that — surprise! — you’ve been taking online MBA classes and your shared dream of a Baylor degree is about to become a reality. Oh, and you reveal the surprise a few weeks before graduation through an […]

Baylor student group raises thousands for local children’s hospital

For the past three years, the Baylor student group BU For the Kids has hosted a dance marathon on campus. Dubbed the “BU-THON,” volunteers push through eight continuous hours of moving, dancing, grooving to music until the wee hours of the morning — all to raise money for Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Hospital in nearby […]

Baylor student-athletes lead Big 12 in Graduation Success Rate for 4th straight year

When it comes to preparing champions for life, Baylor continues to lead. For the fourth consecutive year, Baylor student-athletes are tops in the Big 12 in Graduation Success Rate (GSR). Baylor ’s overall score of 89 led all other Big 12 institutions, continuing a streak of excellence that has seen the Bears at or near the […]

How Baylor’s Roxy Grove became one Canadian family’s ‘angel of mercy’

Just in time for Christmas, we have a beautiful, never-before-told story for you about a Baylor Bear of old who did exactly what Bears do: make the world around them shine just a little brighter. If you attended Baylor, you’ve probably heard the name “Roxy Grove” before. Baylor’s Roxy Grove Hall, a 500-seat concert hall […]

Baylor University and Truett Seminary Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremonies

WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) — Baylor University’s fall graduating class of 2017 will enter their next phase of life as they walk the graduation stage during the commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.

Bosses Who “Phone Snub” Their Employees Risk Losing Trust and Engagement, Baylor Researchers Say

WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) – Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees’ trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to a new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.

National Endowment for the Humanities Awards a Digital Advancement Grant to Baylor Researchers to Develop an Automatic Architecture Analysis System

WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) — Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and David Lin, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, have been awarded a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to expand and develop their prototype for an open-source system that reads and analyzes floor plans automatically.

Weekly “Baylor Connections” Radio Program to Debut in January 2018

WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) – Baylor University and Waco’s KWBU 103.3FM, Heart of Texas Public Radio, will debut a new weekly radio program, “Baylor Connections,” beginning in January.