Alumni, Parents & Friends News

May
20
2019

Congratulations, Baylor Class of 2019!

Congratulations, Class of 2019 — you did it! This weekend, more than 2,500 Bears walked the Ferrell Center stage to receive their hard-earned diplomas. Thousands of their friends and family filled the Ferrell Center for each of three ceremonies, and tens of thousands more watched the live-streamed video. This year, the Ferrell Center videoboard even […]

May
20
2019

SACE May Champions of the Month

SACE September

Alex Madlock (women's track & field), Madi O'Neal (softball), Terrel Bernard (football) and Johannes Schretter (men's tennis) were selected as the Student-Athlete Center for Excellence (SACE) May Champions of the Month.

May
20
2019

American Alliance of Museums: The Fixer Upper Effect: Waco museums enjoy the ride (and try to learn the deeper meaning)

May 16, 2019
Charlie Walter, director of Baylor University's Mayborn Museum, penned this blog post for the American Alliance of Museums on the Fixer Upper effect on local Waco museums.

May
20
2019

Baylor Libraries: Celebrating a ‘Golden Age’ - Voices & Vinyl Concert 2019

April 17, 2019
VIDEO: The fourth annual Voices & Vinyl Concert – featuring Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir and recorded live at 2nd & Clay on April 15, 2019 – is part of the public programming of the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, a decade-long project to identify, acquire, catalog, preserve and make available materials from the "Golden Age" of gospel music (1945-1975).

May
20
2019

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): David and Art – “Curiosity”

May 20, 2019
AUDIO: On the weekly radio feature “David and Art,” David Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses the qualities for students to get into history that are the same qualities it takes to get into art, and that’s not a coincidence. Smith hosts this weekly feature that focuses on how history illuminates the arts and the arts illuminate history – that they co-exist and are best understood together.

May
20
2019

New Study Assesses the Roles, Needs, and Priorities of the Environmental Health Workforce

WACO, Texas (May 20, 2019) – Today, the National Environmental Health Association’s (NEHA) Journal of Environmental Health published the article “Uncovering Environmental Health: An Initial Assessment of the Profession’s Health Department Workforce and Practice.”

May
20
2019

Plainview Daily Herald: Leadership Plainview announces 2019 graduating class

May 14, 2019
Luke Martin, B.B.A. (Real Estate) '14, graduated from Leadership Plainview, a nine-month program that allows participants to polish their leadership skills and learn about the local community. He is president of Hale County Abstract & Title Company.

May
20
2019

Stephenville Empire-Tribune: SHS names valedictorian, salutatorian

May 10, 2019
Stephenville High School has announced its top graduates — and incoming Baylor freshman Lauren Beaty is this year’s valedictorian. Beaty was involved in POWERSET (Powerful Opportunities for Women Eager and Ready for Science, Engineering and Technology), choir and debate. She also was National Honor Society president and on the science UIL team that made regionals for three years. Beaty plans to major in science on a pre-med track.

May
20
2019

Tahlequah (OK) Daily Press: THS names top 3 percent of Class of '19

May 14, 2019
Incoming Baylor freshman Sophia Lydie Berry is ranked fourth in the Tahlequah High School Class of 2019. She is a member of the THS cheer state runner-up team of 2016 and the THS cheer regional champions of 2018, an All Sports Queen candidate and a UCA Varsity All-American Cheerleader, and a member of the National Honor Society.

May
20
2019

The Ely (MN) Echo: Graduation night for 152 students at VCC

May 17, 2019
Incoming Baylor nursing student Elizabeth Rios, who served as student senate president at Vermilion Community College in Ely, Minnesota, spoke on behalf of her VCC graduating class. She also was recognized with the Mark Welter World Citizen Award, which goes to students who “exemplify an understanding of the interconnected world in which they live.”

May
20
2019

Two Baylor Professors Receive 2019 Centennial Professor Awards

WACO, Texas (May 20, 2019) — Two Baylor University professors are equipped to conduct research they hope will result in two new books after being named 2019 Baylor Centennial Professors by the Centennial Faculty Development Review Committee.

May
20
2019

Tyler Morning Telegraph: Tyler ISD swears in three board members

May 14, 2019
Wade Washmon, B.B.A. (Management/Business Broadcasting) ’04, has been sworn in for his third term as a board member for Tyler ISD. He also will serve as board president. Washmon is a landman and vice president of BW Energy Consultants.

May
20
2019

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor regents pick new chairwoman, approve capital projects, $698 million budget

May 17, 2019
The Baylor University Board of Regents announced Friday that Jerry Clements will serve as its next board chair, replacing Joel Allison, who served two years in the role. After wrapping up their three-day quarterly meeting, regents also announced they approved several construction projects and a more than $698 million annual operating budget, chose committee chairs, and welcomed new regents as others cycle off the board.

May
20
2019

Waco Tribune-Herald: Biting back: Baylor researchers aim to turn mosquitoes' DNA against them

May 19, 2019
Cheolho Sim, Ph.D., associate professor biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who is part of the Baylor-led, state-funded mosquito surveillance program with the city of Waco, discusses the team’s efforts on how to disable mosquitoes’ ability to survive during winter. Patricia Kamanda, a master’s biology student, works with Sim in the lab and is quoted in this article.

May
20
2019

Waco Tribune-Herald: Mike Copeland: Bankers association president

May 11, 2019
Trey Worley, B.B.A. (Finance/Economics) ’00, has been elected president of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, which advocates for more than 300 companies. He serves as senior vice president of Comerica Bank’s warehouse lending division, with a focus on $2.5 billion in warehouse facilities and 50 customers in the western United States and along the Gulf Coast.

May
19
2019

Egbo, Smith to Represent Baylor on USA Basketball U19 World Cup Team

NaLyssa Smith

WACO, Texas – Baylor University women's basketball sophomores Queen Egbo and NaLyssa Smith each earned positions on the 2019 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Cup Team along with 10 other of the top players in the country.

May
19
2019

MT Opens NCAA Individual Championships Monday

Johannes Schretter

WACO, Texas – Baylor men's tennis will have four Bears begin play at the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, running May 20-25 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.