Baylor University Hosts Alumni Week April 12-17, 2021
Highlights of the virtual gathering of Baylor Alumni include an update from President Livingstone, favorite faculty lectures, Lunch & Learns with notable alumni, class reunions and awards
WACO, Texas (April 9, 2021) – Baylor University will host Alumni Week April 12-17, providing numerous opportunities for Baylor Alumni to reconnect with their alma mater and fellow Baylor graduates from across the country and support their University.
A one-time registration provides access to live-streamed virtual events as well as on-demand content throughout the entire week. Featured events include an update for Baylor Alumni from President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., inspiring faculty lecture sessions and two unique opportunities with notable alumni, Disney Executive Stephanie Young, BBA '86, and Texas Rangers Baseball Club CFO Kellie Fischer, BBA '95, as well as class reunions and a celebration of Baylor Alumni Award recipients and the newest class of Baylor Alumni By Choice.
Proceeds from Alumni Week will support the President's Excellence Fund, which provides emergency funds for student success, equips students with technology for hybrid learning and invests in mental health services.
“We value our alumni and their connections to Baylor University,” said Amy Armstrong, associate vice president of alumni engagement. “Alumni Week is our opportunity to reach out and connect with even more of Baylor’s alumni, to show them the good work going on at their alma mater and within the departments and academic units they called home during their time here. We want Alumni Week to be a time of connecting with their Baylor roots, and we hope that whether they come to learn something new, see a favorite professor or catch a performance or brush up on a topical lecture, they will renew that connection with Baylor and with our Baylor Family.”
In addition to the events, Baylor will hold its third annual Baylor Giving Day on Wednesday, April 14. Baylor Giving Day is a university-wide, 24-hour fundraising event that begins at midnight CST April 14 and runs until 11:59 p.m. Similar to focused giving days around the country, Baylor Giving Day provides alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and students an opportunity to be a part of Baylor’s future and impact existing and new programs, student scholarships and priority funds across the University. Last year, more than 2,750 donors gave to the University on Baylor Giving Day.
Alumni Week Events
Monday, April 12
Baylor: A Firm Foundation Focused on the Future with President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.
Join Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D. for a look at Baylor’s vibrant student experience and growing academic pursuits grounded in our Christian mission. This on-demand video will premiere at 10 a.m. CST.
Monday, April 12 - Friday, April 16Academic Lunch & Learn Sessions
Alumni are invited to spend their lunch break and step back into the Baylor classroom with lectures from some favorite Baylor faculty from across campus with on-demand Academic Lunch & Learn sessions, featuring deans, scholars, researchers and professors who make up each School and College's esteemed faculty.
Monday, April 12 - Friday, April 16
During Alumni Week, virtual Class Reunion celebrations will honor the classes of 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015. Alumni Week registration also includes access to Academic Lunch & Learn Sessions, the 2021 Alumni Awards Celebration and more.
Wednesday, April 14
Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Globe Life Field with Baylor alumna and Texas Rangers CFO Kellie Fischer
Join Texas Rangers Baseball Club CFO Kellie Fischer, BBA ’95, for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Globe Life Field, the Texas Rangers' new major-league baseball facility and event venue. The on-demand video will premiere at 10 a.m. CST.
Lunch & Learn with Hankamer School of Business Alumna and Disney Executive Stephanie Young
Join Stephanie Young, BBA ’86, president of Consumer Products, Games and Publishing at The Walt Disney Company, for an hour-long live discussion beginning at noon CDT. Young will share highlights from her career journey, her experience as a leader at Disney and advice for those looking to grow in their own careers.
Wednesday April 14
Baylor Giving Day
Members of the Baylor Family can designate gifts at any level to the College or School, student program or research initiative at Baylor that is most meaningful to them during this 24-hour Baylor Giving Day at www.baylor.edu/givingday.
Thursday, April 15
strong>2021 Baylor Football Spring Preview
Baylor Football returns to the field in a few short months. This live Zoom event begins at noon CST, during which Baylor Alumni will learn more about what to expect from this year's team.
2021 Alumni Awards Celebration
Baylor Alumni Awards honor individuals who embody the distinctive mission of the University and celebrate their remarkable achievements. This year, Baylor is proud to honor seven individuals during a virtual recognition event with an on-demand video that premieres at 6:30 p.m. CST and features a musical performance by 2021 award recipient Brett James, BS ’91, award-winning songwriter, singer and producer.
Saturday, April 17
Alumni by Choice Ceremony
Baylor Alumni will welcome the newest class of Alumni by Choice in a virtual ceremony, which premieres on-demand at 11 a.m. CST. Alumni by Choice are faithful friends of Baylor University who are not traditional alumni but have been nominated by a Baylor alumnus for demonstrating a commitment to Baylor's mission. During this special celebration, they receive their official Baylor Alumni by Choice "decree."
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Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 19,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.