Over the past 157 years, the Baylor Line Foundation (formerly the Baylor Alumni Association) has operated on one basic principle: Once a Bear, Always a Bear. Long before the university decided to create its own “constituent engagement” division (aka, the Baylor Alumni Network), we were helping Baylor alumni stay in touch through a variety of programs and services. Many of these programs were stopped by the university’s relentless efforts to marginalize (and ultimately shut down) our organization, but we are now as strong as ever, committed to telling the stories of the Baylor family, helping future alumni write their own Baylor stories; and speaking with an independent voice committed to preserving the timeless values of Baylor’s founders. We pursue this mission through the Baylor Line magazine, our Between the Lines e-newsletter, Legacy Scholarships, and our Oral Histories project on YouTube.
The photo at left is of the Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center, which was dedicated on November 6, 1998, and torn down by the university in the summer of 2013 in favor of a walking path to the new football stadium. We’ve left the photo to remind alumni visitors to this site of what the BLF’s members have lost over the past decade. For more context and background, we invite you to read the Spring 2014 issue of the Baylor Line.