Join Fellow Wildcats at These Upcoming Events
Alumni Weekend | May 15-17, 2020
Join us for Alumni Weekend! We have gatherings planned in Baldwin City and Kansas City for our newest alumni members and those who joined our ranks years ago.
The highlight of the weekend is the Golden Alumni Reunion and Alumni Award Recognition Dinner, reserved for our golden alumni—anyone who graduated in 1969 or earlier—and their guests. We will present golden medallions to the class of 1970 and honor our Alumni Award recipients.
Welcome Baker Alumni
Over the years, I’ve seen Baker alumni do a lot of incredible things and heard even more stories that encapsulate the spirit of our alma mater, but I’m not sure there’s ever been a more exciting time to be part of the Baker family than right now. We’re building big businesses, exploring exciting new enterprises, leading major American cities, and — more than anything — we’re winning. As you’ll see on this site, our fellow alumni are getting awards and taking prominent positions in their fields at a whirlwind pace.
Here’s a quick overview of our new alumni site, where we intend to keep you engaged and excited about what is going on at Baker. Learn more about the Alumni Advisory Council and scholarships. View the Baker Proud archives. Use the alumni section to learn more about your alma mater and former classmates. If you would like to know more about Baker on a daily basis be sure to join our social networks.
Doug Barth, ’91
Director of Alumni Relations
doug.barth@bakerU.edu | 785.594.4799
Office: Alumni Center
Keep it in the Baker family: Opportunities for prospective students
Impact the next generation.
Now is the perfect time to recommend a Baker University student. Referred students to the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Professional and Graduate Studies, or the School of Education are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship in honor of the alum who referred them. Referrals must be received before the student is admitted, and the maximum award per student is $1,000.
Complete this form to begin the process for your referral.
Baker employees are not eligible to refer a student.
For more information, contact admission@bakerU.edu.
Alumni Advisory Council Undergraduate Scholarship
Great opportunity for undergraduates.
We all know how college expenses take a hefty toll on the wallet, so why not take a bit of stress off of your pocketbook? Apply for the Alumni Advisory Council Undergraduate Scholarship! If you know a deserving undergraduate student on one of our campuses, be sure to direct him or her to this page to apply for the scholarship. Learn more »
10% Tuition Discount for Alumni
The bagpipes are calling.
Join the family!
Family ties have contributed to the success of Baker University for more than 150 years. As your children, grandchildren or other relatives consider their college options, we want to make sure being a Baker Wildcat is at the top of their list to continue the legacy. If you are a Baker alumni and have a relative in the sixth grade or older, contact the Office of Admissions at 785.594.8325 or plan a visit to learn more about the exciting opportunities that await you. Children and grandchildren of Baker graduates are eligible for this $1,000 award.
EDDIE KING '89
Associate Manager, Engineering Project Management and Integration Office NASA – Johnson Space Center | Houston, TX “Often being a good leader is less about knowing the work, and more about knowing your people. The breadth of the Baker Experience provided me opportunities to learn the important life skills to become a successful leader at work and at home.”
JOHN THOMPSON '95
Founder and CEO of PayIt Baker provided unique leadership opportunities at every turn, from Greek life to sports, to interterm along with faculty and staff that cared enough to challenge you while cultivating the natural leadership qualities we all have inside us.
JODI AKERS '92
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, REAL ESTATE SECURITIES LaSalle Investment Management | Chicago, Illinois Baker gave me the confidence and discipline to learn the industry I chose (financial) and then to appreciate always learning and taking on more responsibility to help my company achieve their goals. As I help and contribute to the company, they give back to me in the form of promotion and higher-level responsibilities. Baker gave me the foundation to achieve where I am today (and I’m not done!).
Baker Proud, Alumni Magazine
The Baker University Alumni Office and Alumni Association are excited to offer the Baker Proud. We treasure sharing the stories of our graduates, faculty and staff who have made a difference in the lives of so many people. Campus news and student successes are also an integral part of this publication.
Send Us a Story Idea
Please contact the Office of Marketing & Communications at 785.594.7878 or dolores.kitchin@bakerU.edu.
Share Your News | Update Your Contact Info
Need to update your contact information? Do you have news to share with us about a marriage, new child, professional or educational accomplishments, special anniversary or promotion? Tell us about recent travels, personal accomplishments or other items of interest.
Baker Proud Archives
Select an issue below to see the whole document.
College Central Network
Searching for Jobs on the CollegeCentral Network
Post your resume and search for jobs – all for free. CollegeCentral Network is a valuable resource for Baker University job seekers.
- Go to www.collegecentral.com/bakeru.
- Click on Alumni.
- Click on Register Now.
That’s it. Fill out your profile information and begin using all that CollegeCentral has to offer. Don’t forget to browse their extensive library of helpful articles and videos.
Wildcats Helping Wildcats
Internships | Networking | New Hires
Baker has shaped who you are today. So you understand the qualities Baker develops in a young person and the qualities a Baker graduate brings to the workplace.
Make a Difference
Could you or your company provide a Baker student valuable internship experience or advance the career of a graduate just starting out? This not only benefits the job seeker, but also provides an opportunity for your company or organization to identify promising new talent and gain the skills Baker is known for.
Think Baker First
If you’re in a position to help a fellow Wildcat, please let us know how you can share your knowledge and resources by contacting Baker’s Office of Career Services.
Orange Forever True
You Make the Difference
Baker alumni are known for their strong tradition of giving. Graduates value their education, and their generous support ensures the same opportunities are available to the next generation.
We appreciate your continued participation in Baker University. Your participation, no matter the amount, helps make the university the best it can be.
Annual Recognition Levels
Diamond Society $1,000,000+
Platinum Society $500,000 – $999,999
Sustaining Patrons $100,000 – $499,999
Cornerstone Circle $50,000 – $99,999
Founders Circle $10,000 – $49,999
Trustee Circle $5,000 – $9,999
President’s Club $1,000 – $4,999
1858 Club $500 – $999
Century Club $100 – $499
Friends of Baker $1 – $99
Try our Text2Give donating tool to easily give to the Baker Fund for scholarships!
Text Baker to 913.562.9030 and click the link in the response text.
Need some gear to show your Baker pride? Maybe an orange water bottle to take to the gym or a polo to wear on the golf course? The Baker bookstore has you covered. Purchases can be made online or you can drop by the physical location in Baldwin City.