Much is Given; Much is Expected

The Andrea-Mennen family gave $500,000 in philanthropic gifts to the College of Education in 2017 to support special education students, programs, faculty as well as students who need financial assistance to teach and travel abroad. They created the Andrea Mennen Family Endowed Fund, the Andrea Mennen Family Endowed Fellowship for the Alice Neeley Special Education […]

Cultivating a College Culture

College decision days are part of a growing trend to encourage U.S. high school students toward postsecondary plans. The National Decision Day is May 1 and TCU’s College Advising Corps (CAC) advisers help plan decision days for many of their partnering schools. These events celebrate seniors’ hard work in their academics and applying for postsecondary […]

Wehlburg Accepts Position at Marymount

Dr. Catherine Wehlburg will leave her position as Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness after 16 years at TCU. She has accepted a new position as Dean of the School of Sciences, Mathematics and Education at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, beginning July 25. “While we will miss Dr. Wehlburg on our campus, we are excited […]

Moran Teaches in Belize

Early Childhood Education junior Caitlin Moran has spent her last two spring breaks teaching classes in Belize, on mission trips with Christ Chapel Bible Church. This year she took a leadership role, helping coordinate other students on the trip who were interested in teaching. Moran and her group taught at the United Community Primary School, […]

Student Support Services in National Competition

The National TRIO Organization hosted a video competition this semester to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Support Services (SSS) program. TCU SSS selected a team of five students, Lea Sandoval, Ariel Leon-Garcia, Eric Garza, Maria Ortiz and Daniela Sigala, who worked diligently on a submission and of 36 submissions submitted, they were selected as one […]

Bauml Named Clotilda Winter Endowed Professor of Education

Dr. Michelle Bauml has been named the inaugural A.J. and Edna Pickett Endowment for the Clotilda Winter Professor of Education. “This gift will positively impact the academic profile and reputation of the College and TCU and advance the field of Early Childhood Education,” College of Education Dean Mary M. Patton said. The gift was established […]

Erwin First Fellow Hired as Campus Principal

Charley Erwin is the first graduate of the TCU Leadership Fellows program to be hired as a campus principal. Keller Independent School District announced that Erwin will lead Timberview Middle School, starting in the 2018-19 school year. Erwin graduated from the second cohort of the program at TCU, earning his Master of Educational Leadership in […]

Three Honored at Excellence in Education Awards

On Thursday, May 3, TCU College of Education alumni from classes spanning 60 years gathered to meet, reconnect and celebrate outstanding educators and counselors. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Excellence in Education award, started by former Dean Douglas Simpson. This year an Early Career award was established and winners of both awards […]

Aiming Higher for Students with Disabilities

A 2011-12 study by the National Center for Special Education Research found that 11 percent of students enrolled in postsecondary institutions reported having a disability, and 38 percent of those students completed a postsecondary program, compared to 51 percent for students without disabilities. Dr. Michael Faggella-Luby and former University of Connecticut colleagues realized a need […]

TCU Brings Math and Science to Life for Westpark Third Graders

From Fort Worth Independent School District News Third-graders from Fort Worth ISD’s Westpark Elementary School learned a series of fun and interactive lessons when graduate students from TCU’s Andrews Institute of Mathematics and Science Education visited their school. The TCU students facilitated math and science lessons in which third-graders completed exercises focusing on life cycles, energy, […]