Student wins Dr. Pepper $100,000 Tuition Giveaway

First year Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies major Jazlyn Rodriguez won $100,000 in a Dr. Pepper tuition giveaway during the Big 12 Championship game on Dec. 7, throwing 17 footballs in a giant soda can in 30 seconds. Rodriguez is a participant in TCU’s TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program, housed in the College of […]

Student Spotlight: Moses Contreras

Moses Contreras transferred to TCU to fulfill his dreams of helping children and adolescents, with a goal of becoming a professional counselor. He is a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and Youth Advocacy & Education Studies major, specializing in Psychology. Youth Advocacy students complete internships with community organizations, agencies and schools. This fall, Contreras chose courses […]

Geoscience students host science fair for TCU employees’ children

From TCU This Week A group of geological sciences students recently held a science fair for families of select TCU employees. There were 13 families in attendance, and the students organized and hosted nine activities.  “My students came up with the idea,” said Associate Professor Omar Harvey, who stresses community outreach.   Photos by Crystal Avelar His class participates in monthly service activities, and, this time, […]

Student Spotlight: Jenae Gerton

Jenae Gerton is an Early Childhood-6th Grade Education major, specializing in bilingual education. She started with a Spanish minor and became interested in teaching in dual language classrooms after taking a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) course.  “Growing up my mom worked in an elementary school, so I’ve always worked with kids […]

Alumni Q&A: Festus Obiakor

Festus Obiakor, Ph.D., earned his Master of Education in Special Education from TCU in 1981 and has served as a teacher, scholar and consultant. He has written more than 150 publications, including books and journal articles and presented at many international conferences. What was it like when you first came to TCU? “I came from […]

Four TCU Alumni Named Teaching Excellence Chairs

Fort Worth Independent School District selected 16 recipients as 2019-20 Academic Chairs for Teaching Excellence, including four TCU alumni: Lauren (Dudderar) Caldwell, Westcliff Elementary School Kroger Chair for Teaching Excellence in Special Education B.S. ’13 Early Childhood-6th Grade Education M.Ed. ’14 Special Education       Cassie (Garcia) Hanson, Trimble Tech High School Chase Chair […]

TCU Finalist Again for Teacher Education Award

The Association of Teacher Educators has named the College of Education’s Early Childhood-6th Grade program as one of three finalists for the Billy G. Dixon Distinguished Program in Teacher Education award for the second year in a row. The national association established the award to recognize teacher education programs that serve as a model for […]

Alumni Q&A: Erica Wood

Erica Wood earned her Master of Education in Educational Leadership in 2016. She was part of the second cohort of the Principal Leadership Fellows Program, designed to cultivate leaders in partner school districts with mentoring, coaching, small group learning and practicum experiences. She earned her Bachelor of Science from TCU, completing the Early Childhood-6th Grade […]

Counseling center’s fantasy play connects students

By TCU This Week Remember Dungeons and Dragons? The fantasy role-playing game so prevalent in the 1980s (yes, that’s what they’re playing in the blockbuster television series “Stranger Things”) is enjoying a resurgence.  Your mother may have thought it was a time-waster, but the TCU Counseling & Mental Health Center has reimagined what a role-playing game can […]

Reducing the Equity Gap in Dual Credit Programs

Enrollment in dual credit programs have more than doubled in Texas in the past decade and the state has led the nation in helping more students earn college credit while in high school. But few large-scale studies have examined consistency across dual credit programs or explored the relationship between dual credit models and student success. […]