Alumni Q&A: Jim Calvin

Jim Calvin, Ph.D. earned his Master of Educational Administration from TCU in 1996 and his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership in 2013.  He has coached, taught, and served as an administrator. He is now principal of Burleson ISD’s REALM Secondary School, a school of choice that teaches core content and computer science through a […]

2020 Middle School Named After Richard J. Allie

Crowley ISD News The district’s next middle school will be named in honor of Richard J. Allie, a longtime Crowley ISD campus administrator. Allie served as principal of H.F. Stevens Middle School for 20 years from 1984-2004. Allie was also a member of the United States Air Force Reserve and was called to active duty service […]

Student Spotlight: Rian Hill

Middle School Education graduate Rian Hill talks about her experience at TCU, including her teaching placements and participating in the Ronald E. McNair program. She completed clinical teaching during her last semester in a mathematics classroom at Young Men’s Leadership Academy and completed her McNair research project on poverty in education. Watch her video below.

Graduate Q&A: Michelle Prokof

Michelle Prokof earned her Bachelor of Social Work from TCU in 2017 and worked for TCU College Advising Corps (CAC) for two years, helping increase college access for underrepresented high school students. She received the national organization’s Peter and Laurie Grauer True North Award for second year advisers who have “demonstrated impact, grace, humility, leadership, […]

Graduate Q&A: Lauren Nixon

Lauren Nixon has worked at TCU for her entire professional career and is graduating from TCU’s Higher Education Leadership doctoral program. She has earned all of her degrees from TCU as well – she received her B.A. in History with a minor in Education Studies and a B.S. in Advertising and Public Relations in 2008, […]

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 […]