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A Comedian’s Advice

Matt Hovde ’96, director at The Second City, finds success by embracing fear, empathy and the word “yes.” (Matt Hovde earned his bachelor’s degree in Radio-TV-Film production. This article, which was told to Rachel Stowe Master ’91, originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) By the time he was 6, Matt Hovde… Read more »

Deborah Ferguson ’87 on Anchoring the NBC 5 News Team

After 25 years on the air, she still loves the newsroom. (This story by Rachel Stowe Master ’91 originally appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) Growing up reading the morning newspaper with her father, NBC5 Today anchor Deborah Ferguson ’87 knew she wanted to be a news reporter by third or fourth… Read more »

TCU Graduated 722 at Fall Commencement

August and December degree candidates participated in ceremony Texas Christian University and Brite Divinity School today bestowed degrees on 722 students from 38 states, including Texas, and from 20 foreign countries in two formal ceremonies held in the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on the TCU campus. Students received their diplomas from Chancellor Victor J…. Read more »

Alumnus Bill Morse Helps Cambodians Remove Landmines

After decades of war, alumnus works to clear the field and build schools. This article by Robyn Ross previously appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.” In 2003, William “Bill” Morse ’71 was working as a business consultant when a colleague asked him for a $100 donation for Aki Ra. “What’s an Aki… Read more »

ESPN’s College GameDay is coming to TCU

ESPN’s College GameDay is coming to TCU and broadcasting from Campus Commons at the University Union on Saturday, Oct. 7, ahead of TCU’s showdown with West Virginia. The show will air from 8 a.m. CT to 11 a.m. CT. All information regarding the show can be found here. Go Frogs!

Mike Slattery is Taking the Lead On Discovery

As TCU launches Lead On, a tangible representation of our brand identity—what we do, how we do it and why it matters, we are highlighting Horned Frogs who demonstrate the TCU culture: that sense of spirited belonging that fuels us to be better, achieve more and have an impact for the greater good. Strong brands… Read more »

Saving Premature Babies

A doctor’s invention saves babies in the developing world (This article by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.” By anyone’s reckoning, Thomas Hansen ’70 has earned a retirement filled with long walks along the shore, late nights at the theater and invigorating travel. Yet upon stepping down as Seattle… Read more »

Diverted on 9/11, TCU Alumna Beverley Bass’s Story Landed on Broadway

(This article by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) A lifetime of pursuing her passions put Beverley Bass ’74 on course for breaking barriers, shattering stereotypes and making history, even though she never set out to do any of those things. The retired pilot instead credits the significant events… Read more »

TCU’s Interior Designers Set the Tone

In-house interior designers are décor-minded gatekeepers of the TCU look. (This article by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) From shared office space at the Physical Plant, Lisa Murrell Aven ’79 and Stephanie McPeak ’03 use wood, metal, carpet, upholstery, paint and lighting to tell the story of TCU…. Read more »

LT Adds Gold Jacket to his Wardrobe

He is TCU’s all-time leading rusher. He is the winner of the 2000 Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back. He is an NFL Most Valuable Player and the Walter Payton Man of the Year for 2006. He served as a studio analyst for NFL network programming and is a co-founder of the… Read more »