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How Michael Ferrari’s Vision for Diversity Became TCU’s Community Scholars

The former chancellor’s plans to shift demographics inspired an academic scholarship This article by Caroline Collier was originally published in the Spring 2018 issue of TCU Magazine. When Michael Ferrari became TCU’s chancellor in 1998, the university had been more than 90 percent white since its inception. Ferrari, who came from Iowa, brought plans to… Read more »

KTCU Celebrates 70 Years

The campus radio station offers students a chance for real-world experience. (This story by Trisha Spence is in the current issue of TCU Magazine. Spiral cords trail beige phones with gray cube buttons in the radio studio for KTCU. One is the “bat phone,” a sticker indicates. A soundboard lined with buttons, knobs and sliders… Read more »

Smithsonian Curator Chronicles Remarkable Life of Sally Ride

The collection highlights the achievements of the first American woman in space. This article by Mary Ann Kurker is in the current issue of TCU Magazine. Sally Ride asked her parents for a telescope when she was a girl. Gazing up at the heavens from her front yard in California, she likely missed the spot… Read more »

Katherine Spillar ’75 Fights for Feminism

Activist helps lead the charge for gender equality. This article by Lisa Martin is in the current issue of TCU Magazine. Feminism is enjoying a moment. Katherine “Kathy” Spillar ’75 could say the same. As executive editor of Ms. magazine and executive director of the Feminist Majority Foundation, Spillar has spent her entire career advocating… Read more »

TCU Graduated 1,957 at Spring Commencement

Texas Christian University and Brite Divinity School today bestowed degrees on 1,957 students from 44 states, including Texas, and from 31 foreign countries in three formal ceremonies held in the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on the TCU campus. Students received their diplomas from Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr., who also delivered the commencement address…. Read more »

For TCU Community Scholars Program, Community is the Most Important Word

Texas Christian University believes that a vibrant, diverse community is essential for a quality education. The Chancellor’s Council on Diversity established the Community Scholars Program in 2000 as a way to increase diversity on campus. The immediate goal was to attract students to TCU who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership skills, and to provide… Read more »

Economic Development in Fort Worth’s Stop Six

Three EMBA graduates bring business expertise to the neighborhood where they grew up. (This article by Caroline Collier ’98 originally appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) With crowded Trinity Park at her back, architect R.J. Blair ’05 EMBA wandered around Fort Worth’s redeveloped 7th Street area looking to capture a photo. Spotting… Read more »

Taking the Lead On Business as a Force for Good

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 »

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 »