Honors & awards for Higher Education Leadership students

Doctoral students, Whitnee Boyd, Gary Stout, Christi Grudier  took second place at the 2015 NASPA Case Study Competition.

Doctoral students Whitnee Boyd, Gary Stout and Christi Grudier took second place at the 2015 NASPA Case Study Competition.


Students place 2nd at National Student Affairs Case Competition

The TCU Team of Whitnee Boyd, Christi Grudier and Gary Stout had just 48 hours to prepare and present their findings in front of a panel of judges during the Case Study Competition at the 2015 National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASPA) Annual Conference in New Orleans March 21-25.

Their case study, “Going Too Far”, concerned a young woman who was a victim of sexual assault. The TCU team was acknowledged for their creativity and understanding of the law as it applied to the case. Virginia Tech took first place in the competition.

The NASPA Case Study Competition is an opportunity for graduate students and new professionals to display their skills and knowledge of the field of student affairs. The teams analyze, evaluate and provide solutions to a thought provoking cases relevant to the field of Student Affairs and share their findings to a panel of judges that is representative of student affairs practitioners, faculty and past competition winners.

The NASPA is the national organization for student affairs professionals and is the leading association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession.

Two students selected as Albert Schweitzer Fellows

Two higher education leadership students have been selected as 2015-2016 Albert Schweitzer Fellows. Brandy Schwarz and Whitnee Boyd will spend the next year addressing education and health disparities in North Texas while developing service and leadership skills.

Whitnee D. Boyd will work to increase awareness around college access and educate parents and students on the process of college. She will collaborate with the Morningside Children’s Partnership. Ultimately, the project will help to build a “cradle to career” environment in the Morningside community.

Brandy Schwarz will focus on health literacy for pregnant and new mothers and increase their access and understanding of health information as well as encourage them to become advocates for their own health and health of their children. She hopes to collaborate with The Parenting Center in Fort Worth for her project.

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) program selects approximately 250 Schweitzer Fellows to join its program. Schweitzer Fellows are graduate students in healthcare fields, social work, law, education, and other fields who design and implement year-long service projects that address the root causes of health and education disparities in under-resourced communities, while also fulfilling their academic responsibilities. To date, nearly 3,000 Schweitzer Fellows have delivered nearly 500,000 hours of service to nearly 300,000 people in need.