Davies School Alumna Reaches People in Need

“The first 72 hours felt very unreal,” said TCU graduate Sofia Tilton, recalling scenes of friends, family, and strangers having to escape flooded homes by any means necessary – from canoes to helicopters to simply wading through Hurricane Harvey’s rising floodwaters. Tilton lives in Houston and received her master’s degree in 2008 at TCU’s Davies… Read more »

Helping Teachers Become Literacy Leaders

(This story originally appeared in TCU This Week.) Chances are you’ve heard the term “train the trainer”—a type of education model that allows the participants to learn a subject and simultaneously learn how to teach it to others. Robin Griffith, associate professor in TCU’s College of Education, has taken the same approach to literacy and… Read more »

A Case for Cochlear

When Rodney and Summer Dethample discovered they were expecting their second daughter, they were overjoyed and excited to welcome their family’s newest addition. Months later, Sage Dethample came into the world as a precocious, bright-eyed, smart-as-a-whip little girl. As the months went on, however, the Dethamples slowly began to notice subtle differences in Sage’s communication… Read more »

Getting Under the Skin with Nurse Anesthesia Students

As a part of their curriculum working toward the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Anesthesia degree, some of Harris College’s students are undergoing a unique educational opportunity. Students visit the UNT Health Science Center Anatomy Lab several times throughout their first didactic year, with each visit reinforcing what they’ve learned in the classroom. Because nurse… Read more »

TCU Supply Chain Students Win at Michigan State Challenge

In a nail-bitingly close competition, TCU supply chain majors Carly Boobar, Kat Law, Mark Alar and Kris Kutch took second place out of 15 teams from universities across the country. It came down to a tie-breaker. Out of 15 teams, TCU was tied with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who eked out a win over the… Read more »

Student-run Food Recovery Network delivers

Up to 1,000 pounds of leftovers are delivered to the Union Gospel Mission each Monday following a home Horned Frogs football game, enough to provide meals for a week at the homeless shelter. The Food Recovery Network, a student organization advised by Gina Hill, associate professor of Nutritional Sciences, was established to eliminate food waste… Read more »

Endowment 101: TCU’s approach to supporting people, programs and progress

At Texas Christian University, the endowment refers to the long-term investment assets of the University. These assets are invested in perpetuity. Funds enter the endowment from two primary sources: gifts from donors and additions to long-term savings that are set aside each year by the Board of Trustees. TCU’s endowment, established in 1910 with an… Read more »

Kinesiology Students Collaborate with Special Olympics Athletes

Led by Dr. Phil Esposito, assistant professor of professional practice, many students from Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences have been on a mission to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By conducting research at Special Olympics events throughout Texas, Esposito and his team of kinesiology students are looking to… Read more »

Bilingual Speech Therapy for Stroke Survivors

A monthly bilingual support group at Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic offers hope for people working to regain the ability to speak. (This article by Lisa Martin previously appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) Two days after Gaby Garcia’s father had open-heart surgery in 2009, he had a stroke and lost the… Read more »