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Aileene Simpson Lockhart

Aileene Simpson Lockhart

Aileene Simpson Lockhart graduated in the class of 1932 and was named Distinguished Alumna in 1971. Dr. Lockhart was a former Dean of the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at TWU.

Austin Roberts

Austin Roberts

Col. Austin W. Roberts (ret.) passed away in October 2008. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1941 and served in World War II and the Korean War. He remained active in the Army Reserve until his retirement in 1971. He was an accredited tax adviser, an ordained...

Barbara Yow Williams

Barbara Yow Williams

Ashlyn Pedroza created the Williams Yellow Brick Road Scholarship in memory of her teacher, Barbara Yow Williams (April 14, 1958 – August 8, 2021) The purpose of this scholarship is to mirror the acts of B.J. Williams. Mrs. Williams will forever be an idol teacher...

Bettejoe Rogers Pendleton

Bettejoe Rogers Pendleton

Bettejoe Rogers Pendleton was born in 1937 in Caddo, Texas to Joe and Bernice Peters Rogers. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies and later win a Master of Arts in Health Studies in 1962. During her...

Betty Johnston

Betty Johnston

The Texas Woman’s University Alumni Association was honored to receive a generous gift from the estate of alumna Betty R. Johnston. Betty Johnston most recently lived in Lubbock, Texas, where she died in 2014. A graduate of the class of 1947 from then Texas State...

Bramwell Family Scholarship Endowment

Bramwell Family Scholarship Endowment

Jennifer and Douglas Bramwell established the Bramwell Family Scholarship Endowment as a tribute to Jennifer’s life and the family’s dedication to higher education. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s Houston campus in 2005. The...

Carolyn Yvonne Looney Scholarship in Deaf Education

Carolyn Yvonne Looney Scholarship in Deaf Education

Carolyn was a Masters level student in the Texas Woman’s University Department of Communication Sciences pursuing a degree in Deaf Education when she passed away from cancer in 2012. With a severe hearing loss in one ear, Carolyn was drawn to the deaf and hard of...

Caryl E. and Larry W. Mobley

Caryl E. and Larry W. Mobley

Caryl E. and Larry W. Mobley, professionals with strong ties to Texas Woman’s University (TWU), have graciously created a scholarship endowment at the institution. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Caryl pursued a remarkable nursing career, earning her Bachelor of...

Cynthia D. Melton ’93, ’01

Cynthia D. Melton ’93, ’01

The Melton Family Scholarship Endowment was created by Cynthia D. Melton ’93, ’01. She obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business from TWU leading a successful career in human resources at Dynacraft and Peterbilt Motors Company. Cindie attributes her...

Cynthia Harper '56

Cynthia Harper '56

Cynthia J. Harper, with her strong ties to the university, has always held TWU close to her heart. She graduated with a degree in business in 1956. Her passion for education and the values instilled during her time at TWU have inspired this initiative. A. John Harper...

Dorothy Evans Mayes

Dorothy Evans Mayes

Dorothy Evans Mayes (1898 – 1994), wife of Wendell Wise Mayes, was a noted Texas artist. She was born to Ewing Oliphant Evans and Maude Shelley Evans in 1898 in Hondo, Mexico where her father was a physician with the Mexican International Railroad. She grew up in San...

Dorothy Meyer Kincaid

Dorothy Meyer Kincaid

Dorothy Meyer Kincaid was born in Corsicana, Texas in 1924 to parents, Otta Henry Meyer and Mabel Malone Meyer and spent her childhood with her parents in various East Texas oil fields. After graduating from Longview High School, Dorothy began her college career at...

Dr. Carolyn Colvin Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Carolyn Colvin Endowed Scholarship

Carolyn was born on August 25, 1930, in Harlingen, Texas. She attended school in Harlingen, Houston, and Stuttgart, Arkansas. She received a B.S. in 1952 and M.A. in 1953 from Texas State College for Women (now Texas Women s University). She then went to Louisiana...

Dr. Dawn S. Chaney '63, '66, '70

Dr. Dawn S. Chaney '63, '66, '70

Dawn Chaney was born and raised in a small town of 600 in Central Pennsylvania. She earned degrees at Penn Hall College in Pennsylvania and is a three-time alumna of Texas Woman’s University. Dawn had a career in Higher Education that took her from Texas A&I...

Dr. Derek Crews

Dr. Derek Crews

Dr. Derek Crews is a Professor of Management at Texas Woman’s University, and a workforce development consultant. Dr. Crews earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration at the University of North Texas, and his doctorate in Business Education...

Dr. Jay-lin Topel and Dr. David Topel

Dr. Jay-lin Topel and Dr. David Topel

Jay-lin Jane-Topel was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1951 to Tong-Hsiang Cheng and Chih-Fei Chen-Cheng. Her father was a colonel in the National Chinese Army during WWII and the family fled from the Peoples Republic of China to Taiwan in 1949. She attended the National...

Dr. Jessie Bateman-Barns Narsutis

Dr. Jessie Bateman-Barns Narsutis

Jessie Bateman-Barns (Narsutis), professor emerita and former Dean of the Texas Woman’s University’s College of Household Arts & Sciences was active in University and community organizations. She was a member of the TWU President’s Council and co-chaired, with her...

Dr. Jessie Bateman-Barns Narsutis

Dr. Jessie Bateman-Barns Narsutis

Jessie Bateman-Barns (Narsutis), professor emerita and former Dean of the Texas Woman’s University’s College of Household Arts & Sciences, was active in University and community organizations. She was a member of the TWU President’s Council and co-chaired, with her...

Dr. Johnie Christian

Dr. Johnie Christian

Johnie Christian was born Nov. 5, 1898, in Rosston. She worked as an education research and program specialist, for the US Office of Education and was head of the Department of Home Economics at Texas Woman’s University in Denton. A student at TWU when it was the...

Dr. Mary E. Ridgway '71, '74

Dr. Mary E. Ridgway '71, '74

Dr. Ridgway received her master’s and doctorate in Physical Education from Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Ridgway had a long and distinguished career in higher education serving as a head coach, Professor of Kinesiology, and senior administrator at the University of...

Dr. Nancy Glick

Dr. Nancy Glick

The Nancy Glick Scholarship Endowment was established in 2000 with the purpose of providing a scholarship to one TWU student accepted into the first semester of the Entry Level Dental Hygiene Program. The first semester for a student majoring in Dental Hygiene is the...

Dr. Phyllis J. Bridges Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Phyllis J. Bridges Endowed Scholarship

Friends and former students of Dr. Phyllis Bridges, Cornaro Professor of English at Texas Woman’s University, have established a scholarship in honor of the longtime TWU educator. In a letter announcing the fund-raising effort, committee co-chairs Dr. Carolyn...

Dr. Rose Nieswiadomy

Dr. Rose Nieswiadomy

Dr. Rose Nieswiadomy, or Dr. Rose as she was fondly known as, received a Bachelor’s and a Master’s of Nursing from TWU and a Ph.D. in Nursing from North Texas State University, today known as the University of North Texas. Dr. Rose dedicated over 30 years of her life...

Dr. Sandy Sook and Mr. Perry Sook, Sook Family Foundation

Dr. Sandy Sook and Mr. Perry Sook, Sook Family Foundation

Sandy earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric from TWU in 2015. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master of Education in both Middle School Education and in Talented and Gifted Education from Ohio University. Perry Sook also graduated from Ohio University and he has served as the...

Dr. Sheila K. Whitaker-Kellagher '81,'17

Dr. Sheila K. Whitaker-Kellagher '81,'17

Dr. Sheila K. Whitaker-Kellagher. Sheila has more than 30 years of experience in the development and provisions of rehabilitation services including long term, outpatient, and acute care service settings. She is highly respected in the healthcare community as an...

Ed and Nancy Millichamp Scholarship

Ed and Nancy Millichamp Scholarship

“With the current economic climate, students need more scholarship dollars, and we wanted to do our part to ensure students’ success," said Nancy Millichamp, former chair of the TWU Foundation Board of Directors. The Ed and Nancy Millichamp Scholarship provides...

Elizabeth Dunlap Ferring and Dr. Reid Ferring

Elizabeth Dunlap Ferring and Dr. Reid Ferring

Elizabeth Dunlap Ferring and Dr. Reid Ferring have established the Elizabeth Dunlap Ferring Scholarship Endowment in Education, aiming to support students pursuing degrees in education. Both educators themselves, they are passionate about fostering the next...

FloAnn Norman

FloAnn Norman

FloAnn Norman had a life-long focus on education and caring for others. She was the first member of her family to achieve an advanced education, which was an important accomplishment for her. She initially earned a diploma from the three-year program at St. Joseph’s...

Glenda Brock Simmons

Glenda Brock Simmons

The Glenda Brock Simmons Leadership Scholarship was established to provide a stream of income to outstanding undergraduate student leaders at Texas Woman’s University. Selection is made by the Vice President of Student Life. Award winners are announced at the TWU...

Helen B. Miniter Scholarship

Helen B. Miniter Scholarship

As a professor at Texas Woman’s University for 20 years, John J. Miniter, Ph.D., has always recognized the value of a TWU education. With that in mind and to honor his wife of 58 years, Dr. Miniter has donated $10,000 to the TWU Foundation to establish the Helen B....