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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....

Helen Haddix Deiker and Robert W. Deiker

Helen Haddix Deiker and Robert W. Deiker

Thanks to a generous gift from the estate of Helen Haddix Deiker of Fort Worth, a past president of the TWU Former Students Association more Texas Woman’s University students will receive scholarships to help meet their educational goals. The gift to the TWU...

Ima Jean Boenker

Ima Jean Boenker

More Texas Woman’s University students will receive scholarships to help meet their educational goals thanks to a gift from the estate of Ima Jean Boenker of Fort Worth, a TWU alumna. The gift will be used to establish the Ima Jean Boenker Scholarship, which will...

Jean Arden Eversmeyer '51

Jean Arden Eversmeyer '51

Jean Arden Eversmeyer, known as “Arden,” founded both Lesbians Over Age Fifty (LOAF) and the Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project (OLOHP) and was a mayoral appointee to the Houston, Texas Agency on Aging. Arden dedicates her efforts to ensure that older lesbians have...

Karen L. Peterson, PhD '73, '74

Karen L. Peterson, PhD '73, '74

Dr. Karen L. Peterson, a distinguished professor emeritus of early childhood in the Department of Human Development at Washington State University, Vancouver, brings a wealth of experience from diverse early childhood environments. With a keen eye, she has observed...

Kathleen Bradbury '71, '72)

Kathleen Bradbury '71, '72)

Kathleen Bradbury, who earned her bachelor’s degree (1971) and master’s degree (1972) in library science from TWU, has generously created a scholarship endowment to honor her brother, Edward George, and his extraordinary achievements in nursing. Edward George’s path...

Linda Winter Littenberg

Linda Winter Littenberg

Linda Winter Littenberg earned her degree in Vocational Home Economics Education from TWU in 1978. Drawing inspiration from her family’s passion for education, she embarked on a career teaching Home Economics in both Texas and New Jersey high schools. Following her...

Mary Elizabeth Gaunt Roberts

Mary Elizabeth Gaunt Roberts

Mary Elizabeth Gaunt Roberts graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. Her husband, Alan J. Roberts established this scholarship endowment in memory of his late wife for students pursuing a degree through the Department...

Michael A. Mayo '88, DHA, FACHE

Michael A. Mayo '88, DHA, FACHE

Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE, is president/CEO, Baptist Health in Northeast Florida, Jacksonville, and the interim CEO for five hospitals: Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville (Fla.), Baptist Medical Center South, Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center...

Neva Hudiburgh Cochran, LD, RDN '78

Neva Hudiburgh Cochran, LD, RDN '78

Neva Hudiburgh Cochran, LD, RDN earned her master’s in nutrition in 1978 from TWU after receiving her bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Oklahoma. Ms. Cochran went on to be an award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist. She...

Oma Church

Oma Church

Oma Waller was born and raised in Collin County, outside Dallas, Texas, and even as child she was interested in clothes. Old pictures reveal a well-dressed little girl and then a young woman in very high heels. She was anxious to get to the bright lights of a bigger...

Orien Levy Woolf '37

Orien Levy Woolf '37

Orien attended Texas Woman’s University earning a Bachelor of Science Degree followed by a Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University. Orien was a founder of the Dallas Home for Jewish Aged (Golden Acres). She was named the recipient of the Golden...

Ram Lal Seekri Endowed Scholarship

Ram Lal Seekri Endowed Scholarship

The Ram Lal Seekri Endowed Scholarship was established by his son, Raj K. Seekri (shown in photograph here) and wife, Kay Paul Seekri as a memorial tribute to his father’s life long commitment to education and his tireless efforts to improve his community. “My father...

Ruth James Wingo

Ruth James Wingo

Ruth James Wingo, editor of the 1932 Lass-0, has used her journalism degree very little professionally. Nevertheless, she considers her journalism education invaluable. In fact, she considers it so important that she and her husband, David, founded the Ruth James...

Sook Family Foundation

Sook Family Foundation

The Sook Family Foundation has donated $500,000 to honor the late Cornaro Professor Phyllis J. Bridges. Dr. Bridges served Texas Woman’s as a faculty member, administrator and historian for 50 years. She passed away in April 2022 at the age of 80. Dr. Bridges...

The JHG Texas Nursing Scholarship

The JHG Texas Nursing Scholarship

The Johanniter Humanitarian Group of Texas (JHG Texas) Corporation is a humanitarian organization in Texas that is sponsored by the greater international Johanniter community. The Johanniterorden, or Knightly Order of St. John of the Hospital of Jerusalem, is the...

The Joseph Melaçon Excellence in the Visual Arts Scholarship

The Joseph Melaçon Excellence in the Visual Arts Scholarship

Joseph Melaçon had a very successful, long-running career designing exhibits, sets, props and special effects prior to following his passion for painting and teaching by coming to Texas Woman’s University to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree. Graduating in December...

The LaVerne Harrell Clark Endowment Fund

The LaVerne Harrell Clark Endowment Fund

LaVerne Harrell Clark graduated from TWU in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She began her journalism career in Fort Worth and then worked with various publishers in New York City. While taking a creative writing class at Columbia University in New York...

Therese Bartholomew Bevers, MD, FAAFP

Therese Bartholomew Bevers, MD, FAAFP

TWU alumna and Medical Director of MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Center (CPC), Dr. Therese Bartholomew Bevers ’81 oversees a comprehensive clinical program offering cancer screening and personalized risk reduction services. Dr. Bevers earned her Bachelor of Science...

Thompson Scholar

Thompson Scholar

Velocity R Francesca Norris Annual Scholarship

Velocity R Francesca Norris Annual Scholarship

Velocity R Francesca Norris Annual Scholarship was created by Velocity R Aviation Foundation to honor life and legacy of Francesca Norris. After graduating in the top ten of her class at Birdville High School, she attended Baylor University and graduated from the...

Vivian L. Dobbs

Vivian L. Dobbs

Vivian L. Dobbs graduated from Texas Woman’s University (formerly Texas State College for Women) in 1942 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Shortly after graduation, Dobbs joined the United States Marine Corp where she served for 29 months. Returning to Emory...

Wendell Wise Mayes

Wendell Wise Mayes

Wendell Mayes (1898 – 1970) was a prominent Texas broadcaster and civic leader. He was appointed to the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents in 1966 by Governor John Connally and eventually served as its chairman. His wife, Dorothy Evans Mayes, had attended TWU,...

W. Ray Johnson

W. Ray Johnson

The W. Ray Johnson Foundation was established in 2017 and is a 501©(3) charity that specializes in providing financial means and assistance for students by creating scholarships, internships and special community-based projects at colleges and universities. The...