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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...

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...

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...

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. 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. 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. 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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Thompson Scholar

Thompson Scholar

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...