TESSTalk Series

TESSTalk Series

In May 2020 the TWU Office of Alumni Engagement launched the TESSTalk Series, a speaker series featuring TWU alumni, faculty and staff who will share their perspective on leadership, professional journeys and personal adventures. This program is named in honor of the former nickname of TWU students—Tessie.

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Upcoming

Information on future TESSTalks coming soon.

Past Speakers

Retired NASA engineer, American Redcross volunteer
Dr. Anngienetta Johnson ’71 discussed her time at TWU, career with NASA and volunteer work with the American Red Cross.
Nutrition and Performance Research Manager, GU Energy Labs
TWU alumna Roxanne Gonzales-Vogel '17 shared how non-conventional choices led to her dream job and summiting the world's highest mountains.
Scenic Painter
Christina Williams ’06, ’08 shared how TWU impacted her professional journey and the "mental tool kit" that helped her to persevere.
New York Post
Luis Rendon ’10 shared his journey into the professional world of media and journalism and reflects on his time as a male student at TWU.
Psynet Group
Drs. David and Jody Popple discussed organizational development trends and structures for positive results in any economic climate.
President, Mott Community College
TWU alumna Beverly Walker-Griffea, PhD ’04 shared her truths and the stories that defined her professional journey in higher education.
TWU alumni Shakar Soltani ’17 and Quitney Pryor ’14 discussed the importance of diversity and representation in the workplace.
Chancellor & President Texas Woman's Univeristy
TWU's Chancellor Carine M. Feyten, PhD, discussed the "State of the University" and changes made to enhance safety during the pandemic.
Founder & CEO, BuzzBallz/Southern Champion
TWU alumna and entrepreneur Merrilee Kick ’09 shared how she built her company from scratch and gave a master class in building your brand.
RN Service Manager, Emergency Department Parkland Memorial Hospital
TWU alumnus Henry Biddle ’80 discussed his time at TWU and his time in the USAF Nurse Corps, the DEA and as an emergency medical worker.
Nutrition Communications Consultant in Dallas, TX
TWU alumna and registered dietitian Neva Cochran ’78 shared her advice on nutritious eating during the pandemic.

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