At TWU, we celebrate diversity and lived experience as these are drivers for innovation, and we believe bringing new perspectives to previously intractable problems is the secret of our success.

Texas Woman’s is proud to celebrate Black History Month in February and the legacy of our Black faculty, staff, students and alumni throughout the year.

We invite you to check out the various events planned in honor of Black History Month and read the stories below about people in the TWU community who make a difference.

Diversity Events

Alana Douglas
Alana Douglas

Alana Douglas has a longtime goal of becoming a nurse, and even though life threw an unforeseen hurdle in her path, she’s managed to stay on course.

Alsenia Dowells
Alsenia Dowells

First Black student’s legacy still felt 61 years later

TWU student Demetria Ober in front of her Fort Worth home.
Demetria Ober

Sight impaired student embraces new cultural experiences.

Lawrencina Mason Oramalu and CSL Legacy Leaders Presenters
Lawrencina Mason Oramalu

TWU staff member dedicated to educating, empowering student leaders.

Agueda Gomes in Pioneer Hall.
Agueda Gomes

Agueda Gomes grew up in the Angolan civil war. Today, the Texas Woman’s University doctoral student is working to help the people of her country affected by the war.

PhD Florence Osuofa with her three children
Florence Osuofa, PhD

Sometimes, the path to a PhD can be quite interesting. Other times, the journey can be downright challenging. For Florence Osuofa, it was both.

Landon Dickerson
Landon Dickerson

Landon Dickerson made history in 2014 as the first male elected student body president at Texas Woman’s University.

Theodora “Theo” Sam-Brew.
Theodora “Theo” Sam-Brew

As Student Government Association (SGA) President, Theodora “Theo” Sam-Brew wants to encourage more students to get involved with SGA at TWU.

Chelle Luper Wilson and Kamala Harris
Chelle Luper Wilson

Chelle Luper Wilson isn’t just preserving history, she’s making it.

NaTasha Rogers wearing a mask and TWU shirt on the steps of the music building
NaTasha Rogers

NaTasha Rogers is ready to heal the world with patience, compassion and music.

Edna Rawson in TWU academic regalia at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Edna Rawson

At the age of 70, Edna Rawson has her sights set on a master’s degree in social work.

Joseph Mallory
Joseph Mallory

A Q&A with College of Business marketing student Joseph Mallory.

Wayne Brewer with students
Wayne Brewer, PhD

TWU Associate Professor of Physical Therapy brings his passion for discovery and affecting change to everything he does—particularly his research and teaching.

Dallas Designing Dreams co-founders Arthur Porter and Carla Robertson.
Carla Robertson (BS '85)

For Texas Woman’s alumna Carla Robertson (BS ‘85), fashion has always been a do-it-yourself endeavor.

Headshot of TWU sociology student Vanessa Ellison
Vanessa Ellison

Sociology doctoral student Vanessa Ellison is keen on greens.

Muchinka Peele
Muchinka Peele

TWU PhD student Muchinka Peele (special education) is on a mission to help the people of Zambia.

Ryan Matthews outdoors on TWU
Ryan Matthews

When Ryan Matthews crossed the Texas Woman’s University commencement stage in December 2019, it felt almost surreal.

Tanisha Freeman, Director of Operations, Student Health Services
Tanisha Freeman

Sometimes, history is made in relative obscurity. Other times, historic events become apparent the instant they happen.

Thaxton and family
Cheryl Thaxton, DNP

Life-altering experience set path for this TWU College of Nursing faculty's career.