Best wishes for a spirited holiday
With the holiday season already underway, I am excited to share with you a personal greeting from Chad and me to all of you who have supported the university in some way. I am reminded each and every day of the many blessings I have at this university, and I am most grateful to be chancellor at Texas Woman’s.
More than 1,500 participate in December grad ceremonies
It is hard to believe that the fall 2022 semester has come to an end. But we were elated to have celebrated with roughly 1,540 of our graduates—and their loved ones—from Denton, Dallas and Houston during five commencement ceremonies over the last week. I was inspired to learn about the challenges some of our students overcame along their academic journeys, notwithstanding those caused by the lingering pandemic. We congratulate them for their enduring spirit. I invite you to scroll through some graduation images so that you may see for yourself the pure joy graduates radiated during commencement activities.
New plan promises to cover tuition & fees
As we wrap up graduation activities, I want to let you know about Texas Woman’s efforts to improve the pipeline of students going into college—particularly for those who have limited financial resources. Last month, we announced a Zero Tuition Guarantee, which covers 100% of tuition and fees for incoming students who qualify for federal Pell Grants. The program is offered to qualifying new first-time or transfer students who enroll full time at Texas Woman’s. This program demonstrates our commitment to making a Texas Woman’s, high-quality education accessible to all qualified students, including those who lack the financial means.
Students produce warm, safe clothing for homeless
Fashion design students pose with garments they produced for men experiencing homelessness in Denton.
A group of students in Fashion Design and Merchandising lecturer Remy Odukomaiya’s mass production techniques class showed some true community spirit this season by designing, patterning and crafting 13 sets of clothing for men experiencing homelessness. The clothing was produced with several concepts in mind: providing apparel that is warm, safe (reflective at night) and appropriate for job interviews. The garments were donated to Twice as Nice of Denton and will be provided to homeless men or those living in extreme circumstances.
Magazine publishes second issue
I am pleased to note that the second issue of the university’s magazine, Texas Woman’s, was distributed in November. The publication’s primary audience includes university alumni, friends and supporters, but the subjects it covers are relevant to a broader community. The latest issue speaks to the nation’s teacher shortage and how Texas Woman’s is working to address it, and features a library collection exploring the legal career of trailblazing attorney Sarah Weddington, who successfully argued Roe vs. Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court 50 years ago.
Lastly, I leave you with this image of Texas Woman’s alumna, U.S. District Judge Alia Moses of Del Rio, who in November made history after becoming the first woman to be named chief justice of the Western District of Texas, one of the largest and most active federal court districts in the United States. It was the second history-making event for Moses, who in 2002 became the first woman ever to be appointed to a federal bench in the Western District.
I look forward to keeping you apprised of Texas Woman’s brightest moments in 2023. As always, email me with your comments or questions. I am delighted that you have spent a few minutes with me today.
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