Program and Alumni News

After earning bachelor’s at 70, grandmother has eye on master’s

If fulfilling her lifelong ambition of earning a bachelor’s degree wasn’t proof enough that Edna Rawson won’t let age be a barrier to her success, consider this: The 70-year-old grandmother now has her sights set on a master’s degree in social work.

The Perfect Blend: Cheryl Brown (BGS '19)

A Texas Woman’s degree is helping one student fulfill a culinary passion nearly 30 years in the making.

Watch: General studies major Jaisha Haynes featured as recipient of Fallen Patriots scholarship

Scissor business keeps veteran and TWU general studies alumna sharp

Hair cutting scissors have a convex edge, which is different from other types of scissors. So says Carrie Padilla, a TWU BGS alumna, Lewisville resident, business owner, wife, mom, 1998 New Mexico National Guard Airman of The Year and local “scissor chick.” She’s been in business for two-and-a-half-years and currently has approximately 300 customers.

Meet Layton Hernandez, campus leader and general studies senior

Layton Hernandez began his studies at TWU as a biology major, and after briefly considering psychology, he decided to major in general studies with concentrations in family studies and multicultural women’s and gender studies.

Layton later came to realize his passion for helping students succeed in college. He now plans to attend graduate school for a career in higher education with a focus in student affairs. He wants to work in student affairs because he sees the value in developing students not only in the classroom, but especially outside of the classroom. He believes that’s where student leadership skills are refined.

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