Program and Alumni News

Graduate Highlight: Catherine Andrews (BGS '21)

“Seven times down, eight times up,” is a Japanese proverb that evokes, but doesn’t even begin to describe, Catherine Andrews’ resilience throughout her journey to earn a diploma.

At the age of 18, when many of her peers were focused on applying to college with the support of family and friends, Catherine found herself aging out of the foster care system. With few resources and no biological family to lean on, she struggled through bouts of unemployment and homelessness. 

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

Everyone needs someone to lean on, especially children who lost a parent serving in the military. Meet AJ Heath, a PepsiCo employee, Army veteran, and driver for Rolling Remembrance, and Jaisha Haynes, a student at Texas Women’s University as they share their stories.

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.

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