Path to graduation included years on Death Row
Ryan Matthews was just 17 years old when he was arrested for murder. Two years later, a Louisiana jury sentenced him to death row. He’d spend five years there before DNA evidence cleared him of the crime.
Now, he’s set to receive his bachelor of applied arts and sciences degree from Texas Woman’s University during the 9 a.m. commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 14, in Pioneer Hall.
Texas Woman's University to conduct Fall 2019 commencement
The Fall 2019 semester at Texas Woman’s University will draw to a close with commencement ceremonies scheduled Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14, on the university’s Denton campus, and Sunday, Dec. 15, in Houston.
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.
Study shows benefits of Spanish-language literacy program
Citing the growing number of Latino English learners and the lack of evidence-based educational opportunities they are provided, evaluators with the American Institutes of Research (AIR) teamed with the Texas Woman’s University Reading Recovery program for a randomized controlled study of Descubriendo la Lectura (DLL), a literacy program for bilingual first-graders who are having difficulty learning to read and write in their native Spanish.
Project aims to produce more Hispanic teachers
Texas Woman’s University will use a $500,000 federal grant to recruit and educate more Hispanics as teachers to address teacher shortages in the state. The university is partnering with Tarrant County College District and other community colleges to create a path for teacher candidates to transfer from a two-year school to complete their bachelor’s degree at TWU.
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