Previous Grant Awardees

Fall 2017 TWU Staff Development Grant Awardees

Jinlan Iris Du

Jinlan (Iris) Du

Learning Technologist, Office of Technology, Houston Campus

Iris will utilize her grant award to attend the Canvas Conference in July 2018

“[By attending this conference] I will gain more knowledge about Cancas and other related applications which will help me provide better training and support to faculty.”


Megan Matteck

Megan Matteck

Assistant Soccer Coach, Athletics

Megan will utilize her grant award to attend the United Soccer Coaches Conference in Philadelphia during January 2018

“The education gained from the convention is on multiple levels…I will bring back with me new and exciting drills/coaching techniques I can utilize during our practices to encourage the most output from our players. I will also be able to [share] these techniques with my peers.”

Kristina Papa

Kristina Papa

Assistant Director, E-Communications & Campus Visit Experience, Admissions

Kristina will utilize her grant award to attend the annual First Year Experience & Students in Transition conference in San Antonio during February 2018

“I will be presenting at this conference in regards to students with family responsibilities; their challenges and resources that are provided at Texas Woman's University. The grant will not only be supporting TWU’s retention but also [aide me] in gathering ideas from different institutions in a collaborative manner.”

Annie Phillips

Annie Phillips

Director, Education Abroad Programs

Dr. Phillips will be utilizing her grant award to attend the Leadership Academy for Senior International Officers from April 30th - May 4, 2018

“In an effort to expand the breadth and depth of my knowledge in the area of international education, l am applying for acceptance to the Leadership Academy for Senior International Officers through the Association of International Education Administrators. This week-long training is designed to advance participants abilities and knowledge related to international education in the following areas: relations with administration; involving faculty; making alliances; programs and partnerships; making the case for enter-nationalization; assessment; resources; and strategic planning.”

Christina Williams

Christina Williams

Manager, Facilities Business & Support Services, Facilities Management

Christina will be utilizing her grant award to purchase the Rosetta Stone Spanish Power Pack (Latin America)

“The Facilities Management industry embraces diversity of all cultures and languages. As Business Manager for the largest department at TWU, it is increasingly difficult to assist my internal clients well lacking the basic skills with which to communicate. Speaking and understanding Spanish enables one to better serve the University.”

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