Carol and Richard Hoefs are turning their passion for education into a lasting legacy benefiting TCU students with a scholarship supported through their estate plans.
TCU prepared Kathi Miller '67 for a long career in journalism. Now she's helping prepare the next generation in return.
Dr. Phil Hartman, dean of TCU's College of Science & Engineering, has heard regularly from prospective students that TCU is their first choice, but they received better scholarships elsewhere. By endowing a scholarship of their own, Phil and his wife hope more students can pick TCU.
"Lucky Lindy" (Lynn D.) Segall '74 believes he and other Horned Frogs have an obligation to give back to the University because they have benefitted greatly from those who've gone before them. Another reason? "The joy we get from watching lives unfold after graduation, knowing we made a difference." Read More
For Susan and James H. Carter III, "Mem'ries Sweet, Comrades True" is more than a phrase from their alma mater. TCU continues to play an active role in the lives of these Class of 1968 graduates, with Horned Frogs athletic events around the country giving the Connecticut couple opportunities to maintain lifelong friendships and rekindle old ones. Read More
Many college freshmen face a challenging transition, but when Frances Reaves '76 came to TCU to study with renowned Ballet Director Fernando Schaffenburg, it was "pure culture shock." She had been living in Singapore because of her father's oil exploration career and had chosen TCU over SMU because of Schaffenburg's reputation. Read More
Jane Strauss Northern '72 says study abroad experiences and inspirational TCU professors prompted her to establish a gift in her will that will help the University's liberal arts professors' travel and study to enhance their scholarship and teaching. Read More
Retired dentist Morgan Tyner ’84 was first attracted to Texas Christian University because it had the best pre-health professions program available. The University proved to be a good fit for Morgan, a Nebraska native, challenging him academically and providing opportunities for personal growth through hospital work and his fraternity’s charitable outreach. His TCU experience taught him compassion and a different way of looking at the world. Read More
For Gary Roberts ’80, the Texas Christian University campus of the late 1970s was a great place to be: late-night bull sessions about the meaning of life in the Tom Brown library; quiet, reflective times at Frog Fountain; “study” breaks at Ol’ South; and cheering on the then-struggling Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Read More
Robert '54 and Mary Jane Howell Sunkel '55 believed personal experience was the most valuable form of education and accordingly traveled around the world to experience art, architecture and culture firsthand. Although deceased, the couple's vision and legacy continues through the Sunkel Art History Endowment. Read More
Accuse Laura and Tod Miller '79 of being "TCU-centric" and they won't deny it. Case in point: The Miller family holds season tickets for virtually every Horned Frogs athletics team. Read More
Actor David Coffee '79 (MFA '82) has discovered a new part to play off stage: that of benefactor to his beloved Trinity Shakespeare Festival (TSF) at TCU. Read More
Throughout a distinguished career in media, Valerie K. Blackburn '79 has overseen financial and strategic planning for some of America's most successful broadcast operators in their top radio markets. She has served on the boards of directors of several organizations and is passionate about numerous community causes. Read More
Lee Rae Ulrich didn't attend TCU, but she loved visiting Fort Worth and the campus, and adored her Horned Frog husband's Lambda Chi fraternity brothers and their wives. Read More