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April 2019 e-newsletter

Dean’s Message

A new chapter begins for Walt Williamson

From 24 collective years of teaching at different universities in Texas, to working for NASA and the Sandia Labs, Walt Williamson, professor and chair of the Department of Engineering, will retire at the end of the school year. Williamson’s career of more than 50 years in the engineering field has certainly left a mark on the industry as a teacher, consultant and mechanical engineer.



Sustainability Pilot Program in the works at North Hi Mount Elementary

Before the 2018-2019 school year began, Gina Jarman Hill, associate professor of nutritional sciences, approached Myrna Blanchard, principal of North Hi Mount Elementary, to ask if the school would be interested to allow her and her nutrition students to integrate a sustainability plan.


The CSE and the Center for Career & Professional Development

Gabriela PineiderEarning a degree from TCU means being equipped with top skills, tools and knowledge to tackle the next step in your career or education. In order to take advantage of these merits, the Center for Career & Professional Development is prepared to help TCU students and alumni map out their futures – this is in large part thanks to the hard work of its career consultants.





Bret Rogers – Class of 2019

Bret Rogers is not your typical TCU Student. He is a 36-year-old Veteran who has valuable job experiences under his belt, and has traveled all over the world. Rogers is an engineering major at TCU and is currently the president of Veterans in Engineering, Technology, and Science (V.E.T.S.) on campus.



Farewell, Dianna McFarland

This month, the College of Science & Engineering will say goodbye to beloved Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Dianna McFarland, who has worked at TCU for the last 25 years. During her time at TCU, McFarland, known as “Dr. Mac” to her students, created five new courses, including “Organization Psychology” and “Psychology of Women and Men.”





Samantha Singer – Class of 2019

female student playing with a baby

Samantha Singer is a senior child development major who is taking TCU by storm. Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Singer was originally drawn to TCU because of her Disciples of Christ church back home. After taking a visit with her youth group during her senior year of high school, Singer fell in love with the TCU campus, the people and the overall atmosphere.





TCU chemistry students revamp, reuse and recycle with O.D. Wyatt

“Want to see something scary?” read the text message Heidi Conrad received from a friend one night. The text included pictures of incredibly rusted cans of sodium in a high school in Irving that had been sitting underneath a leaking ceiling, thus becoming incredibly hazardous.





Cooper Gould – Class of 2019

With an eye for math and a passion for space, senior Cooper Gould has made a name for himself as a well-respected mechanical engineering student throughout the College of Science & Engineering (CSE).






Grace Newell – Class of 2019

To say that Grace Newell has a lot on her plate is an understatement. She’s a neuroscience major, Chancellor’s Scholar, a member of the TCU Swim & Dive team, and in the John V. Roach Honors College. Not to mention, she has already been accepted to three medical schools. As a senior from Louisville, Colorado, Newell has certainly made the most of her time here at TCU.





News Briefs – April 2019

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