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English Speech and Foreign Language Graduates

Office of Alumni Relations has recently learned about the following individuals who are working in positions of leadership in higher education. They are making a difference on their home campuses and bringing recognition to their alma mater. They worked with the faculty of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages during their studies at TWU and graduated with degrees in English/Rhetoric. TWU applauds them all!

We know this is not a complete list!  So, if you know of other TWU grads from any discipline that are in positions of leadership in higher education, please let us know so that we may recognize them, as well.  Send information to alumnirelations@twu.edu

In August of 2012, Dr. Delores Zumwalt, BA 1992, MA 1996, PhD 2004, will begin her duties as Co-Chair of the Division of Humanities, Philosophy, and Speech at the Spring Creek campus of the Collin Country Community College District. She was named a Presidential Scholar at Spring Creek earlier.

Dr. James Bell, MA 1992, who earned the PhD in English at Texas Tech, is serving as Chair of the Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Humanities at Northwestern State University in Alva, Oklahoma. Prior to accepting the position as Chair, Dr. Bell served as Associate Professor of English and Director of Institutional Assessment at the College of the Ozarks. Dr. Bell is the Chair of the Southwestern Literature section of the South Central Modern Language Association for 2012.

Dr. Judith Carter, BA 1990, PhD 2001, joined the faculty of Amarillo College after completing the Ph. D. Dr. Carter is Coordinator of the Developmental English Program and Director of the Developmental English Writing Lab at Amarillo College. She has recently been on the steering committee for the SACS reaffirmation process for her campus.

Elaine Cho, BS 2001, MA 2004, is Coordinator for the Asian American and Middle Eastern American Studies Program at Eastfield College in the Dallas Community College District. Ms. Cho is currently pursuing the PhD in Rhetoric. Ms. Cho has held awards from the Fulbright Scholarship program and the National Endowment for the Humanities and has received the award for the best paper submitted in Folklore at the Southwest American Culture Association conference in 2012.

Dr. Ann Jagoe, BA 1975, MA 1986, PhD 1996, is the Chair of the Department of English, Speech, and Foreign Languages at North Central Texas College. Dr. Jagoe worked as a staff member at TWU prior to completing the PhD.

Dr.  Crystal McCage Sands, BA 1996, MA 2000, is currently leading the writing program at Hussen University in Bangor, Maine. Dr. Sands completed her dissertation on Hawthorne, a writing that has been published. She has also published children’s books. Prior to moving to Hussen University, Dr. Sands was director of the writing program for Bend Community College in Oregon.

Nimmy Nair, BGS 2005, MA 2006, is serving as co-chair of the Division of Communications at Brookhaven College in the Dallas Community College District. Ms. Nair is currently working toward completion of the PhD in Rhetoric at TWU. She has been a leader in the SACS reaffirmation process for her home campus and is an officer in the South Central Modern Language Association for 2012.

Dr. Raquel Hutchens Schmitz MA 1994, earned the Juris Doctor degree in Oklahoma. She is the Vice Chancellor for Administration for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Oklahoma City is her base of operations. Prior to her appointment as Vice Chancellor, Dr. Schmitz was Chief of Staff for the Durant campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Cheryl Wiltse, MA 1998, PhD 2004, joined the faculty of Collin County College. Dr. Wiltse was named a Presidential Scholar on her campus. She is now serving as Chair of the Division of Humanities, Philosophy, and Speech.

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Kendra Vaglienti, who completed all coursework and examination for the PhD in Rhetoric at TWU, is Executive Dean of the Communications Division at Brookhaven College of the Dallas County Community College District.

page last updated 9/17/2014 11:28 AM