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TWU moves Founders’ Day celebration to early April
Texas Woman’s University has moved its annual Founders’
Day celebration from February to early April to coincide with
the date the university was established by the state of Texas.
TWU will host its next Founders’ Day Award Luncheon
on Thursday, April 5, 2007.
now celebrate Founders’ Day on or near April 6, the
date legislation was signed forming what is now known as TWU,”
Patrice Frisby, development associate for annual giving and
coordinator of the event, said. “Since April 6 is Good
Friday, the 2007 Founders’ Day luncheon will be held
on April 5.”
Since 1998 TWU
has presented Founders’ Awards at the luncheon to recognize
businesses, individuals and organizations that have supported
the university during its formative years and whose continued
support ensures the future for each new generation of students.
Nominations for the 2007 Founders’ Awards will be accepted
until Dec. 15, and the recipients will be announced in January.
For more information,
www.twu.edu/development/foundersday.htm or call Mrs. Frisby
at (940) 898-3867.
Day was known as Pancake Night when the Ex-Students Association
started it in 1924. When the school was renamed Texas State
College for Women in 1936, the event was given its present
On April 6, 1901,
Gov. Joseph D. Sayers signed legislation establishing what
is now known as Texas Woman’s University.
Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456