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TWU Announces 2003 Founders'

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TWU Announces 2003 Founders' Award Recipients



DENTON — Andre "Frenchy" Rheault, the Denton Area Teachers Credit Union and the Ann Bradshaw Stokes Foundation are the 2003 Founders' Award recipients, presented by Texas Woman's University and the Former Students Association of TWU.

The awards will be presented at a luncheon on Feb. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in Hubbard Hall. Tickets for the event are $25 per person. Patron seats are available for $60. Benefactor tables for eight are available for $500. Reservations are required by Monday, Feb. 10, and may be made by calling the TWU Office of Institutional Development at (940) 898-3863.

Rheault, owner of Frenchy's Lawn & Tree Service, has been a supporter of TWU for more than 10 years. He regularly mentions activities and events at TWU in his customer newsletter, has been a corporate sponsor of TWU athletics and recently established a $2,500 gymnastics scholarship.

The Denton Area Teachers Credit Union supports academic, arts and athletics programs at TWU. In addition, the credit union also has contributed to various scholarships, the Chancellor's Circle, employee orientations and student health and job fairs.

The Ann Bradshaw Stokes Foundation has provided more than $108,000 in drama scholarships to TWU students since 1982. Mrs. Bradshaw, who died in 1980, earned a degree in journalism from the College of Industrial Arts (now Texas Woman's University). For 20 years, the foundation has contributed funds to Texas colleges and universities for scholarships or to support drama programs.

Founders' 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 name.

Observance of Founders' Day was discontinued from 1955 until 1978, when former TWU President Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey asked the National Alumni Association, now the Former Students Association, to assume responsibility for planning the event.


For Further Information Contact:

Roy Kron
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456