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TWU Recognizes Distinguished
Woman’s University and the TWU Former Students Association
will recognize four distinguished alumni during Honors Convocation
ceremonies Thursday, April 15 and at an awards luncheon on Saturday,
April 17. The honorees are Dr. Margaret L. Bogle of Little Rock,
Ark., Dr. Janie H. Humphries of Ruston, La., Virginia “Ginger”
Purdy of San Antonio and Dr. Glenda B. Simmons of Denton.
The ceremonies are part
of TWU’s homecoming celebration, April 15-18. Convocation
is at 10 a.m. April 15 in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, located
at Oakland Avenue and Pioneer Circle on TWU’s Denton campus.
The Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. April
17 in the southeast ballroom of Hubbard Hall. Luncheon tickets purchased
prior to March 25 are $15; after March 25 tickets are $20. For more
information or tickets, call the TWU Office of Alumni Relations
at (940) 898-2586 or visit www.twu.edu/alum.
Margaret Lowe Bogle,
Ph.D., RD, LD
Dr. Bogle has a history
of outstanding work in the field of community and pediatric nutrition
that spans more than 48 years. She earned her Ph.D. in nutrition
science at TWU in 1989.
Her first association
with TWU was as an instructor and research nutritionist from 1974-77.
She currently is an associate professor at the University of Arkansas
for Medical Sciences and executive director of the Lower Mississippi
Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Initiative. The research program
involves a partnership of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and
the states of Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. The goal of the
project is to improve the health and well being of children and
their families in the delta region through better nutrition.
Because of her work,
the Agriculture Research Service is beginning a similar program
in Texas in the lower Rio Grande Valley under Dr. Bogle’s
Dr. Bogle was an invited
speaker at the National Nutrition Summit held in Washington, D.C.
in 2000. In 2002, she was awarded the Marjorie Hulsizer Copher Award,
which is the highest award given by The American Dietetic Association.
Dr. Janie M. Humphries
Dr. Humphries is an assertive
leader who has had exceptional success working with parents, students
and professionals. She is a 1964 TWU home economics graduate and
since 1995 she has held the position of McGehee Professor of Early
Childhood Education, School of Human Ecology, Louisiana Tech University.
The Louisiana Association
for Children Under Six (now Louisiana Early Childhood Association)
awarded her the Mildred Souther Award for Outstanding Service to
Louisiana’s Children in 1992. Louisiana Tech University named
her a University Distinguished Professor for 1995-2000. The Southern
Early Childhood Association selected her as their Outstanding Member
Most notable is her work
with LINC — Lincoln Institutions Networking for Children —
a comprehensive early childhood program for children ages 3 to 7.
LINC is one of the charter programs of the Excellent Beginnings
Early Childhood Program, used in eight states, that includes a research
base curriculum, parental involvement, high school mentors and community
involvement. Redbook magazine, USA Today and the Louisiana State
Senate recognized LINC as a notable early childhood program.
Ms. Purdy is a 1948 graduate
of TWU with more than 35 years’ experience in advertising
and public relations. Her career started as a fashion artist and
she later became advertising manager of the Texas/New Mexico Division
of Dillard’s Department Stores. In 1976, she went into business
for herself with clients such as the San Antonio Conservation Society.
She also became a full-time
advocate for women and children. Ms. Purdy is the founding president
of Network Power/Texas, a non-profit corporation that promotes equity
and self-sufficiency for women through educational programs and
services. She is the founder and president emeritus of the San Antonio
Women’s Chamber of Commerce.
In 1992, the International
Women’s Forman named her a “Women Who Make a Difference”
award recipient. She is a director of SA Inc., formerly the San
Antonio Economic Development Coordinating Council, is a past member
of the Affirmative Action Council of City Public Service, a past
member of the board of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital
and was one of the founding Advisory Board members of the University
of Texas at San Antonio Center for the Study of Women and Gender.
Since 1984 she has been a member of the State Steering Committee
for Women’s Legislative Days.
While serving on the
national board of the Association of Women in Communications she
spent two terms as president of the San Antonio chapter, two terms
as regional vice president and two terms as national vice president
for membership. She received the San Antonio chapter’s Headliner
Award for Outstanding Service in 1982.
Dr. Glenda Brock Simmons
Dr. Simmons received
her baccalaureate and master’s degrees at TWU (1961, 1962).
She served as TWU’s dean of students and vice president for
student life for 14 years and was a member of the business and economics
faculty for 22 years. On her retirement, she was named vice president
emeritus, the only person ever to hold such a title at TWU.
During her tenure at
TWU, she was departmental academic adviser; faculty sponsor of Delians
Literary-Social Club; homecoming chairperson; faculty representative
to the TWU Foundation; chair of the TWU Welfare Committee; an active
member and officer of her professional associations; adviser to
the Student Government Association, Mortar Board and Alpha Chi;
a representative to the Chamber of Commerce and United Way Board
member and secretary. She served as a reviewer for the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools and was a member of every TWU
SACS reaffirmation committee during her tenure at the university.
Dr. Simmons was selected
by students as outstanding faculty member numerous times and was
named the Texas Business Education Teacher of the Year in 1973.
Under her leadership, the TWU family housing program was established,
the human relations program was initiated, and Neighbors Educated
Together (NET), intercultural services, disability support services
and conference services were established as university components.
Since her retirement, she has served as a member of the TWU Foundation
Board, as a board member of Friends of the Family, and has been
actively involved as a volunteer with Ann’s Haven Hospice,
the RSVP tutoring program and numerous other community social service
agencies. She has been a member of the TWU Former Students Association
and served as the 2003 homecoming chairman.
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