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Meet Jessica O’Brien, Occupational Therapy Graduate Student

Jessica O’Brien spent the early part of her career as an OT assistant. She then decided to uproot her life in Utah to move to Denton in pursuit of her advanced occupational therapy degree. With a heart the size of Texas, she is a perfect fit for the program and TWU.

“I chose TWU because of the program and the university’s reputation,” Jessica shared, and added that the positive influence of an alumnus, a previous fieldwork supervisor in Utah for her associate’s degree, helped, too.

TWU student uses feminist scholarship, activism to create global change

By the time Esther Ajayi-Lowo earns her doctoral degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2021, she already will have amassed an impressive list of achievements. Since arriving at TWU in 2015 to study multicultural women’s and gender studies, she has received two International Peace Scholarships from the Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO); published a book chapter chronicling the same-sex marriage prohibition act in Nigeria; and presented papers at national conferences on sexuality education, reproductive justice and female genital mutilation— all while balancing her personal commitments as a wife and mother to three young children.

Alumna Kamica King offers healing and hope through the power of music

Award-winning singer/songwriter Kamica King uses music to inspire and help people through some of the most difficult times of their lives.

Photo of recipients at the 2018 Multicultural Graduation Inaugural Ceremony.
TWU hosted its first Multicultural Graduation Ceremony on April 13, 2018. The event was organized by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach.

Meet Deyaun Seale, a health care administration graduate student

Deyaun Seale currently pursues a master’s degree in health care administration at the Houston campus of Texas Woman’s University. She saw no better environment to learn her field than at TWU after she decided she wanted to pursue a career in health care. TWU-Houston is perfectly situated in the midst of the action at Texas Medical Center, a sprawling hub that is home to some of the nation’s most prominent medical centers and research facilities.  

Graduate Student Council wins Outstanding Student Organization of the Year Award

Congratulations to the Graduate Student Council on winning the Outstanding Student Organization of the Year Award. Additionally, congratulations to Shannon Combest, PhD Candidate, Nutrition & Food Sciences and President, Graduate Student Council who won the Campus Leader with a Heart Award.

TWU graduate turns traditional nutrition coaching upside down

Joan Denton (M.S. ‘18) knew she wanted to be a registered dietitian, but never felt at ease in a hospital. When she expressed her interests to one of her Texas Woman’s University nutrition professors, Denton discovered she could be categorized as a “culinary dietitian.” This set Denton on to create her own path in the field of nutrition.

Family Graduation Celebration wins international award

The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) recently recognized Family Graduation Celebration at Texas Woman’s University as the 2018 Collaborative Program of the Year. The university’s Student Union and Campus Alliance for Resource Education worked with 10 other collaborative partners to create this unique experience for students and their families.

TWU named 'Mother-Friendly Worksite'

Texas Woman's University has been designated as a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite in recognition of its support for breastfeeding mothers.

TWU recognized for support of veteran, military students

Texas Woman’s University has been recognized by top veterans publications for its support for student military service members and veterans.

College Students Watch Tax Plan for Changes in Tuition Breaks

NBC5 Dallas/Fort Worth

Graduate students around the country fear they won't be able to afford school under the proposed Republican tax plan, which would end tax breaks the students get on the value of their tuition.

Carving a New Path through Experiential Learning

When she was a little girl, Kwentoria Williams, dreamed of being a doctor. But as she grew up, she realized her strengths lay elsewhere. With an affinity for leadership and organization, she set her sights on a career in hospital administration. That career path took a slight turn after Williams opted into Texas Woman's experiential learning program. As a staff member in Congressman Al Green's office, she is now working to make sure the community's collective voice is heard on health policies. 

Dance alumna receives fellowship to write feminist choreography book

Texas Woman’s University alumna Candice Salyers has received a $30,000 fellowship from the American Association of University Women to write a book on feminist choreography. Based on criteria such as excellence in teaching and commitment to women’s issues, the AAUW awarded Salyers, a visiting professor at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, with the Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship. The fellowship assists women to reach tenure positions and promote equality in education through independent research opportunities. 

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