2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Research and Departmental Funds

Larry D. Adams International Award was established in 2012 by friends to honor Dr. Larry D. Adams.

Catherine R. Alexander Endowment for Ballet Choreographer-in-Residence was established in 2003 within the College of Fine Arts from contributions by the Robert D. and Catherine R. Alexander Foundation.

Robert D. Alexander Endowment for the Liberal Arts was provided by the Robert D. and Catherine R. Alexander Foundation and enables the AddRan College of Liberal Arts to support a biennial lecture series that explores the relevance of a liberal arts education and its role in contemporary society.

Carl T. and May Anna Anderson Fund for Geology was established by Mr. and Mrs. Anderson '41 '41 to provide budget support for the Department of Geology. This endowed fund is used to provide scholarship assistance, instructional equipment purchases, reference materials, field trips and for support of the instructional budget.

Andrews Institute of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Endowment was established in 2007 within the College of Education through a gift from Paul and Judy Andrews.

AXA Endowed Fund was established by Jeff and EvMarie Angelovich in 2009. It allows the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media to welcome industry professionals to campus so they can speak to students.

Barrentine Values and Ventures® Endowed Fund was established in 2013 by Lisa and Ron Barrentine to support the Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition.

Theodore Beasley Faculty Fellowships in the Neeley School of Business were established by The Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation, Inc., to honor the memory of Theodore Beasley.

Alann P. Bedford Endowment Fund was established in 1995 through a planned gift from Alann P. Bedford to support the Neeley School of Business.

Biegert Values and Ventures® Endowment was created by Jeff and Sally Biegert in 2012 to aid the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center in enhancing its many activities and further strengthening its national reputation.

BNSF Neeley Leadership Program is funded through an endowment that was established by the BNSF Foundation in 2006. The BNSF Neeley Leadership Program facilitates unique learning opportunities for some of the Neeley School’s most promising students.

Willene Glass Boger and Allen Dickson Boger, Jr. Endowment for the College of Science & Engineering was established in 2014 by Mr. and Mrs. Allen Boger to assist with needs in the College of Science & Engineering.

Boller Honors Fund, established by Dr. Paul F. Boller, Jr., allows the John V. Roach Honors College to award prize money each year for the Boller Award, which is given in recognition of the best Senior Honors Projects.

Dr. Paul F. Boller, Jr. Endowed Fund for TCU Press was created in 2014 through a bequest from Dr. Boller’s estate.

Paul Boller Humanities and Fellowship Funds provide travel grants and dissertation support for graduate students in history, enabling them to conduct research or attend conferences.

Rev. and Mrs. Paul F. Boller Endowment Fund was established by Dr. Paul F. Boller, Jr. in 1981. It supports the John V. Roach Honors College.

Buschman Endowed Fund in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts was established in 2010 through a bequest from the estate of Robert Alfred Buschman.

Robert and Jerita Buschman Fund for Theatre was established by Mr. Robert Buschman and Ms. Jerita Foley Buschman in 1986 to provide budget support for the Department of Theatre and especially for theatre production activities.

John L. Butler Endowed Fund for Internships was endowed in 2004 through the gifts of numerous donors. The fund provides support for student interns in the University Ministries Program.

Electra Carlin Art Department Endowment was established in 2001 by a bequest from Mrs. Carlin's estate. The fund underwrites exhibitions of Texas artists.

Center for Civic Literacy Endowment was created in 2006 through gifts from Teri Baker O'Glee '78 and the Brown Foundation. The endowment benefits activities of TCU's Center for Civic Literacy.

Center for Texas Studies Endowment is funded through an endowment that was established to support the Center in its mission to celebrate all that makes Texas distinctive.

Center for Urban Studies is housed in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts and was primarily funded through gifts from Clarence and Kerry Scharbauer.

Brent Chesney Endowed Student Fellowship was established in 2014 by Brent Chesney ’85 to recognize outstanding students in the Washington Internship Program.

Louise and Frieda Cristol Endowment for Academic Programming in Jewish Studies was established by Bernice Cristol Selman ’37 in 2001.

Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders Endowment was established in 2014 by Ms. Marilyn E. Davies.

Davis Family Entrepreneur-in-Residence Endowment was provided by Barry and Antoinette Davis to support the work of a distinguished scholar within the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center. The position is open.

Lou Hill and Ralph Davidson Endowment for the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development was established in 2006 within the College of Science & Engineering by Lou Hill ’64 and Ralph Davidson to aid the institute in its areas of research training and service.

DeCorrevont Family Endowed Fund for TCU Rowing was established in 2015 by the John and Patrice DeCorrevont Family to provide support for the TCU Rowing Club, which is housed within the TCU Department of Campus Recreation.

Department of Interior Design Excellence Fund was provided by an anonymous donor to enhance the student experience in the Department of Interior Design.

William M. Dickey Entrepreneur-in-Residence was established by a gift from the estate of Houston real estate developer William M. Dickey. Currently, Michael Sherrod holds the position.

Duncan Faculty Fellowship in the M.J. Neeley School of Business was established in 2006 through a bequest from the estate of Robert Roy Duncan '40 and Margaret F. Duncan '41.

Vera Turbeville Edelbrock Alumni Program Endowment was created in 2000 through a bequest from Mrs. Edelbrock's estate.

Vera Turbeville Edelbrock Art Endowment was created in 2000 through a bequest from Mrs. Edelbrock's estate.

Vera Turbeville Edelbrock College of Education Endowment was created in 2000 through a bequest from Mrs. Edelbrock's estate.

Endowed Student Fund for International Business Programs was established in 2008 within the M.J. Neeley School of Business to support students participating in its international initiatives.

Michael R. Ferrari Award for Distinguished University Service & Leadership was established by the Board of Trustees in honor of the University’s ninth chancellor and recognizes a faculty or staff member for significant leadership.

William E. Forehand Endowment for Undergraduate Business was established in 2014 by the estate of Mr. William E. Forehand.

Allen Fozzard Leadership Development Fund was established in 2015 by Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Fozzard to support the BNSF Neeley Leadership Program.

Frog Camp Endowment was established in 2014 by TCU alumni and friends to cover costs for attendees who would not otherwise be able to participate.

Garrett Ranch Management Endowed Fund was created by Michael and Toni Garrett in 2011. It equips the TCU Ranch Management Program with necessary resources to better support its operations.

Geography Department Endowed Speaker Program was established in 2011 to enable the Department of History and Geography to welcome guest speakers who give lectures on various geographic topics.

Gibson Endowed Geography Fund was established in 2010 by E. Lawrence Gibson ’51 in honor of Dr. Martine Emert to support field trips for geography students.

Robert E. Glaze Endowment Fund was established through a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Glaze of Dallas.

Callie Bowers Green Endowment was established by a bequest from Mrs. Green and supports TCU’s Internship Scholarship Program.

Hamilton Family eleven40seven Endowed Fund was established in 2013 by Emory and Frederic Hamilton in honor of their daughter, Helen. It enables TCU’s student-run journal of the arts to enhance its operations and better showcase students’ work with print and online media.

The Harris College Fund Endowment was established in 2014 by an anonymous donor.

Harris College Strategic Initiatives Fund was established by a gift from the estate of Mr. Warner Frank Rankin, Jr. and supports TCU’s Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences by accelerating strategic initiatives within the college.

Dr. Phil Hartman Endowed Director’s Fund for Excellence was established in 2015 by a group of donors in honor of Dr. Phil Hartman to provide flexible operating support for the Pre-Health Professions Institute Director.

Dr. Bruce and Mrs. Melissa Harrell Endowed Fund was established in 2016 by Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Harrell to support the Dr. Phil Hartman Endowed Director’s Fund for Excellence.

Mark Henderson Art History Endowment was established through a gift from Mr. Henderson of Los Angeles, California to provide support for students and faculty in the Department of Art and Art History.

Dawn and Brian Hoesterey Student Excellence Fund in Honors Business was established in 2013 by Dawn and Brian Hoesterey. It enhances the Neeley Fellows Program experience through educational research and travel opportunities.

Honors Professor Award Endowment was established in 1997 by Linda and Mark Wassenich to endow an annual award recognizing an outstanding professor in the John V. Roach Honors College.

G. Dallas Horton Economics Research and Travel Fund was established in 2008 by G. Dallas Horton ’92 to support travel and research in the Economics department.

Lucile Maxine Houston Endowed Fund was established through a bequest from Ms. Houston to benefit the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Mary E. Hughes Student Loan Fund was established through a bequest from Ms. Hughes to fund student loans at TCU.

Paul Ifland Endowed Fund for Chemistry was established in 2014 by a bequest from Dr. Ifland and benefits TCU’s Chemistry Department.

Ignite Campus Ministries Endowed Fund was established by Cindy and Harry Holmes in 2012. It provides technical and administrative support for Ignite Campus Ministries.

Institute for Critical and Creative Expression is housed in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts and was primarily funded through gifts from Clarence and Kerry Scharbauer.

Institute of Ranch Management was founded by gifts from two anonymous donors and from the William A. and Elizabeth B. Moncrief Foundation and Edward P. Bass. The institute's mission is to encourage networking and continuing education among the Ranch Management Program's graduates and cattle industry leaders, and to expand the existing program's reach internationally.

Jim and Wyn Jacobsen Band Fund was funded by the TCU Ex-Bandsmens' Association in honor of Jim Jacobsen, former TCU band director, and his late wife, Wyn.

Kimbell Art Foundation Graduate Art History Fund is an endowment that was established by the Kimbell Art Foundation in 2001 to fund stipends for art history graduate students.

Luther King Capital Management Center for Financial Studies is funded through an endowment established by the Luther King Capital Management Corporation in 2002 and exists to enhance the quality, prestige and national visibility of finance programs at the Neeley School of Business with outstanding faculty, top students, industry partnerships and excellent employment opportunities for graduates.

Luther and Teresa King Ranch Management Information Resources and Program Enhancement Fund was established in 1995 by Mr. and Mrs. J. Luther King, Jr. to support the Institute of Ranch Management.

Herbert and Mamie LaGrone Teacher Education Student Leadership Fund was established by the late Mamie LaGrone in memory of her husband, Herbert, retired dean of the College of Education.

Chuck Lamb Emerging Scholars in Marketing Endowment was established in 2015 by Dr. Charles W. Lamb and Dr. Julie A. Baker, as well as through additional gifts made by friends and alumni, to bring promising doctoral and postdoctoral students to campus for short visits to conduct and/or present research and speak to classes in the Neeley School of Business.

Lay-Williams Endowed Fund for Special Education was established by Richard and Julianne Lay Williams and Carol Lay Fletcher in 2007 to benefit the Alice Neeley Special Education Research and Service Institute in its many endeavors.

Lesley Family Foundation Endowment for the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development was established by the Lesley Family Foundation in 2011 and enables the Institute of Child Development to bolster support for its general operations.

Lettermen’s Legacy Endowed Fund was established in 2013 by the TCU Lettermen’s Association Board of Directors to assist with athletic capital projects, strengthen scholarships for student-athletes and address the University’s greatest needs.

Suzanne and Kevin G. Levy Endowment for the School of Art was established in 2013 by Suzanne and Kevin Levy. It gives the School of Art flexibility in addressing a variety of needs related to the overall educational experience.

Linbeck Construction Corp. Residential Life Program Fund was established by the Linbeck Group in 2001. It enables student staff members in housing and residence life to pursue development opportunities.

Linbeck Supply and Value Chain Endowment supports key initiatives within the Supply and Value Chain Center. The endowment was created by the Linbeck Group in 2004.

Linbeck Entrepreneurial Internship Program Endowment was provided by the generosity of Linbeck Group, LLC, and enables the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center to place qualified students into real-world entrepreneurial work experiences via paid internships.

Dr. Brad and Mary Ann Loeffelholz Endowed Fund was established in 2015 by Dr. and Mrs. Brad Loeffelholz to support the Dr. Phil Hartman Endowed Director’s Fund for Excellence.

The Matthews Family Endowment for the School of Journalism was established in 2015 by Tor and Kay Matthews to further elevate teaching and learning.in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication and its School of Journalism.

McCallum AddRan Faculty Development and Creativity Fund was established by Jack and Dana McCallum in 2011 to support the AddRan College of Liberal Arts.

Sue T. and Dwight M. McDonald ’59 ’59 Endowed Excellence Fund for AddRan College was established in 2016 by the McDonalds to provide support which benefits students and faculty in AddRan College in the areas of professional development and creative activity.

The Jay and Gail Milner Distinguished Student Journalism Awards Endowment was established in 2011 to enable the Bob Schieffer College of Communication and its Department of Journalism to annually recognize the work of outstanding student journalists.

Miller Padgett Family Endowment was established by the Padgett Family in 2016 to further elevate teaching and learning in the John V. Roach Honors College.

Laurana Rice Mitchelmore Masters Series Fund was established in 2007 in honor of Laurana Rice Mitchelmore ’61. Income from this endowment enables the College of Fine Arts to welcome noted vocalists and accompanists for appearances on campus.

W.A. "Monty and Tex" Moncrief Athletic Endowment was established in 2003 by W.A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr. to fund operations supporting football.

W.A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr. Athletic Endowment was established in 1984 by Mr. Moncrief to benefit TCU's football and golf programs.

Wayne & JoAnn Moore Endowed Faculty Fund in the School of Geology, Energy & the Environment was established through the generosity of the Wayne and JoAnn Moore Charitable Foundation to provide support for faculty in the areas of research and professional development.

Mrs. Marcia and Dr. Brady Lee Mootz II Pre-Health Institute Endowed Programming Fund was established in 2011 by Dr. and Mrs. Brady Mootz II to support the Pre-Health Professions Institute.

Alma and Robert D. Moreton Award for Research in Nursing was established in 2000 by Mrs. Alma Moreton '44 in honor of her husband, Dr. Robert D. Moreton.

Neeley Fellows Program is funded through an endowment that was established to enhance the three-year business honors program experience.

Neeley Premium Credentials™ Program is funded through an endowment that was established by Mike and Marilyn Berry. The program offers targeted development for undergraduate business students so they can become more marketable leaders.

Nowlan Family Excellence Fund in Entrepreneurship was established in 2014 by Mr. and Mrs. John Nowlan to enable the Neeley School of Business to strengthen its undergraduate entrepreneurship program for students across the Texas Christian University campus.

Dr. Karyn B. Purvis Fellowship in Developmental Trauma was established in 2014 by Mr. and Mrs. Doug Rock and the RockJensen Foundation to support a professional-in-residence fellowship within the Institute of Child Development.

Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU is an endowment established by Betty and Jerry Ray in 1994 which supports the operations of the Institute.

The Rees-Jones Operations Endowment for the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development was established in 2014 by Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Rees-Jones and The Rees-Jones Foundation.

The Rees-Jones Scholarship and Training Endowment for the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development was established in 2014 by Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Rees-Jones and The Rees-Jones Foundation.

Ann Hazelwood Regina Memorial Endowment for History was established by Charles and Judy Munnerlyn and Edward Regina to allow the Department of History and Geography to strengthen its programming and the overall educational experience for history majors.

Dr. Manfred Reinecke Endowed Dean’s Fund for Excellence was established by Dr. Philip C. Bechtel in 2016 to benefit the College of Science and Engineering.

Kay Lynn Curtis Reininger Endowed Fund for Professional Development in Special Education was established in 2013 by Reid Reininger in memory of his wife, Kay. It enables the Alice Neeley Special Education Research and Service (ANSERS) Institute to support professional development activities for special education teachers in Fort Worth and the surrounding area.

Ann L. Rhodes Artist-in-Residence Endowment Fund was established in 1997 by Ann L. Rhodes of Fort Worth for an artist-in-residence in the Department of Theatre.

Tartaglino-Richards Foundation New Ventures Endowed Fund for the Richards Barrentine Values & Ventures® Competition was established by Nancy Tartaglino Richards in 2010 to create and support the Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Business Plan Competition.

John V. Roach Honors College Endowment was established in honor of John V. Roach ’61 in 2007 by Paul and Judy Andrews. The endowment funds development of the Honors College at TCU.

John V. Roach Honors College Board of Visitors Undergraduate Research Fund was established in 2014 by the John V. Roach Honors College Board of Visitors to underwrite costs for senior research projects.

Ryan Family Endowed Fund for Sports Broadcasting was established in 2014 by the Ryan Family Foundation to elevate the capabilities and reputation of the TCU sports broadcasting major.

Salmon International Student Teaching Endowed Fund was established in 2015 by Dr. Martha Hackley Salmon ’66 ’71 and Dr. James A. Salmon to support students who travel to take part in the College of Education’s International Student Teaching Program.

Dorothy and Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. Student Life Fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. of Midland to enhance and expand student programs.

Bob Schieffer College of Communication is funded through an endowment that supports work to educate journalism and strategic communication students.

Dean’s Discretionary Fund for the Bob Schieffer College of Communication was established by Mr. and Mrs. Bob Schieffer to foster the professional development and scholarly work of faculty in order to further distinguish students’ educational experience.

Schildt Family Endowed Dean’s Fund for Excellence was established in 2015 by Susan Schildt ’83 and Tim Schildt ’81 to support student research and special projects in the College of Science and Engineering.

The Robert and Edith Schumacher Funds to Support Entrepreneurship and Innovation were generously provided by the Schumachers to in 2009 to establish TCU as a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, and in preparing students to lead in a shifting global economy. The executive faculty fellowship and the junior faculty fellowship are currently open.

Bill Shaddock Entrepreneurship Fund was provided by Bill and Kim Shaddock in 2011 to enable the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center to better assist students who attempt to launch or run a new business.

Bill Shaddock Venture Capital Fund was established in 2014 by Mr. William C. Shaddock to assist students who attempt to launch or run new businesses.

Ora M. Shelton Endowment Fund was established in 2012 by the estate of Ora M. Shelton.

Maryrose Short Teaching Excellence Award was established in 2013 by Daniel Short in memory of his wife, Maryrose. It supports an annual award that recognizes teaching excellence within the Department of Accounting.

Marjorie and James Sly Student Entrepreneurs Experience Fund was established in 2015 by Marjorie Sly ’59 to support the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center and Entrepreneurship Club.

Marjorie and James Sly Award for Values & Ventures® was established in 2015 by Marjorie Sly ’59 to support an award in the Richards Barrentine Values & Ventures® Business Plan Competition.

Emmet G. Smith Endowment Fund for Symposia was established in 1999 through the generosity of friends and former students in honor of Emmet G. Smith to further the education of musicians and clergy in the realm of worship.

Sue Wheeler Smith Memorial Fund for Visiting Organists was established by Emmet Smith, retired music faculty, and his family and friends in memory of his late wife.

Hosmer B. Stuck Fund for Business Research was established in memory of Mr. Stuck '41 by his widow to finance research projects of faculty members in the M.J. Neeley School of Business.

George and Sue Sumner Library Expansion Fund was established in 1995 by Dr. and Mrs. George Sumner to support the expansion and renovation of the Mary Couts Burnett Library and to offer continued support of the Library program.

Mary Jane and Robert Sunkel Art History Endowment was established in 2001 through the benevolent support of Mary Jane ’55 and Robert Sunkel ’54. The fund’s income supports graduate student research in art history.

Gretchen Swanson Family Foundation Fund in Geology Research was established in 2014 by the Gretchen Swanson Family Foundation to support broad and innovative geological research opportunities for faculty and students.

Swenson Land and Cattle Company Field Studies Endowment was established in 2013 by the Swenson Land and Cattle Company in honor of John Merrill to support field study operations in the TCU Ranch Management program.

TCU Endowment for Equestrian Excellence was established in 2015 by the David and Christy May family to support the TCU Equestrian Program.

TCU Horned Frog Marching Band Endowment was established in 2014 by Scot and Trisha Hillman Philipp to support travel expenses incurred by the Horned Frog Marching Band during away games.

Thistlethwaite Family Memorial Travel Grant was established in 2005 by Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite and his family in memory of Aline and Lote Thistlethwaite. The fund enables undergraduate studio art majors to travel for educational purposes to museums, galleries and special exhibitions.

Hannah Tutera Endowed Travel Fund for the College of Fine Arts was established in 2014 by Joe and Marian Tutera to support travel opportunities for students in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication.

Laura Tutera Endowed Travel Fund for Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising was established in 2014 by Joe and Marian Tutera to support travel opportunities for students in the Department of Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising in the College of Fine Arts.

Robert Vigeland Accounting Excellence Fund was established in 2015 by Pat Admire ’65 and Sondra Admire ’74, along with other accounting alumni, in honor of Dr. Robert Vigeland to support the Accounting Department in the Neeley School of Business.

Nadia and Kevin Walgreen Family Endowed Fund for the College of Fine Arts was established in 2014 by Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Walgreen to support the needs of the Department of Graphic Design.

Walsh Foundation Sports Broadcasting Endowed Fund was established by the Walsh Foundation in 2010. It enables the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media to better support its sports broadcasting program and give students more opportunities to gain quality work experience.

Wassenich Award for Mentoring in the TCU Community was established by Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wassenich of Dallas.

Wilson F. Wetzler Endowment for Philosophy was established in 1999 by a planned gift from Dr. Wilson F. Wetzler ’37 to support the Philosophy Department.

J. Vaughn and Evelyne H. Wilson Honors Fellowship was established in 2006 through a bequest of Mr. James V. “Tony” Wilson Jr. ’63. Mr. Wilson named the fellowship in honor of his parents. The fellowship is held by Ron Pitcock.

Marion C. and F. Peter Zoch III and Family Endowment for the Center for Academic Services was established by Mrs. Marion C. Zoch of Mountain Home, Texas, and her late husband, Peter, for annual equipment needs of the Center for Academic Services.