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Senior Spotlight: Nate Anderson

As TCU’s commencement ceremony quickly approaches, we will be featuring current TCU seniors to show their plans for after graduation. With the wealth of professional opportunities available to students in Dallas-Fort Worth, across the United States, and around the world, TCU graduates are truly doing amazing things!

TCU BlogNate Anderson is a senior International Marketing major with a Spanish minor from Fort Collins, Colorado. On June 1, Nate will be moving to Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic to work with Esperanza International. Esperanza provides micro-financing services to low-income citizens in the Dominican to help them generate income, education, and health to help their financial stability and their overall self-worth. In Nate’s position, he will be promoting and representing Esperanza before donors, associates, and the public. Some of his responsibilities will be managing website content and social networking, creating reports regarding the stories of the associates, providing visitors with information and helping them to translate and understand the operations, among other tasks. When asked why this position interested him, Nate said:

“Initially, it fell perfectly in line with what my focus has been in college — I’m a Marketing major with an International Emphasis and a Spanish minor, and I spent a semester abroad my junior year in Seville, Spain. It was impossible to pass up an opportunity to gain marketing experience in an international setting as well as finally become fluent in Spanish. Beyond the career opportunities, however, I felt called to join Esperanza’s mission. I felt that it would be extremely beneficial for my personal growth as a person to go out and faithfully serve a community that truly needs help in its impoverished communities. I am excited to learn about a different culture and do my best to make a difference in some people’s lives!”

Several TCU students have actually had opportunities with Esperanza in recent years, so Nate is definitely continuing the legacy of Horned Frogs embracing the global community!


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Senior Spotlight: Brittany Deisher

As TCU’s commencement ceremony quickly approaches, we will be featuring current TCU seniors to show their plans for after graduation. With the wealth of professional opportunities available to students in Dallas-Fort Worth, across the United States, and around the world, TCU graduates are truly doing amazing things!

TCU BlogBrittany Deisher is a senior Music major from Keller, Texas. After graduation, Brittany will be attending graduate school at the University of Mississippi for their program in Higher Education/Student Personnel. She will also be holding a graduate assistant position in the Office of Admission with Orientation Programs. Through this program, she will be prepared to work in any number of staff roles in the university setting to interact with college students and affect the academic, extracurricular, and social programs that change their lives! When asked why this type of graduate program interested her, Brittany said:

“I’m pursuing this type of program because college is such a unique time in a student’s life. I was helped during my college experience so much by student affairs professionals and want to help shape the college students of the future.”

Having been involved in a multitude of student organizations and leadership roles at TCU, Brittany is off to do great things at Ole Miss. We wish her all the best as she continues to represent the TCU community!


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Senior Spotlight: Burton Cowles

As TCU’s commencement ceremony quickly approaches, we will be featuring current TCU seniors to show their plans for after graduation. With the wealth of professional opportunities available to students in Dallas-Fort Worth, across the United States, and around the world, TCU graduates are truly doing amazing things!

TCU BlogBurton Cowles is a senior Entrepreneurial Management major from Memphis, Tennessee. After graduating, Burton will be serving as a Brand Specialist in the Retail Undergraduate Program (RUP) at the Amazon headquarters in Seattle, Washington. He will operate as a general manager, working across major functional areas such as buying, inventory management, and online marketing to drive the performance of strategic vendor partners at Amazon. When asked why an opportunity at Amazon interested him, he said:

“I chose Amazon because it’s going to give me a huge opportunity to develop problem-solving skills and innovative thinking at a company that’s making revolutionary moves in the business world.”

Burton was involved in several organizations on campus, including Neeley Fellows, the honors program in TCU’s Neeley School of Business. Fellows uses academic courses, networking events, class trips, and professional development sessions to prepare its students for their careers. The skills obtain in Fellows undoubtedly helped him in pursuing his opportunity at Amazon.


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Senior Spotlight: Abby TerHaar

As TCU’s commencement ceremony quickly approaches, we will be featuring current TCU seniors to show their plans for after graduation. With the wealth of professional opportunities available to students in Dallas-Fort Worth, across the United States, and around the world, TCU graduates are truly doing amazing things!

TCU BlogAbby TerHaar is a senior Political Science major with a minor in Social Work from Baton Rouge Louisiana. Beginning on July 1, she will be a part of the Fulbright English Assistantship Program in India.

Abby first became interested in India through working on sex trafficking awareness and advocacy in high school. Then, Dr. Vanessa Bouche, a Political Science professor at TCU, helped her and two other students work on a USAID Campus Challenge against Human Trafficking project. Last summer, Abby then studied Punjabi, a language spoken in India, through the Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS) and the U.S. Department of State in Punjab (Northern India). She also represented Pakistan in Model United Nations at TCU and became friends with some Indian students during her time at The Washington Center in DC in fall of 2013. She also studied abroad in Senegal during her time in TCU, so she definitely has a flair for international experiences! When asked about her path to applying for the Fulbright program, Abby said:

“Without the help of Dr. Pitcock, Dr. Bouche, and Robin Williamson, I could have never gotten to this point. They supported me so much throughout this process, were patient with Skyping me when I had terrible internet in Senegal, and helped me with my applications from thousands of miles away. I interviewed for different fellowships with students from prestigious universities and Ivys and they were all shocked to see me texting my professors. This kind of support is truly unique and doesn’t end at graduation. “

Abby has definitely had amazing opportunities through TCU and is off to do even more amazing work after she graduates!


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Senior Spotlight: Ty Bowden and Alex Lipari

As TCU’s commencement ceremony quickly approaches, we will be featuring current TCU seniors to show their plans for after graduation. With the wealth of professional opportunities available to students in Dallas-Fort Worth, across the United States, and around the world, TCU graduates are truly doing amazing things!

TCU BlogTy Bowden is a senior Political Science major from Aledo, Texas and Alex Lipari is a senior Entrepreneurial Management major from Kansas City, Missouri. Both Ty and Alex will be working after graduation with The NET, a nonprofit organization in Fort Worth. The NET states its mission as “to empower the city to restore dignity to those in poverty through community and relationships.” It achieves this by providing support systems to those affected by homelessness, low socioeconomic statuses, and sexual exploitation in the local community by partnering with churches, businesses, schools, and other organizations in the area.

Ty will be heading up The NET’s low-income refugee mentoring program, as well as directing Men against Sexual Exploitation, or MASE, which engages men to fight against the commercial sex industry. When asked why he was drawn to this position, Ty said:

“God has given me a heart for vulnerable people and the city of Fort Worth and The NET has given me an incredible opportunity to invest in both at the same time.”

Alex will be serving as The NET’s homeless program manager and will work to create opportunities for the Fort Worth community to build genuine relationships with those experiencing homelessness in our city. Alex said:

“Our friends who live on the street are often looked down upon based on their economic status. I love dispelling this lie and having the opportunity to tell and show them the inherent value and worth they have because they have been created in the image of God. It is a beautiful thing when people of all economic levels recognize this truth.”

Both Ty and Alex are fantastic examples of students who have made the most of their TCU experiences and are using the tools they have obtained to positively impact their community. The perfectly encapsulate TCU’s mission as they have truly become “ethical leaders and responsible citizens” in our community.

Because The NET functions as a nonprofit organization, Ty and Alex will actually need to raise funding for their salaries for the year. To support Ty and Alex on this amazing journey, please see the links below:


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Senior Spotlight: Reilly Chandler

As TCU’s commencement ceremony quickly approaches, we will be featuring current TCU seniors to show their plans for after graduation. With the wealth of professional opportunities available to students in Dallas-Fort Worth, across the United States, and around the world, TCU graduates are truly doing amazing things!

TCU BlogReilly Chandler is a senior Marketing major from Overland Park, Kansas. After graduation, Reilly will be moving to Washington DC to work for Microsoft as a Solution Sales Professional. In this position, Reilly will act as a subject matter expert relative to industry trends, competition, and account-specific business drivers while educating and keeping the Microsoft field sales force current in these areas. When asked about the position with Microsoft, Reilly said:

“This opportunity is interesting because it allows me to make an impact straight out of college. I can enable the federal government to operate more efficiently while driving company revenue. Working with the tech industry’s brightest and experiencing a new city excites me as well. I’m always looking for new experiences and this opportunity provides just that.”

Reilly also mentioned that he discovered and applied for this position exclusively from FrogJobs, TCU’s Center for Career and Professional Development’s job posting board, which is available to only TCU students and alumni. Reilly didn’t have any connections to Microsoft or the position when he applied, so it is evident that the strength of his TCU education gave him a leg up!

Reilly has made the most of his time at TCU by being involved in a variety of positions on campus and by taking advantage of all the Neeley School of Business has to offer. He is going to do great things in this exciting next chapter of his life.


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Student Submission: Creating Change in the Chancellor’s Leadership Program

TCU BlogBefore you even become a Horned Frog, the mission statement of Texas Christian University is plastered on every piece of mail that will come your way. It reads that TCU’s mission is “To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.” The statement becomes an integral part of whether or not you’re going to rise to the challenge of being a student at this university. It wasn’t until I joined the Chancellor’s Leadership Program, an extracurricular organization, that I managed to understand the TCU motto. The Chancellor’s Leadership Program challenges its members to evaluate the world around them through the implementation of the 7 C’s of Social Change: Consciousness of self, Congruence, Commitment, Collaboration, Common Purpose, Controversy with Civility and Citizenship. Each of these values relates to us as individuals, groups, and as a part of the greater community.

In CLP we have examined ethical behavior in every context, from classroom practices to Medical Euthanization. We have learned how to address personal discrepancies in a diplomatic and controlled manner in order to communicate and successfully understand conflict. As each semester progresses, the growth that my Class of 2017 cohort has is incredible. As a group of students, we represent every end of every spectrum on the TCU campus. Y’all can imagine that this creates a chasm when it comes to collaborating on group activities. The growth that’s happening will ultimately be able to culminate into a Senior Legacy Project, an assignment that has a given life to programs such as Froggy Five-0, the late-night golf cart shuttle service for students. Through the 7 C’s of Social Change I have been able to better understand my niche on this campus, the Fort Worth community, and where I am headed outside of college as a member of society.

TCU BlogEden Reeves is a sophomore Speech-Language Pathology major from Boulder, Colorado. She is involved in the Chancellor’s Leadership Program, the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, TCU Ambassadors, and serves as a Chapter Resident Assistant, TCU Rho Gamma, and Panhellenic Delegate for her sorority. 

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