Chapter Awards

2016 Chapter Awards

Most Innovative and Creative Event Award
Chicago Chapter

This event was a unique way to bring TCU to Chicago and was held at the beautiful Willis Tower Skydeck. A wonderful group of alumni, parents and friends were able to hear from Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Kathy Cavins-Tull. She talked about the current TCU student experience as well as some of the challenges facing college students today and gave the group some insight on the University’s exciting vision for the future.
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Community Service Award
Dallas Young Alumni Chapter

This award is presented to the chapter that has been the most involved in community service efforts. The Dallas Young Alumni Chapter held some wonderful service events this year. Young Alumni volunteered their time during the holiday season to help Community Partners of Dallas organize and sort toy donations to be distributed to kids-in-need for Christmas. Community Partners ended up providing gifts for more than 5,500 children this holiday season, with the help of TCU volunteers! Dallas Young Alumni also volunteered at Richardson Animal Shelter and Austin Street Center homeless shelter during 2016. All events are well attended and relationships are being made between TCU and the city of Dallas.
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Chapter of the Year Award
Fort Worth

The Chapter of the Year Award is the highest honor bestowed upon an alumni chapter within the TCU Alumni Association. This award is presented for outstanding service to the University, the alumni association and their communities. The TCU Alumni Association proudly honors the FORT WORTH CHAPTER with this distinction.

The Volunteer Frogs committee has had a stellar year involving alumni of all ages in service to TCU as well as within Tarrant County. They recruited record numbers of alumni to help with TCU hot August move-in days, serve on multiple TCU Alumni nights at the Tarrant Area Food Bank and volunteer alongside students in the fall and spring during annual LEAPS service days.

The Frog Families committee planned events for kids of all ages from infant to teens. Each of these annual events sell out, including the cookies and cocoa extravaganza with over 500 people and 85 tweens rock climbing, eating pizza and doing yoga on a Friday night at the TCU Rec Center.

The Lifelong Learning committee is full of creativity and a desire to connect TCU and Fort Worth to its events. From teaching alumni about TCU’s Ranch Management Program’s educational reach across the world to getting a private tour of BNSF’s Intermodal Transportation Facility, this committee’s events are instant sellouts, no matter the size and show the breadth and depth of our University and city.
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Chapter Volunteers of the Year Award
Mike Sullivan '90 and Deana Giles '92

Mike and Deana are the translators who imagine our chapter’s visions and in turn, make them reality. This pair brings both excitement and compassion that is contagious, all while cheering on our Frogs. Whether it’s equestrian or diving, the combination of these Lettermen have a passion for all TCU athletics, making them THE dynamic duo of the year. Mike, who lettered in football, is our cheerleader, who is constantly keeping fellow frogs and Lettermen in the loop on all Houston events. Equally in her contributions, Deana, who lettered in women’s basketball has a smile and positive attitude that lights up Minute Maid Park each time she is invited on the field! If Mike’s the cheerleader, Deana is the megaphone, as she is able to roar above any TCU fan!

They both contribute in so many way, from setting up and breaking down at all alumni events, to making sure everyone is accounted for at the check-in table, helping to make the Houston Chapter and its 5,000 alumni run smoothly!
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Young Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award
Ryan Tiglas '14

Ryan moved to Washington, DC after graduation and immediately became a vital part of our chapter. After only a couple of events it was clear Ryan refused to give up his deep TCU roots, and was soon hosting game watching parties and a member of the chapter board. While Ryan certainly has innovative ideas for events, he possesses a unique set of skills for leading events.

Ryan also has a willingness to represent and support all our TCU DC interns. He ensures they all know when and where our next chapter event is and most of the time he squeezes them into his car to shuttle them to our events. Ryan clearly bleeds purple, and he makes DC feel like campus for the interns and all our alumni, young and old.
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