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Topic: Frogs We Will Miss

Spring 2016

Dr. Karyn Purvis
1949-2016

Internationally renowned child development expert Dr. Karyn Sue Brand Purvis ’97 (MS ’01 PhD ’03) devoted her life and academic pursuits to helping “children from hard places,” a phrase she coined to describe youngsters affected by trauma, abuse and neglect. “There’s not a child she cannot heal,” psychology professor Dr. David Cross, her longtime mentor

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Winter 2013

Feature obit: Herb Zimmerman ’52

A  hard-nosed defensive tackle for Dutch Meyer’s Horned Frogs in the 1950s, Herbert A. Zimmerman ’52 was a stalwart lineman and fierce tackler before becoming a successful college coach himself. Zimmerman passed away in October. He was 83. Zimmerman starred for TCU from 1949 to 1951, garnering All-Southwest Conference honors in 1950 and 1951. As

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Carlos Gonzalez chemist, TCU PhD

Summer 2015

Carlos Gonzalez ’63 (MS) ’67 (Ph.D.)
1933-2015

Carlos “Chuck” Gonzalez ’63 (MS) ’67 (Ph.D.), a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve in Vietnam, defended one of the first doctoral dissertations in chemistry at TCU. He died in January after battling lung cancer. The research chemist and professor was the son of Spanish immigrants. He grew up in Manhattan, near the edge of

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