Nuclear physicist helped beef up TCU’s research efforts and graduate programs in the 1960s, and along the way, became a prolific fundraiser during 28 years of service.
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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
Three-time All-American and All-SWC standout still considered by many as TCU Basketball’s greatest player.
After a career of teaching, sculptor of Clark Brothers statue produced one of TCU’s best-loved landmarks.
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
Popular teacher and administrator rose from night professor in the Evening College to provost and acting chancellor during a 27-year career at TCU.
The 1982 grad was a TCU football letterman, owner of Killerfrogs.com and one of the most passionate supporters of TCU Athletics.
From 1977 to 2004, Butler served as the campus’ spiritual head.
Accomplished Fort Worth attorney was a problem solver, unifier and namesake of TCU’s alumni center.
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