Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Reading the mag in Zimbabwe

Jean Sauerberg Ware '60 wrote us to share this photo of her holding a copy of our Summer 2011 issue while on safari in Zimbabwe in August. That's Victoria Falls in the background. "While making the Frog sign," Jean wrote, "many visitors gave me very quizzical looks!!"

A resident of Houston, Jean and her husband have been on six African safaris to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania. Jean said she and her husband love tenting and driving around to see the African animals and colorful birds. "Safaris are almost as thrilling as being in
the Rose Bowl watching the Frogs win the big one!" she wrote.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Licensed to cheer TCU

TCU ex-letterman Julie Perry Nelson '94 of the women's golf team wrote to tell us about this license plate her mom got when her daughter went off to become a Horned Frog. "Even though I graduated in 1994, she still has the plate!" Julie writes. "She does have to explain what it means in Arizona though! I’m sure if it was in Texas, there would be no explanation necessary!"

Either way, Go Frogs!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Representing TCU in Iraq

U.S. Army officers 1st Lt. Drew Mayer (left) and 1st Lt. James Starcher '09 show off a TCU flag at Contingency Operations Base in Basra, Iraq. The two are from different units and randomly encountered one another in the chow hall in the fall of 2010. Both strong Horned Frog fans, they decided to take this photo during the football team's 13-0 Rose Bowl season. At the time, they were both 2nd lieutenants.

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Aloha means "Go Frogs!"

Mary Shull Lawrence '80 of League City, Texas, and husband Jack just returned from a fabulous vacation in Oahu, Hawaii, to celebrate their 30th anniversary. "It was also a great escape from Houston heat and humidity!" Mary writes. "I managed to wear something TCU-related at least once every day while on vacation. I even did the "Go Frogs" while parasailing."

Not one day went by where someone didn't stop me to ask about TCU, Mary said. "It was a great opportunity to talk to folks about TCU," she said. "We even met another TCU alum the first day we arrived, appropriately attired in a TCU shirt as well."

Mary is works for METRO (Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County) as lead analyst for Ridership Analysis and Service Evaluation.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Frogs meet U.S. Senators McCain, Kerry

Well, you never know who you'll meet on the streets of Rome. In late June and early July, incoming TCU Honors students explored the cultural, historical and social contributions of Italy's capital city as a part of Frog Camp Rome. The city, whose history spans two and a half millenia, provided many wondrous sites and opportunities over seven days: the Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica, the Coliseum, the Catacombs, the Borghese Gardens and Trevi Fountain.

But one late-night hunt for gelato provided more than Frog Campers expected, says the trip's faculty sponsor Ron Pitcock, the J. Vaughan and Evelyn H. Wilson Honors Fellow. "As we ate gelato outside one of my favorite shops at 11:30 p.m., we noticed two familiar faces strolling up Via Uffici del Vicario — U.S. Senators John Kerry and John McCain," he writes. "They were both gracious with their time. Both men posed patiently for pictures and chatted extensively with TCU’s incoming students."

What are the odds of meeting two U.S. senators on the streets of Rome, one student wondered. Says Pitcock, "Another student replied, 'It’s more significant than that. How many people can say they took a picture with the last two people to lose the U.S. Presidency?!' ”

Monday, August 15, 2011

TCU pride atop Grand Teton

Chris Poland '98 and Kirk Elam '98 scaled to the top of Grand Teton in the Grand Teton National Park in Jackson, Wyo., on July 26, 2011 at 8:40 a.m. "We brought a TCU flag up to the top to show our school pride," Poland writes.

The Grand Teton is 13,779 feet above sea level, and the duo climbed almost 8,000 vertical feet in two days. "It definitely was the most difficult thing that I have ever done," Poland says. "The view was spectacular, and the trip was personally fulfilling."

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

50 years later, still feeling forever Jung

It's been 50 years since David Roomy '61 left TCU. It's also been five decades since Swiss psychiatrist and thinker Carl Jung died.

Both have significant meaning to Roomy, a retired psychiatrist and professor living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with wife Cynthia Macnider Roomy '61. David has penned a tome of poems and musings called Spirit and Flesh, Englishman and Greek (iUniverse) about what Jung's "union of opposites" has meant in his life and practice. June is recognized as the founder of analytical psychology, a pioneer in dream study and among the first to view the human psyche as "by nature religious."

The book spans the last 50 years, exploring "what these opposites of spirit and flesh could mean for others but without reference to theory—only depending on art and beauty of phrase," David writes.

"Individual lives are important," he continues. "Often they tell the story of developments taking place on the collective level. The opposites are rendered here, for literary purposes, in the images of English-like and Greek-like parts in ourselves."

David transferred to TCU from Bethany College after a year of travel and speaking as the 1958-59 president of the International Christian Youth Fellowship Commission. Later, he took writing courses at the Poetry Society of America and Columbia University and has been a Penguin/Arkana author. He has traveled to Greece many times and lived for seven years with his family in England.

The 90-second movie, shown below, chronicles his life since leaving TCU, he says. The couple has found memories of TCU, although they regret missing their 50th reunion.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

TCU spirit at the Grand Canyon

TCU sophomore Taylor Baker, a finance major from Aledo, and his father Fremon Baker '83 displayed a TCU flag at the base of the Grand Canyon while crossing the Colorado River in May.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Flying their colors

Trevor Yarbrough ’11 (on left), along with friends Kristen Upton (who attended TCU as a freshman) and Vernon Titcomb ’13, stopped in Hollywood during a spring road trip. Yarbrough, a geography major who graduated in May, lives in Glen Rose; Upton is a teacher in San Antonio and Vern is a business major now in his junior year.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Kate Jackson Potter '99 and friends


It was a mini Frog reunion this summer at Lake Cypress Springs.

Enjoying good friends and TCU pastimes were Beth Shaddock Cesare '99, Kate Jackson Potter '99, Watson Potter '92, Amanda Welsh Flahive '99, Andrew Flahive '04, Farrah Goodell Jennings '99, Marcia Brown Nelson '99, Bales Nelson '97.

Future frogs pictured are Fiore and Elizabeth Cesare; Jackson, Ben and Claire Potter; Bales Nelson, Jr.; and not pictured are Nora and Madelyn Jennings.

They gathered from around the state and nation: The Potters live in Houston, Cesare and Jennings hail from Dallas, the Nelsons from Fort Worth and the Flahives now live in New York, NY.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mickey Mouse vacation


Dr. Lawrence Haber ’87 and family enjoyed an Alaskan Disney Cruise this summer. Shown here in true TCU style are (in back) wife Kelly, son Henry, 3, and Lawrence. Front: Sam, 5, and Jack, 9. The family lives in Jackson, Miss., where Lawrence is the Director of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Jewelry by Christina Greene ’10


With a love for creative and unique designs, Christina Greene ’10 has always enjoyed turning her ideas into reality. As a young girl, she played dress-up with her mother's jewelry and made her own friendship bracelets. During high school, her passion for jewelry making grew during an art class dedicated to jewelry.


This spring, she launched Christina Greene, a collection of handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry created from semi-precious stones and gold-tone findings. The collection includes a Vintage Design line, a Belizean Sea Collection, inspired by a recent trip to Belize, and a new College Collection, with TCU-related items like the purple agate cuff shown above.


Christina’s recent acceptance into Parsons: The New School of Design on Fifth Ave., in New York City will allow her to add a fashion marketing degree to her resume.


Her collection is now available online, or at Haut Chocolat, a Houston boutique. Her goal is to have the line in boutiques and department stores nationwide.


Check our Christina's jewelry at www.christinagreenedesigns.com.

On the beach in Barbados

David Jergovic '07 wrote to tell us that he and his friends showed a little TCU spirit on the beach in Barbados in June. Left to right are Lacey Shields Mead '08, Kristi Kirkpatrick '08 and Justine Shay '07.


Go Frogs!