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TWU receives $1.1 million in estate gifts

Texas Woman’s University recently received two estate gifts totaling $1.1 million that will establish an endowment for nursing scholarships and also create two graduate teaching fellowships — one in health studies and the other in dance.

Ruby Dean left $785,000 to TWU to establish the Ruby Dean Endowment, which will provide scholarships for students pursuing a nursing degree.

Dean and her husband, David, were married in 1953 and were lifelong residents of Fort Worth. Dean and her husband supported many scholarships at colleges and schools.

TWU alumna Janice C. Williams left $340,000 to the university to establish two graduate teaching fellowships.

The Williams Health Studies Fellowship will support graduate students in the TWU Health Studies Department.

The Langston Dance Fellowship will assist graduate students in the TWU Dance Department.

Williams, who received her Ph.D. in health studies from TWU in 1973, taught in public schools in Texas and Louisiana.

She also developed programs on teaching health at Texas State University, Virginia Tech University and Texas A&M-Kingsville.


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