Whitfield Horn Fellowships Announced
April 24, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: April 24, 2006
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LUBBOCK – The Texas Tech University Women’s Club has announced the recipients of the
Paul Whitfield Horn Fellowships for Women Graduate Students for the 2006-2007 academic
The recipients, all of whom are candidates for doctorate degrees, are: Neetu Arora
of New Delhi, India (marriage and family therapy); Faith Drew of Phoenix, Ariz. (marriage
and family therapy); Tyla Holsomback of Fort Worth (biological sciences); Cheryl Juergens
of Bozeman, Mont. (human development and family studies); Bobbi Crill Padgett of Midland
(hospitality administration); Caitlin Pause of Midland (human development and family
studies); Iris Rivera-Gonzales of Cayey, Puerto Rico (classical and modern languages
and literatures); and Nilmini Wijeratne of Kandy, Sri Lanka (chemical engineering).
The Horn Fellowship Endowment was established in 1940 as a tribute to Paul Whitfield
Horn, the first president of Texas Technological College by members of the Quarterly
Club. The University Women’s Club became co-sponsors of the endowment in 1964 and
assumed sole responsibility for it in 2004.
"The fellowships were established in the belief that the woman who reaches her goal
will be more likely to fulfill the promise of her ability," said Esther Lichti, chair
of the University Women's Club's Horn Fellowship Committee.
Applicants for the fellowships must be women accepted for graduate study and working
toward a degree at Texas Tech University. Whenever possible, the fellowship will be
given to a woman who has previously earned a master’s degree and is working toward
The following factors are taken into consideration during the awards process: professional
achievement and potential for outstanding professional accomplishment; academic ability,
demonstrated and potential; character; financial need; and likelihood of completion
of degree in a timely manner.
CONTACT: Esther Lichti, chair, Horn Fellowship Committee, University Women's Club,
Texas Tech University, (806) 742-4335, or e-mail email@example.com.