Graduating Senior Kayla Thomas (Child Development, BS and Biology, BA) is the 2022 Recipient of the Karyn Purvis Award for Outstanding Achievement. Established in 2020, the Karyn Purvis Award for Outstanding Achievement is given to an undergraduate and/or graduate student who has made significant contribution to the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development (KPICD) through… Read more »
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The TCU Child Development Program is proud to announce this year’s recipients of The Karyn Purvis Award for Outstanding Achievement, Christina Kraus and Sam Newcomb! This award is given to students for significant contributions to the Purvis Institute, Child Development Program, or the child development field. Kraus (‘21) and Newcomb (‘22) were chosen… Read more »
by: Emmelie Pickett As TCU students shelter in place in their respective homes, one child development student is taking the opportunity to give back to her hometown. Alexandra Reynoso, a graduating senior, saw a need for providing food for disadvantaged families in Houston, TX, and wanted to help.
Beyond the threat of contracting COVID-19, the ripple effects of the virus impact every person, including the most vulnerable among us: children who are at-risk. Shelter-in-place orders have been established to keep us safe from the virus, but sadly, for many children this means staying home with an abuser. Samantha Singer, TCU Child Development alumna… Read more »
by: Jana Hunsley Not one thing in this life has affected me so deeply or changed me so profoundly as the adoption of my seven siblings. Before adoption, my home was filled with two older sisters, a younger brother, and two parents. Life was simple, comfortable, and uncomplicated. After adoption, everything about life was different. … Read more »
by Emmelie Pickett In 2015 The Purvis Institute launched the Master of Science in Developmental Trauma program. This program is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced academic study or professional practice. We have been fortunate to welcome some fantastic students to our program, including Ashley West, who started the program in 2016. We… Read more »