Monthly Archives: December 2015

Fall 2015 Semester in Review

Another semester is in the books. In addition to doing our usual academic work and holding job searches that we expect to bring two new faculty members to our department by next fall, HDFS graduate students and faculty took time out to help others and to have fun on a bowling night.

According to Dr. Stephanie Shine, HDFS Early Childhood program director, graduate students in the Texas Tech affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations (Tech CFR) “conducted a gift drive in the college for TTU Early Head Start and got beautiful gifts for 66 children.”

Students pictured above wrapping presents include Jennifer Harris, Yang Liu, Andrea Parker, Diane Wittie, and Shu Yuan, along with our office assistant Jennifer Holland. Thanks to Holly Babbitt, our new graduate administrative secretary, for the photos of the wrapping process!

The following photos (posted with parental permission) show children receiving their gifts.


Earlier in the semester, HDFS faculty and grad students hit the lanes at Main Event Entertainment.

bowling ann-mal-rebLeft to right, new chair Dr. Ann Mastergeorge, Dr. Malinda Colwell, and Rebecca Oldham illustrate the stages of roll delivery.

bowling sharp-shupe-kareem-manjuDr. Elizabeth “Strikethrower” Sharp (light-blue sweater) lets one go, whereas Kareem Al-Khalil (upper-right) gets ready to do the same. Also seen in these pictures are Rick Shupe (behind Elizabeth), Manju Chawla, and Stacy Johnson (lane closest to wall).

bowling ann & others

Left to right watching the action are Andrea Parker, Rebecca Oldham, Yang Liu, and Drs. Colwell and Mastergeorge.

bowling conversations

Clockwise from upper-left, Drs. Wonjung Oh and Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo; Yang Liu, Dr. Sharp, and Dr. Dana Weiser;  Dr. Alan Reifman; and Manju and Rebecca, with Shu in the background.

bowling big group photoFinally, left to right, we have Manju, Andrea, Ann, Holly Wright, Shu, Dan Fang, Rebecca, Wonjung, and Stacy.

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