The strength of the Endowment influences the university’s reputation as it directly impacts the academic profile, degree of independence, and financial stability of the institution. The Endowment ensures that resources are available to sustain TCU’s strategic advantage and further enhance its standing among prestigious peer institutions.

As the Abell-Hanger Professor in Gerontological Nursing, I don’t have to choose between teaching and scholarship. This endowed fund allows me to pursue cutting-edge research in a university setting where bright, motivated undergraduate and graduate students can learn from the experience of working in the lab as well as from the discoveries we make in the process of research.


DR. DENNIS CHEEK- Abell-Hanger Professor in Gerontological nursing

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