88R24582 BPG-D
  By: King, Kolkhorst S.R. No. 507
         WHEREAS, Texas Christian University is celebrating its 150th
  anniversary in 2023; and
         WHEREAS, TCU was founded in 1873 in Thorp Spring by brothers
  Addison and Randolph Clark, ministers and teachers from nearby Fort
  Worth; they welcomed 13 students to Add-Ran Male and Female
  College, and within five years, enrollment reached 450; after
  affiliating with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the
  institution became known as Add-Ran Christian University, and in
  1895, it moved to Waco; the school soon chose a mascot, the horned
  frog, and its colors, purple and white; it adopted its present-day
  name in 1902; and
         WHEREAS, In 1910, a major fire destroyed the main building
  and badly damaged other facilities; in the wake of that disaster,
  the college accepted Fort Worth's offer of 50 acres and $200,000 to
  relocate to the city; on its new campus, the institution
  flourished, and the end of World War II marked the beginning of a
  long period of significant growth; TCU purchased an adjoining
  106-acre golf course and by 1965, it had added more than 25
  buildings; gaining stature, it toughened entrance requirements,
  expanded advanced study offerings, and approved Ph.D. programs; and
         WHEREAS, TCU has continued its rise in the 21st century,
  opening the Campus Commons, including the Brown-Lupton University
  Union, and establishing the John V. Roach Honors College; Anne
  Burnett Marion School of Medicine, Fort Worth's M.D. school, has an
  enrollment of 240 and will graduate its first class in 2023;
  moreover the endowment has passed the $2 billion mark, and
  enrollment today is approximately 12,000; and
         WHEREAS, Through the years, TCU has gained a reputation for
  academic excellence, strong traditions, a vibrant student
  experience, campus culture, and Greek life, and ardent support for
  student-athletes, who have achieved high recognition; the Horned
  Frogs have been particularly dominant in baseball, making five
  College World Series appearances in the past 13 years, as well as in
  equestrian events, tennis, and women's soccer, among other sports;
  the 2022 football team became the first team in Texas to earn the
  opportunity to compete for the national championship in the College
  Football Playoff; since 2010, the TCU rifle team has won three
  national championships, and it is the only all-female team to win a
  national title in this coed sport; the men's basketball team has
  made three NCAA tournament appearances in the last six seasons; and
         WHEREAS, Today, TCU is a world-class, values-centered
  private university, comprised of nine schools and colleges, and it
  has a legacy of creating leaders who shape and improve the world for
  the greater good; it offers an unmatched student experience and
  academic environment to students from diverse backgrounds from Fort
  Worth, the state of Texas, and across the globe; and
         WHEREAS, TCU students, faculty, and staff offer valuable
  research, scholarly activity, artistic and cultural assets, a
  diverse array of talent, and significant economic benefit to the
  region and state; the rich history of Texas Christian University is
  a source of tremendous pride to its network of more than 100,000
  alumni around the world, and this outstanding institution is sure
  to continue to build on this foundation of excellence in the years
  to come; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 88th Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate the 150th anniversary of Texas
  Christian University and extend to the TCU community sincere best
  wishes for a memorable and meaningful celebration; and, be it
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the university as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.