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THE INAUGURATION OF EMILY W. MESSER, Ed.D. written in gold

portrait of Dr. Emily Messer

Empowering Student Success and Community Strength

President Emily W. Messer, Ed.D., an accomplished educational leader with nearly two decades of experience in higher education, will be inaugurated as ϲͼ’s 21st president on Friday, April 26, 2024. With her exemplary career and steadfast commitment to academic excellence, President Messer is poised to guide Texas Wesleyan’s faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the greater Fort Worth community to unprecedented levels of achievement. We invite you to join us in commemorating this historic occasion with events throughout the week as we embark on a transformative journey under her leadership.

 

A Week of Events in Celebration of the Inauguration

Saturday, April 20, 2024 10:00 am

Andrew's Hall
Nick and Lou Martin University Center
3165 E. Rosedale St.
Second floor

Alumni Event

Join us for a memorable Inauguration Brunch! Reconnect with cherished friends, share memories and savor heartfelt reunions amidst the backdrop of celebration and anticipation for the future.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024 noon

Nick and Lou Martin University Center
First Floor and Andrew’s Hall

Student Event

Join us for the ultimate "Fresher" event, celebrating student successes with music, showcases, and free food!

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024 7:30 pm

Nicholas Martin Hall
1309 Wesleyan St.
Fort Worth Tx, 76105

TXWES Community Event

Experience an evening of captivating performances and musical excellence at the Texas Wesleyan President's Honors Concert, celebrating talent and creativity on our vibrant campus.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024 3:30 pm

Nick and Lou Martin University Center
3165 E. Rosedale St.
Second floor

Faculty & Staff Event

Let’s give cheers to Dr. Messer as we look to the future of Texas Wesleyan!

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Thursday, April 25, 2024 12:30 pm

Polytechnic United Methodist Church Sanctuary
3229 E. Rosedale St.

TXWES Community Event

This momentous occasion at the Polytechnic United Methodist Church on campus will celebrate the beginning of a new chapter with reverence and hope. Join hearts and mind in prayer, reflection, and community as we embark on a journey of shared values and aspirations. A light lunch will be served in the Bragan Fellowship Hall following the service. All are welcome to join! 

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Friday, April 26, 2024 10:00 am

Andrew's Hall
Nick and Lou Martin University Center
3165 E. Rosedale St.
Second floor

By Invitation

The investiture is the formal ceremony conferring the authority and symbols of the new office to Dr. Emily W. Messer as the 21st President of ϲͼ. This will also be a celebration of the continued dedication to the pursuit of academic knowledge and a new era for ϲͼ under the leadership of its first female president.

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Friday, April 26, 2024 11:30 am

Eunice and James L. West Library
1101 Wesleyan St.
First Floor

By Invitation

Celebrate Dr. Messer’s investiture with lunch and fellowship.

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Friday, April 26, 2024 6:00 pm

Omni Hotel Fort Worth
1300 Houston St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

By Invitation

Black Tie

Dine and dance away in a night of celebration as we end Dr. Messer’s inauguration week. 

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