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TCU alumni connect with each other at Guy Fieri’s Dive & Taco Joint in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. on Friday Oct. 7, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Tristen Smith)
How TCU's alumni chapters keep the Horned Frog spirit alive post-grad
By Addison Thummel, Staff Writer
Published May 11, 2024
TCU graduates can stay connected with the Horned Frog community with alumni chapters across the nation.

TCU’s annual alumni Easter egg hunt is a family tradition for many

Family enjoying the TCU Easter Egg Hunt, March 24, 2024. (Crystal Polglase/Staff Photographer)
The alumni Easter egg hunt on March 24, 2024. (Crystal Polglase/Staff Photographer)

The 29th Annual TCU alumni Easter egg hunt was held this past Sunday on the front lawn of Sadler Hall.

Hundreds of children joined in racing to find colorful eggs scattered across the lawn, taking photos with the official TCU Easter bunnies and winning big prizes with the highly sought-after golden tickets.

At 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, TCU facilities workers began hiding the eggs on the front lawn of Sadler Hall. Joseph Hernandez, a worker of over 10 years, shared his story helping keep the tradition alive.

“I’ve been helping out with this process for a long time now,” Hernandez said. “This work is worth it because I know I’m helping make something special happen. While doing this once a year I feel like the Easter Bunny himself.”

Adriana Ramirez, who graduated from the nursing program in 2010, said she hopes her kids will be able to attend TCU later on.

TCU alumni parents with their child at the egg hunt onMarch 24, 2024. (Crystal Polglase/Staff Photographer)

“This is a family tradition and something I’ve been attending with my kids since they were born,” she said.

Andrew and Erica Hicks brought their 2-year-old son out.

“We are both TCU alumni so to have this opportunity to immerse our son in TCU culture from a young age is something we’re proud to do,” Erica said.

Two of the parents in attendance have a unique love story: in 2005 Andrea and Daryl Stafford met as RAs in Samuelson Hall.

Andrea, formerly a Miss TCU, is now a manager at BNSF Railway and a mom to her 1-year-old son.

“We are excited because this is our first year attending the hunt,” she said. “We will definitely keep coming to this for years to come.”

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