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Wren A. (Wetzel) Deavers
BA, German, 1991


During my time at Texas Tech I studied German and Spanish. I minored in Biology and went on to pursue a career in nursing. I graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1999. My studies in language and culture afforded me the opportunity to take part in a two year nursing exchange program that took me to Portugal and Finland.

In 2004, I completed my master's degree from UT-Austin with certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. I worked for a Federally Qualified Health Center in the Austin area where my patient focus was the uninsured and under-served. In this position I utilized my Spanish skills on almost a daily basis. I finished my Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2014 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and for the last three years I have been working at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor as an Assistant Professor where I teach pediatrics for the Family Nurse Practitioner program as well as the undergraduate nursing program. I live in Georgetown with my husband, Randy, and our two children, Landon and Alyssa.

2nd CMLL Alumni Connect – Tailgate in the Courtyard

Faculty, staff, current graduate students and alumni united in the Foreign Languages Building's courtyard and lower floor for the second CMLL Alumni Connect – Tailgate on October 10 during Texas Tech's Homecoming. The Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures hosted the event with pre-game drinks and snacks.


The department was honored when Texas Tech President Duane Nellis and his wife, Ruthie dropped by and recounted his travel abroad experiences with guests.

THANK YOU, We did it! Your generous contributions and the generous $1000 matching donation given to the Lorum Stratton Study Abroad Scholarship Endowment prior to, during and after the CMLL Tailgate provided the $10K needed to establish the Lorum Stratton Study Abroad Scholarship Endowment. Now with each subsequent contribution exceeding the $10K required for the establishment of the endowment, the amount of award money for study abroad scholarships to deserving CMLL students will increase. Thank you for catching the vision and making this happen! If you would like to make a contribution click here for more information.

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