Paint the town country purple

TCU is painting alumni murals across the country in honor of the university’s 150th anniversary.


The selected alumni are using the leadership skills they learned at TCU to further their chosen fields.

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TCU is celebrating its 150th anniversary with larger-than-life murals across the US. The hand-painted portraits feature the success stories of alumni who carry on the leadership they learned in Fort Worth.


John Devereaux’s mural was unveiled in October 2022.

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John Devereaux | New York City

The 32-ft mural on 25th Street in Manhattan features the stage performer and social media personality who graduated in 2012. Recently, John toured the country in the ensemble cast of “Hamilton: An American Musical.”


Katherine Beattie’s mural was unveiled in February.

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Katherine Beattie | Los Angeles

The Hollywood mural features the 2008 alumna who is working to advocate for disability representation in media. Katherine currently serves as a producer for CBS’s “NCIS” and is an active wheelchair athlete.


Desmond Bane’s mural was unveiled in April.

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Desmond Bane | Nashville

The NBA Memphis Grizzlies player and 2020 alum is in the paint again — but this time it’s a 45-ft creation on the side of a building on Broadway. Desmond donates his time to the community through youth basketball clinics, school supply drives, and outreach initiatives.


The healthcare alumni mural was unveiled this week.

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Healthcare leaders | Chicago

The 56-ft group mural features nurse Emma Joy (class of ’21), Dr. Brandon Zsigray ('14), Dr. McKenna Chalman — who graduated from the inaugural class of the Burnett School of Medicine in 2023 — and Dr. Courtney Sullivan ('17) from left to right.

The final mural will be unveiled in Cowtown this fall.

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