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Fab Frogs: Dr. Victor Boschini, Jr. Leading Great Growth

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The 10th chancellor in Texas Christian University‘s storied history, Dr. Victor Boschini, Jr., takes pride that the university still follows in the footsteps of university founders, Addison and Randolph Clark, nurturing the campus’ student-oriented culture.

To maintain that culture, the university board has frozen the size of the TCU student body at 10,000, which allows students to know their professors; “maybe have dinner with them,” Boschini says.

The board also is building a dozen dormitories with the goal of housing every student on campus, he says.

The result: TCU has one of the highest retention rates for sophomores of any college or university. Compared to a national retention rate of about 50 percent, TCU typically welcomes back 91 percent of its freshman for their second year.

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“It is still possible for a student to graduate in four years,” Boschini says. “Parents really like that.”

For him, the opportunity to lead TCU for 13 years is “a calling, not a job.” Boschini has presided over a fundraising campaign that netted the university more than $400 million. During his tenure, the university has also built the Brown-Lupton University Union and Campus Commons, constructed the Intellectual Commons on the east side of campus, established the John V. Roach Honors College, renovated the Amon G. Carter Stadium and the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum and joined the Big 12 Conference.

Each semester, Professor Boschini finds his way to the classroom, teaching a freshman course in the College of Education. He and his wife, Megan, entertain students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters in their home. The Boschinis also participate frequently in campus events when they are not traveling for the university or attending a summer Frog Camp for new students in London or Paris.

For the future, the board has charged the Chancellor with raising TCU’s academic standing through an emphasis on recruitment. In hopes of persuading more students with high achievement test scores to choose TCU, Boschini says the university continually improves the educational experience it offers by recruiting some of the nation’s top faculty.

“We have a great faculty now, but we are always adding new members,” he says.

The often humble Chancellor is quick to give credit for TCU’s success to others. “We have an amazing team. I am blessed. I just try not to screw it up.”

There are many reasons to celebrate TCU and the marvelous imprint it continues to have on North Texas. We’ve highlighted some of the most dedicated Texans in this year’s season preview. To read our full TCU tribute, click here

This feature is brought to you by Rob Schumacher of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. 

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth-Mira Vista, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

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Best Place to Find Fireworks – July Fourth in DFW

We’re keeping the Fourth of July tradition alive across Dallas/Fort Worth this weekend, with parades, festivals and fireworks in dozens of communities.

Overwhelmed by the possibilities? We can help. Our annual collection of July Fourth celebrations is ready – all you need to do is call up your calendar and start planning.

See the best collection of Fourth of July celebrations in DFW here: 4thofJulyEventsinDFW.com

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Outstanding Homes to the North of Dallas

Neighborhoods to the north are among the most popular in the U.S. The home at 408 Woodlake Drive in Allen is listed for $3,849,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

From Addison to Plano, neighborhoods to the north are welcoming new businesses and new people. Thanks to corporate moves by Toyota, Liberty Mutual and others, Plano ranks fourth in the U.S. for Internet searches for homes, according to Realtor.com. Here’s a look at some of the newest listings in and around North Dallas.

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Best Things to Do This Summer in DFW

See the best of Broadway as Dallas Summer Musicals presents the Tony Award winning show, Pippin.

Summer is in full swing, but you don’t need to leave your hometown to have a great adventure. Mark your calendar for some exciting activities guaranteed to make this the best summer ever.

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Get That Boom, Boom, Boom – Fireworks in DFW for the Fourth!

We don’t know about you, but we’re determined to see the best fireworks in town this Fourth of July. Lucky for us, DFW has some of the best fireworks displays in the whole country. And, guess what? They’re all free. That’s right. Just another excellent reason to call DFW home!

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Best Fireworks in DFW for the Fourth of July 

You can Oohhh! and Ahhh! your way across DFW this week, with a full calendar of July Fourth events in many communities. We have broken them down for you by location … just know you can start the party (for the whole family, even) beginning Thursday, July 2. See you there?
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Just Sold: Beautiful Homes in North Texas {Video}

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851 Silverton Street | Southlake

851 Silverton Street 76092, Southlake, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-exterior

6829 Woodland Drive | Preston Hollow

6829 Woodland Drive 75225, Preston Hollow, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-livingroom

3401 Lee Parkway #1701 | Turtle Creek

3401 Lee Parkway #1701 Dallas 75219, Turtle Creek, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-bedroom

330 Las Colinas Boulevard #1410 | Irving

330 Las Colinas Boulevard #1318, Irving, 75039, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-exterior

6934 Tokalon Drive | Lakewood

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3312 Colgate Avenue | University Park

3312 Colgate Avenue Dallas 75225, University Park, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury home for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-backyard

5851 Waggoner Drive | Preston Hollow

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2008 Nighthawk Court | Westlake

2008 Nighthawk Court, Westlake, 76262, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury ranch for sale in Dallas Fort Worth-dining

4421 Amherst Avenue | University Park

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6312 Carrington Drive | Addison

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For more luxury homes, see briggsfreeman.com. Click here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with six offices in Dallas, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

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Evening Fireworks Extravaganza – Where to Watch in North Texas!

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Only two more days till the Fourth of July fireworks displays light up the night skies across North Texas. Do you know where you’re going to oohh and ahhh Thursday and Friday night? No worries. We compiled a list for you.
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The Party (Line) Has Started at 17 Green in Craig Ranch!

As Candy Evans of Candy’s Dirt begins filming her second webisode of The Party Line Real Estate – this time at 17 Green, a neighborhood of luxury townhomes in McKinney’s Craig Ranch community, we wonder … what’s on the menu?

This gathering of the Dallas region’s top-producing Realtors has proven to be the perfect place to network and gather insights on what’s hot – and what’s not – in the real estate market. For this party, the focus is on the luxury lock-and-leave trend and neighborhoods built to support a healthy lifestyle. The homes at 17 Green are a perfect example.

Talk about convenience – 17 Green is less than a half-hour to DFW, making both domestic and international flights a cinch. These homes are in a gated neighborhood and all of the outdoor property is maintained for the owner – not by the owner. Homeowners can shoot over to TPC Craig Ranch for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or all three) every day through a private golf cart entrance.

The homes include incredible finishes and design elements, from wine storage to a breakfast bar in the master suite to balconies and terraces galore – all to take in the wonderful, natural vistas of the TPC. And they’re all within walking distance to the Cooper Fitness Center and Spa – more focus on that healthy lifestyle.

Now, getting back to that menu: Dallas Addison Catering has laid an amazing spread, including grilled lamb with mint pesto, tequila lime grilled shrimp, grilled figs with marscarpone cheese, beef tenderloin with grilled vegetables. Yum. Plus, a wine bar and Candy’s signature Party Line Candy Bar.

It’s always a party when Candy’s there. It’s no different at 17 Green.

To watch previous webisodes, visit partylinerealestate.com.

Click here to see the latest in real estate news. CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operatesBriggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with six offices in Dallas, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

 

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Open Houses This Weekend: Wonderful Spaces for Entertaining

This four-bedroom, five-bath homes at 4508 N. Versailles Ave in Highland Park has soaring ceilings, winding staircase, marble entry and stunning hardwoods throughout the downstairs. Listed for $2,395,000. Photos / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

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4508 N. Versailles Ave., 75205
4508 N. Versailles
This home was built by Gage in 1994 on a 75 x 158 lot near Flippen Park. The exquisite French architecture home features all cast-stone trim, soaring ceilings, winding staircase, marble entry and stunning hardwoods throughout the downstairs. The spacious entertaining areas have stone and wood mantels, and include a gorgeous pine-paneled library and paneled theater. The Pennsylvania blue stone terrace, pool and arbor were designed by Lamberts Landscape. Landscaping in the French style continues throughout the lot. Listed for $2,395,000.
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