Scholarship endowment to support softball players

Margaret Changos Pawlowski, ’80, and her late husband Robert Pawloski, PhD, former provost of the TWU Graduate School, endowed a scholarship to benefit student-athletes on the TWU softball team.

The Margaret Changos Pawlowski Softball Scholarship Endowment pays tribute to Margaret, who did not have the opportunity to play softball at Texas Woman’s but always has been an avid athlete. She joined her hometown team, the Port Arthur Gold Bug softball team, at a young age. The team enjoyed many successful seasons, and Margaret played until she was 20. She graduated from North Texas State University, now known as the University of North Texas, and was hired as a physical education teacher by Thomas Jefferson High School, which merged into Memorial High School in 2002.  She went on to teach in the California public schools and later accepted a physical education position in the Department of Defense Schools in Baumholder, Germany. Margaret remained there until her marriage, and they returned to the United States and had two sons. Robert went on to earn his PhD at the University of Denver and became a full-­time member of the English department.

In 1980, Robert was hired as provost of the TWU Graduate School, and Margaret enrolled in the Master of Library Science program and was employed at the TWU Library. Margaret remained at TWU until matters of health encouraged Robert to resign his position and take less stressful employment at the University of South Florida. He passed away Aug. 28, 2022. In Florida, Margaret completed 10 years in the Hillsborough County schools until her retirement.

This generous new endowment honors both Margaret’s time at Texas Woman’s and the Pawlowski family’s commitment to higher education.