TCU Featured on “The College Tour,” Streaming on Amazon Prime

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Sophomore Erin Banks, Ballet and Modern Dance Student and Honors

October 13, 2021

Thousands of North Texas seniors are deciding where to spend the next four years as college application deadlines quickly approach. “The College Tour” is a new series that helps students navigate academic choices and gain insight into campuses across the country from the comfort of their own homes. So far, six colleges in Texas have episodes in production, and TCU is leading the way as the first school in North Texas to feature in season two, which airs on Amazon Prime in early November.

TCU will organize a premiere night on campus October 19. Special guests for the event include TCU Showgirls, SuperFrog and Alex Boylan, former winner of “The Amazing Race” and host and producer of “The College Tour”. There will also be a virtual evening at 6 p.m. on October 20 hosted on TCU’s Facebook Live. It will also include Boylan and star students.

“The idea for ‘The College Tour’ TV series came from my niece. Due to the pandemic and finances, she was unable to travel to visit colleges, ”Boylan said. “So we’ve created a series inspired by her and millions of other young people who want to go to college.”

Episodes from 48 universities across the country are live or scheduled. The six schools in Texas include: TCU, University of North Texas, Baylor University, The University of Texas, Sam Houston State University, and St. Edward’s University.

The TCU episode focuses on the university’s vibrant and united campus culture through the eyes of 10 students:

  • Erin Banks, a ballet and modern dance major from McDonough, Georgia
  • Emily Citarella ’21 from Atlanta, who received her BSc in Strategic Communication with a minor in General Psychology
  • Erika Rebollo Diaz, major in computer science and minor in mathematics from Frisco, Texas
  • Cort Ewing, majoring in biology and minor in general commerce from Colleyville, Texas
  • Anya Ivory, major in journalism and minor in general affairs from Fort Worth
  • Nand Javia, major in information systems and finance and minor in physics from Vadodara, India
  • Ryan Marks, a sports broadcast major and business miner from Laguna Niguel, Calif.
  • Collin Pittmann, Journalism and Theater graduate from Spokane, Washington
  • Allyson San Roman, a major in child development from Orange, Calif.
  • Paige Shiring ’21 from Houston, who graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance

Diaz filmed a segment for the experiential education episode at TCU. The STEM scholar and honors student is the founding president of the new TCU chapter of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc.

“I firmly believe that you can get anything you want with the resources of TCU,” said Diaz. “I have been able to do so much already and there is always an open door for those looking for new opportunities at TCU.”

The TCU episode is now available on IMDb TV, YouTube, The college visit website and on streaming applications.


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