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December 10, 2015  •  Alumni E-Newsletter Archive

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Dear UTA alumni,

Fall semester classes are ending on campus and students are busy studying for exams and crafting those final papers. Next week, December 17‑19, the University will celebrate commencement with more than 5,000 new graduates expected to earn degrees. During this busy time of year, we wanted to point out how fellow Mavericks are making an impact—from revitalizing local communities to easing the daily commute. As always, please share your accomplishments with us. Go Mavs!

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. Entrepreneurial Impact .

Entrepreneurial Impact

The growth of UTA alumnus Larry Kemp’s family-owned business recently caught the eye of some of America’s leading business magazines. Fort Worth-based Kemp & Sons General Services made Fortune Magazine’s Inner City 100 List and also appeared in Inc. Magazine’s 5000, which is an annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America. Kemp says UTA laid the foundation for his success. He’s a 1980 College of Business graduate and an avid Mavericks supporter.

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. Fast Lanes .

Fast Lanes

UTA researchers are working on ways to move traffic more efficiently in North Texas. Civil engineering Professor Siamak Ardekani and his doctoral student, Maryam Zabihi, are working with the North Central Texas Council of Governments on a project to determine the sensitivity of drivers to toll prices so managed lanes can be used more efficiently and keep traffic moving at consistent speeds of at least 50 mph.

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. Maverick Banker .

Maverick Banker

UTA alumnus Clay Jett, who has served as president of Bank SNB’s San Antonio market since 2013, has been promoted to regional president for Bank SNB’s south Texas region, which includes the San Antonio, Austin, and south Texas markets. Jett will continue to fill the role of San Antonio market president and will be responsible for management of the treasury services business line companywide. He earned his bachelor of business administration from UTA with concentrations in finance and economics.

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. Winning Streak .

Winning Streak

The UTA men’s basketball team continues to build momentum with an 8‑2 start to the season, having disposed of the North Texas Mean Green, the UTEP Miners, and the Bradley Braves within the past week. Sophomore Kevin Hervey was named the Sun Belt Conference’s student-athlete of the week for the second time this fall (the first came on Nov. 24 following the team’s wins over Ohio State and Memphis). The Mavericks return to College Park Center to meet the Sul Ross Lobos at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 21. Tickets available at utatickets.com.

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SAVE THE DATE

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UTA Day at the Rodeo

Make plans now to join other UTA alumni for lunch and a 2 p.m. rodeo performance at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, a Cowtown tradition that dates to 1896. Details and ticket information coming soon.

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Maverick Speakers Series: Ron Paul

The Maverick Speakers Series presents former Congressman Ron Paul in a lecture on “Liberty Defined: The Future of Freedom.” Preferred ticket packages and free general admission tickets are available at utatickets.com.

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Maverick Speakers Series: Donna Brazile

The Maverick Speakers Series presents political strategist and commentator Donna Brazile. She will deliver a lecture on “Politics and Beyond.” Preferred ticket packages and free general admission tickets are available at utatickets.com.

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To tell us what you’d like to know more about from UTA, contact utacommunications@uta.edu or the Office of Alumni Relations.

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