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UTA In The News — Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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UTA-EPA agreement

The University of Texas at Arlington and the Environmental Protection Agency signed a memo of understanding to address a growing need for environmental engineering workers, the American Society for Engineering Education’s First Bell e-newsletter reported. The story originally appeared in Fort Worth Business.

Advocate award

Michele Bobadilla, founder of UTA's University Crossroads outreach initiative, received the Immigrant Advocate Award at the 5th Annual Immigrant Journey Awards Friday, The Dallas Morning News reported. UTA President Vistasp M. Karbhari was the keynote speaker. The program recognizes and honors exceptional immigrant individuals who have chosen to make this country their home and who have demonstrated leadership in business by contributing to the civic and economic vitality of North Texas.

Fast growing

BestMedicalDegrees.com reported that UTA is one of the 25 fastest growing online registered nurse-to-bachelor of science in nursing degree programs in the country, WFLX/Fox 29 in West Palm Beach, Fla.; KFMB/CBS 8 in San Diego, Calif.; CNBC and many other media outlets reported.

UTA alumni retiring

Chris Burkett, Mansfield's assistant city manager, is retiring after 33 years service and having guided that city through many changes, the Star-Telegram reported. Burkett graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor's of science in civil engineering.

Student receives honor

UTA student Ana-Sofia Gonzalez was named leader of the month of the American Institute of Architecture Students, AIAS.org reported. She served as AIAS UTA events coordinator in 2014-2015, vice president in 2015-2016 and recently has been elected as president for the 2016-2017 year. With her leadership, she has helped to grow the chapter to more than 100 members.