Chapters hold inaugural events
SAA wins national award
The Young Alumni Chapter hosted its first graduation party in May at Blu Bar on Cooper Street. More than 900 people attended, with 25 new alumni joining the Alumni Association. Former association President Daniel Kauth (’84 BBA) gave a graduation toast. The chapter hopes to make the event a tradition every semester.
The Hispanic Alumni Chapter hosted its first picnic in June at Doug Russell Park next to the Alumni Association building. More than 40 alumni attended, including Judge Jo Ann Reyes (’75 BA) and her husband, TXU executive Jesse Reyes (’73 BSEE, ’77 MSEE). Visit www.utahispanicalumni.org for news about upcoming events.
The Cadet Corps Alumni Chapter reports that the Cadet Corps Endowed Scholarship Fund has reached more than $23,500. Scholarships will become available once the endowment reaches $25,000. UT Arlington’s ROTC program ranks second in enrollment out of 19 programs in Texas, according to a report by the U.S. Army’s Cadet Command. Nationally, the program ranks 28th out of 271.
In other chapter news, the following programs received awards from the Alumni Association:
Student Alumni Association News
The Student Alumni Association’s tuition raffle received the Outstanding Internal Program Award in August from the Association for Student Advancement Programs. It’s the highest programming award an organization can receive.
Recognized at ASAP’s International Network Conference in San Antonio, the tuition raffle bested programs from more than 300 higher education institutions throughout the nation.
The SAA also submitted the Oozeball mud volleyball tournament for an outstanding program award and President Stephani Deen as an applicant for the Peter Buchanan Scholarship. ASAP is a professional organization for student alumni associations, student foundations and ambassador programs.
The SAA held its fifth annual tuition raffle in August and awarded up to 12 hours of undergraduate, in-state tuition, excluding fees, for the fall 2006 semester. To give incoming students an opportunity to win, the SAA held raffle sales during the orientation, advising and registration sessions throughout the summer.
For more information, contact SAA adviser Jasmine Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-272-2594.