After more than 30 years at UTA, Professors Dennis and Judy Reinhartz have
become an integral part of the university community. Just as importantly, the
University has become a force in their lives.
The benefits go both ways.
Dennis, professor of history and
Russian, and Judy, professor of science education, invest much of their time and
talents in UTA. “Over 30-plus years, we’ve given a lot of ourselves, and not
just money,” Dennis said.
The Employee Roundhouse Scholarships,
awards for faculty/staff members and their immediate families, are a testament
to the couple’s generosity. “We try to give in many ways,” Judy said. “We
support individuals. It’s important to help people reach their
Much of this giving focuses on the UTA Libraries.
“Primarily, we give to the library because it is a university-wide institution,”
Judy said. “It is the heart of the University.”
contributions include adopting two journals, Science and Children and Science
Scope, both used by Judy’s undergraduate and graduate science education
“The students here have been so outstanding,” she
said. “We want to support them because they give back so much to
Dennis’ history expertise and his association with the library
also motivate the couple to search out and donate valuable maps and books to
“We don’t like to be pigeonholed into one
area,” he said. “Our base is pretty broad.”
Through their estate
planning, the Reinhartzes are members of the elite Carlisle Society, a group of
supporters who have designated the University as a beneficiary in their wills,
charitable trusts, gift annuities and other deferred gift
“Even after we leave, our support will continue,”
Judy said. “We’re pretty entrenched in the University. We just hope that people
see the University as the center of the extended community. We have a lot of
talented people here.”