Alumni Association Update

Student Alumni Association news

The Student Alumni Association raised more than $12,000 at its 8th Annual Tuition Raffle. The top seller was Candice Freeman, who sold 205 tickets. Fifteen students reached the sales goal required to attend the National Association for the Advancement of Student Programs District Conference. At the conference, the SAA received the Outstanding Student Alumni Association award and the Outstanding Internal Program award for the Tuition Raffle.

From left: Candice Freeman, Laura Silva (‘09) and Stephanie Gurka

From left: Candice Freeman, Laura Silva (‘09) and Stephanie Gurka helped raise more than $12,000 at the 8th Annual Tuition Raffle last spring.

The SAA held its first Dinner with 10 Mavericks last spring with more than 30 students participating. Alumni hosts included former Alumni Association Board of Directors presidents Daniel Kauth (’84) and Theresa Berend (’01). Other hosts were alumni board members Neer Patel (’06) and Roger Ornelas (’01), as well as Wilfred Atanga (’88, ’91) and Brad Loper (’93) and his wife, Adrienne (’93).

Recognizing excellence

Jasmine Stewart (’05), assistant director for alumni and student programs, was recognized as the 2009 Outstanding Adviser in August at the CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Programs National Conference in Baltimore. The professional organization represents more than 300 colleges and universities nationwide, as well as in Mexico and Canada.

Chapter roundup

The Young Alumni Chapter hosted its fourth annual Official UT Arlington Graduation Party following spring Commencement at Sherlock’s Pub in north Arlington. President James D. Spaniolo and men’s basketball coach Scott Cross gave graduation toasts.
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Designed for glory

Alumni played major roles in the design and construction of the Dallas Cowboys’ new stadium in Arlington.

Buzz cuts

A summary of noteworthy happenings on campus

Igniting innovation

Commercialization grants aim to turn research into marketable enterprises

Profitable discoveries

UT Arlington and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce partner to boost economic development

Carl Lovely, Richard Timmons and John Schetz

Sailing toward a solution

Research may make barnacles and other oceanic freeloaders seek alternate transportation

President Spaniolo presents ring to Dickie Fears

A true original

Trailblazing cheerleader among first to receive new ring

Alumni reception in Jordan

Jordanian alumni honored at reception in Amman

Event recognizes some of country's most prominent citizens

Strokes of genius

Star swimmer inducted into hall of fame