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John Merrill

Gift creates endowed engineering professorship

Distinguished Alumnus George Pickett and his wife, Elizabeth, have established the first endowed professorship for the Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering.

Nafees Alam

Alumnus creates culinary brands for area restaurants

Nafees Alam ’02 is changing the North Texas dining landscape through his company, DRG Concepts, which works with top chefs to implement innovative restaurant ideas.

office desk with awards

Goolsby Leadership Academy celebrates decade of excellence

Established a decade ago with an anonymous $2 million gift in honor of John Goolsby ’64 and his wife, Judy, the Goolsby Leadership Academy produces graduates prepared for success.

Glen Whitley

Alumnus’ influence extends throughout North Texas

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley ’76 traces his prolific civic and professional involvement to his parents, who taught him the importance of giving back to the community.

Stephanie Duncan with patients in the Republic of Congo

Alumna lives her dream treating patients in Africa

Nursing alumna Stephanie Duncan is providing medical care and strengthening communities through her work with the international charity Mercy Ships in the Republic of Congo.

Energy Consumers

Alumnus brings power to the people

A recent computer science and engineering Ph.D. graduate is developing a sensor and monitoring system to put consumers in charge of their energy, gas, and water use.

Dr. Montgomery, right, with Gates Foundation CEO Jeff Raikes

Alumnus combats serious illnesses in Africa

Health official Joel Montgomery works with the local population in Nairobi, Kenya, to identify, combat, and reduce dengue fever, typhoid, and other potentially fatal diseases.

Alumnus Peter Twele and friend

Alumnus promotes understanding between cultures

After 11 years in the Middle East, Peter Twele amassed abundant research and a deeper understanding of the cultures. The experiences fueled his memoir, Rubbing Shoulders in Yemen.

photography of Bryce Bennett

Award-winning photographs find elegance in overpasses

Recent graduate Bryce Bennett's photographic series Beneath examines overpasses in a new light and garnered a major award from the UT System Board of Regents.

old trains

Railroads carry indispensable freight—and allure

Don’t think of trains as a nuisance. These rolling behemoths are a vital cog in the world’s supply chain. And UT Arlington and the city of Arlington wouldn’t exist without them.