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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.

Madeline McClure

Driven to make a difference

Madeline McClure ’97 left a lucrative Wall Street job to start a nonprofit organization for child abuse victims. She and three other alumni describe how UT Arlington prepared them for professions vastly different from their original ones.

Jocelyn Zee

Wunderkinds flourish in University's nurturing environment

Jocelyn Zee is among a handful of young, brilliant students who have used UT Arlington as a springboard to success. She enrolled at age 13 and is now a physician. Meet similar grads and a current student who’s following in their footsteps.

illustration of alumni networking

Rising alumni influence serves as catalyst for state’s growing workforce

Of UT Arlington’s more than 163,000 alumni, about 127,000 live in Texas and provide a stream of employees for high-demand fields like nursing, information technology, and bioengineering.

Chelsea Roff

Alumna garners national attention for inspiring story

Chelsea Roff ’10, who overcame severe anorexia, now speaks nationally about issues related to eating disorders, health policy, and social justice.

Shirlee and Taylor Gandy

Scholarship supports first-generation students

A $1 million commitment from alumna Shirlee Gandy and her husband, Taylor, will help sophomores achieve their dreams of earning a college degree.

Ralph and Susan Hawkins

Gift from alumnus supports strategic vision

HKS Inc. CEO Ralph Hawkins ’73, the man who helped bring us Cowboys Stadium and College Park Center, is doing his part to ensure that the next generation of architects leaves its own legacy.

Navy nurse Kelly Bowman

Education prepared alumna for battlefield chaos

Kelly Bowman ’03 spent eight months as an emergency room nurse before deploying to Iraq. She describes the experience as baptism by fire.