Springing forward
Graduate students lead the way in spring enrollment increase
Graduate students like Ruby Ruperto and her Contemporary Science classmates significantly boosted University enrollment for spring 2001, the fifth consecutive semester of enrollment increases.

Writing for the Digital Age
New  tools and technologies are taking one Honors English class online and into the future
When students in Martin Danahay’s Honors English class get ready to work, they don’t pull textbooks out of their backpacks. Instead, they each slide a thin, black Toshiba laptop onto their desk, flip up the cover and log in to UTA’s first completely wireless class.

Military intelligence
UTA is among 29 universities offering online degrees to Army personnel
By day, Army Sgt. Doug Robinson works as a helicopter mechanic at Fort Campbell, Ky. By night, he's a husband, father of two, and—surprise—a UTA student.

Worldwide welcome
International recruitment efforts are expected to pay long-term dividends
New faces, from places all over the world, keep coming through the UTA front door. And, with continuing international recruitment efforts, the University is keeping the welcome mat on the doorstep.



Family Ties
Text by Sherry Wodraska Neaves, Janell Broyles and Lloyd Clark
Photographs by Joel Quintans, Robert Crosby and Charlotte Atteberry


Portrait of a UTA Family
The Taylor family's association with UTA and its preceding institutions began in 1911. It continues today through Lloyd Clark and his granddaughter, sophomore Alida Eggen.

Hart to Hart
Peggy Hart Lofland, her parents, several siblings, a couple of in-laws and now her daughter have all made UTA their university of choice.

Family Tradition
At least one member of the Latham family has taught at or attended UTA every decade since the 1940s.


Engineered for success
Katie Helmberger, the youngest of 13 children, will soon join four of her brothers as UTA civil engineering graduates.

Six degrees of education
The Saad siblings–three brothers and three sisters–have used their UTA diplomas to launch international business ventures.

Birth of Nations spawned UTA family affair
With the family home on land now occupied by UTA's South 40 parking lot, it's not surprising that seven Nation siblings attended neighboring North Texas Agricultural College in the 1930s and 1940s.

The Kings of campus
Karen King Borta, the first of four siblings to attend UTA, anchors nightly newscasts on KTVT Channel 11, the Dallas-Fort Worth area's CBS affiliate.



Campus courtship
Fort Worth Judge Jo Ann Reyes and TXU executive Jesse Reyes married three years after a chance meeting on campus.

Most likely to succeed
UTA has played a central role in Michael and Dorothy Burton's personal and professional lives.



Keeping up the Pace
Sixteen-year-old Courtney Pace, already a UTA junior, is following in her mother's footsteps.


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