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Riding off into the sunset

Reflections on UTA’s second annual Day at the Rodeo

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    John Hall, vice president for administration and campus operations, and family

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    President Vistasp Karbhari and Lisa Karbhari

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    Linda Bellanger and her son, Frank

Alumni and friends of the University dusted off their boots and saddled up for the second annual UTA Day at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo on Jan. 22. More than 170 attendees enjoyed a catered traditional barbecue lunch at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History while spinning tall tales and listening to President Vistasp Karbhari provide brief remarks about UTA's recent progress.

"It's important to connect alumni and friends through marquee community events like the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo," says Michael Kingan, vice president for development and alumni relations. "These are great opportunities to convey a sense of UTA today, our growth, our excellence, and our impact. UTA's alumni help us spread the word about UTA, so keeping them aware of our progress is critical to our success."

The group moseyed on over to the Will Rogers Coliseum to catch all the live rodeo action after lunch and enjoyed an afternoon of traditional Western entertainment.

"UTA Day at the Rodeo has become a special event," says Love Kelly ('17 MSW). "It's a great time to meet new Mavericks and hear how my alma mater continues to make a difference in our community."

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