September 1, 2016 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
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UTA Athletes at Rio Paralympic Games

Global Impact

Three UTA student-athletes will play for Team USA at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on September 7. They are Abbie Dunkin and Rose Hollerman (WCBB) and Tobi Fawehinmi (T&F). Six UTA alumni will also compete in the games: Aaron Gouge and Mike Paye (WCBB), Dr. Darlene Hunter (Women's WCBB), Jon Rydberg (WC Tennis), David Eng (WCBB, Canada), and Brent Lakatos (Track, Canada). UTA alum Paul Schultz is participating as a commentator for NBC's coverage of wheelchair basketball. WATCH THE GAMES

Mindy Carmichael

"Helping the Place I Call Home"

Mindy Carmichael, 1990 Civil Engineering alumna, became the first woman named Public Works and Transportation Director for the city of Arlington. But she will tell you her greatest achievement is contributing to the city. "It isn’t just a career," Carmichael says. "I’m helping the place I call home." READ MORE

Vince Puente

Prestigious Appointment

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Vince Puente to the Finance Commission of Texas, the governing body of the state banking, savings and loan, and consumer credit agencies. READ MORE

Tech Titans-Faculty Excellence

Faculty Excellence

In addition to alumnus Chris MacFarland, UTA faculty were lauded by the DFW technology community as Tech Titans. Professors Sandy Dasgupta, Liping Tang, Kevin Schug, and Laura Mydlarz won or were finalists for their work. READ MORE

Calling Outstanding Alumni


This year the Distinguished Alumni Awards will include a Recent Graduate Award category to honor an alum who graduated within the past 15 years and who has demonstrated noteworthy leadership at UTA, in the community, or in their chosen profession. NOMINATE A RECENT GRADUATE

North Texas Giving Day

Support UTA

On September 22, UTA will participate in North Texas Giving Day as a benefiting organization. Help make your university the best it can be through this unique opportunity to support scholarships. READ MORE

UTA Community Comes Together

UTA Night at the Levitt
Mark Your Calendar

September 13 | Tuesday

MSS: Reza Aslan | The first lecture of the 2016-2017 Maverick Speakers Series, presented by OVERTURE DFW, 55+ Living for a New Generation, will feature author and religious scholar Reza Aslan. VIP Packages to attend a private dinner and photo opportunity with Aslan are available. All VIP Package proceeds benefit the President's Fund for Excellence. BUY TICKETS

October 6 | Thursday

MSS: Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn | Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn present A Path Appears: How an Individual Can Change the World as part of this year's Maverick Speakers Series. VIP dinner and photo opportunity tickets are also available through the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. BUY TICKETS

October 16 | Sunday

UTA Night at FC Dallas | Join us for a happy hour at Mattito's and a pre-game experience at Toyota Stadium in Frisco as FC Dallas takes on the Seattle Sounders Football Club. Check back with us to purchase tickets to the 6:00 pm game and UTA Alumni Relations festivities. BUY TICKETS

October 27 | Thursday

SEIR Groundbreaking | UTA and Arlington leaders will break ground on the 220,000-square-foot Science Engineering Innvoation and Research building dedicated to innovative research, collaborative solutions, and workforce development. READ MORE

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