February 2, 2018 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
The University of Texas at Arlington Alumni Relations


Save the date for spring events!

Dear Friends,


The spring semester brings warm weather and outdoor events for everyone to attend! Mark your calendars for our annual UTA Jazz Brunch at the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival on April 21. Tickets will be available soon. On February 16, alumni who have their membership card receive two free tickets to opening day for UTA baseball, and alumni and friends are invited to a special reception at the May 18 baseball game at Clay Gould. Keep checking back with us as we determine exact times and locations for these events and more! Go Mavs!



 Julie Barfield

Julie Barfield

Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Playing for a cause
UTA Alumni Relations

Saturday, February 3, is "UTA Beats Cancer" day as both the men's and women's basketball teams return to College Park Center to play a doubleheader against Coastal Carolina. The games are part of several awareness efforts taking place in partnership with the Sun Belt Conference and the American Cancer Society. GET YOUR TICKETS

A lAsting Influence
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Randy Gideon ('75) credits his time at UTA as helping him become the person and the professional he is today. "Participating in collegiate sports and student organizations," Gideon says, "showed me it's possible to have a positive impact on our community as a student and as a future business leader." Gideon and his wife, Beth, have made a deferred gift to the University as a way of demonstrating what UTA means to them. THE GIDEONS' STORY

AAAC Alumni Awards
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The African-American Alumni chapter is hosting its annual Distinguished African-American Alumni Banquet on February 17 at 6 PM. Distinguished honorees include Timeka Gordon ('01), Theophelus Hill, M.D. ('98), Merrill Littleberry ('94, '95), Eric Murrell ('87), Cliff Odom ('83), Jess D. Oliver, J.D. ('66), Clement Osimetha ('92), Rhonda Otten-Curtis ('94), Fred Perpall ('95), Rachel L. Proctor ('03), and Misty Tippen ('96).

celebrating a legacy
UTA Alumni Relations

The UTA family came together to remember and to celebrate the legacy of Dorothy Estes, longtime Shorthorn advisor and a tireless advocate for UTA students. Estes passed away on January 25. A scholarship was named in her honor shortly after her retirement. To contribute to it, visit the Dorothy Estes Scholarship page.

Advances in medical bioengineering
UTA Alumni Relations

Muthu Wijesundara, chief research scientist at UTA's Research Institute, and his team received a grant from the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium to begin the manufacturing process for the REHEAL glove, a bioengineered glove that delivers medicine to injured hands. READ MORE


February 3 | Saturday

Rankin Society at UTA Basketball | UTA Legacy Leaders are invited to join the Edward E. Rankin Legacy Society at the men's and women's basketball games. The women's team tips off at 2 PM and the men's game starts at 4:15 PM. REGISTER TODAY

February 6 | Tuesday

Fort Worth Alumni Chapter | Come join us at Joe T. Garcia's for the first Fort Worth Alumni Chapter meeting of 2018. President Vistasp Karbhari will provide an update on UTA's progress as a top-tier university. Lunch begins at 12 PM. REGISTER TODAY

February 9 | Friday

Festival of Ideas | Free and open to the public, this year's Festival of Ideas features alumna Payton Iheme ('03), Facebook's U.S. public policy manager, as a guest speaker. The event will run from 8 AM to 1 PM. LEARN MORE

February 16 | Friday

Opening Day | Alumni get two free tickets to the home opener of the 2018 UTA Baseball season with their alumni membership card. Come out to Alan Saxe Field and root for the home team as your Mavericks start the journey toward a Sun Belt Conference championship. GET YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD

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