March 23, 2018 • View in browserAlumni E-Newsletter Archive
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Raj and Mona Malik Pledge $500,000 Scholarship

Business entrepreneurs Raj ('93) and Mona Malik recently pledged a $500,000 scholarship to foster a campus culture of innovation. Raj created the idea for Irving-based Bioworld Merchandising, INC, while a student at UTA and has since transformed it into a global leader in the licensing and branding industry. "I was raised by parents who instilled in me from an early age that it was virtuous to help everyone around you," Raj said. "I want to make sure these scholarships enable students to pursue their dreams." READ MORE

New Cappa Dean

Adrian Parr has been appointed dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs. Parr is currently the holder of the UNESCO Chair on Water Access and Sustainability at the University of Cincinnati. Her appointment strengthens UTA's focus on sustainable urban communities as part of its Strategic Plan 2020: Bold Solutions, Global Impact. READ MORE

National Champs
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Your Lady Movin' Mavs made history last week after capping an undefeated season with a win in the championship game of the 2018 National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament against the University of Alabama. This is the team's second national championship in three years. READ MORE

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Maria Martinez-Cosio, assistant vice provost for faculty development and an associate professor in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs, will serve a three-year term on the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutes Educators board. READ MORE

Serving OUR Community
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Cindy Mohat, business continuity planner and emergency management coordinator, received The President’s Award at the 11th Annual Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT) Symposium in recognition of her substantial efforts to carry forward the goals and objectives of EMAT. READ MORE

Last Chance
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On March 29, spend an evening with notable television personality and champion for progress Gretchen Carlson at the final installment of the 2017-2018 Maverick Speakers Series. The event will be held at Texas Hall at 7:30 PM. GET YOUR TICKETS

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March 24 | Saturday

CONHI Dream Makers Gala | Join us at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel for a gala event benefiting the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Former Texas Ranger Michael Young will give the keynote address, and all proceeds will support scholarships for all students in the College. GET YOUR TICKETS

April 21 | Saturday

Jazz Brunch | Hit all the right notes and join us at the annual UTA Jazz Brunch at the 2018 Fort Worth Main St. Arts Festival. The brunch begins at 11:30 AM, but you can arrive early to watch the first of three UTA performances starting at 11:00 AM. Additional performances are scheduled for 12:30 and 2:00 PM. TICKETS

May 10-12 | Thursday-Saturday

Commencement | It's never too early to plan for graduation ceremonies nor is it ever too early to congratulate the newest class of the UTA alumni family. Be a part of the celebration and share a bit of advice with the class of 2018 as they prepare to walk the stage and start the next chapter of their lives. MORE INFO

May 18 | Friday

Alumni and Friends at Clay Gould Ballpark | Root for the home team as UTA Alumni Relations hosts a picnic before your Mavericks take on Appalachian State in a Sun Belt Conference showdown. Stay tuned for details about the event and to purchase your ticket for both the picnic and ball game.

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