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Leading in Genomics
Leading in Genomics

Dear Friends,


If you haven't been back to campus lately, you might not have seen the construction progress of the Science & Engineering Innovation & Research building. The building will be home to the North Texas Genome Center (NTGC), a partnership with the University of North Texas Health Science Center that will bring massive genome sequencing capabilities to the DFW Metroplex. In addition to enhancing healthcare delivery in the region, the NTGC will spur growth in the region’s rapidly expanding biotech sector. Check out the NTGC and help support UTA's mission to advance health and the human condition.



 Julie Barfield

Julie Barfield

Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Hervey's buzzerbeater sets the stage
UTA Basketball

With a dramatic win on Friday night, UTA men's basketball secured the 4 seed in this week's Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Championship. The women's team, led by seniors Crystal Allen and Rebekah VanDijk, both named to Sun Belt All-Conference teams, grabbed the 3 seed after an impressive 12-6 season and play in their tournament on Thursday, March 8. The men take the court on Friday, March 9. Before the action heats up, join us on March 8 at Manning's in New Orleans from 1:30 to 2:30 PM and hear from Coaches Cross and Gerlich as they prepare to compete for a Sun Belt Conference Championship. For questions or more information, please email

Alumna Honored
Neena Newberry

The Dallas Business Journal named Neena Newberry ('90) a recipient of the 2018 Minority Business Leader Award. Newberry is one of 30 honorees selected for exceptional business and community leadership. READ MORE

Healthcare Heroes
Healthcare Heroes

The 2018 Fort Worth Business Press Healthcare Hero Awards recognized eight UTA alumni for their significant contributions to the healthcare industry in Tarrant County. Lillie Biggins ('74), Robert Earley ('09), Tobi Jackson ('82), Dr. Ignacio Nuñez ('75), James Petrovich ('09), Ethel Tate ('10), Danella Thompson ('14), and Judge Glen Whitley ('76) were among the awardees. READ MORE

Maverick Salute
Maverick Salute

UTA's Cadet Coprs Alumni Council will add LTC (Ret) Mark Latham ('76), LTC (Ret) Max Manifold, and LTC (Ret) Lora A. Rimmer to its Hall of Honor on March 24. Reserve your spot at the ceremony and join us in celebrating those Maverick members of the U.S. Armed Forces! GET YOUR TICKETS

Top Influencer
Rhonda Prisby

The National Society of Black Engineers has selected Dr. Rhonda Prisby as a 2018 Top S.T.E.M. Influencer. Dr. Prisby is an associate professor of kinesiology in UTA's College of Nursing and Health Innovation. READ MORE

Alumni Save with Nationwide
Mark Your Calendar

March 6 | Tuesday

UTA Baseball at Globe Life Park | Join us for a special night at Globe Life Park as your Mavericks take the field against the Baylor Bears. Tickets to the 7:00 PM game are general admission and can be purchased for $12.

March 22 | Thursday

Fort Worth Engineering Alumni Group Meeting | Engineering graduates in Fort Worth are invited to network and hear from Dr. Bob Woods at the first-ever group meeting at T And P Tavern. Your $15 tickets include one drink voucher and appetizers. GET YOUR TICKETS

March 29 | Thursday

MSS: Gretchen Carlson | Gretchen Carlson is one of the nation’s most successful and recognized broadcast journalists and a tireless advocate for workplace equality and the empowerment of women. Spend an evening with this notable television personality and champion for social progress. GENERAL or VIP 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

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