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UTA In The News — Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Alumnus recogized for volunteer service

Bob Hester, who has a four-decade stretch of service with nonprofit agencies focused on disabilities, was named Arlington 2016 Volunteer of the Year by the city council, the Star-Telegram reported. Hester is a 1961 graduate of Arlington State College, which is now UTA.

Alumnus profiled

The Bangladesh Daily Star featured a profile piece on Mahboob Rahman, managing director of ShowMotion Limited (Star Cineplex), about the successes in his life. Rahman is a 1994 UTA graduate. While at UTA, Rahman was elected president of the International Student Organization, representing more than 2,500 international students.

Affording college

The Dallas Morning News provided an analysis of how affordable a UTA degree is compared to other Texas universities. The analysis also showed how much students would lose in lost wages because of an extra year of college.

Grant awarded

The U.S. Conference of Mayors joined with Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Monday to launch the third awards cycle of the Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund,, Yahoo! Finance, GlobeAdvisor and many other websites reported. UTA and the UTA Research Institute received previous grants from the group aimed at creating better small motor manufacturing.

Alumnus named CEO

Vinsen Faris has been named Bexar County-based Christian Senior Services’ new chief executive officer, Texas Non Profits reported. Faris holds a UTA master’s degree in public administration. He is the former executive director of Johnson and Ellis counties Meals on Wheels.

Alumnus relocates company

Jeff Jones, a UTA industrial engineering graduate, is moving his company, PRO Hydronic Specialties, from Garland to Henderson, where he has East Texas roots, the Longview News Journal reported. 

Alumnus named finalist

Dallas Deputy Chief Malik Aziz, a UTA graduate, is one of six finalists for the Memphis police director's job, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported.

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