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News Topic alumni was found in 34 news releases in the year 2017.

November 2017

October 2017

  • UTA employees honored for saving life of heart attack victim
    Hearts of gold

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, Maverick Speakers Series, staff

    UTA honored two employees who saved the life of a man suffering a heart attack during a Maverick Speakers Series event.

  • Week of celebration marks UTA Homecoming 2017
    Welcome home

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, College Park Center, student life, students

    Maverick pride will cover the community as The University of Texas at Arlington celebrates Homecoming 2017 Nov. 5-12.

  • UTA honors Distinguished Alumni for commitment to University, community engagement
    Distinguished Alumni

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, awards

    The University of Texas at Arlington will recognize exemplary alumni display the distinct mark of excellence associated with the Maverick spirit at the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

  • UTA advances in Center for World University Rankings
    Upward trajectory

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, Arlington, faculty, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington is on a steep upward trajectory, jumping 30 spots in the Center for World University Rankings' national standings in the four years since the list debuted.

  • Special piece of UTA history returns to campus
    Returned memories

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, history, student life

    The renovation of a historic Tarrant County home led to the discovery of a special slice of The University of Texas at Arlington’s past.

  • UTA receives grant to continue veteran success program
    Serving veterans

    Friday, October 6, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, diversity, education, student life, students

    The U.S. Department of Education awarded a five-year, $1.3 million grant to The University of Texas at Arlington to renew funding for the University’s highly successful Veterans Upward Bound program.

  • UTA alumna named Texas Teacher of the Year
    Alumna honored

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, awards, education, liberal arts

    Tara Bordeaux dropped out of high school but went on to become Texas Teacher of the Year. Bordeaux’s journey included a stop at UTA, where she earned her degree and learned from professors she describes as some of the most influential people in her life.

  • UTA student loan default rate drops for fourth year in a row
    Impact of a degree

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, commencement, students

    At a time when default rates on federal student loans are rising nationally, the rate at which students and graduates of The University of Texas at Arlington are defaulting on their student loans has dropped for the fourth consecutive year.

September 2017

  • UTA to receive Minority Access’ Diversity Institution Award
    Honored for diversity

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, Arlington, awards, diversity, employment

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s relentless pursuit of excellence, diversity and inclusion is being recognized on the national stage. The non-profit Minority Access will present UTA with its Diversity Institution Award at the National Role Models Conference in Washington, D.C.

  • New recruits, returning talent have Mavericks poised a year of academic and athletic success
    Poised for success

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, College Park Center, health and fitness, student life

    After posting one of the most attention-grabbing seasons in UTA athletics history, the Mavericks look for another year of success in 2017-18.

  • UTA ranked nation’s top public research university for least student debt
    Low debt, high diversity

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, Arlington, diversity, students

    For the second year in a row, U.S. News & World Report ranked The University of Texas at Arlington the top national public university for graduates incurring the least amount of student debt. The magazine’s “Best Colleges 2018” ranking also lists UTA among the top campuses in the nation for ethnic diversity.

August 2017

  • UTA assists Texans in need after historic natural disaster
    Helping Harvey’s victims

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, engineering, giving, student life, students, weather

    Texas is in need, and The University of Texas at Arlington is stepping up to help, as we extend our thoughts and heartfelt prayers to everyone impacted by recent storms.

  • UTA among top universities in nation for degrees awarded to minority students
    Leader in diversity

    Monday, August 28, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, diversity, student life, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington is one of the top universities in the U.S. for conferring degrees to minority students, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. The publication released its annual Top 100 Degrees Conferred based on data from the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Maverick Move-In Day
    Move-In Day

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, Arlington, diversity, student life, students, volunteer

    The UTA community helped thousands of new and returning students get settled on campus during the Maverick Stampede Move-In Day event. The annual tradition kicks-off another exciting academic year in Maverick country.

  • Student-athletes soar in the classroom and on the court
    Maverick success

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, awards, sports, student life, students

    The Sun Belt Conference announced that 122 student-athletes from The University of Texas at Arlington made the league’s Commissioner’s List and Academic Honor Roll during the 2016-17 academic year. UTA’s student-athletes also earned the third-highest graduation rate among all Division I public institutions in Texas.

  • UTA NAACP honored with five top national awards
    Chapter of the year

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, awards, diversity, student life, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People student chapter received the College Chapter of the Year award for the second year in a row at the 108th NAACP National Convention in Baltimore.

July 2017

  • UTA physics graduate’s journey to success took him from Africa to UTA
    Alumni success story

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, physics, research

    Last Feremenga, a native of Zimbabwe who received his doctoral degree in December, used skills he honed at UTA while analyzing massive quantities of data from the Large Hadron Collider high energy physics experiment in Switzerland to land a job as a data scientist at a top technology company.

  • UTA ranked among best for Native American students
    Native American excellence

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, diversity, faculty, liberal arts, student life

    The premier publication for prospective Native American college students has again ranked The University of Texas at Arlington among the nation’s best universities for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students to study science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Maverick Speakers Series 10th anniversary season
    Tickets available

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, College Park Center, Maverick Speakers Series

    Two outstanding UTA alumni - a critically acclaimed Hollywood actor and a highly respected American economist - will return to their alma mater to join an exceptionally strong lineup for the 10th anniversary season of UTA’s Maverick Speakers Series.

  • 17th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend to bring in teams from across the country
    Start your engines

    Monday, July 3, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, engineering, faculty

    Collegiate auto racing teams from across the country will converge on The University of Texas at Arlington campus to rev their engines and compete against the clock at the 17th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend July 8-9.

June 2017

May 2017

  • UTA students named to several sports national teams
    National teams

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, diversity, health and fitness, nursing, sports

    Six University of Texas at Arlington students have been selected for four national sports teams: women’s wheelchair basketball, men’s under-23 wheelchair basketball, rugby and the U.S. Military Invictus Games.

  • UTA announces new office, appointment for Executive Director for Veterans Services
    Serving veterans

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, staff, students

    After an extensive nationwide search, The University of Texas at Arlington is proud to announce the hiring of James Kumm, combat veteran and seasoned higher education administrator, into the newly established position of Executive Director for Veterans Programs.

April 2017

  • UTA Adds more hands-on demonstrations, exhibits at Main St. Arts Festival
    Community focus

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, art, student life

    UTA expands its presence at this year's Main St. Arts Festival with more information, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences in downtown Fort Worth.

March 2017

  • Lockheed Martin donation fuels career development at UTA
    Corporate partner

    Monday, March 20, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, employment, engineering

    A gift from Lockheed Martin will help enhance UTA's focused strategic approach to career development and preparation. In recognition of the gift, the University announced the naming of the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center.

  • 22nd Annual Powwow raises funds for UTA students
    Committed to culture

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, diversity, faculty, food, staff, student life, students

    UTA will host the 22nd Annual Native American Student Association Scholarship Benefit Powwow on Saturday, March 4. The event will bring together hundreds in celebration of American Indian culture and heritage.

February 2017

January 2017