UTA In The News — Monday, August 1, 2022

Monday, Aug 01, 2022 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Overcoming the odds

Carolyn Woahloe, a UT Arlington graduate who has just received licensure as a nurse practitioner from the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, spoke to Fox 4 News about overcoming economic and education obstacles to achieve her goals. Woahloe is a native of Liberia who survived poverty and civil war before finally beginning her formal education in the United States at the age of 10. The story also appeared on Yahoo! News.

Street dedication

A portion of East Rosedale Street in Fort Worth was dedicated to Reby Cary, retired UT Arlington professor and civil rights pioneer, just blocks from his former home, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and KRLD 1080 reported. Cary, who died in 2018, became UT Arlington’s first Black professor in 1969 and was the first Black man elected to the Fort Worth school board in 1974.

Monkeypox awareness and prevention

The Texas Tribune spoke to several of the state’s universities about their plans for monkeypox screening as the fall semester begins. UT Arlington said it will be able to test symptomatic individuals for monkeypox and plans to distribute health information closer to the start of the school year.

$100,000 in scholarships

Isaac Arredondo, a recent graduate of Irving High School, received scholarships totaling more than $100,000, which will pay his expenses at UT Arlington, where he plans to study to become a lawyer, NBC 5 reported.