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UT Tyler President’s Associates Set Record

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September 13, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
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September 13, 2013

The University of Texas at Tyler President’s Associates fund achieved a second-consecutive record year, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.

President’s Associates members, who contribute to the UT Tyler President’s discretionary annual fund, have given the university $162,000. This amount is the largest raised in the fund’s 32-year history and surpasses last year’s record of $143,000.

Members and their contribution were recognized during a reception Sept. 12.

“I am honored to see such a strong outpouring of community support. To see this fund hit a record for the second year in a row speaks volumes about this community and its dedication to our students,” President Mabry said.

The contributed funds allow the President to address critical issues, assist in the enhancement of educational programs and provide community outreach.

“Over the past two years, this fund has increased by more than $40,000. We are very grateful to have a group of associates who are willing to help our students and faculty by making discretionary funds available for students with unexpected financial needs, for student groups, like debate and music, and support for faculty development,” President Mabry added.

For more information or to join President’s Associates, contact Whitney King, annual fund coordinator, 903.566.7384 or wking@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 7,500 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
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