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UT Tyler Announces 2013 History Scholarship Recipients

October 7, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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Ryan Spencer of Katy and Antonio Soegaard of El Paso are the 2013 history scholarship recipients at The University of Texas at Tyler.

Spencer, a UT Tyler junior, received the Edwin Morgan Smyrl and Frank H. Smyrl Endowed History Scholarship in the amount of $600. Soegaard, a UT Tyler sophomore, received the Phil Stacy Jackson History Scholarship in the amount of $400.

The Edwin Morgan Smyrl and Frank H. Smyrl Endowed History Scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Frank H. Smyrl, the first historian to join the UT Tyler faculty, and his brother, historian Edwin Morgan Smyrl. Frank Smyrl was the founding department chair and dean of the UT Tyler College of Liberal Arts.

The Phil Stacy Jackson History Scholarship honors the memory of historian Phil Stacy Jackson, a distinguished UT Tyler history graduate.

The Department of History presents these scholarships to declared history majors in recognition of excellent academic performance and for the purpose of encouraging the study of history at the university.

The students will be recognized during an awards banquet in April 2014.

For more information, contact Dr. Edward Tabri, associate professor of history, 903.566.7322 or etabri@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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