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UT Tyler Announces Global Awareness Through Education Cohort 2016 Travel Study Destination

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May 13, 2014

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

May 13, 2014

The University of Texas at Tyler has admitted 18 freshmen into its Global Awareness Through Education program for the 2014-15 academic year, Dr. Paul Streufert, UT Tyler special academic programs executive director, announced.

Along with the GATE coordinator and two UT Tyler faculty members, these students will be traveling to the West African nation of Ghana in May and June 2016.

“We are excited to announce the new GATE cohort of incoming freshman students and the location of their 2016 travel study,” Streufert said. “During their time in Ghana, GATE students will explore the culture and beauty of this thriving nation while taking two core curriculum classes with UT Tyler faculty.”

UT Tyler GATE students are listed by hometown.

COPPELL – Trizah Njoki.

EMORY – Beatriz Colunga.

EVERMAN – Laci Moore.

FLINT – Madelyn Lackey.

GLADEWATER – Sidney Wilson.

HOUSTON – Mia DeLaFuente.

MURCHISON – Mayra Aguilar.

ROCKWALL – Nicolas Thomson.

ROWLETT – Rebecca McKenzie.

SALTILLO – Katlyn Gurley.

TYLER – Diana Dimon, Haleigh Hall, Hannah Pascual, Allison Paul and Huenice Zatarain.

VAN – Grace Herrington.

CALIFORNIA – Brenna Purcell.

NEW MEXICO – Rebecca Otero.

Under the UT Tyler Center for Global Education, GATE is a two-year residential learning program designed for incoming freshmen where students live together, take enhanced core curriculum classes and participate in on- and off-campus activities that are globally engaging and culturally diverse.

For more information about the UT Tyler GATE Program, visit the GATE website.

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

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