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UT Tyler Patriot Classic Raises More Than $171,000 for Scholarships

July 10, 2014

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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Patriot Classic check presentationThe University of Texas at Tyler Patriot Classic raised $171,296.13 to benefit the university’s scholarship program, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.

This annual fundraiser includes the UT Tyler Suddenlink Patriot Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest and the Patriot Golf Classic.

The Patriots organization leads and staffs the hole-in-one contest, and the Patriot Golf Classic committee organizes the golf tournament.

Mike Terry and Steve Hellmuth served as chair and co-chair, respectively, of the Patriot Golf Classic, and the Hole-in-One events were organized by Aaron Uncapher, chair, and Jon Honea, Patriot president.

Organizers of both events presented UT Tyler with a check on July 10. These proceeds fund an endowment, now totaling more than $2 million, that provides permanent scholarship funding to UT Tyler students.

“We are so fortunate to have a strong team of volunteers to head up these organizations. Our sincere gratitude goes out to each organization and its volunteers for working tirelessly to put on these great events and for serving as our voices in the community for the important work being done at UT Tyler. Each volunteer has an impact on the future of the students who receive these scholarships,” President Mabry said.

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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