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The University of Texas at Tyler Announces 2017 – 2018 Archer Fellows

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June 12, 2017

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
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Four students from The University of Texas at Tyler will join other selected UT System students as Archer Fellows for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters.

The University of Texas at Tyler Honors student Mackenzie Marquess of Ben Wheeler was chosen as a Fall 2017 Archer Fellow, while Robert Little of Hideaway and Honors students Melissa Ford and Krista Painter, both of Tyler, were named Spring 2018 Archer Fellows.

The Archer Fellowship Program was established by UT System in conjunction with former U.S. Representative Bill Archer to bring highly motivated and accomplished students to Washington, D.C. While there, Archer Fellows participate in varied internships and attend classes focusing on policy, history and advocacy. Selection is based on a competitive application process, and each cohort of Archer Fellows is comprised of the best and brightest students from across UT System.

"This was a very competitive year, with many applications from all over Texas. We are excited about the great work these students will do and the prestige and knowledge they will bring back to UT Tyler," said Dr. Paul Streufert, executive director for special academic programs.

Archer Fellows intern with an organization of their choosing based on their own professional and academic goals and interests. Previous Archer Fellows have interned with a vast array of organizations such as the United Nations Information Center, U.S. Department of State, the White House, Capitol Hill and various non-profit organizations.

For more information, visit archercenter.org/.

One of the 14 campuses of the UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler features excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at The University of Texas at Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 10,000 high-ability students. The University of Texas at Tyler offers courses at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine as well as a location in Houston.

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