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UT Tyler Receives Gift to Enhance Economic Education in East Texas

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August 13, 2018

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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The University of Texas at Tyler recently announced it has received a $25,000 gift from the Texas Council on Economic Education to support economic and financial education in the East Texas region.

The gift was presented in recognition of the UT Tyler Center for Economic Education and Financial Literacy's impact on the education of East Texas students from pre-school to graduate school. CEEFL is affiliated with the Texas Council on Economic Education, the national Council for Economic Education and the National Association for Economic Educators.

"Our affiliated center at The University of Texas at Tyler has been a stellar example of the power of partnership,'' said John Ivie, board chairman for the Texas Council on Economic Education. "CEEFL, with support from its regional bank sponsors, national associations and local education partners, has provided professional development to thousands of teachers.''

CEEFL was established in 2011 with a mission to improve the economic and financial literacy of students across the educational continuum, Susan Doty, UT Tyler senior lecturer in economics and the center's founding director, said.

"We thank the Texas Council on Economic Education for financially supporting our work and for recognizing the value of connecting economics and personal finance to lifelong learning,'' she said.

The gift will help fund teacher professional development workshops and other CEEFL outreach programs including its first Stock Market Game Camp to be held in the summer of 2019 for high school students, Doty said.

The center's regional partners include Texas Bank and Trust, Austin Bank, Southside Bank and BancorpSouth.

For more information, visit uttyler.edu/ceefl/.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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