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UT Tyler 2015 Patriot Classic Raises More Than $160,000 in Scholarships

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August 14, 2015

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
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August 14, 2015

The University of Texas at Tyler Patriot Classic raised $163,953.25 to benefit the university’s scholarship program, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.

The 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.

Todd Cruthird and Steve Hellmuth served as chair and co-chair, respectively, of this year’s Patriot Golf Classic. The Hole-in-One events were organized by chair Robert Wilson and Patriot president Aaron Uncapher.

Organizers of both events presented UT Tyler with a check on Aug. 13. These proceeds fund an endowment 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,” President Mabry said. “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.”

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 8,000 high-ability students. UT Tyler offers courses at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine as well as a location in Houston.

For Scholarships: Volunteers gather with UT Tyler President Rodney H. Mabry for a 2015 Patriot Classic photo. Pictured front row (from left): Glenda Barrett, Jon Honea, President Mabry and Aaron Uncapher. Back row (from left): Steve Hellmuth, Jerry Spencer, Mark Edwards, John Gaston and Tammy Young. The annual fundraiser for student scholarships includes the UT Tyler Suddenlink Patriot Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest and the Patriot Golf Classic.

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