Forty Acres Scholar Spends Summer in Spain

Architecture and Plan II sophomore and Forty Acres Scholar Rachel Larson spent her summer in Spain packing picnic lunches to eat on the beach, gazing at Gothic architecture, and planning weekend trips to other countries—all while polishing her Spanish skills. Larson spent six weeks in Santander living with a host mother and her toy poodle … Read more

‘The Most Exhilarating Two Months of My Life’: A Forty Acres Scholar Goes Abroad

Akos Furton is a UT sophomore studying business honors and mathematics and the recipient of the Ray and Denise Nixon Forty Acres Scholarship. Furton was a featured speaker at this year’s Forty Acres Scholarship Program Dinner, which was held last week at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. The following is a transcript of his remarks. As … Read more

Texas Exes Awards $2.53 Million to 684 Students at Scholarship Dinners

Scholarships are more often than not a nameless, faceless exchange: a donor writes a check, and eventually a student uses that money to fund an education. Not so at the Texas Exes, where our scholarship team makes sure that students and donors get the chance to meet and get to know each other—and grow that … Read more

‘We’re Expecting Great Things From You’: Named Scholarship Recipient Thanks Donors

Mark Mikhaeil is a UT senior studying mechanical engineering and the recipient of the Beverly R. and Jack P. Randall Family Challenge Grant. Mikhaeil was a featured speaker at this year’s Texas Exes Named Scholarships Dinner, which was held last week at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. The following is a transcript of his remarks. On … Read more

Texas Exes Awards Record $2.53 Million in Scholarships to UT Students [Infographic]

‘So Much More Than a Check’: Chapter Scholarship Recipient Shares Her Story

Veronica Maes is a UT junior studying chemical engineering and a recipient of the Texas Exes Houston Chapter AIM Foundation Scholarship. Maes was asked to speak at the Association’s Chapters Scholarship Dinner on Aug. 29 to share how the scholarship has made a difference in her UT career. I grew up in a small town … Read more

Newest Forty Acres Scholars Bond at Annual Retreat

Paint wars, public-speaking seminars, and some serious group bonding—the newest Forty Acres Scholars had a packed and diverse schedule when they converged on campus last week for the program’s annual introductory Scholars Retreat. “The purpose of the retreat is for incoming scholars to come together and bond as a cohort,” says Kristy Kimball, director of … Read more

Forty Acres Scholar Explores Climate Issues in Botswana

Forty Acres Scholar Emma Heitmann‘s studies took her far beyond the typical classroom experience this summer—and straight into a majestic African safari. Heitmann, a sophomore studying environmental science at UT, spent six weeks studying abroad in the country of Botswana, where she explored climate change issues and interactions between humans and the environment. “We [worked] … Read more

Donor Spotlight: Dan Graham

Between completing his undergraduate degree, attending UT’s School of Law, and now serving as an active alumnus on campus, Dan Graham, JD ’05, Life Member, has always felt at home on the Forty Acres. These days, he displays his Longhorn pride through his membership in the Forty Acres Society, a group of more than 80 alumni … Read more

Scholar Receives President’s Leadership Award

Forty Acres Scholar Armiya Humphrey came to The University of Texas to get a well-rounded education. Now a sophomore, Humphrey—an accounting and humanities major in the business honors program—is actively working toward that goal. Humphrey recently received the President’s Leadership Award, an honor given to undergraduate students who make an impact at UT by demonstrating … Read more