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

Year in Review: The Forty Acres Scholars Look Back

The end of another academic year has arrived, and UT’s most elite bunch of freshmen and sophomores—the Forty Acres Scholars—are taking a look back at their accomplishments on the UT campus thus far. Last week, all 23 of the current Forty Acres Scholars met at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center to present about their endeavors at … Read more

Donor Spotlight: Tom Dunning

When Tom Dunning, BBA ’65, Life Member, was a student at UT, tuition was just $50 a year. Today, a single semester on the Forty Acres will run you between $5,500 and $6,000—a daunting fact that prompted Dunning and his wife, Sally, to give back through Texas Exes scholarships. Dunning, who is chairman emeritus of … Read more

Houston Chapter Holds Scholarship Dinner

Can’t see this slideshow? Click here. Houston’s River Oaks Country Club turned burnt-orange on March 23 for the Texas Exes Houston Chapter‘s spring scholarship dinner. The guests of honor were longtime UT boosters Suzan Glickman, BS ’64, Life Member, and Julius Glickman, BA ’62, LLB ’66, Life Member, Distinguished Alumnus. “The Glickmans have done so … Read more

Forty Acres Finalists Get Red-Carpet Treatment

More than 40 of the nation’s top high school seniors got to know The University of Texas a little better this weekend at the annual Forty Acres Scholars Program Finalists Weekend. From visits to UT’s schools and colleges to an amphibious Austin Duck tour, the 41 finalists for UT’s most elite full-ride merit scholarship got … Read more

Forty Acres Scholar Joins UT Polo Club

Forty Acres Scholar Tiffany Chan has been on campus for only one semester, but she’s already finding new ways to broaden her horizons. Chan, a Chemical Engineering and Plan II major, joined the UT Polo Club in the fall, and has been riding ever since. The catch? Before joining the club, she’d barely ever ridden … Read more

Forty Acres Scholar Builds Clinic, Community in Honduras

As a first-year architecture and Plan II Honors major, Rachel Larson is already pursuing her goal to create sustainable design for the third world. Her first step toward this goal was joining Global Brigades, which calls itself the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Global Brigades puts young volunteers to work in … Read more