Hellen Awino Travels From Kenya to the Top of the Tower

At 8 years old, Hellen Awino moved from Kenya to the U.S. Her parents made the choice in hopes of giving their daughter more opportunities. When it came time for Awino to attend college, her decision came down to UT or A&M. It wasn’t until the Texas Exes Scholar interview process that she decided to … Read more

Alton Carr Masters Mandarin, Leadership

While at UT, Alton Carr II has made it his top priority to get involved on campus and in the Austin community. For the past three summers, Carr has served as a Camp Texas counselor and a mentor to children at Maplewood Elementary. And as a Texas Wrangler, this TEA scholar has participated in several … Read more

Longhorn Sisters—and Scholarship Recipients—Featured in The Bellaire Buzz

The Meyerson sisters—Anna, Caroline, and Rachel—are serious Longhorn fans. So serious, in fact, that the press is taking notice. The sisters, all current UT students, were recently highlighted in the Bellaire Buzz’s “Faithful Fans.” They’re no strangers to orange blood: Alfie Meyerson, BA ’81, JD ’84, and Pauline Meyerson, BBA ’81, Life Members, instilled Longhorn … Read more

Scholar Develops Passion for Health Care

For Rathika Mallepally, the TEA scholarship was more than just a monetary award. The scholarship came with a Longhorn support system ready to champion her every endeavor in college. As she nears graduation, Mallepally says the scholarship has influenced her college experience for the better. While at UT, the business honors and finance major has … Read more

On Gameday, 1883 Council Hears From Five-Star Student Recruits

Among the tailgate parties and receptions taking place all around the Forty Acres before this Saturday’s football game, one took on a different tone. UT’s 1883 Council, made up of emerging alumni leaders, gathered near the leisure pool behind Gregory Gym. From there, the towering walls and lights of DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium were within sight. … Read more

Texas Exes Awards $749,625 to 307 UT Students at Annual Named Scholarship Dinner

It’s scholarship dinner season here at the Texas Exes. Three dinners—one each for our chapter scholarships, named/dedicated scholarships, and the Texas Exes Scholars and Forty Acres Scholars—bring hundreds of students, donors, and friends to our building for evenings of fellowship and celebration. For many students, it’s a chance to finally meet the donor who is … Read more

For Her Birthday, Donor Gives the Gift of a Scholarship

July 17 bears special significance for Susana Alemán: not only is it her birthday, it’s also the 40th anniversary of the day she arrived at The University of Texas from the South Texas town of Falfurrias: July 17, 1972. Yesterday morning, in a small ceremony at the Alumni Center, Alemán, BS ’75, MEd ’78, JD … Read more