“This Program Hasn’t Just Blessed My Life”: Marisa Swanson Reflects on Her Cohort’s Four Years

Marisa Swanson is a UT senior studying social work and Plan II and the recipient of the Tom and Sally Dunning Forty Acres Scholarship. Swanson was a featured speaker at this year’s Texas Exes Dallas Chapter Scholarship Dinner at the Belo Mansion. The following is a transcript of her remarks. Good evening. I am delighted … 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

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