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FALL 2014

Another Record Year Campaign Concluding with Unprecedented Support

Alumni and friends set another record this year, giving $78.9

program fund. The institute will be housed in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and

million to sustain the University’s drive to become a Tier One research

Technology Building, which was dedicated in her name last year. As the

institution. With these gifts, donors successfully pushed past the goal of UT

Realize the Vision campaign draws to an end, the timing of these two gifts

Dallas’ first comprehensive fundraising campaign to raise $200 million by

sends a positive and inspirational message, said President David E.

Dec. 31, 2014. To date, more than $263 million has been raised to assist

Daniel. “These are some of our most generous and longtime donors, but I

students, support research and strengthen the endowment.

know they have been inspired to see so many others step forward to support our Tier One aspirations. We are grateful, and know both of

During the five-year Realize the Vision campaign, the endowment has

these gifts will have a transformational impact on UT Dallas.”

doubled to $387 million and increased by more than 220 new endowed funds. This final year of the campaign was marked by several transformational gifts.

As friends propel UT Dallas forward, more alumni are also stepping up to help. During the course of the campaign, the number of alumni who give to the University has doubled. Participation by alumni in annual giving to the

A major gift commitment from Nancy Gundy Davidson BS’80 and Charles

University is a factor in many external rankings of university quality, such as

Davidson MS’80 will benefit the University’s more than 80,000 alumni. The

those by U.S. News & World Report. “To the thousands of alumni and other

gift will be used to construct the Davidson–Gundy Alumni Center, a doorway

friends who have supported this campaign, we cannot thank you enough,”

to the future for students and alumni. Overland Partners will design the

said President Daniel. “Philanthropic support is one of the biggest keys to

center, which will feature a ballroom, conference rooms, alumni relations

our future, and this campaign has made our future even brighter.”

offices and outdoor event space. Located just north of the Naveen Jindal School of Management, this new facility not only will benefit alumni and students but also will serve as a resource to the community and as a complement to the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building Lecture Hall.

Growth of the Endowment

The Davidsons’ gift will enable the University to hire more staff and to greatly expand its alumni engagement program, providing additional benefits and networking opportunities for alumni. In addition to the new alumni center, the study of art history at UT Dallas will bloom through another recent gift. Mrs. Edith O’Donnell, a champion of education and the arts in Texas, gave $17 million to establish the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History. The gift will fund Dr. Richard Brettell’s position as director, 10 graduate research

» New funds will provide scholarships, fellowships, faculty chairs and professorships

fellowships, four distinguished chairs and an endowed research and

Nancy Gundy Davidson BS’80 and Charles Davidson MS’80

Mrs. Edith O’Donnell


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UNPRECEDENTED. As the Realize the Vision campaign comes to a close at the end of this year, no other word better describes what you have helped accomplish in

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just five years. Never before has UT Dallas experienced such generosity, enthusiasm and optimism toward the future of our university. All across campus, academic programs have been strengthened and lives enriched because of your support. Thank you for believing in our vision of becoming a Tier One research university.

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Jalonick Lecture Acknowledges a Legacy, Fulfills a Wish






Left photo: Mary Jalonick visits with the 2014 lecture speaker, Marc Wortman, and Sally Ann Hudnall. Right photo: Aviation history is the focus of the Jalonick Lecture, which is held annually at UT Dallas.

As hundreds of people file into the dimly lit

including the advisory board for the History of Aviation

auditorium, two women quietly take their seats on the

Collection in McDermott Library’s Special Collections

front row. This is the 16th time they have attended this

Department. His longtime love, Dorothy, was right by his

event but it still feels like the very first one. The pride on

side through it all. She also came from an established

is essential to attracting national speakers and assuring the

their faces is unmistakable as they watch more and more

family that was credited with developing the city of Dallas.

continual growth of the lecture series,” said Mary.

full of veterans, children of veterans and younger people

Together, George and Dorothy had three children: George

The 2014 Jalonick Lecture Series featured award-winning

anxious to hear the speaker.

Jalonick IV, Sally Ann Hudnall and Aurelia Rice. After

author Marc Wortman who spoke about his book, The

watching their parents volunteer and give back to the

Millionaires’ Unit, which chronicles a group of privileged

For most, the George W. Jalonick III and Dorothy Cockrell

community, George IV wanted to do something to

students from Yale who started their own flight club and

Jalonick Memorial Distinguished Lecture Series is an

celebrate their hard work. In the early ’80s, after his

joined America’s combat pilots fighting in World War I.

George IV died in 2005, but Mary and Sally Ann make sure the lectures and the memory of their loved ones continue. “Ongoing philanthropic support of the lecture at UT Dallas

people stream in. More than half of the large auditorium is

opportunity to learn about aviation history. Year after year,

parents died, George began working with his wife and

Eugene McDermott Library’s Special Collections

other business leaders to establish an endowment in

Once the lecture ended, Mary and Sally Ann followed the

Department hosts the event and brings in notable

their honor. For more than a decade, they worked,

crowd of people from the auditorium into the lobby of

speakers, touching a vast range of topics and events in

building funds for the lecture series. The first Jalonick

the Clark Conference Center, greeting well-wishers along

aviation history. For sisters-in-law Mary Jalonick and Sally

lecture was in 1992.

the way.

Ann Hudnall, this lecture is more than just another social event. It is a nod to two people they loved dearly, George

Mary says her husband wanted to share one of his

and Dorothy Jalonick.

father’s interests with the next generation and he knew

father for what they stood for and contributed to aviation

just how to do it.

but it preserves history,” said Sally Ann.

“I take special pride that it not only honors my mother and

George and Dorothy were Sally Ann’s parents and Mary’s in-laws. The elder Jalonicks had a long history of

“The aviation collection at UT Dallas was so impressive but

UT Dallas is able to host the Jalonick Lectures thanks to an

philanthropy and community service in the Dallas

not many people were aware of it. So by having a lecture

endowment established by the family. For information

community. George was a descendant of a prominent

series surrounding the history of aviation, the collection

about upcoming Jalonick Lectures, go to

business family as well as a pilot and the majority owner

would attract more visitors,” said Mary.

of the Southwest Airmotive Company, a Dallas company that overhauled jet engines for major airlines and

“I never thought it would grow to the magnitude it is today,”

To learn about supporting the library, contact Gwendolyn

distributed aviation parts. He was a well-known and

said Sally Ann. “In the beginning it was small. All of a

Turcotte at 972-883-5485 or

respected member of various aviation committees,

sudden it just bloomed.”


Couple’s Fellowship Helps Engineering Students As chairman, president and CEO of Texas Instruments, Rich Templeton wants to drive research and innovation right here in North Texas, which is why he and his wife, Mary, created an endowed fellowship for graduate students in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. The Mary and Richard Templeton Fellowship will support future students pursuing a master’s or doctorate in any field in the Jonsson School. The Templetons met while students at Union College in New York, where he was studying electrical engineering and she was a computer science major. Rich joined Texas Instruments following graduation in 1980. He was named president and CEO in 2004 and became chairman of the board in 2008. Through almost 30 years of marriage, the Templetons have shared a commitment to education and community service, touching countless lives. Mary has served on numerous boards, including the Boys & Girls Club of America

Rich and Mary Templeton

Southwest Region, the Dallas Arboretum, the University of

The Templetons’ gift has helped propel the Jonsson

Dallas and John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas.

School’s campaign total past $57 million, far surpassing

Rich has led TI’s internal United Way campaign for more

special gift for the Jonsson School,” said Dr. Mark Spong,

than a decade, and served as chair of the 2012-2013 United

dean of the Jonsson School and Lars Magnus Ericsson

Way of Metropolitan Dallas campaign. He is also one of four

Chair in Electrical Engineering. “Texas Instruments has

the school’s $40 million campaign goal. “This is certainly a

co-chairs for the Realize the Vision campaign, joining Debbie

been a wonderful longtime supporter, but this personal

Francis, James Huffines and Ron Nash MS’79.

gift from Mary and Rich speaks to their confidence in the strength of our programs and our future success.”

“The impact of engineering and computer science on our world is something that Mary and I strongly believe in,” said Rich. “We are pleased to offer our personal support to the students who will learn here and then use their knowledge to create new technologies that change lives.”

State Farm Expands Local Operations and UT Dallas Partnership UT Dallas students will soon reap the benefits of a financial literacy

Before long, State Farm and UT Dallas will have more in common than a mutual

program and added scholarship opportunities, thanks to support from State Farm.

commitment to financial literacy education—they will both call the city of

The insurance and financial services company recently awarded UT Dallas a

Richardson home. Last July, commercial real estate developer KDC broke ground on

$40,000 gift to support the new Comet Cents Financial Success Program through its

the CityLine project in Richardson, just a few miles from UT Dallas.

Good Neighbor Citizenship Company Grants Program, as well as $10,000 for scholarships.

The 186-acre project includes four office buildings that will be leased by State Farm, parking garages, residential units, and retail and office space. Combined, the

“As one of the largest providers of auto and home insurance and a leading provider

facilities will house approximately 8,000 employees. The North Texas location,

of financial services, we understand the importance of financial literacy for today’s

which State Farm will move into later this year, will provide claims, service and sales

young people,” said State Farm Senior Vice President Mary Crego. “The Comet Cents

support to State Farm customers.

program is an outstanding example of this and we are pleased to support it.” “State Farm has a long history of supporting communities where their employees The program will provide educational seminars to UT Dallas students on personal

work and live, and we are deeply grateful for their partnership,” said President David

finance topics such as saving, budgeting, student loans and managing finances after

E. Daniel. “We welcome State Farm to the North Texas neighborhood and are excited

graduation. Students who attend sessions will be eligible for a $500 scholarship

to advance the company and university relationship in mutually beneficial ways.”

toward their tuition. “Financial literacy is critical to the success of our young people. Comet Cents will be a valuable resource to educate our students about a topic that is easily overlooked during the college years,” said program director Jared Pickens. “We aim to increase awareness and empower students to take control of their finances and learn to manage their resources in college and beyond for long-term financial security.”


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Davidow Imparts Her Love for Art Half the collection will enter the University this year, and the

by young, rising Texas artists will grace the buildings of a

rest will follow in future years.

young Texas university that is rapidly rising to international prominence.”

The interactive presentation, which Davidow curated, includes a descriptive label and thought-provoking

Joan is director emerita of Dallas Contemporary, where she

question for each piece. The questions will give viewers

spent a decade identifying emerging artists bound for

the opportunity to “think more deeply and reflect on

careers on a national stage, and creator of the nationally

what the art says—visually, intellectually and

recognized Art Think program, which has taught more than

emotionally,” she explains.

30,000 students to think creatively about modern art.

Joan, who became a serious collector 30 years ago, says

Joan, who is widely credited with transforming the

she began the pursuit because she “wanted to live with art

Arlington Museum of Art into a contemporary hub in North

that says something new about what it’s like to live in the

Texas, has gained local and international attention for her

20th—and now 21st—century.”

innovative exhibition and education programs. During her tenure, she gained the attention of ArtNews for her work in

“Contemporary art addresses the life we’re living right now,

developing Texas’ premier venue for cutting-edge art.

and it’s very satisfying and exciting to be able to share it with new generations of UT Dallas students and faculty, for

She currently teaches four classes she developed for

whom I have a great deal of affection and respect,” she

Southern Methodist University’s Master of Liberal Arts

said. “These works deserve to live and be seen, and I hope

program and conducts bimonthly art commentaries aired

they will inspire and educate those who have the chance

on Dallas public radio station KERA.

to experience the collection.” “As an important Dallas-based arts administrator and Joan Davidow

Among the pieces included in the presentation is a

journalist, Joan Davidow has been actively involved in the

15-foot-wide painting by Joan’s mentor, acclaimed artist

fluorescence of the rapidly growing local arts scene,” said

Dallas collector and educator Joan Davidow has

Hiram Williams. Williams gave the piece, Joni’s Chorus Line,

Dr. Richard Brettell, the Margaret M. McDermott

made it her life’s work to teach contemporary art to all who

to Joan three decades ago, when she was a graduate

Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies and the

will listen. This passion for her field—and for Texas artists—

student at the University of Florida.

has culminated in a gift to UT Dallas of 140 original

Edith O’Donnell Distinguished Chair at UT Dallas. “Through this, she has built an unrivaled collection of the works of

paintings and sculptures. The personal collection,featuring

“Joan’s gift is both personally generous and symbolically

young Texas artists at the turning points in their career. The

both emerging and established artists, is being displayed

brilliant,” said Dr. Dennis M. Kratz, dean of the School of

works she so generously has donated will both inspire new

throughout the University’s new Edith O’Donnell Arts and

Arts and Humanities and the Ignacy and Celina Rockover

young artists and raise the bar of quality for their new work.

Technology Building and the Erik Jonsson Academic Center.

Professor of Humanities. “Thanks to her, innovative works

The prospect is very exciting.”

How Mike McCullough Made Callier History of the visionary committee that formed the Callier Center.

location. In 1975, when Callier became part of UT Dallas, Mike and Sol completed the transfer agreement.

More than 50 years later, Mike continues to practice law at Thompson & Knight. He also continues to serve what is

Mike was also instrumental in obtaining a new IRS ruling

now called the Callier Center for Communication Disorders

when the Callier Hearing and Speech Center became the

in his current role as “Of Counsel” to the Foundation for

Foundation for the Callier Center and Communication

the Callier Center board.

Disorders. Since then, the foundation has functioned as Callier’s advisory board and continues to support the center

Mike and Callier have grown up together. “I love

by raising awareness and funds.

practicing law and the opportunity it has given me to be closely associated with an organization that has achieved

Mike joined the foundation board in 1987 and served as

such an amazing reputation,” said Mike, and Callier can’t

president in 2003 and 2004. During his time on the board,

thank him enough.

foundation members generously contributed $250,000 toward the construction of Callier’s satellite location on

On April 30, 2015, Callier will honor Mike for his

Mike McCullough

build an extension in Dallas to provide space so that

Award at the Callier Cares Luncheon. “Mike McCullough is

infants and toddlers could participate in the Callier Child

widely known and respected as one of the most

Development Program.

outstanding lawyers in Dallas,” said Dr. Ken Altshuler. “He has quietly and freely given untold hours of his time to

“Vocation is where our greatest passion meets the

the UT Dallas campus. They also raised funds to help

dedication with the Ruth and Ken Altshuler Callier Care

“Of all the charitable organizations that I have served, I am

aid Callier. Ruth and I are delighted to see him selected to

so proud to be associated with the innovative and

world’s greatest need,” said writer and theologian

receive this award—no one could merit it more.” The

successful individuals at Callier,” said Mike. “It is such a

Frederick Buechner.

purpose of the annual luncheon is to create awareness

great pleasure when I hear individuals say ‘my child was

and raise funds to benefit patients in need who have

treated at Callier, and it was a life-changing experience.’ ”

In 1963, fresh out of The University of Texas School of Law,

speech, language and hearing disorders.

Mike McCullough began his career at Thompson & Knight

Please support patients in need who have speech,

LLP in Dallas. As a young lawyer, he worked under the late

Mike’s legal expertise and service have played an integral

language and hearing disorders by underwriting,

Sol Goodell, a senior lawyer, who asked Mike to help him

role in the milestones that have shaped Callier’s history.

contributing or attending the 2015 Callier Cares Luncheon.

with legal work for the Callier Hearing and Speech Center.

In 1968, Mike and his mentor, Sol, prepared the

Learn more at

Sol’s connection with Callier was through his client, J. Erik

documentation relating to the facility constructed at 1966

Jonsson, co-founder of UT Dallas and prominent member

Inwood Road, where Callier continues to operate its Dallas


Corporate Receptions Strengthen Ties to Companies and Alumni networking and learning, keeping alumni informed about the latest University news and research as well as reinforcing links to UT Dallas leadership and faculty in attendance. “We also want to connect with corporate leadership so they can learn firsthand about the quality of our students, faculty, degree programs and research,” Angus said. Corporations also benefit from such interactions. UT Dallas offers a wealth of resources and expertise, routinely partnering with businesses to establish mutually beneficial affiliations. Additionally, the University’s corporate relations team can facilitate strategic relationships to assist companies with Led by President David E. Daniel (center), UT Dallas alumni at Texas Instruments took time for a signature Comet Whoosh at a recent reception.

recruitment of students and interns, sponsored research, technology transfer, executive education and philanthropic giving.

In recent years, an increasing number of

corporate relations. “We think it’s important to let

partner corporations have been embracing the

graduates know their alma mater is on the rise and the

Comet connection and hosting events targeted at

value of their UT Dallas degree has substantially

within the Metroplex and are also willing to expand

employees with UT Dallas degrees. Such gatherings set

strengthened while they were away.”

these gatherings to companies outside the area if there

“We are always looking to connect with companies

the stage for continued interaction among alumni, their employers and the University.

is an alumni center of mass willing to host an event,” Collectively, last spring more than 150 alumni attended

said Jessica Watts, director of corporate relations.

four employer-based receptions hosted at Raytheon, “The campus has changed a lot in recent years, and the

Rockwell Collins and Texas Instruments corporate

To coordinate an alumni reception at your company,

quality of academic programs has risen significantly,”

facilities and at an Accenture gathering on campus.

visit or call Julie Piccirillo at

said Angus McColl, UT Dallas assistant vice president for

Events such as these provide a casual venue for


Sorath Lion Opportunity Fund Supports Student Leaders A name is a powerful thing, and Mayur MS’10 and

This fall, Ankit Takallapaly, an international graduate

Nutan MS’13 Ranoliya-Radadiya wanted to give their new

student at the Jindal School, was selected to receive the

Opportunity Fund a name that evokes images of strength

first award made from the fund. Ankit recognizes the aid

and courage. The couple selected Sorath Lion to honor a

from the Ranoliya-Radadiyas will provide more than

pride of lions that adapted to a foreign territory in India

financial assistance and is grateful for the support.

to avoid extinction. “This award grants me the freedom to take time and plan Through the Sorath Lion Opportunity Fund, the couple

for everything I want to achieve without worrying about

will provide financial support to Naveen Jindal School of

financial burdens,” Ankit said. “And when something as

Management students who have demonstrated strong

encouraging as this comes along, you are motivated to

leadership skills while overcoming hardship. Nutan

accomplish even bigger goals.”

explains that “like the Sorath lions that adjusted to their new surroundings and learned how to survive, we want to support students who are faced with similar hardship

Mayur (middle left) and Nutan Ranoliya-Radadiya (right) share photos of the Sorath lions with their scholarship recipient, Ankit Takallapaly (far left).

and still excel in the classroom.”

For Mayur and Nutan, the opportunity to give back to the university that helped propel their lives is not only a chance to help Jindal School students but also a step

Two graduate degrees later, Mayur now serves as an

forward in fulfilling a lifelong goal.

Mayur and Nutan understand the struggle to adapt

engineering manager for software services at Ericsson,

firsthand. In 2007, the couple relocated from India to

and Nutan is a senior software developer for Ellucian.

North Texas for new job opportunities. Arriving with a

With the difficulties of balancing graduate school behind

Mayur. “So I am happy that the Jindal School provides the

single suitcase and little money, they remember when a

them, the couple is focused on helping Jindal School

opportunity to positively impact the lives of students who

haircut or bus pass were considered luxury items. During

students who are confronted by adversity. Both Mayur

need extra support during a difficult time.”

this time, the couple saved every dollar possible, so one

and Nutan credit their current success to their

day they could each attend graduate school.

educational experience at the Jindal School and want to help others share that feeling.

“I always wanted to pursue a graduate degree in the U.S., but because of previous student loans, we couldn’t afford the graduate school application or student visa fees,” said

“Our goal is to touch at least 100 lives in our lifetime,” said

Of more than 80 Opportunity Funds established to date, donors have created 22 to benefit the Jindal School. These unrestricted endowments can be established to

“We want to support students who have experienced a

support a school, department, research center or any

difficult situation, whether it is financial, cultural or any

other area donors choose. Learn more at

Mayur. “Once we moved to Texas, we saved for two years,

other type of difficulty,” said Mayur. “We want to

and with financial support from my employer, I was able

encourage students and tell them that an education can

to attend the Jindal School.”

change your life, just like it changed our lives.”


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The Many Faces of Planned Giving

Since the beginning of the Realize the Vision campaign, giving through wills, retirement accounts, annuities and life insurance has become increasingly popular. In turn, these planned giving donors have boosted Legacy Society membership to nearly 100.

From left: They have different backgrounds, but Dr. Tony Champagne, Skip Moore, Lynn McIntire and Melisa Mrazik share an important commitment to UT Dallas through planned gifts.

Members range in age, profession and connection to the University.

Dr. Anthony “Tony” Champagne has

Skip Moore, partner at Deloitte

Having graduated magna cum laude

After recently reconnecting with her

spent the last 35 years helping to ensure

Services LP, recently extended his

from UT Dallas, Lynn McIntire BA’79

alma mater, Melisa Mrazik BS’93 was

that UT Dallas and its students are

support of the University by

knows the value of a solid education.

inspired to leave a legacy to the

successful. Tony and his wife, Beatriz, have

designating UT Dallas as a beneficiary

With this in mind, Lynn and her

university that helped build her career.

taken another step to assist UT Dallas with

of his retirement plan.

husband, Tom, have established a

Melisa uses the programming and

legacy gift to UT Dallas through her will.

coding skills that she gained through

achieving greatness—they have established the Anthony Champagne Fund

Skip leads the technology, media and

her bachelor’s degree in computer

for Pre-Law with a deferred gift annuity.

telecommunications practice in the

Today, Lynn and Tom own and operate

science as a graphic designer and

Through his passionate work as a

southwest region of Deloitte & Touche

their own financial planning and wealth

desktop publisher for Accenture.

professor in the School of Economic,

and serves as lead client services

management business. Since earning

Political and Policy Sciences and as the

partner overseeing Deloitte’s business

her bachelor’s degree in 1979, Lynn has

She hadn’t been back to campus until

director of the UT Dallas Pre-Law Program,

relationship with AT&T. At UT Dallas,

maintained strong ties to the University.

recently when Accenture encouraged

he has helped many of his students gain

he recently joined the Development

She serves on both the Development

her to volunteer with a student

admission to the nation’s top law schools. Tony, who is approaching retirement,

Board after completing his term as

Board and the School of Natural

organization. It was then that she

chair of the Naveen Jindal School of

Sciences and Mathematics Advisory

realized how much UT Dallas has

Management Advisory Council.

Council. For her service and support,

changed in the past 20 years.

thought a deferred gift annuity would be a useful way to supplement his retirement while providing funding for

Lynn was a 2014 recipient of the “I look at my contribution financially

UT Dallas Distinguished Alumni Award.

and in terms of my time as a great

UT Dallas through her life insurance.

the pre-law program. “I could make a gift

way to invest in the future of North

Tom and Lynn hope their gift will

to the University in an area where I have

Texas,” Skip said.

ensure quality education for future

devoted much of my career—the pre-law

Now Melisa’s excited to give back to “I am so excited that my name will live on through this gift, and that I can

students. “I cannot imagine not

help future students. It was so easy,

program. I liked knowing that the money

Gifts like Skip’s allow the donor to

returning a portion of my earnings back

and I can’t exactly take it with me.”

would go where my interests were for

decide whether the University will

to the Comet community,” Lynn said. “I

many, many years.”

receive all or a portion of their

know that many programs and students

When donors like Melisa make a gift

retirement plan, and they determine

will not be in place in the future

of life insurance, they have many

With a deferred annuity, the donor makes

the percentage or dollar amount to

without a strong community of alumni

options. They can name the University

a contribution of cash or stock to the

be contributed. Gifts from

willing to give back.”

as the sole or partial beneficiary and

University, receives a charitable

retirement accounts provide

retain the right to make changes.

deduction for that year, and gets the

flexibility, do not affect the donor’s

For supporters like the McIntires, gifts

Should they choose to name UT Dallas

benefit of guaranteed, fixed payments

current lifestyle and are an easy way

through wills are beneficial because

as the owner and beneficiary, their

that start at a future date. Because of this

to support the University.

deferral, payments to the donor are higher.

they enable donors to make an

premium payments will be considered

unrestricted or specific gift to the

a donation and will be tax deductible.

University while still retaining control over the funds during their lifetime.

For more info on gift planning, contact Anna LeBlanc, director of gift planning, at 972-883-6023 or visit


UT Dallas in the Community

Alumni and their guests enjoyed an evening at the Dallas Arboretum during the Universitysponsored concert with A Hard Night’s Day, a Beatles cover band. This year’s signature summer event drew more than 200 attendees, including Sherry A. Marek BS’01, MBA’04, Jeff Marek and their kids, who paid tribute to the Abbey Road album.

T. Boone Pickens (center) and Toni Brinker Pickens met with retired Navy SEAL Morgan Luttrell, recipient of the first Center for BrainHealth Pickens Warrior Fellow, along with the center’s Chief Director Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman. The Center for Vital Longevity held its annual participant appreciation and retention event in August, attracting past and present participants in its studies with a special breakfast. Here, center co-director Dr. Denise Park visits with husband and wife Nathan and Dorothy Ivey, who have taken part in CVL studies for several years.

Author Frank T. Kryza recently donated this hand-colored, engraved map created by Dutch cartographer Johannes Blaeu in the 1630s. It is now on display in the administration conference room of the Eugene McDermott Library. UT Dallas honored its most extraordinary alumni and community advocates at the 12th annual Awards Gala in April. President David E. Daniel (from left) poses with honorees Chris Jaeb BGS’86, Northwood Woman’s Club President Elizabeth Jenkins, Lynn McIntire BA’79, Michael L. Wehmeyer PhD’89, Michelle Janssen Adams BA’87, MA’88, PhD’95, Kevin Ryan MBA’95, David Kelly MS’86 and Helen Small BS’07, MS’10.

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