January 31, 2005
Tri-Beta Wins Chili Cook Off

chili winners

The Tri-Beta Honor Society won first place in the Alumni Association Chili Cook Off on Saturday, the final day of UT Tyler Homecoming 2005 activities.

The team, whose entry was titled “Biology’s Boiling Brew,’’ was headed by Rachel Porter.

Other winners were:

Second Place
Team Name: UT Tyler Human Resources
Chief Cook: Joe Vorsas
Chili Name: Home Run Chili

Third Place
Team Name: The Caring Cooks, College of Nursing
Chief Cook: Andi Liner
Chili Name: Code Red Chili

Showmanship Award (People's Choice)
Team Name: Geeks and Gurus
Team Members: Ben Marshall, Michael Vick, Chad Kurtz, Denise Duncan, Shari Koukl

Judges were:

Gary Swindle, '96
City of Tyler Police Chief
UT Tyler Alumni Association Vice Chairman

Jennifer Skinner, '05
UTSSAC Executive Secretary

Melissa Poire, '98
Saunders Law Firm

Vanessa Maxwell, UT Austin '95

The event was chaired by Alan Thomas, secretary of the Alumni Association board.

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