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UT Tyler Alumni Association Launches New Web Site

UT Tyler Alumni Web site Set to Launch September 1, 2007

Past Patriots, the alumni association of The University of Texas at Tyler, is asking for suggestions from the community to aid in the redesign of its Web site. 

“I’ve been personally inviting current students and alumni to let us know what they want on their website, and we would like to broaden this approach and enlist greater community involvement,” said Bobbye Rucker, alumni program coordinator for The University of Texas at Tyler.

Those wishing to offer comments and suggestions for the new Web site can submit those by visiting www.pastpatriots.com.

"Before the site becomes active we would appreciate having the community respond with suggestions for our site," Rucker added. “We really want our site to become a vital resource for everyone interested in supporting The University of Texas at Tyler.”

The UT Tyler alumni Web site will be a hub for social networking by offering new services such as e-mail alerts, an on-line alumni newsletter, and message boards.  Currently, the UT alumni Web site hosts alumni biographies, alumni news and events, and information about The University of Texas at Tyler. 

“Like other projects I’ve been involved with as UT Tyler alumni coordinator, I’m excited about trying something new and getting to make these changes,” Rucker said.   

The UT Tyler alumni association has also had great success and is known throughout Tyler for its annual alumni chili cook-off, Patriot Idol contest, and The UT Tyler Distinguished Alumni Professional Attainment Awards.

“I want this website to be relevant to the recent graduates as well as alumni who graduated many years ago,” Rucker said. “If alumni want to find out about UT Tyler events, news, new groups and organizations on campus or if they want to find out about what happened to fellow students, the UT Tyler alumni Web site will be a fun, accessible, and frequently updated place for them to find that information.”       

The University of Texas at Tyler Alumni Association exists to support the educational undertakings of The University of Texas at Tyler, to promote attitudes favorable to quality higher education, to perpetuate and strengthen ties of affection and esteem formed in college days, and to foster mutual interest and support between UT Tyler and the communities it serves.

Questions, comments, or suggestions can also be directed to Bobbye Rucker, alumni program coordinator for the University of Texas at Tyler, at 903-566-7318.

 


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