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Fifth Annual Official UT Tyler Ring Ceremony to be held April 17

April 16, 2007

The University of Texas at Tyler’s fifth annual official ring ceremony is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at Braithwaite Recital Hall, Dr. Dale Lunsford, UT Tyler vice president for student affairs and external relations, has announced.

 “The university sees this as an important tradition in an elegant setting for the student body,” said Bobbye Rucker, UT Tyler alumni affairs coordinator.
Mike Collins, chair of the UT Tyler Alumni Association, will assist Lunsford and Dr. Howard Patterson, UT Tyler assistant vice president for student affairs, in the presentation.

UT Tyler students with 60 credit hours or more are eligible to purchase the ring prior to their graduation. Those who choose to purchase their rings are not required to attend the ceremony.
“Previously, the requirement was 90 hours,” Rucker said. “We lowered the credit hours required from previous years because we wanted to allow students more time to wear their rings prior to their graduation.”

A reception will follow immediately after the ceremony.

Participants may invite family and friends. Reserved parking will be available in Parking Lot 7 on campus.

For more information, contact Judy Price, 903.566.7225.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT Tyler System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service.

More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of nearly 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.


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