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UT Tyler College of Business and Technology Holds Honors Day

May 23, 2007

The University of Texas at Tyler College of Business and Technology presented scholarships and awards to human resource development and technology majors during its 2007 Honors Day ceremony, Dr. Jim Tarter, UT Tyler College of Business and Technology dean, announced.


Honors Day is an annual event held to award students who have excelled in various fields within the department. All scholarships and awards are donated and sponsored by local East Texas companies and persons.


The 10 recipients and scholarship/award sponsors are:

  • Aaron Paschall of Diana – outstanding undergraduate industrial safety student, TXU Power Company.
  • Jimmy Rumsey of White Oak – academic achievement award industrial safety, East Texas Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers.
  • Justin Waldrip of Corsicana – outstanding survey and mapping student, Surveying Education Foundation of Texas, Inc.
  • Cameron Strother of Lindale – outstanding undergraduate technology student, GME, Inc., Jacksonville.
  • Rachel Pearson of Wills Point – outstanding bachelor of applied arts and sciences student, John Soules Food, Inc.
  • Tony Macevicius of Lindale – outstanding undergraduate human resource development Student, East Texas Human Resource Association.
  • Diane Loera of Waco and Shannon Holley of Tyler – East Texas Human Resource Association scholarship.
  • Dana Welch of Arp – outstanding graduate human resource development student, Trane Company.
  • Ted Sweetman of Palestine – Perseverance Award, John and Susan Fabac.

Loera and Holley received a $1,000 scholarship. Rumsey received a $300 scholarship. All other students received $250.


The Perseverance Award is designed to recognize an individual who has not only earned a high academic average, but also has met and overcome significant obstacles in the process of earning an undergraduate degree in the department of human resource development and technology.


One of the 15 campuses of the UT 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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