Jennifer Orren of Longview and Robin Haynie of Athens are 2007 recipients of history scholarships at The University of Texas at Tyler, Dr. Edward Tabri, UT Tyler assistant professor of history, announced.
Orren, a UT Tyler senior, is the recipient of the Edwin Morgan Smyrl and Frank H. Smyrl Endowed History Scholarship Award. Haynie, a junior, is the recipient of the Phil Stacy Jackson History Scholarship Award. Each award is $500.
The scholarships are presented to declared history majors in recognition of their excellent academic performance and for the purpose of encouraging the study of history at the university.
The students will be recognized during an awards banquet in April 2008.
The Edwin Morgan Smyrl and Frank H. Smyrl Endowed History Scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Frank H. Smyrl, the first historian to join the UT Tyler faculty, and his brother, historian Edwin Morgan Smyrl. Frank Smyrl was the founding department chair and dean of the UT Tyler College of Liberal Arts.
The Phil Stacy Jackson History Scholarship honors the memory of historian Phil Stacy Jackson, a distinguished UT Tyler history graduate.
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.