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July 14, 2008

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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UT Tyler History Scholarships Awarded

Michael Wayne Anderson of Tyler and Jim E. Fields of Henderson are 2008 history scholarship recipients at The University of Texas at Tyler, Dr. Edward Tabri, associate professor of history, announced.


Anderson, a UT Tyler senior, received the Edwin Morgan Smyrl and Frank H. Smyrl Endowed History Scholarship in the amount of $750.  Fields, a junior, received the Phil Stacy Jackson History Scholarship in the amount of $500.


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.


The Department of History presents these scholarships to declared history majors in recognition of 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 2009.


For more information, contact Tabri, 903.566.7322 or etabri@uttyler.edu.


One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. Nearly 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

 

 
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