UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications
MEDIA ADVISORY: UT Tyler 40th Anniversary Celebration Kick Off June 10
June 8, 2011
Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
The University of Texas at Tyler will start a yearlong 40th anniversary celebration on Friday, June 10, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.
The “40th Anniversary and Still Growing” kick-off begins at 11 a.m. in the University Center theater.
UT Tyler was founded on June 10, 1971 as Tyler State College. The school was renamed Texas Eastern University in 1975 and then joined the UT System in 1979 as a result of action by the 66th Texas Legislature.
•Welcome / Introductions – Dr. Sherri Whatley, UT Tyler vice president for technology and chief information officer
•Invocation / National Anthem
•Remarks – Barbara Bass, City of Tyler mayor, Jeff Austin, Jr., Tyler State College Board of Regents member; UT Tyler President Rodney Mabry
•Anniversary logo unveiling – Dr. Mabry
•Anniversary film, produced by Brett Culp – Dr. Mabry
•Reception immediately following
For additional information or interviews, contact Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769.