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HOMETOWN RELEASE: DeSoto Resident Makes UT Tyler’s First GATE Program Cohort

August 10, 2011

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The University of Texas at Tyler
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Gabrielle Lawson of DeSoto, a freshman at The University of Texas at Tyler, has been admitted into the UT Tyler Global Awareness Through Education program for the 2011 – 12 academic year, Dr. Jill Blondin, UT Tyler Center for Global Education director, announced.

Under the newly-created center, GATE is a two-year residential learning program designed for incoming freshmen where students live together, take enhanced core curriculum classes and participate in on- and off-campus activities that are globally engaging and culturally diverse.

The first GATE cohort will be recognized during a kick-off celebration 3 – 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 in the University Center theater.

Aside from the GATE program, the center coordinates all student international travel, provides assistance to foreign faculty and students and helps create cultural diversity in Tyler and East Texas, Blondin added.

For more information, visit http://www.uttyler.edu/gate/.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 6,500 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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