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 UT Tyler Alumni Relations

Alumni & Friends Gala 

2016 Alumni & Friends Gala
7 p.m. Saturday, April 22015 Distinguished Alumni honorees
Dinner & Program

The Alumni & Friends Gala is an annual celebration of our UT Tyler alumni and friends of the university. The program includes a formal dinner, a keynote speaker and presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. The Distinguished Alumni are outstanding individuals who are noteworthy in their professional careers, contributions to society and support of their alma mater. The Distinguished Young Alum award recognizes outstanding individuals who have excelled personally and professionally and are the age of 30 or younger.

Submit a nomination for the Distinguished Alumni & Distinguished Young Alum award

2016 Distinguished Alumni & Distinguished Young Alum Honorees

Distinguished Alumni
Dr. J. Blair Blackburn, B.S. 1991
Kathryn J. Murphy, B.A. 1986

Distinguished Young Alumnus
Matthew Riccardi, B.B.A. 2007, M.B.A. 2009

Join us at the 2016 Alumni & Friends Gala on Saturday, April 2!

Tickets and tables for the event will be available for purchase by our alumni as well as friends and supporters of UT Tyler.

Tickets and/or tables will soon be available to purchase through an online order form. You will be contacted by the Office of Alumni Relations once your order has been placed to process your payment and confirm your order.

                                 Individual Tickets  
General Admission $50
UT Tyler Faculty/Staff $40
UT Tyler Student $25
                                     Tables of 8  
General Admission $1,000
UT Tyler Department $750

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. 
All sponsors will receive preferred seating for 8, special recognition for their contributions during the 2016 Alumni & Friends Gala program, and name and logo (if applicable) highlighted in the reception area.  Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or 903.566.7316 for more information on becoming a 2016 Alumni & Friends Gala sponsor.

Blue Sponsor $5,000
White Sponsor $3,000
Orange Sponsor $1,500

Questions? Contact Alumni Relations at or 903.566.7316

2016 Alumni & Friends Gala Co-Chairs
Rosemary Cooper (BGS '04, MPA '09)
Melinda Hermanns (BSN '95, MSN '98)