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September 2012

Grad Honors Mother with Scholarship


Nicole Tucker’s bequest will benefit students at the University and serve as a tribute to her mother.

Studying for a bachelor’s degree in psychology and working full-time was sometimes overwhelming for Nicole Tucker BA’04. But the memory of her late mother helped motivate her. “Though it was a struggle finding the time and money while working, I was determined,” said Tucker. "It took many years, but with the reassuring memories of my mother, who completed her degree while raising two children alone and working full time, and some financial aid during my last year, I graduated in 2004."

Now Tucker is focused on honoring the memory of her mother, Diane Milot Tucker, who died suddenly when Nicole was a teenager. "I learned at a young age to be prepared by having your finances in place. So, when revising my will last year, I contacted UT Dallas to get the information I needed to set up a scholarship in my mother’s honor."

The bequest that Tucker established will eventually be used to create a scholarship that will benefit students. "I am proud to be able to help support an aspiring UT Dallas graduate with the money I leave behind. This way, my mother and I will have a role in another person’s future."

For more information on gift planning, please contact Anna LeBlanc at 972-883-6023 or visit utdallas.plannedgiving.org.

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