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Congressman, Two CEOs To Receive Alumni
Pirkul explained that the schools distinguished alumni award is conferred to honor alumni who have accomplished notable achievements and assisted the school through work on special projects, participation on committees or financial contributions.
It is a privilege for us to be able to recognize these three as exemplary alumni who are making significant contributions in their respective fields, Pirkul said.
Before he was elected to Congress, Dr. Burgess had a successful medical practice in Lewisville and was chief of obstetrics at Lewisville Medical Center. He holds bachelors and masters degrees from the University of North Texas and a medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
In 1998, he enrolled in the Alliance for
Medical Management Education Program, a graduate business degree program designed for physicians
and healthcare administrators and jointly run by The UTD School of Management and the U.T. Southwestern
Medical School. He graduated from the AMME program in 2000 with a Master of Science degree and was
elected to Congress in 2002 in the 26th Congressional District, which includes much of Denton County
along with parts of Collin, Dallas and Tarrant counties.
U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess
M. Sam Gilliland
president and CEO
president and CEO
Cole Licensed Brands
The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management ranked sixth worldwide in research productivity in operations management and management information systems over the last six years in a study published by ORMS Today, a publication of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS). The School of Management is the largest of UTDs seven schools, with an enrollment that has increased 92 per cent over the last seven years to more than 4,300 students. The schools new, 204,000-square-foot buildingfeaturing classrooms with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, wireless connectivity, video-conferencing facilities, a computer lab, faculty offices, meeting rooms and an executive education centeropened in summer 2003.
The University of Texas at Dallas, located
at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational
technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls about 13,700 students. The school's
freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average
SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree
programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university's web site at www.utdallas.edu.
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