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Intervoice Funds Special Anniversary Scholarship for
Scholarship Amount Commemorates Intervoice's Founding Year
DALLAS (June 9, 2003) - In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Intervoice, Inc. (Nasdaq: INTV), a world leader in converged voice and data solutions, today announced that it will fund a special commemorative anniversary scholarship for a student at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) for the 2003-2004 academic year.
The company will donate one half of one academic year's tuition to a deserving undergraduate student with an outstanding academic record who is pursuing a degree in electrical engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at UTD.
Candidates for the one-time, non-recurring scholarship will be reviewed in late summer, and the final selection will be made by the dean of the Jonsson School prior to the fall semester.
The Jonsson School currently enrolls nearly 3,700 students. It was the first school in the country to offer an ABET-accredited B.S. degree in telecommunications engineering and last fall received approval to begin granting the nation's first Ph.D. degree in telecommunications engineering. The school is one of only a handful in the U.S. that offer undergraduate and doctoral degrees in software engineering.
"The University of Texas at Dallas has enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Intervoice," said Carlos G. Peña, UTD's vice president of university advancement and governmental relations. "UTD is pleased to celebrate this milestone anniversary with Intervoice, and we are honored to be included through this unique, special scholarship opportunity for one of our fine engineering students."
"As we celebrate 20 years of innovation, we also want to make a contribution to the community and to the future of technology," said David W. Brandenburg, CEO and Chairman of Intervoice and member of the UTD Development Board. "Intervoice was founded by two engineers, and we are excited to recognize a student with a demonstrated competency and passion for the technical field. The Jonsson School is one of the fastest-growing schools of engineering and computer science in the country and we are thrilled to help chart its growth."
Earlier this year, Intervoice announced the establishment of a research center at UTD aimed at furthering the ease-of-use of voice technology and the humanization of automated conversation systems. As part of a five-year sponsorship, the Intervoice Center for Automated Conversational Technologies, located within UTD's Human Language Technology Research Institute in the Jonsson School, currently has two permanent employees, a linguist and a software engineer dedicated to its mission. Intervoice has equipped the center with a commercial interactive voice response (IVR) system to enhance the UTD curriculum as well as support research on natural conversational systems.
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