Seen and Heard: The Campaign Kickoff in Pictures and Words

Apr. 9, 2012

“We’re extremely encouraged by the achievements of UT Dallas. I believe its effort to reach Tier One status is vitally important to the entire community.”

Sara Martineau, member, past president of the Foundation for the Callier Center

“The University has had a phenomenal increase in its ability to attract top students and faculty. It has been very inventive in choosing areas to focus on that allow it to rise to the level of other top universities. It’s a tremendous resource for Dallas.”

Bill Booziotis, president,
Booziotis & Company Architects,
and a Center for Vital Longevity advisory council member


“I’m so proud of what the University has become.”

Dr. Robert Rutford,
UT Dallas president from 1982 to 1994
and a Campaign Council member


“We’re both alumni of UT Dallas, and my company, Atmos Energy, has endowed a scholarship here. We also live in the neighborhood, and it’s been wonderful to see the amazing growth of the campus.”

Kelli Martin MA'95, with her husband, John BA'90, supporters and alumni of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies


“The recent campus renovations appear consistent with the image of the University that so many of us held in our minds for so long as students. But now we actually get to see it as well.”

Michael Seelingson BS '06, former McDermott Scholar and assistant provost


“This is a great milestone in the University’s development. It’s been a long time coming and I think this is going to knock people’s socks off when we raise this money.”

Bill Sproull, business leader and president/CEO of Richardson Chamber of Commerce




“UT has invested in both doers and dreamers. We have a culture here that has emerged.”

Dr. Walter Voit BS '05 MS '06, former McDermott Scholar and assistant professor

“I’m very glad about my decision to come here, knowing that we’re going to become a Tier One school. It will give me so many great opportunities to launch out to where I want to go, and to do what I want to do.”

Kat Pham, junior molecular biology major


“It’s the place for anyone looking for an excellent education. It’s my home; it’s family.”

Joyce Johnson,  BGS ’83
and a frequent University volunteer



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October 17, 2019