EMBA Programs Newsletter - November 2014


Greetings, EMBA and GLEMBA Alumni!

Let’s begin this newsletter with a little bit of UT Dallas history.

Did you know that in 1961, Eugene McDermott, Cecil Howard Green and J. Erik Jonsson established the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest? In 1964, the research center was relocated to the Founders Building – the first facility built on the campus that would officially become The University of Texas at Dallas in 1969.

On October 29, UT Dallas celebrated Founders Day, the fiftieth anniversary of the Founders Building dedication. Our 50-year celebration included a ceremony with family members of the founders and an unveiling of the busts of McDermott, Green and Jonsson. Later, members of the Legacy Society joined the UT Dallas leadership for an evening under the trellis in the plaza at the center of campus. Events included comments from UT Dallas President Dr. David E. Daniel and a spectacular fireworks display along both sides of the five reflecting ponds that extend south of the plaza toward the Jindal School of Management. Henceforth, each year we will celebrate Founders Day on October 29.

UT Dallas is still considered a young university but growing quickly and strategically. Enrollment topped 23,000 this fall with more than 7,400 students now taking classes in the Jindal School. Once known as a commuter school, UT Dallas is now home to 5,000 students living on campus. Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the newest dormitory on campus — affectionately named “Big Daddy.” It includes 600 beds and a dining room that can seat 700, and on an average day 3,500 meals are served there. And there is a waiting list for 600 more students.

I imagine that campus has changed significantly since some of you attended classes. I hope you’ll stop by for a visit during one of these beautiful fall days. If you let me know you’re coming, we’ll be happy to give you a tour — and a parking pass!

I look forward to seeing you at the annual holiday party. (Please note the change in venue.)

Happy holidays!

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uparrowUpcoming Alumni Events

uparrowFrom the Desk of Dr. Springate

uparrowUpcoming Recruiting Events

uparrowAlumni Updates

uparrowClass Snapshots

uparrowCapstone Field Projects Needed

uparrowPast Events

Pamela Foster Brady

Please have a safe holiday season. I’ll be back in touch after the holidays!

Best Regards,

Pamela Foster Brady
Director, Executive MBA Programs