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Terry Scholarship Program Expands to Texas Tech University
At the meeting of the Terry Foundation Board of Directors in early November of this year, the board voted to add Texas Tech University as the eighth university in the Terry Scholarship program. Scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2011, the first TTU class of 16 Scholars will be selected at interviews in Dallas next April.
Founded in 1923, Texas Tech University is located in Lubbock and is the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of the state. Home to over 30,000 students, TTU prides itself on being a major comprehensive research university that retains the sense of a smaller liberal arts school.
The expansion to Texas Tech will extend a Terry Scholar presence to the panhandle region of the state for the first time.
The Foundation Board and staff look forward to welcoming the first group of TTU Terry Scholars!
Terry Foundation 5th Year Funding
The Foundation Board of Directors recently changed the rules to permit Terry Scholars who meet certain qualifications to apply for a 5th year of funding. There are specific parameters for this extension that are defined below, but in general, this funding is intended to apply only to Scholars who are in programs requiring 5 years to receive their degree.
We are now accepting letters of application for 5th year funding for upcoming semesters. If you are interested in this program, please study carefully the requirements in the details below and if you have any questions about this policy or the application process, contact your on-campus program coordinator.
Terry Scholars may apply for funding of additional semesters of study (up to a maximum of ten stipends of total funding). Funding of this additional period of study ("5th Year Funding") is not automatic and depends on a number of factors including the nature of the student's academic program and the diligence with which the student has pursued that course of study. The following guidance may be helpful to a student applying for this supplemental funding:
- Additional funding from the Terry program is available only to students whose university-recognized degree plans require more than the usual 8 semesters of study or require in excess of 130 credit hours. In general, the additional Terry stipends are available only for undergraduate degrees and do not include graduate degree programs. However, programs like the professional program in accounting where a student concurrently earns both a bachelors degree and a master's degree in accounting qualify for 5th Year Funding. Similarly, programs like pharmacy where the entry level degree is a doctorate or advanced degree qualify for 5th Year Funding. Programs that result in two undergraduate degrees, like dual major programs, do not qualify for 5th year funding.
- 5th Year Funding is available only to students with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 as of the end of their 7th semester of funding.
- Students may apply for 5th Year Funding after the end of their 7th semester of funding by sending a letter to the Foundation requesting 5th Year Funding and describing the student's major and degree plans in detail. Students applying for 5th Year Funding will be required to meet with the on-campus Terry program coordinator as part of the application process. The applications for 5th Year Funding will be considered by the Foundation after grades are received from the 7th semester and the student will be notified of the Foundation's decision. 5th Year Funding is discretionary and applications will be evaluated on a case by case basis. The Foundation's decision on these applications is final.
- Students receiving 5th Year Funding will be considered Terry Scholars for all purposes and must attend mandatory functions and comply with the Foundations rules and procedures during the period they receive 5th Year Funding.
2010 Dallas Area Alumni Luncheon & Advisory Board Meeting
On October 13th, forty-four Terry Scholar Alumni joined Foundation Directors and staff in Dallas for the annual Terry Scholar Alumni Luncheon. The Dallas luncheon was the fifth in a recurring series of annual Alumni lunches, scheduled at different locations around the state.
Representatives from most Terry Scholar classes were present for the informal gathering, including Alumni from our first UT-Dallas graduate class. Networking and visitation were the featured attraction enjoyed over a buffet lunch at Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant.
Immediately following the luncheon, members gathered for the second annual meeting of the Advisory Board, where they shared ideas about fostering continued Alumni involvement with the Foundation and its growing Scholar body.
Advisory Board Members: (standing L-R) Nellson Burns (TAMU 1993); Bob Gabriel (UT 1994); Kelley Dees-Atkinson (TAMU 1997); Doug Stanley (TAMU 1990); Susan Buck Hawthorne (UT 1997); Chris Dreiling (UT 1989); Brian Carroll (UT 1994); President Ed Cotham; Chad Pinson (UT 1992); Jessica Scott (TAMU 1993) Kathy Davis Duggan (UT 1987); Joey Dowd (TAMU 1995); (seated) Alexis Dixon Johnson (UT 1994); Amanda Carlson Donohoe (UT 1987); Abby Howell (TAMU 2001) & Director Yvonne Rode Moody (TAMU 1987).
Terry Organization Officers
Listed below are the current Terry Organization officers for each university campus. To contact an officer please use the search tool located in the Scholars Only area of the Foundation web site.
President: Rachel Zimmerer
Vice President: Jonathan Paschel
Social Chair: Laura Zimmerer
Service Chair: Casey Giles
Liaison: A. Reagan Hobson
Treasurer: Chase Johnson
Secretary: Bianca Stewart
President: Kaleb Fulgham
Vice President: Leah Matthews
Secretary: Blake Harms
Treasurer: Shannon Harrison
Historian: Bianca Perez
Community Service Chair: Angela Abouassi
President: Holly Watson
Vice President: Christian Wallace
Secretary: Chelsea Clark
Treasurer: Calynn Kutter
Service Chair: Brent Richardson
Historian: Sadie Peacock
Social Chair: Curtis Barber
President: Chole Brumley
Co-Secretaries: Chole Brumley, Jurhee Freese
Treasurer: Brad Caproni
Service Chair: Anny Tseng
Social Chair: Ashley Evans
Co-Athletic Chairs: Madelyn Kay, Garrett Jones
Education Chair: Corey Nieman
Liaison: Joeann Lozano
President: Nicole White
Vice President: Kaylane Williams
Treasurer: Amanda Snell
Historian: Harrison Pierce
Secretary: Nadijah Tamimi
Co-Service Chairs: Aida Ghazvini, Mario Zavala
Social Chair: Marissa Ramos
Webmaster: Perry Mullins
President: Amiee Wilkerson
Vice President: Tania Foster
Secretary: Diana Iribadzhakova
Treasurer: Christopher Moore
Service Chairs: Aly Neal, Samantha McMillan
Historian: Suzanne Hengst
Scholars, remember to keep the Foundation updated with current information concerning your home or school address, home or school phone number, and e-mail address. The "For Scholars Only" section of the web page has Scholar profiles that should be reviewed periodically and updated as needed. In addition, Scholar alumni are encouraged to maintain their profiles and the "Alumni" section of the web page by following the same procedures as current Scholars.
For questions or assistance concerning access to the web site, contact Robert Parker at email@example.com or call 800-675-2414.
Send Us Your Stories
This newsletter was designed to help Scholars stay informed about each other and Scholar Alumni and Foundation activities. Let us know what you are doing, particularly if you think that it is something other Terry Scholars might find useful or interesting.
We are particularly interested in awards you receive, internships, or other programs in which you participate and leadership activities and opportunities.
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