2014 Football Season Begins

Coach Strong leads the Longhorns to the field in the season opener on August 30th against North Texas at 7pm. Check out the other events for the weekend.

Alumni Summit – 9am at the Crown Plaza Hotel. Do you support scholarships, black students or black alumni? Do you want to be involved in these activities? Will you be in town for the first game of the season? Come learn more. Contact Lori Lewis-Connerly for more info or to RSVP.

UT & UNT Black Alumni Pre-Game Mixer – 4:30-6:30pm @ UT Campus, Student Activity Center Ballroom 2.410. Come mix, mingle with Alumni from both schools and a few of our students leaders from the University. We will have food, drinks and tons of school spirit! This is also a great time to learn about the upcoming Alumni events for this year! Wear your Burnt Orange or your Mean Green to support your school! RSVP or contact Kim Ross for more info.


TX/ou Weekend

The 2014 Red River Rivalry will be in Dallas on October 10-12. The weekend is highlighted by the annual Red River Watch Party.


Homecoming 2014 – “Battle of the Decades”

Mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Homecoming Weekend on November 7-9, 2014.

This year’s theme is “Battle of the Decades”. Calling all decades to plan to attend. We are looking for more Team Captains to help rally alumni from all the decades. Contact Yolanda Hall or Kimberly Ross for more information.


Scholarship Program

BEST Scholarships are awarded annually to deserving students at the University. The program also supports endowment efforts to support future scholars as well as contributing to other scholarship programs.

You can contact Terra Pierre to join the scholarship committee.

The John Saunders Chase Legacy Scholarship was established by the Texas Exes Black Alumni Network in September 2012 to honor John Saunders Chase, who passed away on March 9, 2012. The hope is to present the endowed scholarship to the University and the family during the Legacy Celebration of Black Alumni Homecoming Weekend.  Our goal is to find at least five hundred African American students to donate a minimum of $100.

As with the Duren Scholarship, we will honor those who give $250 or more with a special gift.  Please help us honor the memory of another of our trailblazers and plan now to join us as we add John Saunders Chase’s portrait to the honorees in the Alumni Center’s Legends Room.  Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated! To make a donation by check for this endowment, please contact: Ms. Tiffany Gonzales, The Ex-Students’ Association Scholarships Coordinator at gonzales@alumni.utexas.edu or  (512) 471-8095.