While UT Pan American has been named by Forbes magazine as one of Texas’ top public universities, based in part on student satisfaction, we lag way behind in alumni participation; thus, our alumni participation rate is very low compared to our peer institutions. That is especially significant since corporations and foundations look at how supportive our alumni are as they consider the University’s requests for much-needed scholarship, research and program support.
The alumni participation rate reflects the percentage of alumni who provide financial contributions to UTPA during the year. It’s about the number of graduates who give rather than the amount given. So, whether $5, $50, $500 or $5,000, every gift counts.
So, please join us by August 31 and be counted for FY 2013! A gift from you, no matter how large or small, will make a big difference for UTPA!