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UTD Honors Albert Black Jr.
RICHARDSON, Texas (Nov. 3, 2003) - The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) honored alumnus Albert C. Black, Jr. over the weekend with its second-ever Alumni Achievement Award during a reunion breakfast ceremony. The tribute was part of the university's 2003 homecoming festivities, and last year's recipient, Astronaut Dr. Jim Reilly, was on hand to present the award to Black.
A 1977 graduate of W.W. Samuel High School in Dallas, Black earned his degree in general studies from UTD in 1982 and that year successfully started his own business, On-Target Supplies & Logistics, which provides major corporations with outsourced supply chain management services. The company has since expanded to more than 160 employees. Black went on to receive an MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 1995.
Rick Keith, UTD's director of development, said Black is an outstanding businessman and citizen. "He is a leader who understands the importance of giving back to the community," Keith said. "I have no doubt that Al Black is a name Dallasites will know and respect for years to come, and we are proud to call him a distinguished alumnus of U. T. Dallas."
Black sits on the boards of several prominent organizations, including the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, JPMorgan Chase of Texas, Rees Associates and PrimeSource Food Equipment Company. Additionally, Black is on the board of directors for SMU's Cox School of Business and Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business. He also is on the advisory board for Oncor Energy, the board of governors for the Dallas Foundation and is a trustee of Baylor University Medical Center.
Black and his wife, Gwyneith, have three children and are active in their church.
The Alumni Achievement Award, which was given to Black on Saturday, is presented annually to a UTD graduate who has distinguished himself or herself significantly since leaving the university. UTD alumnus Dr. Jim Reilly was the first recipient of the award in 2002. He earned degrees from the university in 1977 (bachelor's), 1987 (master's) and 1995 (doctorate).
The theme for this year's homecoming was "Comet Fest - Building a Tradition," and honored UTD's classes of 1973, '78, '83, '88, '93 and '98. The festivities included, among other things, a flag football all-star game, a parade and a homecoming dance and casino night.
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