UTD Alumni Association to Honor Three Students

The Alumni Association at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will present three members of the university’s class of 2006 with the coveted Alumni Association Ring Award during the group’s annual Senior Reception, scheduled to take place at the Charles W. Eisemann Center in Richardson on Friday, April 7 from 6-8 p.m.

The award, established by the university’s Alumni Association in 2001, recognizes outstanding scholars whose contributions both inside and beyond the classroom have made a significant impact on the lives of the UTD community and the community at large. The winners will receive a UTD class ring, and during the reception, the three students will read their essays about what the ring means to them.

This year’s recipients, all of whom will graduate in May, include David Do of Flower Mound, who will receive a B.S. degree in biology; Leia Biholar of Plano, who will receive a B.S. degree in business administration and a B.A. degree in art and performance; and Vidya Ayyr, originally from India, who will receive a B.S. degree in business administration.

UTD President Dr. David E. Daniel, along with Dr. Darrelene Rachavong, vice president for student affairs; Dr. Michael Coleman, associate provost and dean of undergraduate education; and Marjie French, vice president for development, all are scheduled to attend the ceremony.  Joseph Lanners, chair of UTD’s Alumni Association executive committee, also will attend.