March Member Spotlight
Walter Price '85 is a proud Maverick.
Walter grew up in Hawkins, Texas and attended Jefferson High School where he was involved in speech and drama. A speech competition brought him to UT Arlington’s campus. Not only did he win the speech competition, he decided the University of Texas at Arlington was the perfect fit for him.
Walter is currently a professor and the chair of division of business at Southwestern Christian College which is 31 miles east of Dallas. He has been at SWCC for 15 years, but still remains loyal and involved with his alma mater.
While on campus, Walter lived in Brazos Hall for four years. He was the president of the student body in 1985-86, the homecoming king in 1984 and involved in student governance. He was also one of the first recipients of the Outstanding Student Leader award. He described his time at UT Arlington as a "great ride."
Walter's commitment to the Alumni Association and the African-American chapter has come full circle. He was actually the founding president, and is now the current president. The original goals of the chapter are still true today. Walter wanted to bring together students and alumni to offer a great source of mentoring. One of the major goals was to create a scholarship endowment, which is now over $50,000. Walter believes that if the chapters are strong, it only helps the Alumni Association.
When asked what is important about being a Member of the Alumni Association, Walter said, "The Alumni Association is a connection of former students who really support the campus. Being a part of this group we are saying to the public that UT Arlington is a great place to be. Getting involved at this time is very exciting. Alumni should be proud of this University and getting involved with the Association, chapters and the African-American Alumni banquet is a great way to start."
Every year the African-American Alumni chapter hosts the African-American Alumni banquet. The 23rd annual event is March 9. According to Walter, "It's a great time to see two deserving recipients of the Outstanding African-American Alumni Award. It's also a great place to build relationships and network."
The two recipients of the 2013 Outstanding African-American Alumni Award are Walter Dansby ‘74 and Archie Davis ‘86.
For more information and to register for this great event, please click here.
If you have any questions about the African-American Alumni chapter, Walter asked that you reach out to him. His email address is email@example.com