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Dr. Pat Graham

Dr. Pat Graham

Shares stories of how donors have enriched the lives of UTSA students

Since joining The University of Texas at San Antonio in 1974, the ever-cheerful Dr. Pat Graham, executive director of the Special Events Center, has helped brighten the lives of countless colleagues and students. During that time, she also has seen every graduate walk the stage at commencement, encouraged students to excel academically in the honor societies she helped form and mentored hundreds of UTSA Ambassadors to become role models and student leaders.

Despite all that, she is the first to credit the generosity of others for the success of so many of the university’s students and alumni. “If it weren’t for generous friends, many of our students would find it difficult to become involved outside of the classroom,” said Dr. Graham. “Scholarship support often allows students the freedom to devote life-changing time to student organizations and service projects.”

As an example, she points to the Betty Murray Halff Endowed Scholarship, which has been helping UTSA Ambassadors since it was first created in 1995. “It really is an honor to be selected as a Halff Scholar, especially because they know that someone as kind as Betty cares about their success. Her support really encourages their continued service.”

Endowed scholarships, like the one funded by Halff, a former UTSA director of development, and her late husband, Howard, help ensure that the university can continue to provide access to exceptional opportunities for its more than 31,000 students.

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