ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION
The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program Alumni Association was organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes. The Association is composed of graduates of the Eugene McDermott Scholars Program of the University of Texas at Dallas, a Program that annually selects promising, high-achieving high school seniors and provides them with an education emphasizing intellectual and scientific development, leadership, community service, charitable giving, cultural enrichment, and international study.
The Association seeks to build and promote these educational goals by supporting and improving the quality of the Program’s student experience, advising the Program, and contributing to the progress and development of the University and the greater Dallas community.
MISSION AND GOALS
Formed as a nonprofit corporation in the State of Texas on March 7, 2012, the Association performs the following specific activities:
Assist with the Program’s applicant recruitment efforts
Provide advice and input in the Program’s selection process
Mentor Eugene McDermott Scholars currently enrolled in the University and recently graduated from the University
Liaise with the University’s Alumni Association to build community and support for the University
Raise funds from Association members and members of the greater University and Dallas community
Provide financial support to the Scholars, the Program, and the University
VISION AND VALUES
As we work to support a more just, equitable, well-rounded, and generous community of leaders, we have adopted the following statements to further guide our efforts.
Engaging our network in the pursuit of leadership, scholarship and service in our communities and around the world.
Integrity: We are true to our values and transparent in our decisions and behavior.
Accountability: We are committed to continuous improvement and delivering on our goals.
Excellence: We empower and support Scholars and Alumni in personal, professional and academic development.
Impact: We focus our strengths to catalyze meaningful positive change.
Engagement: We give generously of ourselves in service of our communities.
Fellowship: We value diversity of experience and perspective, and we foster a sense of belonging founded in mutual respect and global citizenship.
BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS
President Grace Topete
Secretary Elizabeth Helfrich
Communications Taylor Davis, Chair | Rachel Kyes | Ali Peterkort
Development Reilly Martinez, VP | Erich Bao | Matthew Carpenter
Equity and Opportunity Morganne Blaylock, Chair | Andres Correa | Andrew Swanson
Finance & Investment Michael Seeligson, Treasurer | Bobby Janecka | Ryan Marcotte | Raj Reddy
Grants & Special Ventures Kayla Marcotte, Chair | Jonathan Lane | Abhi Raj | Kinnari Karia
Legal Devarati Das, Chair | Elizabeth Organ
Membership Monica Lou, Chair | Saheli Nath | Brady Spenrath
Program & Events Hans Ajieren, Chair | Logan Acton | Caitlynn Fortner
Recruitment & Selection Stephen Badger, Chair | Elizabeth Helfrich | Bradley Ritschel