The Texas Exes Washington, D.C. Chapter hosted its second-annual summer picnic on Aug. 4 in Chevy Chase, Md., at Meadowbrook Park. More than 50 alumni and friends of the University chowed down on Texas-style barbecue while listening to the likes of Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett.
But the picnic wasn’t just about food and fun, says Rob Wiacek, PhD ’02, Life Member. The chapter was also proud to include D.C.-area UT freshmen at the picnic—part of a strategic recruitment initiative aimed at getting more D.C. students to Texas.
“We want the incoming freshmen from our area to know that, by choosing UT, they’re joining a tradition of excellence,” says Wiacek, a chapter board member and picnic organizer. “More than just wishing them good luck, the D.C. Texas Exes want these students to know that becoming a Longhorn means becoming a part of an important alumni support network, one that’s especially strong here in the D.C. metro area.”
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