Two Texas Exes Honored for Giving Back to Their Alma Mater

Two of UT's Biggest Boosters Honored with Philanthropy Medal

Two of UT’s most passionate philanthropists were recognized for their generosity last week. Texas Exes Joe Long, BA ’51, LLB ’58, and Teresa Lozano Long, BS ’48, MEd ’51, EdD ’65, Life Members, Distinguished Alumni, received the Mirabeau B. Lamar Medal for their outstanding contributions to the University—which, monetarily, total upwards of $26.7 million.

The award, which was presented by the Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors, honors the couple’s years of service and contributions to higher education, which include the establishment of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies, the College of Fine Arts String Quartet Endowment, and the School of Law’s Long Career Launch Program.

“Service to institutions of higher education can involve more than giving money, and the Longs have been just as generous with their time and talent as they have been with their treasure,” Powers said in his nomination letter. “Joe and Terry’s record of support of higher education in Texas has been—and continues to be—nothing short of remarkable.”

The Longs have been especially committed to creating equal opportunities for minority students, and they established a scholarship through the Texas Exes Austin Chapter specifically for that purpose. The Joe & Lee Jamail-Joe & Teresa Lozano Long Challenge Grant Scholarship provides bright minority students with the resources to turn their dreams of attending college into a reality.

“Working with minority students and knowing that they had no hope of ever dreaming of going to college,” Lozano-Long, a former physical education teacher, told the Alcalde last year, “really has created an interest to help students.”

Photo courtesy UT-Austin.


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