The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Philanthropy in Action

“We are extraordinarily proud of what UTPB has achieved,” says Bill Watts. What began as a two-year, upper-level university on a square patch of land has grown into an institution that no one from those early years would recognize.

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When UTPB began offering upper-level mechanical engineering classes in 2009, Mark Nicholas was motivated to establish a scholarship in his name. The scholarship made good on a promise that he and other area engineers made to the university and UT System leaders: Launch the program and they would find the money for sholarships and professors.

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When Albert and Betty Dale decided to make a lasting gift, there was no question that UT Permian Basin would receive it.

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After four decades of dreaming and nearly three yearsof construction, the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin opened its doors on Nov. 1, 2011, to a sellout crowd.

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