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Forty Acres Society

The Texas Exes created the Forty Acres Society to offer alumni a way to advance academic excellence at our university. The Society brings together a community of leaders who are passionate about their alma mater and are committed to paying it forward.

Why join?

Society membership directly supports the enrichment component of the Forty Acres Scholars Program, which is a differentiating factor for students deciding between UT and other top-ranked universities.

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About the Forty Acres Scholars Program

Inspiring and nurturing visionary leaders for the benefit of society.

Your membership makes a difference.

Your donation directly supports the Forty Acres Scholars Program.

Learn more about the Forty Acres Society

Carl Tippen, Maria Garate, Joseph Newcomer, Jessica Castillo

Exes Surprise Newest Class of Forty Acres Scholars

During the weekend of May 22, our incoming freshman Scholars received surprise at-home visits from various Forty Acres Society members and local Texas Exes chapter members in their area. Scholars rec

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Forty Acres Scholars Program Class of 2025 Announced

Forty Acres Scholars Program Class of 2025 Finalists

FASP Class of 2021

Get to Know the Scholars

Intellectually curious and academically successful

Scholars with a Donor

Be a Hero to a Student

There are many ways to make an impact.


Upcoming Events

Austin Reception (March 10, 2020) 

Houston Reception (March 11, 2020) 

Society Tailgate (TBD) 

Forty Acres Scholars Program Dinner, Members Only (October 16, 2020) 

Distinguished Alumnus Awards (November 13, 2020) 
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Outstanding Young Texas Exes Awards (October 16, 2020)
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Matt Garcia

Member Spotlight

Matt Garcia

BBA Finance ’04

I’ve had the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones who share my passion for UT, all while being part of the strategic effort to keep top academic talent in the state of Texas. Additionally, members get the chance to hear from individuals like Athletic Director Chris Del Conte and Coach Eddie Reese (my favorite so far) in small settings.