Bill Patman Endowed Scholarship
Bill Patman, a Texas state senator for 25 years and later a United States Congressman, came to UT in 1944. He left to serve in the Marine Corp. during World War II and returned to Texas in the Fall of 1946. Between 1946 and 1953 he was an intramural water polo champion, wrestling runner-up and three-time member of the All-Intramural water polo team while playing for his SAE fraternity. During this time at UT he was also in the Air Force ROTC, later serving in the Air Force Reserve. After UT, Mr. Patman became a member of the Early Birds, an exercise group of Austin businessmen, state legislators and UT faculty who met at 6:30am in Gregory Gym for a weekly exercise program. His family would like to honor both his memory and an outstanding student employee of the Division with this scholarship.