Texas House Resolution Honoring UT's Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium
Rep. Naishtat Reads the Resolution Honoring IE
Rep. Dawnna Dukes, Rep. Elliot Naishtat, and Rep. Donna Howard
On June 27, 2011, The University of Texas at Austin's Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium (IE) was recognized by the Texas House of Representatives for its innovative leadership in education. IE was applauded for its provision of a structure for students to take charge of their educational experience, promote diversity in higher education, foster learning across disciplinary boundaries, and generate collaboration between the academy and the greater community.
Representatives Elliott Naishtat, Dawnna Dukes and Donna Howard co-authored the resolution. Rep. Mark Strama also stood with them. Rep. Naishtat, whose district includes the university, read the resolution, made a presentation about IE and recognized the following IE staff present in the Chamber: Dr. Rick Cherwitz, IE founder and director; Dr. Tommy Darwin, director of the IE Pre Grad Internship; Dr. Martha Norkunas, director of the IE Interpreting the Texas Past project (ITP); Mr. Michael DeLeon, assistant director of the IE Pre Grad Internship; and Mr. Justin Jefferson, former IE student and mentor and member of UTs IE Citizen Scholar student organization.
Back row: Dr. Martha Norkunas, Director of the IE Interpreting the Texas Past project (ITP) and Mr. Michael DeLeon, Assistant Director of the IE Pre Grad Internship. Front row: Rep. Elliott Naishtat, Mr. Justin Jefferson, former IE student/mentor, and member of UT's IE's Citizen Scholar student organization; Dr. Rick Cherwitz, IE Founder and Director; Dr. Tommy Darwin, Director of the IE Pre Grad Internship, and Rep. Donna Howard.