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TI Founders Leadership Fellow Reflects on Service to UTD

Stout family at the Veteran Cord Ceremony

The University of Texas at Dallas

Jeff Joiner


UT Dallas alum and Marine veteran Michael Stout regards his time as a Texas Instruments Founders Leadership Fellow as one that helped him bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world experience. Around the same time, he also participated in a Center for BrainHealth study for individuals living with post-traumatic stress disorder, which he experienced after serving in Afghanistan.


“Really what the staff at the Center for BrainHealth gave me through the PTSD study has been so helpful to me,” he said. “The time that they gave me, the talent that they gave me I am still rewarded by that today.” Michael Stout, BA’18, MPA’23
His experiences at UTD have helped him appreciate the deeper impact of philanthropy, beyond financial contributions – like how the relationships built by nonprofits help to empower communities to adapt and grow. Read the full article in the UTD News Center

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