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Worthington Essay Prize, The University of Texas (Plan II Liberal Arts)
The Roger and Ann Worthington Essay Contest aims to elicit sophisticated student thinking about contemporary issues. Undergraduates in the University of Texas Plan II Honors Program submit essays to compete for $500 in prize money.

Worthington Essay Prize
Student Speaker Alexandra Chirinos; Convocation Speaker Roger Worthington, Plan II '83;
Plan II Director, Professor Paul Woodruff

Gilbert Excellence Endowment , University of Texas ’ Brackenridge Lab
A former student has decided to honor a former mentor, UT integrative biology professor Larry Gilbert, with a gift to the Brackenridge Field Laboratory. Gilbert is approaching retirement after 28 years as the lab's director.

Roger Worthington, a UT alumnus and California-based trial lawyer, and his wife, Ann, will donate $500,000 to UT's College of Natural Sciences to establish the Lawrence E. Gilbert, Jr. Excellence Endowment.

Gilbert Excellence Endowment
Lawrence Gilbert and Roger Worthington

Worthington Commencement Speech at University of Texas.
On May 17, 2003 Roger Worthington gave the commencement address to the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas. ‘Do Well, Get Well, Raise Hell and Get to Heaven.’