The U.T. Tower shines with burnt orange lights at dusk.

The UT Tower will shine with burnt orange lights Friday, March 3, 2023, in honor of Michael and Erika Linford.

The path toward a degree from the Cockrell School of Engineering has now widened for aspiring engineers thanks to a transformational gift from Cockrell School alumnus Michael Linford and his wife, Erika. Their gift will provide need-based scholarship support for high-potential students, eliminating the financial barrier these students and their families face when pursuing engineering degrees.