Tag Archives: American Dream City

From Arlington to Chase Consumer CEO: Thasunda Duckett’s American Dream Story

Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO of Chase Consumer Banking and a Sam Houston High School graduate, is thankful for her strong ties to The American Dream City.“Growing up in Arlington was a really special time in my life,” Duckett said. “When you think about it, Arlington is The American Dream City…

Valerie Kelton, Daughter of Tom Vandergriff, Living Her Dream at Six Flags

More than 50 years ago, in 1961, Valerie Kelton was 2 when her father, former Arlington Mayor Tom Vandergriff, was at the podium for the opening of Six Flags Over Texas in The American Dream City. Today, she is living her American Dream as the executive assistant to Steve Martindale, the park…

For John & Mary Hibbs, the American Dream is Giving Back to the City of Arlington

For John and Mary Hibbs, Arlington: The American Dream City continues to be a dream place to live, learn, work and play. Mary Hibbs continues to work closely with Arlington’s youth at Camp Thurman and helped start the Jiggle Butt Run, a 5K run and walk that benefits SafeHaven of Tarrant…

Tony Rutigliano Living His Small Business Dream at Urban Alchemy in Downtown

Tony Rutigliano is living his American Dream as the owner of Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar, a coffee and artisan wine bar in Downtown Arlington. Rutigliano, who previously served as the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation CEO and President, has partnered with his wife, Nicole Rutigliano, to make this dream a reality.“I started dreaming about…

Shaunda Musick’s American Dream Continues with Cowboys, UTA & More

Shaunda Musick, born and raised in Arlington, continues to live her American Dream with The University of Texas at Arlington, the Dallas Cowboys, WNBA Dallas Wings and many more opportunities she continues to seize throughout The American Dream City. She entered college with the intention of pursing a life in interior…

Cloud 9 Perception Dreaming Big as Pioneer in Robotics Automation

The dream of UT Arlington graduates James Staud and Christopher McMurrough of starting up Cloud 9 Perception began in a garage right here in The American Dream City. Today, the company has quickly progressed and expanded to a large office space, along with a full team of engineers and developers to help…

UTA’s Dan Cavanagh Living His American Dream as Pianist, Composer & Educator

As the recently named Chair of The University of Texas at Arlington’s Music Department, Dan Cavanagh is living his American Dream as an educator, professional musician and composer.“As a musician, as a professor, as someone who believes in higher education, this has been a fantastic place to be,” Cavanagh said. As…

UTA Lady Movin’ Mavs Represent Team USA at 2018 World Championships

Lady Movin’ Mavs Rose Hollermann and Abby Dunkin, seniors and gold medalists in the 2016 Paralympic games, along with graduate student Morgan Wood, are set to represent Team USA in the 2018 International Wheelchair Basketball Federation’s World Championships in Hamburg, Germany August 16-26. The University of Texas at Arlington’s Lady Movin’…

Arlington Resident & Rangers Great Tom Grieve Living His American Dream

Arlington resident and Texas Rangers great Tom Grieve is living his American Dream in his 24th season as an analyst in the team’s Fox Sports Southwest television booth after debuting on broadcasts in 1995, the longest tenure of any TV broadcaster in club history. Elected to the Rangers Hall of Fame…

‘It’s a Legit Melting Pot’: Travel Writer Spotlights Arlington’s Diverse Food Scene

It’s no surprise that Arlington, the 48th largest city in the country, is a diverse community. One place the city’s cultural diversity is most evident is through its unique cuisine. Travel writer  A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, who grew up in the Arlington area, recently spotlighted some fantastic restaurants who make their home…