Airman Brother Surprises Sister at Graduation

Editors’ Note: This feature appears as it was published in the spring 2017 edition of UT Dallas Magazine. Titles or faculty members listed may have changed since that time.


Chanel Ebanks-Texada embraced her brother, David Texada, an airman first class with the U.S. Air Force, after crossing the stage during commencement in December.

David flew in from Alaska to surprise Chanel when she received a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

“I’m ecstatic about today just because he’s here,” Chanel told a local NBC news team after the ceremony. “It’s wonderful.”