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Your Gift Matters to the College of Business.

The generosity of our donors is felt throughout the College of Business. It is visible in the spaces our students visit every day – like our collaborative work areas, technology-rich classrooms, and our Centers of Excellence. It is evident in the outcomes of our students who conduct important research in areas like economic forecasts, investment strategy, and information assurance. While you may not have the chance to personally meet a scholarship recipient or a student who has studied abroad, we hear about their life-changing experiences and their new global perspectives, which were made possible in large part by our generous donors.


Through your gifts, we are able to provide these unparalleled experiences. Curious how your support directly impacts students? Here are just a few examples:


  • Sponsor networking sessions and career-readiness programming
  • Provides awards for students participating in the Top Dog and Top Pup entrepreneurial pitch competitions
  • Purchases Iot bots used in computer information systems courses
  • Helps to send students to research competitions at places like the Dallas Federal Reserve
  • Provides scholarships for students living in our Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community or for students participating in our new Concurrent Enrollment partnership with Grambling State University
  • Allows for continuous software and hardware upgrades in Ray's Financial Trading Room
  • Provides support for faculty to conduct scholarly research over the summer months 


When we say your gift matters, we mean it. These, and dozens of other examples, cannot happen without the financial support donors provide to the College of Business. Will you support our students and faculty today by making a gift on this Giving Day? With your help, we will continue to educate the next generation of exceptional business leaders for our state and nation.

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Business Excellence Fund Match
Jason D. Smith, Finance ’90, MBA ’95, President and CEO of Citizens National Bank, will generously match dollar for dollar up to $2,500 for gifts from College of Business alumni and friends to the Business Excellence Fund. Gifts to this fund allow the College to remain competitive, flexible, and innovative by responding to changing circumstances and taking advantage of new opportunities that ultimately provide an immediate impact on the lives of our students and faculty. Smith is not only a double COB alum, but a parent of current COB student Audrey Smith. He said, “Since Audrey enrolled in the College of Business, I have seen the same commitment to excellence in the College as I saw first-hand as a student and alum. This contribution is more than a gift, it is an investment!”
$2,500 MATCHED
College of Business Scholarship Match
Mike Terracina, Accounting ’83, MBA ’84, will generously match dollar for dollar up to $5,000 for gifts to the College of Business Scholarship Fund. Support for student scholarships is critical to ensure that the next generation of business leaders are able to receive the best education and opportunities possible. Scholarship support makes a tangible difference for students with unmet financial need, and helps the College attract the most talented students from across the nation.
$5,000 MATCHED
College of Business Dean’s Discretionary Fund Challenge
Joe Psalmonds, a 1973 business administration graduate, will match dollar for dollar up to $5,000 for gifts to the COB Dean’s Discretionary Fund, an unrestricted fund that allows the College to respond to emerging needs and direct funds wherever the greatest needs may be in a given year. “I chose to challenge my fellow alumni to give to the Dean’s Discretionary Fund because of Dean Martin’s remarkable and visionary leadership. Under his leadership, the College has achieved national rankings, increased enrollment each year, received re-affirmation of AACSB accreditation, and has strong placement rates for graduates. Will you join me in supporting Dean Martin by making a gift to the Dean’s Discretionary Fund this Giving Day?”
$5,000 MATCHED
Rank State Gifts
1 LA 103
2 TX 32
3 AR 3
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