Scholarship Breakfast

JSOM Scholarship Breakfast Meet and Greet

Thursday, April 10, 2014

7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Naveen Jindal School of Management
Executive Dining Room, 1.606

Scholarship donors and student recipients are invited to get acquainted and celebrate their successful academic pairings at a breakfast reception.

Free for scholarship recipients and donors.

Registration is required.

Parking Permit will be provided.

The 2014 Scholarship Breakfast will be held November 12

The Naveen Jindal School of Management’s Scholarship Breakfast was established in 2009 with two missions: to offer a forum for discussing relevant business issues and to support the education goals of UT Dallas students — the next generation of business leaders. Now in its fourth year, the program has raised more than $300,000 and funded almost 150 new scholarship awards for Jindal School students.

Keynoter Sees the Possibility of U.S. Energy Independence

The current energy boom can help the nation achieve something once thought impossible: energy independence, Charles (Chuck) Davidson, chairman and CEO of Noble Energy, said at the 2013 Naveen Jindal School of Management Scholarship Breakfast.

“In my view, the United States is more energy secure today than it has been in many, many decades,” Davidson, a JSOM alumnus, said. “The United States could become energy independent very quickly.”

Davidson, MS 1980, spoke about the future of energy in his keynote address at the scholarship event last November 19 at the Westin Galleria Dallas. He and his wife, Nancy Gundy Davidson, BS 1980, longtime Jindal School supporters, visited with students in the Davidson Management Honors Program after the breakfast. The program was named in honor of the couple in 2011 after they gave the school an alumni gift valued at $10 million.

Davidson began his career in the oil and gas business in the 1970s when a gas shortage led to rationing and long lines at the gas pumps. He contrasted that time period to the current energy boom, which he said stems from technology that has “unlocked huge resources in this country.”

“The last five years have had more change, more impact on our country than I’ve seen over that whole four-decade period,” Davidson said. “It truly is transformative. It has changed energy in America. I can’t be more excited about what it means for our country and for all the people in this country.”

The annual Scholarship Breakfast event raised $101,000, which resulted in 40 Jindal student scholarships being awarded in the spring semester. The annual event has generated more than $400,000 and funded nearly 200 new scholarship awards since it began in 2009.

Fourth Annual Scholarship Breakfast Sponsorship Levels
  • $5,000 Platinum Level Sponsor
    • Funds up to five named scholarship awards at the Jindal School
    • Table for 10 guests at the breakfast

  • $2,500 Gold Level Sponsor
    • Funds up to two named scholarship awards at the Jindal School
    • Table for 10 guests at the breakfast

  • $1,500 Silver Level Sponsor
    • Funds one named scholarship award at the Jindal School
    • Table for 10 guests at the breakfast

  • Individual Ticket – $50 each

Yes, I will name a scholarship(s) with the purchase of a table at the Scholarship Breakfast.

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With support from the North Texas business community, alumni and friends, the Jindal School is committed to providing scholarships to the best, the brightest and the most-deserving students. We gratefully acknowledge and thank the following sponsors for their generous support of our students and for their invaluable assistance in making the past Jindal School’s Scholarship Breakfasts a success.

2012 Scholarship Breakfast Sponsors
AT&T Labs Merit Energy
Austin Industries Mohr Partners, Inc.
The Beck Group Montgomery Coscia Greilich, LLP
BKD PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas The Sherwin-Williams Company
Deloitte Tektronix Communications
Frost National Bank Texas Instruments Incorporated
Ericsson Texas Legends
Haynes and Boone, LLP UT Dallas Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
Huselton, Morgan & Maultsby Wells Fargo Bank
Lennox International Inc. Mary Kay Inc.

The UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management proudly recognizes the 2012 Scholarship Breakfast award recipients for their hard work and dedication to academics. The honorees and their sponsors are as follows

Namra Farooq ACL Scholar
Daniel Bradstreet AT&T Scholar
Holly Williams Austin Industries Scholar
Joel Asmussen BKD and Frost Bank Scholar
Samir Basaria BKD Scholar
Alan Howell Blue Cross Blue Shield Scholar
Ian Connors Crowe Horwath Scholar
Elizabeth Lewis Dallas ACFE Scholar
Ben Harwood Dallas IIA Scholar
Chelsea Garner Dallas IIA, Weaver and IAAAF Scholar
Linh Mai Deloitte Services and IAAAF Scholar
Clayton Farris Deloitte Services Scholar
William (Frank) Cole Ernst & Young, Dallas IIA and IAAAF Scholar
Mariya Pavlova Grant Thornton Scholar
Van Tran Grant Thornton Scholar
Connie Kao Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. Scholar
Kyle D’Souza Huselton Morgan and Maltsby Scholar
Andrew Rigsby IAAAF Scholar
Ben Henderson IAAAF Scholar
Melissa Carley IAAAF Scholar
Joy Cortez Internal Audit Scholar
Tony Mayorga Internal Audit Scholar
Lijana Simanonyte Lennox International Scholar
Anna Knutson Mary Kay, Inc. Scholar
Stephen Garrett Engel MCG Scholar
Rebecca Housewright McGladrey Scholar
Aaron Ruhl Merit Energy Scholar
Shahrzad Azimi Mohr Partners and BKD Scholar
Dariel Dat-on North Texas ISACA, IAAAF Scholar
Pratima Paudel Southwest Securities/SWS Group, Inc. Scholar
Jiaqi Chen Springate Scholar
Mahima Badsra Springate Scholar
Rachel Hodges Tektronix Communications Scholar
Victoria De La Fuente Texas Instruments Scholar
Teresa Tran The Sherwin-Williams Company Scholar
Struan McArdle Wells Fargo Scholar
Marcus Richardson Whitley Penn Scholar

Holly Williams, MBA’13, was the Fall 2012 Austin Industries scholarship recipient.

“With the sole exception of my Austin Industries scholarship, I have paid for my entire tuition myself. Between studying organizational behavior, accounting, business economics, sales, management theory and management information systems (MIS), I have had numerous opportunities to become more productive and efficient in my work. After graduation, I want to use my studies to enhance the world and help make employees and other people around me better. I thank you with everything that I am for your incredible kindness.”

About the Naveen Jindal School of Management

With more than 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students, the Jindal School is the largest of the seven schools at UT Dallas. For the past 37 years, the school has provided students an excellent education grounded in management theory and practice; and graduated students who excel in the careers they choose. The Jindal School’s faculty rank among the top 15 worldwide in terms of research productivity. Leading publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times and U.S. News & World Report have recognized it as a leading business school in the United States and around the globe.

Learn about the Naveen Jindal School of Management

For more information, contact:

Diane McNulty, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, for External Affairs and Corporate Development
Naveen Jindal School of Management
The University of Texas at Dallas

(972)883 4489