Scholarship Breakfast

The 2014 Scholarship Breakfast will be held November 5

The Westin Galleria
13340 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75240

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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 fifth year, the program has raised more than $400,000 and funded almost 200 new scholarship awards for Jindal School students.

The 2014 keynote speaker will be announced soon.

2013 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.

Fifth 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 2013 Jindal School Scholarship Breakfasts a success.

2013 Scholarship Breakfast Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Ericsson, Inc.

Table Sponsors
Austin Industries Montgomery Coscia Greilich, LLP
Avnet Merit Energy
BlueCross BlueShield of Texas MOHR Partners, Inc.
CapGemini Real Estate Alumni, Naveen Jindal School of Management
Friends of CREW Dallas SHW/The Beck Group
Deloitte The Sherwin-Williams Company
Frost Tim and Jamie Taft
Grant Thornton Foundation Texas Instruments
Haynes and Boone, LLP Trinity Industries
Sydney Smith Hicks, PhD Office of Development and Alumni Relations, UT Dallas
Huselton, Morgan & Maultsby, PC UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management Executive Education
Institute of Real Estate Management, Dallas Chapter UT Dallas Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
Lennox International Wells Fargo Private Bank
Mary Kay, Inc.

The UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management proudly recognizes the 2013 Scholarship Breakfast award recipients for their hard work and dedication to academics. The student scholarship recipients and their sponsors are listed below. Each sponsor purchased at least one table for the Scholarship Breakfast, making it possible to award a Jindal School student with a scholarship award.

Charlotte Moore Austin Industries
Jieyu Shen Avnet
Hiba Ijaz BlueCross BlueShield of Texas
Ryan Scott CapGemini
Scott Dreiling Deloitte
Zizhu Ding Ericsson, Inc.
Emma Minter Friends of CREW Dallas
Andrew Mezheristiy Frost
Jennifer Bursa Grant Thornton Foundation
Aruna Govind Haynes and Boone, LLP
Austin Lee Huselton, Morgan & Maultsby, PC
Brent Reiner Institute of Real Estate Management, Dallas Chapter
Rezwana Rahim Lennox International
Seana Kim Mary Kay, Inc.
Paula Lipnick Merit Energy
Alice Zhu MOHR Partners, Inc.
Jessica Santibanez Montgomery Coscia Greilich, LLP
Devin Dorman Real Estate Alumni, Naveen Jindal School of Management
Justin Inman SHW/The Beck Group
Timothy Jin Texas Instruments
Timothy Dang The Sherwin-Williams Company
Saron Zekiros Tim and Jamie Taft
Sixuan Wang Trinity Industries
Daniel Bradstreet Wells Fargo Private Bank
Phillip Wyatt The Sherwin-Williams Company

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