Thanks to a scholarship fund established by UTA alumna Jacqualyn A. Fouse, 85 College of Business undergraduate students studied abroad in the 2015-16 academic year, triple the number of the previous year.
Dr. Fouse committed $762,500, with additional support from the College of Business, to establish the $1.525 million Jack and Doris Fouse Scholarship for Study Abroad. Named in honor of Fouse’s parents, the gift supports international business and Goolsby Leadership Academy students.
For recipients such as Suha Saleh, a senior finance major, the scholarship provided the opportunity to study and experience different cultures in Spain and Portugal.
“She invested in students like me,” Saleh say's. “She allowed us the opportunity to see another part of the world, be part of it, and become better leaders.”
Fouse earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from UTA and is president of Global Hematology and Oncology at Celgene Corp. The biopharmaceutical company has corporate headquarters in New Jersey and offices in more than 50 countries, including international headquarters in Switzerland.
She credits a high school trip to France for sparking her global career and wanted to give UTA students the same opportunity to learn from other cultures.
“I believe in what UTA is doing and where it is going,” she says. “I’m blessed to be able to share my resources with the University and create what I hope is a virtuous cycle—a sharing of experiences that lasts over many lifetimes.”
Fouse previously established the John and Judy Goolsby-J.A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the College of Business and the Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Scholarship in the Goolsby Academy, a competitive leadership program for UTA business students.