Jacqualyn Fouse knows the value of an international educational experience for a business student’s portfolio. A high school trip to France fueled her passion for a global career in health-related industries.
Now she’s giving UTA students the same opportunities to learn from other cultures.
Dr. Fouse has 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 fund. Named in honor of her parents, the gift will support international business and Goolsby Leadership Academy students.
A Distinguished Alumna who earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from UT A, Fouse 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 an international headquarters in Switzerland.
“I want to make it possible for international business students and Goolsby scholars to have a global experience that will complement their existing academic careers and hopefully open up some new worlds for them,” Fouse says.
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.
She says traveling and working abroad have advanced her career.
“It opens your mind and allows you to be more creative. International experience has helped me become a better manager by making me more appreciative of other people and their world views.”