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College of Business

John and Marjorie Earle


Every semester for 11 years, Mary Earle Aucutt attended night classes at UT Arlington to earn a college degree. Her persistence paid off when she graduated in 1975 with a BBA in accounting. She used her education to further her career as comptroller for Fort Worth-based Conatser Construction, where she worked for many years. Shortly before she graduated, Aucutt established the C.J. and Clara Earle Student Scholarship in memory of her parents. It was one of the first endowment gifts to the College of Business. Following her death in 1985, she left her estate and her parents’ estate to strengthen the scholarship. To date, the endowment has awarded 574 scholarships to UT Arlington business students. Last fall Aucutt’s brother, John Earle, and his wife, Marjorie, attended a luncheon hosted by the College of Business to recognize the family’s generosity. They met several scholarship recipients and received a two-inch-thick collection of thank-you letters. “We were touched by the genuine gratitude the students expressed,” John Earle said. “Our family is honored to be able to help them, and we look forward to assisting many more students in the coming years.”