Mays Business School graduate Denise Byington ’86 and her husband, Bert Garcia, have committed $30,000 through the Texas A&M Foundation to establish a scholarship for her area of interest, the Denise Byington ’86 and Bert Garcia ’81 Endowed Scholarship in Finance.
Their preference is that the students who receive the scholarships have a financial need and be pursuing a degree in finance degree or supply chain management—their daughter’s major. Byington graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance, while Garcia’s degree was in engineering.
“It’s important for us to give back after a couple of successful careers,” Byington said. “And as the parent of a college-aged child, we understand how difficult it can be to pay for a college education. If we could help some future Aggies, we would love to do that—especially if it is for a deserving business student.”
Eli Jones, dean of Mays Business School, said he appreciates it when former students provide avenues for future students to attend college. “This is an example of the Aggie spirit at work,” he said. “These two former students could have done so many things with their money, and they are choosing to help boost the future students of Mays. Such dedication is what keeps our programs alive and ensures our legacy as a top-notch business school.”
By Kelli R. Levey
This article was originally published by Mays Business School.
Texas A&M Foundation
The Texas A&M Foundation is a nonprofit organization that solicits and manages investments in academics and leadership programs to enhance Texas A&M’s capability to be among the best universities.
You can support Mays Business School with a gift of an endowment to the Texas A&M Foundation. For additional information about how to benefit the college, contact Brian Bishop ’91 with the Foundation at (800) 392-3310, (979) 862-3615 or firstname.lastname@example.org.