Smith Barney/Citigroup Foundation Funds Smith Barney Scholars Program at the Eller College of Business and Public Administration
Gift increases access to first-rate business education
November 25, 2003
The University of Arizona’s Eller College of Business and Public Administration has received $12,000 from Smith Barney/Citigroup Foundation in support of the Smith Barney Scholars Program. Smith Barney executives Michael J. Healey and Terrence D. Ormsbee presented the check to Eller College Dean Mark Zupan and UA Foundation Maricopa Office of Development Director Shaun Griffith Brenton at Smith Barney’s Scottsdale location.
The gift will be used to fund the Smith Barney Scholars Program. The objective of the program is to increase access to first-rate business education for talented students who may not have the financial means necessary to pursue an education in the Eller College. Healey and Ormsbee said Smith Barney also is committed to providing mentoring opportunities for each Smith Barney Scholar. For example, Smith Barney Scholars will have the opportunity to witness first-hand a typical day in the life of a Smith Barney financial advisor.
"These opportunities enable our students to graduate from the Eller College with not only a strong academic background but with real-world experiences so valuable in today’s competitive job market," Zupan said.
Smith Barney and the Eller College of Business and Public Administration are committed to enhancing educational opportunities that will better prepare the next generation to achieve personal and professional success.
The gift is a part of Campaign Arizona, The University of Arizona’s $1 billion fund-raising effort.
The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #48 in the U.S. The College is among the leaders of business schools generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the 25th ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management
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