CoxToday Fall 2013
The beginning of each new academic year brings renewed energy and excitement across campus, especially at SMU Cox. Undergraduate interest in pursuing a business degree remains high, with 37 percent of SMU’s first-year students enrolled as pre-business this fall. Meanwhile, the caliber of our Cox BBA Scholars continues to rise, with this year’s average SAT score up to 1439. That’s 132 points higher than it was when SMU Cox welcomed the first class of BBA Scholars in the fall of 2002. The BBA Scholars program is vitally important to the Cox School and to SMU. It’s with great appreciation for one of the program’s biggest supporters that we feature Cox Executive Board member and SMU Board Chair Emeritus Carl Sewell on the cover of this CoxToday.
DEVELOPMENT The Bill Ware Memorial BBA Scholarship Recipients Ryan Reese From: Albuquerque, NM Activities: Varsity Lacrosse, Varsity Track, Eagle Scout Intended Majors: Finance (Alternative Asset Management) and Math “I did a lot of research to find a business school with outstanding faculty and a strong alumni network. I knew SMU Cox was the right place for me. Receiving this scholarship is special to me, and I appreciate the confidence the school has in me. I will work hard over the next four years to make both the Cox School and the Ware family proud.” Bill Ware and Ed Cox, Jr. “Bill always felt that personality and sports rounded out an individual and that both were critical for success in later life.” special centennial endowments, which include operational funding for immediate needs while the long-term funds mature. Due to the operational component of the scholarship, this merit-based scholarship has been awarded to two high-achieving BBA Scholars this fall. Richard Ware is very pleased with this tribute to his brother. “The Bill Ware Scholarship is a great way to honor Bill by providing financial assistance to undergraduate BBA students who have dynamic personalities and possibly some connection to athletics. Bill always felt that personality and sports rounded out an individual and that both were critical for success in later life.” Alex Atwood From: Lexington, KY Activities: Varsity Tennis, Club Lacrosse, Coaching, Mentoring Intended Majors: Finance and Accounting, or Finance and Economics “I’m impressed with how distinguished alumni are so in touch with Cox students; it speaks volumes about the community at SMU. Receiving this scholarship is a great honor and a large factor in my decision to attend SMU. It will certainly drive me to reach my full potential at SMU Cox.” go to cox.smu.edu 35