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$1 MILLION DOLLAR GIFT HONORS FORMER DEAN, OPENS DOORS TO A NEW WORLD FOR FARMER SCHOOL STUDENTS

January 2015

The Farmer School of Business today announced the receipt of a $1 million dollar gift to the Roger L. Jenkins International Scholarship from alumnus Jack R. Anderson and his wife Rose-Marie.

The scholarships are open to all Farmer School students who are seeking a study abroad experience and will be awarded based upon academic merit and financial need. Funds may be applied to tuition, travel costs, room and board and incidental expenses.

"Since “cost” is the number one obstacle to study abroad noted by students, the impact of this generous gift is almost immeasurable." Farmer School Dean, Matt Myers, commented. “Jack and Rose-Marie’s stunning gift is a gracious and fitting tribute to our former Dean, Roger L. Jenkins, who recognized the tremendous value of study abroad and worked tirelessly to create opportunities for our students to participate in educational programs around the world. We are humbled by the thoughtfulness and timeliness of this gift.”

Jack graduated from the business school in 1947 with a major in accounting and has served as chairman of the Farmer School’s Business Advisory Council. The Anderson family’s multi-million dollar philanthropic support of the Farmer School has spanned nearly three decades and includes the endowment of two Anderson Professorships and the Anderson Distinguished Lecture Series.

The Farmer School is a national leader in study abroad participation. Currently, approximately 60% of our students include an international program as a component of their undergraduate studies.