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New $500,000 Endowed Chair Established in Accounting

Oct. 10, 2007

Jacqueline Eugenia RamsdellA $500,000 endowed chair in accounting was established at The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business through a bequest from the estate of Jacqueline Eugenia Ramsdell. The Glenn L. and Sally P. Ramsdell Memorial Chair for Accounting was created to honor her parents and to help prepare accountants to guide the future growth of business in San Antonio.

Her father, Glenn, was an accountant who first came to San Antonio as a war-time pilot. Her mother, Sally, grew up in a ranching family from Kinney County. A San Antonio native, Jacqueline had a 30-year career as a realtor with Jones-King Realty. She graduated from St. Mary’s Hall, Pine Manor College and the University of Texas at Austin. She passed away in April 2006.

"We are grateful for this tribute gift to establish amemorial chair in accounting," said Dr. James E. Groff, chair of the Department of Accounting. "We will be able to recruit top accounting faculty members to the College of Business to lead efforts in the classroom and in academic research."

A bequest is one of the simplest and most powerful ways to have a lasting impact at UTSA. Planned gifts, or deferred gifts, are special gifts that offer you the potential to make a substantial contribution from your estate to the university while allowing you to retain access to funds or other assets during your lifetime. Alumni and friends who include UTSA in their estate plans become members of the Sombrilla Society.

Wendy Frost—

Please send your comments to: wendy.frost@utsa.edu

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