Jacqueline Eugenia Ramsdell
Jacqueline Eugenia Ramsdell

$500K endowed chair established in accounting

By Wendy Frost
Director of Communications, UTSA College of Business

(Oct. 3, 2007)--A $500,000 endowed chair in accounting recently was established in the UTSA College of Business with a bequest from 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 business growth in San Antonio.

Ramsdell's father, Glenn, was an accountant who came to San Antonio as a wartime pilot. Her mother, Sally, grew up in a ranching family from Kinney County.

A San Antonio native, Ramsdell 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 lived an independent life active in her church, the community and with a network of close friends. She died in April 2006.

"We are grateful for this tribute gift to establish this memorial chair in accounting," said James Groff, professor and chair of the UTSA 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 with 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, offer the potential for a substantial contribution from an estate to the university, while allowing the donor to retain access to funds or other assets during his or her lifetime. Alumni and friends who include UTSA in their estate plans become members of the Sombrilla Society.

Read more at the Giving to the University Web site.

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