Jacqualyn Fouse, who earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington in the 1980s, has donated $762,500 that with additional support from the College of Business will establish the $1.525 million Jack and Doris Fouse Scholarship for Study Abroad fund.
The fund, named in honor of Fouses’ parents, will allow international business and Goolsby Leadership Academy students to experience the world.
“I want to make it possible for international business students and Goolsby scholars to have a global experience that will complement their existing academic careers and, hopefully, open up some new worlds and horizons for them,” said Fouse.
Fouse is president of Global Hematology and Oncology at Celgene, a global biopharmaceutical company with corporate headquarters in New Jersey and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide, including an international headquarters office in Switzerland.
Fouse went on to earn her doctorate in finance from UT Arlington in 2012 while serving as chief financial officer for Celgene.
“We take great joy in seeing a UT Arlington success story like Jackie Fouse,” President Vistasp M. Karbhari said. “It is extremely exciting to know that Ms. Fouse so passionately wants to see that the next generation of students has the opportunity to gain the international experience that has so enriched her own life.”
Fouse previously established the John and Judy Goolsby-J.A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the UT Arlington College of Business and the Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Scholarship in the Goolsby Leadership Academy, a competitive business program that admits students based on leadership potential.
“The future of business is no longer just international, it is multi-national. Future business leaders need first-hand experience to thrive in this global economy,” said Rachel Croson, dean of the College of Business. “This generous gift from Jackie Fouse will help ensure that UT Arlington students gain the international perspective and insight that will make them more attractive to U.S. companies that do business around the world.”
Fouse said traveling and working abroad have made her a better business leader.
“It opens your mind and allows you to be more creative,” said Fouse, who was honored as a 2004 Distinguished Alumna and 2015 Business Week Executive Speaker. “International experience has helped me become a better manager by making me more appreciative of other people and their world views.”
Fouse joined Celgene as senior vice president and chief financial officer in September 2010. She previously worked in top positions for Bunge Ltd., Alcon Laboratories, Swissair Group, Nestlé S.A., LTV Aerospace and Defense, and Celanese Chemical Co.