Last Thursday, March 3, the Rawls College hosted its 2nd Annual Rawls College San Antonio Scholarship Event to raise money to fund scholarships that benefit Rawls students from the San Antonio area, with a special focus on military veterans. Efforts from the event succeeded in raising $31,000 for a total of over $80,000 in scholarships since 2014.
This year's scholarship recipient is Douglas Francis, an army veteran of 5 years. Over the course of Douglas' military career, he has accumulated a sizable knowledge base in computer networks, Cisco routing and switching, satellite networks and command post operations. Douglas has several years' experience managing small teams of technicians for network installations.
"I would like to apply my experience and skill set to a career in the information technology and information security industries, and this scholarship allows me to do so. I'm extremely honored," Douglas said.
Douglas is currently working toward obtaining a bachelor's in Management Information Systems at the Rawls College, and is a member of the Goin' Band from Raiderland and the ROTC program at Texas Tech University. Last year's inaugural scholarship was awarded to STEM MBA student Nick Burns.
The Rawls College would also like to extend special thanks to guest speakers John and Debbie Montford, as well as Mark Johnson for moderating and Committee Chairperson Kristin Nafziger.
Additional thanks go out to all sponsors whose support pushed the event beyond all expectations:
- Bryan and Wendy Barrows
- Kristin and Dean Nafziger
- Leonard Holding Company
- Luther King Capital Management
- Wade and Donna McGinnis
- Rawls Advisory Council
- Scott B. Retzloff & Associates
- Jim and Alice Skinner
- Texas Capital Bank
- Valero Energy Foundation
To view more photos from the event, please visit the Rawls College's Flickr account.This supports the efforts outlined in the Rawls College of Business Strategic Plan. Learn more about the LEADER 2020 Strategic Plan and follow our progress on Twitter at #RawlsLeads.