Support for International Initiatives

The School of Business is fortunate to have donors who see the value in helping to provide our students with opportunities to learn about business from a global perspective.

Stephen (‘79) and Bonnie Gosselin and Mike (‘62) and Judi Finkle have joined forces to create the International Business Fund Endowment. In addition, an International Study Fund, focused on the international initiatives in the Asia/Pacific Rim Region, was created by Gary and Tess Melvin. The Gosselin’s, the Finkle’s, and the Melvin’s understand the importance of having international experience as part of an academic program and want to encourage students to take advantage of study abroad learning opportunities. Many times, however, limited financial resources may keep a student from participating, which is why these generous donors created the endowments. Already this year, both of these funds have provided some financial support to 29 students traveling to Europe and to China. With the tremendous generosity of these donors, students can take advantage of an international learning experience without having to worry as much about how they are going to pay for it.