Laura and Kim Eubanks did not attend Mays Business School, but they are so impressed with the School and its students that they created a scholarship to help ensure its continued excellence.
Eubanks says he and his wife are “three for three, with 12 years’ worth of Aggies,” referring to one son who graduated from Mays, one who is currently enrolled as a finance major, and a daughter about to enter Texas A&M.
The Laura and Kim Eubanks ’79 Endowed Scholarship, created by a $125,000 donation to Mays Business School, will be used to fund scholarships for full-time students at Mays – focusing on those with financial need.
“I have been so impressed with the students. They are are all unbelievably respectful and prepared – a great reflection on Mays,” describes Kim Eubanks. “We have a heart and a bias toward not only the academically excellent students, but more than that, to someone who is struggling financially.”
Mays Dean Jerry Strawser appreciates the Eubanks’ contribution. “Laura and Kim’s most generous commitment will provide a wonderful opportunity for future Mays students. Their gift is one from the heart and will assist students who might not otherwise have an opportunity to attend Texas A&M University and Mays. This is a gift that will change lives.”
Kim Eubanks, who is president of oil and gas exploration and development company Camwest in McKinney, received his bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M and an MBA at the University of Houston. He says his affinity for Mays stems from his sons’ experience there and his interactions with Dean Jerry Strawser and the Mays faculty. “[Strawser] has extraordinary character and is so gracious…,” he says. “I can see how his character and his energy shape the business school. The faculty there excel not only academically, but also in the way they care so phenomenally about their students.”
About Mays Business School
Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School educates more than 5,000 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks among the top public business schools in the country for its undergraduate and MBA programs, and for faculty research. The mission of Mays Business School is creating knowledge and developing ethical leaders for a global society.