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Shane and Jenifer Hunt Make Gift Commitment for Women’s Business Leadership Scholarship


JONESBORO – Dr. Shane Hunt, R.M. “Bob” Wood Endowed Professor in Sales Leadership and professor of marketing at Arkansas State University, and his wife Jenifer have made a gift commitment to endow a scholarship in the College of Business. The Shane and Jenifer Hunt Women’s Business Leadership Scholarship will be awarded annually at A-State’s Women’s Business Leadership Conference.

"We are thrilled to endow the Shane and Jenifer Hunt Women's Business Leadership Scholarship to help provide educational opportunities to outstanding female business students for generations to come," said Hunt.

" I am so proud to have been part of the creation of the A-State Women's Business Leadership Center and thankful that this scholarship will be part of the incredible mission and transformational impact of the center."

Criteria include the recipient must be a women’s business leadership intern with a major in the College of Business. The student must have completed 30 hours, with first priority given to marketing majors. Each recipient will be selected by current and future leaders of the A-State Women’s Business Leadership Center and College of Business faculty.

The first scholarship will be awarded at the 2018 conference scheduled for Thursday, March 29, in Centennial Hall in the Carl R. Reng Student Union.

The annual Women's Business Leadership Conference, which opened in 2016, is intended to cultivate and enrich the academic experience of students, enhance career and mentorship networks for women, and celebrate the remarkable strengths women bring to corporate America.  Motivated students, alumni, successful corporate businesswomen and thriving entrepreneurs from all over the country join to connect, discuss and learn more about issues facing women.

"We want this endowed scholarship to be something that our daughter Sarah and then one day our granddaughters come back to present to generations of Shane and Jenifer Hunt Women's Business Leadership Scholarship winners and to continue our family's investment in helping A-State students achieve their dreams."