BRENDA M. ROBERSON
THANK YOU! 1975
It was 1974 and I had been out of high school since 1963. I had attended Wiley College for only one year and had been working in Dallas as a secretary at University Computing Company (UCC, owned by Sam and Charles Wiley) with the intent of getting back in school full time. I could not make that happen so I began again part time at El Centro Jr. College. When it was time to transfer, I wrote letters to prominent people I knew of and state representatives seeking scholarship sources. One of them forwarded my letter to Ms. Geri Hair at SMU's Institute for Women In Business.. She contacted me and told me to apply for a scholarship provided by the Hoblitzelle Foundation that was specifically for working women returning to college. So, had I not received that scholarship and work study at the Institute fot Women in Business, I would not have been able to earn a Bachelor of Business Administation degree from SMU. Thanks to SMU, I had a 28-year career in banking!!