Donation to advantage UT Martin accounting, finance pupils

MARTIN, Tenn. — College of Tennessee at Martin students majoring in accounting and finance have been given a major contribution to their schooling.


A news launch from the college says James D. “Jim” and Barbara Wingett provided a $1 million pledge to the James Duncan Wingett Scholarship Endowment.

The Wingetts say the college is a exclusive area to them. The release says the couple met there in the 1980s.

“UTM holds a exclusive spot in my heart getting satisfied the enjoy of my lifetime there,” he said. “Barbara and I have been blessed, and we are thrilled to make this dedication to the university that suggests so considerably to us. Our sincere hope is that the pupils that get these scholarship cash will get pleasure from and benefit from their UTM knowledge as a great deal as we did and eventually pay out it forward to the upcoming generation of UTM pupils.”

Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi, the dean of the College or university of Organization and World wide Affairs, says Jim Wingett serves as a role model.

“It is an honor for us to see one particular of our graduates to have a achievement story as exceptional as Jim Wingett’s. He is a purpose product and a source of inspiration for all of our college students, and whilst I have known him for only a shorter time, I could not enable but quickly identify his devotion to our school, and his determination to our students’ accomplishment,” Tootoonchi claimed.

Tootoonchi provides that the endowment is a reflection of the Wingetts’ goodness of hearts and demonstrates the height of their supplying spirits.

For extra information and facts on the James Duncan Wingett Scholarship Endowment contact Tootoonchi at (731) 881-7306.