Nelson Rusche
College of Business
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Officially established as a school in 1968, the Nelson Rusche College of Business enrolls about 1,500 majors from four academic departments. The college also provides a student-focused learning environment where quality students and respected faculty interact to develop knowledge and skills relevant for success in a changing business climate. We are proud to say that Business majors now account for about 12 percent of the university student population, and that all degrees are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


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Scholarships/Program Support

  • Accounting Development Fund
  • A.L. Mangham, Jr. Scholarship
  • Ashley Family Scholarship
  • Beta Alpha Psi Silver Anniversary Scholarship
  • Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholarship
  • Dr. Treba A. Marsh - Greater Texas Foundation Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship
  • Freshman Accounting Scholarship
  • Focus POS Systems Scholarship
  • George W. Dailey Memorial Computer Science Scholarship
  • Gerald W. Schlief School of Accountancy Fund
  • James R. and Mary Eloise New Scholarship
  • John and Karen Mast Professorship in Finance
  • John Lewis Professorship in Finance
  • Joseph and Tommie Grace LaMotta Scholarship 
  • Lauderdale Accounting Scholarship
  • Lavoy Moore Above and Beyond Challenge (ABC)
  • Marlin Young Teaching Excellence Fund
  • Nelwyn Cordell Stephens Scholarship
  • Sharron M. Graves - Greater Texas Foundation Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship
  • Temple-Inland Employee Accounting Scholarship
  • Temple-Inland Employees Distinguished Professorship in Accounting
  • Tom and Laura Crawford Scholarship

Famous Lumberjacks

Janelle Ashley ’62 & ’64, Worcester, MA
President, Worcester State College

Kim Brimer ’67, Arlington, TX
Former Texas State Senator

Larry Centers ’90, Grand Prairie, TX

Played with Phoenix Cardinals, Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins, Buffalo Bills, and New England Patriots

Wayne Christian ’73, Center, TX
Texas State Representative

James S. Cole ’67, Dallas, TX
Dean, Baylor College of Dentistry

Don Gaston ’54, Greenwich, CT: Former General Manager, Boston Celtics

Susan Gwin ’77, Dallas, TX
Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield of Texas; Former Senior Vice President with Roger Staubach Company

Donnie Marshall ’69, Oak Hill, VA
Former DEA Administrator

Jack Morton ’77, Austin, TX
Vice Chancellor, University of North Texas System

Lou Ann Richardson ’83, Dallas, TX

Eastern Region Head at Wells Fargo Bank


Albert Nelson Rusche ’49, Kingwood, TX

Founder, A.N. Rusche Distributing Co.


Steve Stagner ’91, Atlanta, GA

President, CEO of Mattress Firm

Mike Quinn ’96, Houston, TX
Played with Houston Texans, Pittsburg Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins

Wendy Wyatt Buchanan ’85, Nacogdoches, TX

Wells Fargo Advisors


Office of Development

P.O. Box 6092 - SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-6092
2102 Alumni Drive
Austin Bldg. Ste. 303
Phone: 800.319.9517
Phone: 936.468.5406
Fax: 936.468.7025