Genave King Rogers
In 1938, Genave King Rogers became the first woman to graduate from The University of Tulsa's College of Business Administration. With her B.S.B.A. in hand, she began a life of service and generosity to her alma mater and to the Tulsa community. In addition to her support of the Business Law Center, named in her honor, Genave, a Phi Mu herself, has provided the Leslie Rogers Memorial Scholarship Fund. She initiated the Rogers Rookie Challenge, a matching grant fund. She donated the Bonfire Pit for the "U", site of the traditional homecoming kick-off.
Genave provided funding for the beautiful fountain, centerpiece of the University's 11th Street Frontdoor and donated a racing shell, which the University has named the Genave, to the Women's Rowing Team.
Genave was the first recipient of the J. Paschal Twyman Distinguished Service Award, in 1992. Genave was an inaugural inductee into the Circle Society. Members of this group represent the pinnacle of private support, having demonstrated unsurpassed commitment to the advancement of the University. She was named College of Business Administration Distinguished Alumna in 1999, and was named University of Tulsa Distinguished Alumna for 2000.