Michelle Beale (BA '66, JD '77) said her experiences at The University of Tulsa and, subsequently, as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Karachi, changed her life and shaped the woman she would become.
Pakistan in the 1960s, as today, was plagued by political instability. Beale appreciated the time she spent interacting with the Pakistani people and learning how to see similarities rather than differences.
"Although top-notch academic training is critical to success in life - and I believe students get that at TU - learning involves much more than classroom instruction," said Beale, a member of the TU Board of Trustees and retired senior vice president for Minute Maid Co.
To ensure that TU students can participate in extracurricular activities, Beale and her husband established the R. Michelle Beale and Richard H. Anderson Endowed Student Enhancement Fund. The experiences outside the classroom will help young people develop leadership skills and prepare them to excel.
Their generosity ensures that such opportunities will exist for generations.