Clyde G. Nixon Endowment Receives New Gift

Clyde G. Nixon Endowment Luncheon

Attendees for the 2013 Clyde G. Nixon Endowment Luncheon (From left to right): Fiorella Misenti (USFSM Student), Devin Archer (USFSM Student), Allen Carlson (Sun Hydraulics), Joan Nixon, Norbert Donelly (Tervis), Phil Delaney (Northern Trust), Brayan Felipe (USFSM Alumnus) , Dr. Robert Anderson (USFSM) —-Not pictured Taylor Bayci (USFSM Student)

Each year, the Clyde G. Nixon International Business Endowment awards scholarships to selected University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee students to enable them to study abroad.

So far, 11 students have taken advantage of the opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge and experience from their travels and apply that learning toward successful careers.

The most recent recipients of the scholarship have traveled many countries, including Argentina, Chile, Belgium, Amsterdam, France and Spain. This year, Devin Archer and Fiorella Misenti studied International Financial and Cost Accounting in Latin America and Taylor Bayci studied Business Marketing in Europe.

Archer and Misenti enjoyed sharing their international travel and study experiences with scholarship donor Joan Nixon at a luncheon held last month.  At the luncheon, USFSM also received a generous donation for the Endowment from Norbert Donelly, chairman of Tervis, who was a friend of the late Clyde G. Nixon.

Before he passed away in 2007, Nixon was the chairman of Sun Hydraulics Corporation, a member of the USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus Board, and chairman of the Community Leadership Council at USF Sarasota-Manatee, helping to raise $7.5 million for the university’s new campus.

Nixon’s innovative approach to global and regional business development inspired USF Sarasota-Manatee to establish the Clyde G. Nixon International Business Endowment at the university. The endowment provides scholarships to students and graduate research assistants with a financial need to support their international business studies at USF Sarasota-Manatee.

Read more about the Clyde G. Nixon International Business Endowment and Joan Nixon’s involvement at USFSM in this feature by Scene Magazine.