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Andrews estate gift to support TXWES business students

09.24.2021 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University has received a $1 million bequest from the estate of Paul E. Andrews, Jr. supporting endowed scholarships in the School of Business Administration.

Paul and Judy Andrews have been generous supporters of Texas Wesleyan University, most recently donating $2 million toward construction of the Nick and Lou Martin University Center. The ballroom in the Martin University Center is named in honor of Paul and Judy Andrews, and the couple were also awarded honorary doctorates of Humane Letters from Texas Wesleyan University in 2017 to celebrate their impact on the Fort Worth community and their enthusiasm for student success.

Paul Andrews, who passed away in February 2021, was named the 2011 Fort Worth Business Executive of the Year at the Fort Worth Business Hall of Fame, presented by Texas Wesleyan, the Fort Worth Business Press and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, to celebrate his significant contributions to business in Fort Worth. Andrews was the founder and CEO of TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, specializing in the distribution of electronic components. During his 50-year tenure, Andrews led the company from humble beginnings to a billion-dollar global business with 7,000 team members worldwide.

In 2020, the Fort Worth Chamber awarded Andrews the Susan Halsey Executive Leadership Award in recognition of his leadership excellence in business within the Fort Worth metro area.

“Texas Wesleyan University is touched to be the beneficiary of such a meaningful gift by a beloved member of our family of supporters,” said Texas Wesleyan University President Frederick G. Slabach. “The School of Business Administration was of particular interest to Paul, and it is an honor to know his legacy will continue to impact generations of future business professionals and the communities they will one day serve.”

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