<P>36 COX DEVELOPMENT Many Cox students forge friendships while at SMU that later grow into strong, lifelong relationships. Such is the case between Tucker Bridwell (BBA 73, MBA 74) and David Miller (BBA 72, MBA 73). Both Bridwell and Miller received their undergraduate and graduate degrees from SMU Cox and remain committed to the Cox School of Business through their service on the Cox Executive Board and the Second Century Campaign Steering Committee for the Cox School. Bridwell is president of Abilene-based Mansefeldt Investment Corporation, a privately owned investment company, and the Dian Graves Owen Foundation, a private charitable foundation. He has been in the energy business in various capacities for more than 25 years. Bridwell credits much of his success to his alma mater SMU, the Cox School of Business and the relationships he made there as a student. Certainly I went to SMU and the Cox School to get an excellent education, yet, equally important are the lifelong friendships I made while there. Miller is a co-founder and managing partner of EnCap Investments L.P., a private equity ?rm based in Houston and Dallas. Several years ago, Bridwell turned to his old friend for advice on an oil and gas investment; Miller and EnCaps contribution produced a successful outcome. Since then, the two have been partners in several successful ventures. In gratitude for Millers positive in?uence, and in honor of their shared commitment to SMU, Bridwell is recognizing his friend and colleague through a gift to their alma mater. Bridwells dual-designated gift will honor Millers two strong interests at SMU: SMU Athletics and the Cox School of Business. At Cox, Bridwell and his wife, Gina, bestowed a $1.5 million merit-based scholarship for MBA students — the largest single gift to support MBA scholarships in this campaign. The Bridwells, the Dian Graves Owen Foundation and Tejon Exploration have also committed $2.5 million to name the Champions Club for Miller in the newly renovated Moody Coliseum, set to open in 2014. David and I met at SMU more than 40 years ago, reminisces Bridwell. About 15 years ago we rekindled our relationship through a business deal. Today, David is one of my closest friends. David and his ?rm, EnCap, have been the most important business relationship weve had. Gina and I, and the entities we represent, are pleased to help give others an opportunity to reap the bene?ts of an SMU Cox MBA. Miller is humbled by the Bridwell tribute to SMU on his behalf. Tucker and I have been friends since our early days at SMU, and that has evolved into a very special relationship both on a professional level and between our families, says Miller. We often talk about how our SMU experience played a huge role in shaping our lives, and we share an equally strong feeling that we need to give something back to the university. Needless to say, I was deeply touched when I learned that the Bridwells were making two such meaningful gifts in my honor. The Bridwells have a history of giving back to SMU Cox. Earlier in SMUs Second Century Campaign, they gifted the Cox School with an endowed scholarship for BBA students. This generous donation funded its first merit-based scholarship for a BBA student this fall and will continue to generate scholarships for many generations to come. Graduate student scholarships are a top priority for the Cox School, and Dean Al Niemi is extremely pleased with this signi?cant and meaningful endowment to the MBA program. Gina and Tucker Bridwell will enable us to continue to attract talented students who will bene?t from SMU Coxs excellent graduate programs and contribute to our rise in academic quality. We are very grateful to the Bridwells for their generosity in making this gift. For more information about how you can support Cox BBA or MBA scholarship programs, contact the Cox Development Of?ce at 214.768.3074. To view updated quarterly status reports on The Second Century Campaign, go to smu.edu/SecondCentury. To view the 2012-13 SMU Annual Report, go to smu.edu/annualreport. I was deeply touched when I learned that the Bridwells were making two such meaningful gifts in my honor, says Miller. BRIDWELL ENDOWED MBA SCHOLARSHIP HONORS DAVID MILLER Tucker Bridwell and David Miller</p> <UL><LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/279/rszbsppbj/1/1/">Front-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/279/rszbsppbj/2/2/">Inside-Front-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/279/rszbsppbj/3/3/">Page-1</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/279/rszbsppbj/4/4/">Page-2</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/279/rszbsppbj/5/5/">Page-3</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/279/rszbsppbj/6/6/">Page-4</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/279/rszbsppbj/7/7/">Page-5</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/279/rszbsppbj/8/8/">Page-6</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/279/rszbsppbj/9/9/">Page-7</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/279/rszbsppbj/10/10/">Page-8</a></LI> <LI><a 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