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Marilyn Southwick Fregly International Business Endowment Fund

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This fund was established in 2009 by the Fregly Family Foundation, Inc. to support increased access for graduate business students to participate in international internships, study abroad programs and study tours, including scholarship awards and/or support faculty to teach specialized international business topics in the Hough Graduate School of Business.

Marilyn Southwick Fregly was born on December 21, 1928. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communications in 1958, a second bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1959, a master’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and a doctorate in English in 1967 from the University of Florida.

Marilyn was a UF professor emeritus of public relations and an assistant professor of behavioral studies prior to that. From 1968-72, she was a communications, humanities and journalism faculty member at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville and advised the student newspaper, as well as the student radio and TV stations. She was chairwoman of UF’s institutional review board for nonmedical research. With her husband, she co-authored several works on blood pressure, the role of sodium in health, and serendipity in science. She worked in the Center of International Economic and Business Studies of the Warrington College of Business, focusing on programs giving graduate students hands-on experience in international trade and business. She also helped managers in the Russian Federation develop education programs.

Marilyn Fregly passed away on October 30, 2006.

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