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Michael and Mary Lee Hodge Scholars

  • Purpose
  • The Michael and Mary Lee Hodge Scholars Funds shall be a permanent endowment and shall be used for the benefit of the College of Business.
  • About Michael and Mary Lee Hodge
  • Mike and Mary Lee met in junior high school in Dallas and have been married over 44 years.

    Mike worked full-time, six days a week while attending UT-Arlington on a year-round basis. He graduated in May 1978 and entered public accounting in Dallas. He earned his CPA, eventually leaving Peat Marwick Main to work as Controller of the Dallas Office for Fisk Electric and later their open shop company, Major Construction Services. In 1985, he helped start Hi-Tech Electric, Inc., also an electrical construction firm. Over the years, he helped grow the company to five (5) locations with $80M+ in revenue. The company is listed in the Top 100 Electrical Construction firms in the U.S. While he retired in 2011 from day-to-day management, he remains a stockholder and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Mike has been involved in a number of not-for-profits in the past, including serving as President and Treasurer. He is a member of the Hogan’s Glen HOA Board of Directors.

    Mary Lee first attended UT-Arlington part-time at night while working as Assistant Vice President at Southwest Land Title Co. She was later able to leave the title business to focus on her studies full-time and served as President of Beta Alpha Psi. After working in public and private accounting, earning her BBA in Accounting in December 1983, her MS in Taxation in 1986, and the CPA and CGFM designations, Mary Lee started her career at UT-Arlington as a Lecturer and Graduate Advisor in the Department of Accounting. She subsequently served as Assistant Dean in the College of Business Administration, Special Assistant to the President, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Director of UTA-Fort Worth. Mary Lee  concluded her career, as CFO and Senior Vice President for Business Affairs at Prairie View A&M University managing its physical plant, a $150M+ budget, and securing the University’s Northwest Houston location. Mary Lee has also been involved in numerous no-for-profits, including holding the positions of President and Treasurer. She is a Certified Master Gardener; a member of several gardening societies and clubs, and a Board Member of the UTA Alumni Association and Trophy Club Women’s Club.

    Besides being Lifetime Members of the UTA Alumni Association and avid Texas Rangers fans, Mike and Mary Lee belong to Trophy Club Country Club and White’s Chapel Methodist Church. They enjoy golf, gardening, yoga, and being grandparents. Their son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter reside in Fort Worth, and Mike’s Mom lives in Arlington
  • Criteria
  • Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Accounting with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Recipients
  • 2018: Jonathan Anantaphathanawong; Sanjari Chelawat; Taylor Simmonds