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Susan McCartney Finnegan Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Social Work

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The Susan McCartney Finnegan Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Social Work was created by Susan Finnegan, BS ’81, and Bill Finnegan, BBA ’78, of Houston, and will benefit undergraduates in the UT School of Social Work. Susan and Bill have been married 31 years and are the parents of Nick, Terrell, and Scotty. Susan is proud to be a fourth-generation Longhorn alongside her husband. All three of their children are also Longhorns.  

Susan, who recently joined the School of Social Work’s advisory council, decided to make her gift to students in social work because she says the school’s mission resonates with her.

Susan and her family experienced firsthand “the importance of professions like social work” in 2004 when the couple’s oldest son, Nick, died in a car accident right before he was to begin his freshman year at UT. 

“Our family was helped in our healing process by many wonderful and dedicated counselors,” Susan said. “My hope is that this endowment will help students obtain an education and pursue a career in social work so that they can help others.”

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