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Alumni Couple Help Business Students Overcome Obstacles Through Scholarship

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Thomas R. Sexton ’79, PhD and Margherita (Terry) Sexton ’85, MS ’88 share a long history with Stony Brook University. Both obtained degrees from Stony Brook — graduating from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences — their children attended the university, and Tom helped shape the College of Business into what it is today.

They met as undergraduates at St. John’s University, and in 1977, Tom was hired at Stony Brook for a research associate position in the W. Averell Harriman College for Urban and Policy Sciences. He began teaching, and never left. “I’ve been teaching at Stony Brook for 47 years now, and they can’t get rid of me!”

Terry got her bachelor’s and master’s in applied mathematics and statistics at Stony Brook and went on to teach decision sciences and statistics for 21 years at Stony Brook, Suffolk County Community College and St. Joseph’s College.

The couple wanted to do something to help students struggling to make ends meet, and founded the Thomas R. and Margherita T. Sexton Endowed Scholarship for Academic Excellence While Facing Significant Obstacles to help College of Business students continue their college career with a little less financial burden.

Read more about the Sextons and their commitment to helping Stony Brook and its students at SB Matters.

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