A memory submitted by Ralph shive, Class of 1975

In my four years at SMU, ’71-’74, I had the pleasure of having classes with Dr. Donald F. Jackson in three of them. Beyond the finance material, Dr. Jackson had real world stories about the winners and losers in the stock market over various eras which were fascinating! He was also very personally engaged with students. I was a “back-row” kind of student, even got a C in one of my classes, but soaked up all of Dr. Jackson’s knowledge and became inspired to be a professional investment advisor– now in year 39.

Often, finding yourself or a career is a goal of attending college. In my case, Dr. Jackson changed my life for the better. Can’t thank him enough. I am so happy the University found a way to honor this all-star professor in the Business School.