Scholar in Every Way

Dean O.J. CurryDean O.J. Curry taught our Business Problems and Trends M.B.A. class in the summer of 1963. I will always remember his wisdom.

Dean Curry arrived in Denton to head up the business department in 1944. An accountant by academic training, he led the business department to school and then college status, with The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation.

He was a scholar in every regard -- an esteemed teacher, a respected author, and a proud and capable leader. Faculty and students referred to him as Dean. Never once did I hear anyone call him by his first name. He will always stand as a lighthouse to ethical and honorable pathways for North Texas alumni.

John D. Pettit Jr.
('62, '64 M.B.A.)