Friday, January 25, 2008

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MURFREESBORO — Pam Wright graduated from MTSU with a degree in psychology in 1973, but her passion for travel led her to open a travel agency.

"It gave me an opportunity to turn a love and a passion into a business venture," she said.

In 1981, she founded Nashville-based Wright Travel Agency.

Now she will share her success with a new generation of entrepreneurs. Wright has endowed a $1.25 million chair in entrepreneurship at MTSU's Jennings A. Jones College of Business.

"Of this type, it is the first chair," said Joe Bales, MTSU vice president of development and university relations.

An endowed chair typically is occupied by someone who is the best in their field, is exceptional at teaching and research and has a commitment to education, Bales said.