"The Kupfer"

Scholarship Enhances the Corps Experience

The Kupfer scholarship is a two-year scholarship awarded Harold Kupferannually to a cadet who has excelled in the Corps of Cadets leadership program.  Cadets learn the importance of hard-work, discipline, and gain hands-on experience as members of the Corps of Cadets.

The Harold Kupfer Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Harold Kupfer for his professionalism, enthusiasm for life, and contributions to the Texas business community.

Born in Dallas, Harold Kupfer graduated from Highland Park High School in 1950 and entered Texas A&M that fall. Placed in Field Artillery, Fish Kupfer's Corps experience included intramural boxing and the Fish Drill Team. He was assigned to Battery “A” and progressed to Cadet Major, 2nd Battalion Staff by his senior year. He was an active member of the Business Society, Dallas Club, and the Press Club becoming Club Editor of the 1954 Aggieland. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Called to active duty, he served in Germany with the mechanized division artillery.

He returned to Dallas after his military service and began his investment career with Sanders & Co. (a Dallas investment firm). He later moved to Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, Inc. where he became the head trader and a partner of the firm. His last career change came when he joined the nationally known investment firm, Jefferies & Co., Inc.

Harold’s professionalism, enthusiasm for business and respect for his associates placed him in the “Jefferies Hall of Fame.” Additionally, the firm originated the Harold Kupfer Award, presented to an outstanding salesperson for professional excellence. An active member of the business community, Harold served in several industry organizations, including the Dallas Traders Association, the National Association of Securities Dealers and the National Traders Association.

This scholarship serves as a lasting tribute to Harold Kupfer’s outstanding career. This award is made possible through the generosity of Gerald Ray ’54 and Don Zale ’55, in the tradition of Aggie comradeship, through the Texas A&M Foundation.

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Meet Gerald Ray '54 and Don Zale '55 who established "The Kupfer" scholarship and Katie Brock '18, the first recipient of the award.

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Rori Brownlow ‘05
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