Jana Ratliff Ecrette (MA ’04; Education) is a proud alumna of The University of Tulsa who is deeply committed to promoting opportunity in higher education, especially at her alma mater.
Jana enjoyed her graduate studies at The University of Tulsa, and she began a fulfilling job in education after earning her TU degree, working as a teacher at the University School on TU’s campus.
Jana and her husband, James B. “Jim” Ecrette, have generously supported a number of programs and initiatives at The University of Tulsa, including the University School, the Department of Anthropology, the Golden Hurricane Club and the Glenn Dobbs Fund for Football Excellence. Mr. and Mrs. Ecrette have been recognized as members of the esteemed Circle Society and the Chapman Legacy Society, two of the University’s most prestigious donor affinity organizations.
In 2017, Jana and Jim Ecrette hoped to make a quality TU education accessible to others needing financial assistance to reach their academic goals, especially those pursuing art degrees in the School of Art, Design and Art History in acknowledgement of Jana’s appreciation of art in its many forms.
In fulfillment of this wish, the couple established an endowed scholarship fund: The Jana Ecrette Scholarship Endowment Fund for the School of Art. TU’s Jana Ecrette Art Scholars will cherish the opportunities provided by this scholarship fund as they pursue their aspirations in the field of art for generations to come.