UNCP Trustee Mary Ann Elliott is a well-known satellite communications entrepreneur who donated $500,000 to the School of Business. Elliott has been involved in the founding and funding of six businesses. Also, Elliott wrote two books on satellite communications and has received many honors. Elliott has given out two scholarships, the Mary Ann Elliott Endowed Scholarship for students majoring in engineering or a telecommunications associated field and one for students majoring in Nursing. Elliott was also one of the private supporters who helped create UNCP’s Entrepreneurship Incubator.