December Model Ram - Jeffrey Bozeman
November 30, 2016
Name: Jeffrey J. Bozeman
Major: Bachelor of Business Administration-Accounting
Graduation Year: 1986
Hometown: A San Angelo, Texas
Please give us a little bit of your background: where you’re from, your hobbies, what you like to do in your spare time, etc.
I married my college sweetheart, Trudy Ottmers Bozeman, Class of 1985. We have a grown and married daughter. I serve on the ASU Faculty Athletic Council and I am about to begin my term as a board member of the San Angelo Area Foundation. I am the Assistant Director of the Spirit Youth Program at First United Methodist Church where I teach Middle School Sunday School. I am passionate about thoroughbred horse racing and Angelo State Rambelle volleyball (#belleyeah!). I’m also not opposed to golfing, hunting, and fishing whenever I get the opportunity.
What is your current occupation?
I’m a Partner with Oliver, Rainey & Wojtek, LLP, a local CPA firm. I have been with this firm for 30 years. I participated with this firm in an Internship Program in 1985 and have been here ever since.
While at ASU, were you involved in any organizations or teams? If so, what was your role in these?
I was a member and officer of the Block & Bridle Club. I also participated in just about every Intramural team sport offered.
In what ways did ASU help you achieve your goals after graduation?
ASU taught me accounting. They also were willing to give me course credit for my Internship, which led to my current position. I also learned a lot about time management and responsibility.
What skills did you take away from ASU?
Technically I walked away with the ability and knowledge to begin my career. I feel I had a leg up in my written communication and my social interaction with others. I also had learned to be a problem solver relative to where I was before entering ASU.
Were there any faculty or staff that made a difference for you during your time at ASU?
I honestly enjoyed all of the faculty I was able to work with. Mrs. Jean Johnson, my Principles of Accounting teacher, was the person that gave me the confidence to stick with Accounting. She was interested in what we would do and what we would become after ASU. I really can’t thank her enough. Dr. Kurt Buerger, Dr. Dempsey Watkins, and Dr. Phil Holcomb all went above and beyond for me at one time or another.
What is one of your fondest memories of ASU?
We had a great time in Block & Bridle. We always enjoyed the Initiation process, working the Lamblast Cookoff, and working the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo. I also enjoyed the sporting events at ASU. I didn’t miss many games and became friends with many of the athletes.
Can you please provide a quote about your experience at ASU/what ASU means to you?
ASU holds a fond place in my heart. My wife, daughter, and son-in-law also graduated from there. The Carr Scholarship was responsible for getting me to Angelo State. My peers, the faculty and staff, and all of my experiences were what kept me there. I loved the size of my classes and the ability to approach the professors and have access to them. I made relationships that I still cherish 30 years later. I wouldn’t change a thing!