Ram Fam Reunion - Dean McInturff

Alumnus encourages students to balance work and pay

By Aubree Bailey
On November 9, 2017

Photo by Brit Raley
Dean McInturff talks about the story behind the picture of his son in his office. McInturff is a financial advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors.

Dean McInturff, father of Adam McInturff, a previous alumnus that was featured in the Ram Page two weeks ago, grew up in Monahanns, Texas and began attending ASU in 1974.

"I graduated in ’78 and have pretty much been in San Angelo most of the time since then. I live here with my wife; both my kids are married and live in the area, and I have five grandkids. I also serve on the ASU alumni board and have been on that for several years now."

McInturff says he chose ASU due to its close proximity to home.

"I chose ASU cause it was the only school I knew about at the time, and it was close to where I live."

He didn’t enter school with a career plan, but ended up majoring in what is now called Kinesiology and then minored in Business.

"I had not a clue what I wanted to be when I grew up- still working on that I think."

However, McInturff soon realized he wasn’t passionate about working with children.

"I certified all level teaching and it was during my student teaching experience I realized I didn’t want to do that. Something in the financial services opened up shortly after I graduated, and I’ve pretty much been running that path since."

Now, he works at Wells Fargo Advisors.

"I am a financial advisor. What I help people do is manage their retirement funds either during retirement or for retirement. In addition to that, I’ll help set up plans for people to pay for college or whatever objectives they may have."

He feels that ASU prepared him for his career by instilling in him a good work ethic.

"They have a great business school and taught me to finish tasks and stay on task and study hard. After I left, I actually got several professional designations. One of the primary purposes of higher education for me was learning how to study and how to accomplish tasks."

But ASU didn’t just allow him to learn to work hard, he had some fun adventures as well.

In 1976, McInturff repelled down the men’s high rise.

"I had a buddy of mine up on the eighth floor and we got a window open and we tied a rope to the bed pole. About nine o’clock that night, I had called this friend of mine and told her I’m going to jump out of the men’s high rise at eleven o’clock and to look out her window. There were at least two heads in every window of the women’s high rise at eleven, and there were a couple of hundred people in the grass outside the window. I repelled on down, and as soon as I hit the ground security showed up. So I ran up to the tenth floor and stayed there for a couple hours."

McInturff encourages students to maintain good academic habits, but also enjoy their time in college.

"Study hard, stay with it. Have a good time, enjoy school. It seemed awfully difficult at the time, but it sure passes quickly."

McInturff is a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors, located at 2113 Knickerbocker Road, San Angelo, Texas, 76901. Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC.

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