Bring in the band

Published on October 15, 2007

Luminaries Join Students, Alumni for #2 Ranking Celebration

The Cougar band and cheerleaders joined alums, special guests and students in roaring for Bauer.

The Cougar band and cheerleaders joined alums, special guests and students in roaring for Bauer.

It’s not every day that marching band members and cheerleaders show up to cheer for a C.T. Bauer College of Business program.

But the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation’s Number 2 ranking in the November issue of Entrepreneur magazine was cause for celebration. Here are some quotes from those who addressed the jam-packed Melcher Hall auditorium on October 10:

“I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to touch the lives so many bright young lives and hopefully make their lives better. This is a first class entrepreneurship program and a first class university and we’re going to keep doing this year after year after year.” – Bill Sherrill, CEI founder, after a standing ovation.

Sam DiPiazza, Global CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers, was on hand to congratulate Bauer's outstanding achievement.

Sam DiPiazza, Global CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers, was on hand to congratulate Bauer’s outstanding achievement.

“It puts us in the same class, in the same sentence, in the same paragraph with schools like Babson, Notre Dame and other great schools. “We knew we had a good program and it really is great to have it validated.” — Dan Steppe, CEI director.

“I’m not actually very surprised. The University of Houston is known for creating opportunities for people and that’s what entrepreneurship is all about, making the most of your skills.” — Samuel Di Piazza, Jr., Global Chief Executive Officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers International, Ltd.

“If I were a student, I’d put this on my resume this afternoon. You will brag about this forever.” Michael Rierson, University of Houston Vice President-Chancellor.

“It doesn’t get better than this.” – Dean Arthur Warga.

By Julie Bonnin

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston, Texas’ premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country, stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 35,000 students.

About the Bauer College of Business

The C.T. Bauer College of Business has been in operation for more than 60 years at the University of Houston main campus. Through its five academic departments, the college offers a full-range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in business. The Bauer College is fully accredited by the AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In August 2000, Houston business leader and philanthropist Charles T. (Ted) Bauer endowed the College of Business with a $40 million gift. In recognition of his generosity, the college was renamed the C.T. Bauer College of Business.

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