A crowd gathered on the first floor of Melcher Hall Tuesday morning to celebrate a fifth consecutive No.1 ranking for the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.
The Wolff Center’s ranking remains the same for a fifth straight year as The Princeton Review placed the program at No. 1 on its Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies list, published in Entrepreneur magazine.
Bauer College Dean and Cullen Distinguished Chair Paul A. Pavlou, Wolff Center Executive Director Dave Cook, and program benefactor and supporter Cyvia Wolff formally announced the program milestone in front of students, faculty and staff in Bauer College.
Here, we capture some moments that were seen and heard at the celebration.
Paul A. Pavlou
Dean and Cullen Distinguished Chair, C. T. Bauer College of Business
“We want to make it another five years of being No. 1. Every year is a promise to get even more achievements and even more great things for the Bauer College and the Wolff Center. I want to place my sincere thanks to everyone who is able to make it possible. Of course, right in front of me are the students. You essentially make the Wolff Center the number one program in the country each year because of your hard work and dedication. Congratulations to you.”
Executive Director, Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship
“Well, it doesn’t get old, I can tell you that. This program works because of the hard work that people put into it, including the students.”
“This is all thanks to the students and the teachers. They are the reason why we are where we are. It is so great to see how this continued to grow. This truly is something that everyone at the University and the City of Houston should be extremely proud of.”
“I am overwhelmed by how this program has grown because of all these people here. I have nothing to do with it. Anyone can give money, and hopefully you all will. I hope you remember that it is important to have a good life but if you don’t give back then you don’t have anything. I wish you all the best and good luck in the future. Work hard and lots of love.”