Baruch College Students Travel to Omaha to Meet with Warren Buffett
NEW YORK, NY- April 6, 2016- On March 31, a delegation of 20 Zicklin School of Business students—11 MBA students and 9 undergraduate honors students—traveled to Omaha, Nebraska, to visit Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) headquarters and subsidiaries. Accompanying the student group were Paquita Davis-Friday, Executive Director of Graduate Programs, and Tara Sinclair, Program Advisor for the Zicklin Undergraduate Honors Program.
The highlight of the students’ whirlwind, one-day tour was the opportunity to engage BRK chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, first during the official two-hour Q&A session and later at an informal steakhouse lunch. Baruch College was one of seven universities selected to participate in the April 1 visit.
After lunch, the student delegation gave Buffett, a self-proclaimed admirer of College namesake Bernard Baruch, a 3D plaque fabricated in the College’s Maker Hub. The plaque read, “’I get the facts, I study them patiently, I apply imagination.'—Bernard Baruch.”
About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.
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