May 21, 2007

TCU CEO CLUB WINS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO TCU AND THE COMMUNITY

The TCU Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) was awarded the highest honor for student organizations on campus. The Student Organization Excellence Award is a "Lifetime Achievement Award" for student groups that continuously engage in outstanding programs, leadership and service.

The TCU Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization is one of the largest student organizations on campus with 350 student members from a broad range of majors including business, liberal arts and the sciences. TCU CEO offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, which provide mentoring relationships as well as experiential learning. TCU CEO is a student led organization within the Neeley Entrepreneurship Program. It is the largest chapter of the National Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, the premier global entrepreneurship network serving more than 500 colleges and universities.

TCU CEO focuses on education and encouragement of students to succeed as entrepreneurs. The fundamental purpose of TCU CEO is to foster interest in the field of entrepreneurship, develop sound entrepreneurial theory, improve methods and techniques of business management, learn how to create an entrepreneurial venture, encourage sound and honest practices in pursuit of entrepreneurial opportunities, utilize entrepreneurial skills through community outreach efforts, and develop lasting relationships among students, faculty and the business community.

Organizations nominated for this award must have been present on the TCU campus for at least five years, must display vision and take initiative to effect positive change on campus, and must demonstrate successful collaboration between campus and community. There are currently 174 student organizations at TCU.


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MEDIA CONTACT:
Elaine Cole
Public Relations Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU
817-257-5724
e.cole@tcu.edu