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INAUGURAL PRICE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS SERVICE DAY THIS SATURDAY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov. 1, 2010.

CONTACT: Kate Burch
kburch@ou.edu

(405) 325-2463

 

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma Price College of Business’ Delta Sigma Pi chapter is holding the first-ever Price College Service Day Saturday, Nov. 6, at nine participating schools in the Norman Public School District as well as at Transition House, Inc. From 9 a.m. to noon, more than 200 faculty, staff and students from nine different student groups and multiple academic divisions will contribute their time to helping these schools.

 

Projects at each of the sites will range from organizing and cleaning attics, landscaping, painting rooms or parking lots to working on designated rooms within the schools. Participating elementary schools  are Adams, Cleveland, Jackson, Jefferson, Kennedy, Lake view, McKinley and Monroe along with Irving Middle School and the Transition House, Inc.

 

Ken Evans, dean of Price College; Zach Stuart, president of Delta Sigma Pi; Wade Brockway, vice president of community service for Delta Sigma Pi; and Celeste Scott, director of elementary education for Norman Public Schools, will discuss the new initiative, which they hope will become an annual event, at 10 a.m. at Jefferson Elementary School, 250 N. Cockrel in Norman. “Besides being a worthy cause, it is a great opportunity for students, faculty and staff to work alongside each other toward a common goal,” says Dean Ken Evans.

 

Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce; and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

 

Ranked in the top 5 percent of all U.S. undergraduate business schools based on recent ranking data, the Price College of Business is one of the nation’s premier business colleges. This year, U.S. News & World Report ranks the college’s undergraduate program 42nd in the nation, International Business Program 17th in the nation and the Entrepreneurship Program 17th in the nation. Additionally, the Entrepreneurship Program was ranked 15th in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review.