Alumni show appreciation for professor
This semester former business students went a little
farther than coloring in the extreme right-hand bubbles
on teaching evaluation forms to show their appreciation
for a professor.
be exact: $1.4 million farther.
Block, a finance professor who has taught at TCU for
36 years, was named the first holder of an endowed chair
for finance named after him. He described it as the
pinnacle of his career.
alumni-supported chair is a testimony to Blocks
impact during the past decades. He began the countrys
first Educational Investment Fund, which currently allows
students to manage $2 million worth of assets and has
helped business students break into prominent Wall Street
establishment of a new endowed chair will also attract
prestige to the university. Other universities have
copied Blocks EIF program and this latest recognition
will add to his legacy of success.
new chair also shows the extent to which students will
go to show their gratitude toward sterling professors.
Hammering knowledge into our brains may seem like a
futile exercise sometimes, but it means we leave college
with the skills and attitudes it takes to succeed the
rest of lives. Its something Blocks students
heartily deserves the praise he has received from his
past and present students.
the end, the concern and energy professors invest in
their students really are like the MasterCard commercial: