Yesterday I was invited to ring the NASDAQ closing bell on behalf of University of the People, its students, volunteers and educators. The experience was exhilarating!
When I arrived at the NASDAQ building in the heart of Times Square, I saw University of the People’s name broadcast on the 7-story video tower. I couldn’t believe it!
Then I was taken into the hall where the ceremony was held. I was introduced by Gregg Hernandez, the managing director of NASDAQ—who had only positive words about UoPeople—and then I had the opportunity to speak before ringing the bell at 4pm ET. The entire ceremony was broadcast live on the video tower, with a clip airing on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business Network and others.
I’ve posted pictures on our Facebook for all of you too see and you can watch the video here
The experience was a great reminder of the support we have received from both the non-profit and business world! Armed with thousands of volunteers and the power of the Internet, we are providing tuition-free education today for the bright, global business leaders of tomorrow.
Did you see the ceremony? What did you think?