Dean of Whitman School closes NASDAQ
Dean of Whitman School closes NASDAQFebruary 23, 2006Amy Schmitzaemehrin@syr.edu
Melvin T. Stith, dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, will preside over the NASDAQ closing bell in a live broadcast March 3, beginning at 3:45 p.m. Stith will be joined by Daniel C. Smith, dean of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
The ceremony is in honor of the 2006 Velocity Conference, an annual event organized by the Kelley School and this year co-hosted by the entrepreneurship and emerging enterprise department of the Whitman School. The live broadcast can be viewed at www.nasdaq.com.
“To take part in the NASDAQ closing ceremony is a rare opportunity for a business school dean and quite an honor,” says Stith. “I am privileged to be able to represent the Whitman School and ring the bell on behalf of all our faculty, students and alumni who work every day to affect the business community.”
NASDAQ is the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With more than 3,100 companies,it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any otherU.S. market. It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of businessincluding technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation,media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listedstocks. For more information about NASDAQ, visit the NASDAQ websiteat http://www.nasdaq.com or the NASDAQ Newsroomat http://www.nasdaq.com/newsroom/.