TCU students and the university chancellor soaked in excitement on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Sept. 16.

To celebrate 150 years since its founding, TCU rang the New York Stock Exchange closing bell.

“I don’t normally travel, so coming to New York and being able to experience all of this amongst family and alumni is definitely a memorable experience,” student athlete Jillian Johnson said. “This is definitely a crazy experience.”

Her classmate and fellow athlete Luke Savage said being on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange is “better than he expected” and different from the movies and TV shows.

TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini and alumni rang the bell as the clock hit 3 p.m. Students and faculty back home rang tiny hand bells at the Shaddock Auditorium at TCU Neeley School of Business.

“One of the reasons why we enjoy the quality of life we do in this country, we’re able to export it to other parts of the world is because of this market system,” New York Stock Exchange Vice Chairman John Tuttle said. “But the first step to being a great entrepreneur, business leader or an investor is having a foundation of a great education. And that is why we are so thrilled to have TCU here today.”

Boschini received a New York Stock Exchange medallion and signed the memorable guests book.

“We like to think at TCU that we drive our students in a positive way, and that our students are leaders that will change the world,” Boschini said. “Just like the New York Stock Exchange, we’re proud of our past, but we’re even more excited about our future.”

Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. Contact him by email or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. He can be reached at cristian.arguetasoto@fortworthreport.org or (817) 317-6991.