The Real Estate Center kicked off the 2017/18 academic year at the Annual Fall Reception on Tuesday, September 5th. In keeping with tradition, Charlie Wurtzebach, Center Director and Department Chairman, announced the recipients of this year's academic and travel scholarship awards.
In all there were nine different scholarship categories, including a first-time award for the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Industry Endowed Scholarship Fund that was established when the Real Estate Center raised more than $220,000 to honor Jack Durburg, a DePaul alum and the current CEO of the Americas for CBRE. In total, the Center awarded $105,433 in academic scholarships to 33 real estate students and an additional $7,328 was awarded to twelve students to cover travel expenses for attending real estate conferences across the country including ICSC, PREA and ULI.
A special thanks to the real estate community and all of the donors who provided funding for the following scholarships:
Susanne E. Cannon Endowed Scholarship
Chicago Commercial Real Estate Industry Endowed Scholarship
Douglas and Cynthia Crocker Endowed Scholarship
DePaul Real Estate Alumni Alliance
Michael J. Horne Endowed Scholarship
Ken McHugh Endowed Scholarship
Sustaining Sponsors of the Real Estate Center
Robert and Howard Weitzman Endowed Scholarship
Charles H. Wurtzebach and Susan M. Marshall Endowed Travel Scholarship