Mammel Hall – The investment science laboratory at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Business Administration (CBA) is now named thanks to a gift from the Hollis and Helen Baright Foundation.
The new Hollis and Helen Baright Investment Science Laboratory at UNO’s Mammel Hall was unveiled on Friday, April 14.
Baright Foundation Trustee Brandon Burns, wealth advisor at Great Western Bank, was the featured speaker. In addition, foundation trustees were inducted into the Financial Management Association International, and several students were honored with scholarships and awards.
The naming gift will benefit CBA through an endowed fund for the Department of Finance, Banking and Real Estate — one of the largest departments in CBA with nearly 500 students.
Created to help UNO business students understand the importance of savings, the nuances of investing and the process of value creation, the Hollis and Helen Baright Investment Science Lab is equipped with dual computer monitors at each seat, Bloomberg machines, S&P Research Insight database, historical price data from the Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP), a ticker board and digital displays with the latest market data.
The lab also houses CFA preparation courses, series 7 licensing courses, the student-led management of an $800,000 equity portfolio, and other activities that help students branch between the classroom and business community.
In addition to the naming gift, the Baright Foundation named CBA's real estate lab and funds an annual real estate scholarship and an endowed professorship of real estate studies at UNO. In 2003, the foundation was inducted into the Lucas Society, the highest honor for individuals and organizations that have made a substantial commitment to CBA’s growth and success.
Hollis Baright was a successful stock market investor and Omaha real estate entrepreneur. He and his wife, Helen, through their foundation are the benefactors of many community projects, including the Namib Desert at the Henry Doorly Zoo's Desert Dome, the public library in Ralston and the Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park Visitor Center — to name a few.
Learn more about the Hollis and Helen Baright Foundation.