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Following his graduation from high school in 1991, he headed to Ann Arbor to enter U-Ms College of Engineering. While there, he received a number of leadership awards for his efforts to improve the environment for students within CoE. He also served as president of the U-M chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, the national honor society for electrical and computer engineering students.
Page says his undergraduate experience contained critical components for his future success, especially his involvement with the honor society, a course load that included business classes, and a variety of leadership training experiences.
I spent a lot of time in Engineering with the organizations in which I was involved, learning about leadership, Page recalls. In particular, the LeaderShape program was an amazing experience that helped me a lot when we started Google. (LeaderShape is a University-wide student leader development program that originated in the College of Engineering in 1992.)
Then theres his brother, Carl, also a graduate of Michigan, with a BSE in computer engineering (1986) and an MSE (1988). Hes now traveling the world after selling his own Internet companyeGroups.comto Yahoo! for $400 million.
Sergey Brin, Co-founder and President of Technology at Google, Inc., received a Bachelor of Science Degree with honors in mathematics and computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1993.
Filo, a native of Moss Bluff, Louisiana, was a scholarship student and a Dean's Honor Scholar while at Tulane. He graduated summa cum laude and was named Tulane's "top graduate" of 1988. He was the 1997 recipient of the Harold A. Levey Award for Early Career Achievement from the School of Engineering and was the 2001 recipient of the School of Engineering's Outstanding Alumnus Award. Last year, Filo was elected to the Tulane School of Engineering Hall of Fame. He credits Tulane for much of his success in his relatively short business career.
"That I was able to get into the position to start Yahoo! was in large part due to Tulane," Filo says. "They gave me a scholarship, without which I probably would never have been able to attend. This gift is my way of contributing to higher education in my home state as well as showing my gratitude for the wonderful education I received at Tulane."
Page, Brin, Filo and Yang were all grad students at Stanford
What an odd way to pick a college.
Pick Stanford if it has a few more?
Pick MIT if Stanford has a few less?