SERVICE IN ACTION

Doing good things in your community is good business — that’s the idea behind service learning.

FEATURES


FINDING NEVERLAND

Bauer Professor, alumna spend summer volunteering with children

Amy Vandaveer

For Amy Vandaveer (MBA ’11), a dream vacation is spending a week as a camp counselor at Double H Ranch in upstate New York, which serves sick children.

ENTREPRENEURIAL ICON

Houston legend celebrates 90th birthday, shares life lessons

Bill Sherrill

For many in the Houston business community, the name Bill Sherrill is synonymous with the city where the entrepreneurial icon was born, raised and made. With Video.

CYCLING FOR A CAUSE

Finance senior bikes across country to raise money for disabled children

Pijus Bulvinas

Pijus Bulvinas spent the summer traveling. But rather than airport visits and siteseeing, his journey included 3,555 cross-country miles on a bicycle.

#EMMATHEADVENTURER

Marketing senior reflects on adventure mindset

Emma Armer

"To me, adventuring is about taking calculated risks — about walking into the unknown, no matter how scary, and seizing the opportunity anyway. It’s not limited to traveling a new city or exploring your own. I believe adventure can take place in any setting, including in school and in business." With Video.

FULL CIRCLE

Bauer alumna leads jewelry company with a global focus

Paulina Tobon

As a little girl, Paulina Tobon played in Colombian fields with children of local farmers. Her uncle was a rancher, and Tobon would often visit with her sister Daniela, bringing American toys and technology to share with newfound friends. With Video.

RING LEADER

Bauer MBA alumnus mentors youth with "Sweet Science" of boxing

Michael Garza

Inside the boxing ring, Michael Garza is a fierce competitor. He’s determined, focused and disciplined. With Video.

THE JOURNEY TO GIVE

Alumnus applies Bauer education as senior accountant for TOMS shoes

Ralph Xavier Degala

As a Bauer College student leader, Ralph Xavier Degala could often be heard repeating the adage, “Success isn’t a destination — it’s the journey.” With Video.

PLANTING THE SEEDS

Family honors late son with endowment for Bauer students

Ken and Diane Kiecke

Nothing is going to move forward in this world, in any area of life, if you don’t give back.

 

FEATURED VIDEO: FULL CIRCLE


Paulina Tobon (BBA '13) launched Luca Love Bracelets in 2014, a company that sells unique handcrafted bracelets and accessories made by Colombian women who otherwise struggle to support themselves and their families. Read the story.

FACULTY


MODEL BEHAVIOR

Clinical Assistant Professor prioritizes service over sales

Carl Herman

Since 1974, Carl Herman has been a salesman. He started his career in sales at the Burroughs Corporation, making his way through several companies before coming to Bauer College to teach.

RISK TAKER

Assistant Professor's research on mutual funds scores with investors

Hitesh Doshi

Hitesh Doshi has done a good bit of research on credit risk and asset pricing. But for one of his latest projects, the Bauer College assistant professor pursued a different topic — mutual funds. With Video.

SETTING THE EXAMPLE

Clinical Assistant Professor emphasizes service learning

Carl Scott

The best way to master a concept is to apply it, if you ask Bauer College clinical assistant professor Carl Scott.

STUDENTS


CONNECTING TO CULTURE

Bauer undergraduate keeps tradition alive through dance

Claudia Rodriguez

The vibrant colors of Claudia Rodriguez’s folkloric dresses do more than mesmerize audiences — they represent the cultures and traditions of her Mexican heritage.

SERVICE ABROAD

Undergraduate students take corporate project beyond classroom

Students

Undergraduate students Mehreen Arshad, Shaista Ali, Phil Ninh and Ebrahim Iyoob didn’t know a class project would lead them to work together to bring medical aid to residents of one of the world’s poorest nations.

HOUSTON'S HELPING HANDS

Bauer course focuses on experiential learning in surrounding areas

Houston Map

The economic impact of the University of Houston on the city of Houston is estimated to be more than $1 billion from the thousands of graduates entering the workforce each year.

OVERCOMING ODDS

Accounting undergraduate balances family, education with service

Adele Tsamo

Adele Tsamo has yet to encounter an obstacle she couldn’t overcome. With Video.

FEATURED VIDEO: Adele Tsamo

“When you have an objective in mind — when you have a goal that you really want to reach — you find ways to work around whatever happens along the way. That’s how I was able to do it.” Read her story.

PROGRAMS


TRAINING GROUND

EXPLORE Summer institutes introduce top High School students to business world

Training Ground

Only a few years ago, staff in Bauer College’s Office of Undergraduate Business Programs launched an initiative to provide a life-changing experience for high school students.

HEAD OF EXECUTIVE ED

After career at nation's top newspapers, marketing expert tapped to reshape program

Gary Randazzo

By the time Gary Randazzo left the newspaper business in 2007, he had assembled a résumé that would be impressive by any standards. With Video.

An Investment in the Community

Bauer Program for Financial Literacy spreads money management skills across Houston

PFL Program

In just three years, Bauer College has launched and grown a financial literacy initiative that has provided outreach to thousands of Houstonians, trained nearly 3,000 business students and gained national recognition.

PRACTICES THAT PAY

Bauer college highlights changing workforce needs in panel discussion

PTP Event

Although family-friendly policies are generally viewed favorably in corporate America, the rhetoric often doesn’t match the reality. With Video

FEATURED VIDEO: Practices That Pay Special Event

Bauer College's special event “Practices That Pay” included global leaders from health care, law, tax and audit, oil and gas, and academia. Read the story.

COMMUNITY


HELPING DOCTORS HELP KIDS

From Texas to California, Bauer MBA alumna makes mark as research administrator

Jodi Ogden

As a top administrator at one of the largest and most productive pediatric research centers in the country, Jodi Ogden’s task is to support the researchers so they can focus on science and healing.

CHILD'S PLAY

Marketing alumna curated
box for early childhood
education

Sania Jamil

Becoming a parent can be overwhelming. Gadgets and gizmos line the shelves of every warehouse store, begging first-time moms and dads to buy this or that to ensure a happy, healthy baby.

COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Bauer College board member gives back to university that gave him his start in accounting

Milton Frankfort

If you ask Milton Frankfort to describe Bauer College, he’ll put it simply. “This is where business education meets business reality.” With Video.

GIVING


BANKING ON SUCCESS

Whitney Bank VP paves way to support Bauer community outreach

Alan Villanueva

As a young man growing up in a Mexican-American family in Bellaire, Alan Villanueva struggled in high school and had to attend summer and night sessions to catch up.

 

FEATURED VIDEO: THE JOURNEY TO GIVE


Bauer alumnus Ralph Xavier Degala (BBA '12) lives and works in Los Angeles as a senior accountant for TOMS, but says he'll always have an affinity for Houston, his adopted hometown. Read the story.

IN EVERY ISSUE


LETTER FROM THE DEAN

Latha Ramchand

Dean Latha Ramchand

We live in a time when the news we see and hear is negative and divisive. So-called leaders seem unable to lead, much less inspire others to follow. But here, at the Bauer College, we see a different reality.

EDITOR'S LETTER

Jessica Navarro

Director of Communications: Jessica Navarro

When people find out that I work for Bauer College, they often ask if it’s fun to spend my days on a college campus.

LATEST FACULTY RESEARCH

Highlights of thought leadership

Faculty Research

This issue features insights from Betsy Gelb, Marketing; Gerald Lobo, Accounting; Leiser Silva, Management Information Systems; Chad Larson, Management; and Praveen Kumar and Paul Povel, Finance.

SEMESTER EVENTS

Getting involved

Student Event

See photos of the Bauer community participating in Rush Week, Career Fair, EMBA orientation and the National Day of Service.

ADVISORY BOARDS

Meet our leadership

Bauer College Advisory Boards

Full lists of Bauer College's advisory board members.

DONOR RECOGNITION

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Jessica Navarro

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Chelsea Crouse
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