Alumni Stories


The #BauerLovesHouston campaign, highlights one Bauer alumni business each month on social media. Thank you for tuning in to our Instagram Story (@UHBauerCollege) each month as we have gotten to know some fantastic businesses right here in Houston. Each feature culminates in a YouTube video. Let us know if you’d like to be featured in potential future campaign stops! Check out the recent feature in Inside Bauer magazine.

A Couple of Vets

Alumni Name: Jennifer Le
Grad Year & Program: MBA 2011
Business Name: A Couple of Vets
Location: Spring/TheWoodlands
Most Surprising Thing Learned in the Takeover: Separation of cats and dogs lowers their anxiety levels, making for a better clinic experience. A Couple of Vets has separate wings for its feline and canine patients.
COVID-19 Response: Veterinary medicine has been busier during the pandemic due to pet owners being home and monitoring their pet's health more closely.
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Brooklyn Pizzeria

Alumni Name: Alban Shahini
Grad Year & Program: BBA 2010
Business Name: Brooklyn Pizzeria
Location: Humble, Pearland, Missouri City, Baytown, Atascocita, Richmond Sienna Plantation and Spring/Tomball
Most Surprising Thing Learned in the Takeover: The business only serves authentic New York style food and imports all of their ingredients (as well as their brick ovens from New York), and everything on the menu is made from scratch.
COVID-19 Response: All staff and patrons are required to wear masks, and employees are assessed before and after shifts to make sure they’re in good health. The restaurant has also seen a surge in delivery orders.
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Alumni Name: Tisha Rowe, M.D.
Grad Year & Program: MBA 2012
Business Name: RoweDocs
Location: California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, D.C.
Most Surprising Thing Learned in the Takeover: Patients were a bit skeptical of telemedicine before the pandemic but are now more willing (and in many cases, required) to visit with doctors remotely, giving RoweDocs the chance to educate this year about the benefits of this new way of treatment.
COVID-19 Response: In addition to their growing telemedicine business, RoweDocs also began offering safe, drive-through COVID-19 testing this year.
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We Olive & Wine Bar

Alumni Name: Luis (MBA ’02) and Amber Rabo (MBA/MS Social Work,’00)
Business Name: We Olive & Wine Bar
Location: The Heights
Most Surprising Thing Learned in the Takeover: Olive oil has unique tastes, much like wine! Connoisseurs “swirl, sniff, slurp and swallow” with a 4-S process to gauge an oil’s flavor.
COVID-19 Response: While the owners of the combination specialty goods and wine bar have always been proud of their location in The Heights, they’re now allowing patrons to enjoy the “small town in a big city” views with a new outdoor seating area in their parking lot.