• Lifetime Contribution Award from the American Accounting Association, Government and NonProfit Section
  • Diversity in Business Award to the SURE℠ Program, by the Houston Business Journal
  • Outstanding Service Award from the Department of Accountancy & Taxation, Bauer College of Business, University of Houston

  • Women Who Mean Business Awards Honoree, by the Houston Business Journal
  • Recognized as Neighborhood Hero by Wells Fargo

  • National Award of Excellence for Innovation + Talent from the University Economic Development Association
  • Bauer SURE℠ Program honored in #MillionsofChangeMakers Campaign by Ashoka

  • Proclamation from Texas Governor Abbott in recognition of the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Award
  • Featured panelist at SXSW EDU

  • Higher Ed Community Impact Award, Texas Governor Abbott's Volunteer Awards
  • Proclamation for SURE℠ Program from City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
  • Provost Paula Short's Teaching Excellence Award-Community Engagement, University of Houston
  • Women in Business Champion of the Year Award, US Small Business Administration
  • Community Impact Award for SURE℠ from Emerge USA

  • Certificate of Congressional Recognition for SURE℠ Program from Honorable Congresswoman Jackson Lee
  • Friend of Humanity Award from Helping Hands

  • Special Recognition from the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
December 6, 2014 Bauer College Microfinance Day

The Bauer College SURE℠ Program was honored by Mayor Annise Parker with an Official Proclamation of December 6, 2014 as Microfinance Day. The Honorable Stephen Costello, Houston Council At-Large Position 1, presented the Proclamation on behalf of the City of Houston to Dr. Saleha Khumawala at the Fall 2014 graduation ceremony. Councilman Costello inspired the graduating entrepreneurs with an encouraging and supportive talk, demonstrating the true commitment of city leadership to their success. The SURE℠ Program is deeply appreciative for the support and recognition we have received from Mayor Annise Parker and the city of Houston.

Certificate of Congressional Recognition from Honorable Congressman Gene Green
  • Proclamation from City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker December 6, 2014 as “Bauer College Microfinance Day”
  • Certificate of Excellence from Provost Paula Short, University of Houston
  • Certificate of Congressional Recognition from Honorable Congressman Gene Green
  • Certificate of Recognition from Texas Governor Rick Perry

  • Certificate of Congressional Recognition from Honorable Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
  • Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Honorable Congressman Al Green
  • Certificate of Recognition from Houston City Controller Ronald Green
  • RESULTS “Seeds of Hope” Award for the Microfinance Program
  • Bauer College of Business – Department of Accountancy & Taxation – Outstanding Service Award (for SURE℠)

  • Neighborhood Centers “Seeds of Change” Grant for the Microfinance Project

In the Media

UH turns focus to Third Ward
Houston Chronicle

The Greatest Gift (Page 16)
Inside Bauer Magazine
Microfinance and Mentors at UH Profit the Community
University of Houston Magazine
SURE Program helps reach local entrepreneurs
The Daily Cougar
UH Microfinance Program Empowers Entrepreneurs
UH News Digest

Bauer Microfinance Program
Houston Business Journal
UH Moment: 'Microfinance' Future entrepreneurs benefit from this Microfinance program at the C. T. Bauer College of Business
Houston Public Media
UH Microfinance Program Offers Chance for a New Start
UH website Home page
Bauer Business Focus: Heather Davis on Baking and Microfinance
Houston Public Media

Lending a (Financial) Helping Hand (Page 31)
Inside Bauer Magazine
Purpose Prize: Video featuring SURE at Mission Milby
Skills for Living
Seeds for Change Grant Award Video
Neighborhood Centers
Bauer Microfinance Projects Target Underserved Community
UH Community Engagement Newsletter