Bauer College Alumni Association
In 2011, we started a tradition at the Ted Bauer Golf Classic in honoring former students and current supporters of UH. In 2015, we recognize individuals who emulate Ted Bauer’s principles and values. These individuals have given tirelessly of their time and talent to the university and to Bauer College. They will serve as honorary starters and will be recognized at the dinner following the golf tournament.
In Memoriam: John Edward Reinert, Jr. (EMBA 2009) (1951 – 2014)
John Edward Reinert, Jr. graduated from Bauer’s Executive MBA program and became an active alumnus, serving on the board of the Bauer College Alumni Association. He also served on the college’s faculty and staff, serving as assistant dean for Bauer’s Graduate and Professional Programs and playing a significant role in developing corporate partnerships for the college.
L. Miller Bassler, (BS ’75)
Miller Bassler attended the University of Houston where he played football, married Kathie Nicar, and completed his B.S. degree in education. After college, his football career continued with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys. After his NFL career, Miller started Bassler Energy Services, a company that was recognized in 2014 as having one of the fastest growing Cougar owned business as part of the Inaugural Cougar 100. He is an avid fan of the University of Houston, holds season tickets in three sports and is a lifetime member of the H-Association (for former lettermen) and the UH Alumni Organization.
Brooks Bassler, (BBA ‘02)
Brooks followed in his father’s footsteps and attended the University of Houston. Brooks was a high jumper on the University of Houston Track & Field Team. Brooks graduated from the Bauer Business School with an Entrepreneurship degree in 2002. Five years later, he established BB’s Cajun Café. Since 2007, he has opened numerous locations and has built a successful franchise in one of the most competitive culinary cities in the nation. Brooks was recognized in 2014 as having one of the fastest growing Cougar owned business as part of the Inaugural Cougar 100.
Blade Bassler, (BBA ’06)
Per family tradition, Blade also attended the University of Houston, excelling in football. His academic performance was equally impressive, earning B.A. degrees with honors in finance and entrepreneurship. Blade was a member of the honors college at UH and received numerous academic awards and recognitions. After completing his formal education, Blade became an assistant manager in the Deanville office of Bassler Energy Services, where he learned the business. Today, as the company’s COO, Blade is responsible for sales and operations at all locations. Blade is a Life Member of the H Association and the UH Alumni Association.