Bauer Excellence Scholars

Meet the Bauer Excellence Scholars

Marguerite Lavin

Our Bauer Excellence Scholars are a diverse group, with a range of interests in studies, research and career, but one thing unites them - a drive and passion for the pursuit of excellence. Individually, they represent students from the top of their respective classes, and as a group, they illustrate a collection of scholars who exemplify the characteristics of The Bauer Excellence Initiative.

 


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Aaron Adrian


Aaron Adrian

High School: Lamar Consolidated

Intended Major: MIS, MANA-HR track

Favorite TV show?: Veep, American Horror Story

Favorite musician?: Britney Spears, Madonna, Miley Cyrus

Favorite book?: Where'd You Go, Bernadette? (Maria Temple)

Hobbies?: Learning foreign languages

Why Bauer?: Bauer offers the opportunity to meet and network with people from all over the world; the Bauer Business Honors Program has a reputation of taking great care of its students and giving them a new humble home, two attributes which have proven themselves correct for me.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: The group distinction within an already distinct student body; also, the comfort of never having to worry about how I am going to finance my undergraduate education and the reassurance of graduating debt-free.

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Hayley Barnes


Hayley Barnes

High School: Altus

Intended Major: MARK

Favorite TV show?: Pretty Little Liars, How to Get Away with Murder, Blackish, Modern Family, Red Band Society, The Big Bang Theory, Gossip Girl, Once Upon a Time

Favorite musician?: One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Big Sean, Childish Gambino, J. Cole

Favorite book?: The Great Gatsby

Hobbies?: In my free time, I usually just hang out with my friends or tweet (@HayBarn814)

Why Bauer?: Honestly, I didn’t choose Bauer- at least not in the beginning. I met my best friend Kathryn in the third grade when we were both in Oklahoma. She moved after sixth grade to Texas, but we regained contact in eigth grade. Since senior year, we’ve known everything about each other. She was set on going to the University of Houston because the Conrad N. Hilton College has a great HRM major program. Me, I just wanted to leave Oklahoma. At the time I wanted to do Interior Design, so UH didn’t peek my interest. Then I switched to business, and Kathryn convinced me to apply to UH. What could be better than starting in a new town with your best friend by your side? So my heart was set on getting into UH. I went so far as to hide the scholarship OU sent me just so my parents couldn’t reject UH. When I got my acceptance package a few days later, I screamed with joy and jumped all around the house. I had work in 40 minutes, but nothing could wipe that smile off my face. I’m happy I chose Bauer because I truly feel like everyone is here to help you succeed. The Freshman Connection at the beginning of the year helped me see that, and I would never go back on my choice to be a Coog or a Bauer student.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: Support. Everyone who is a part of the BES scholars gives off a friendly vibe, which is important for me. It’s a great comfort knowing if I have a problem or question I can shoot someone an email or talk to someone in the office.

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Lou Calaquian


Lou Calaquian

High School: Cypress Falls

Intended Major: FINA, ACCT

Favorite TV show?: Bob's Burgers

Why Bauer?: I chose to attend UH Bauer because I was looking to pursue a career in business, and I had already met some of the staff.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: Being part of an exclusive group of individuals similar to myself and being able to get closer to unique staff.

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Christopher Collum


Christopher Collum

High School: Porter

Intended Major: MIS

Favorite TV show?: I'm a huge Sorkin fan - The West Wing, Newsroom. I also love The Office and Parks and Rec.

Favorite book?: I've been known to binge read Game of Thrones books and Tolkein.

Hobbies?: I play all kinds of sports, even though I'm not particularly good at any of them.

Why Bauer?: After an open house event, it became clear that the Bauer community was very special. Bauer is in a unique position to take full advantage of Houston's vibrant job market.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: The Bauer College is already something special, but BES allows me to be a part of a tight-knit community of highly motivated individuals.

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Lauren Crabb


Lauren Crabb

High School: Cinco Ranch

Intended Major: ACCT

Favorite book?: I'm a huge Harry Potter fan!

Hobbies?: I've played the piano since I was 5.

Why Bauer?: UH has a reputation for having a great business college, and I love the feel of it.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: I like being a part of a little group, and I don't have to really worry about tuition.

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Morgan Daniels


Morgan Daniels

High School: Barbers Hill

Intended Major: ACCT

Favorite TV show?: How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Rec, and pretty much anything on Netflix.

Why Bauer?: Bauer provides many networking opportunities for all business students. Also, the faculty and staff are really helpful.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: My favorite part about being a BES scholar is the close knit community with other similar students and having friends who are in the same classes with me.

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Kylie Dawson


Kylie Dawson

High School: Carnegie Vanguard

Intended Major: ACCT

Favorite TV show?: I watch so many shows on Netflix that it's hard to pick a favorite, but I'm currently watching Gilmore Girls.

Why Bauer?: The University of Houston is very close to my family and it's one of the best cities to be living in when you're interested in business.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: Meeting all of the other scholars and finding out all of the things I have in common with them.

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Zainab Dhanani


Zainab Dhanani

High School: Clements

Intended Major: MARK with journalism minor

Favorite TV show?: Gossip Girl, Scandal, Suits.

Favorite musician?: Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, Drake, One Direction.

Favorite book?: Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso

Hobbies?: Catching up on tv/movies.

Why Bauer?: I chose to attend UH Bauer because of its great business honors program in my hometown city that's growing everyday.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: Being surrounded by equally ambitious peers and the fun meetings/socials.

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Jeffrey Gong


Jeffrey Gong

High School: Calhoun

Intended Major: ACCT

Favorite TV show?: Walking Dead

Favorite musician?: Imagine Dragons

Hobbies?: In my spare time, I like to read Chinese books to make sure I am still literate in my native language.

Why Bauer?: I chose to attend UH Bauer because I love the city of Houston and at the same time the resources here are extremely plentiful to get my name out in the business sector of the city. Going to college here would be a wise decision for anyone who plans to look for a long-term job here in Houston.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: My favorite part of being a BES scholar is the individuals we get to work with. Not only do we get to work with other talented Bauer Excellence Scholars, but we are also exposed to people of much higher importance such as the Dean and many others.

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Marguerite Lavin


Marguerite Lavin

High School: Cypress Falls

Intended Major: ACCT, FINA

Favorite TV show?: Breaking Bad

Favorite musician?: Daft Punk

Favorite book?: Jane Eyre

Hobbies?: Singing

Why Bauer?: I was interested in business and I had heard a lot of great things about Bauer. I also love being able to stay in Houston, whose economy is ripe with opportunity.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: It feels great to be a part of such a special group of people! I love knowing that my peers and I are all aiming for excellence in what we do.

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Christian Madison


Christian Madison

High School: Dawson

Intended Major: ENTR

Favorite TV show?: Psych

Favorite musician?: A three-way tie between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles.

Favorite book?: Misery by Stephen King.

Hobbies?: Writing, producing, recording, and performing music.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: Being Bauer Proud and repping the Red and White!

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Lydia Mammen


Lydia Mammen

High School: Seven Lakes

Intended Major: ACCT

Favorite TV show?: Sherlock - I love crime solving and detective shows that really get you thinking.

Why Bauer?: I chose Bauer because I thought it'd be the best place for me to learn the skills necessary to walk into what I hope to do, which is using accounting to work in nonprofit or ministry work.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: Having a close knit group of friends and professional support guiding me on this journey! Also, being able to have the financial burden of paying for college off my back has been so helpful and has enabled me to take advantage of all the opportunities that Bauer offers.

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Reuben Mathew


Reuben Mathew

High School: Lakeview Centennial

Intended Major: ACCT

Hobbies?: Growing up in Dallas for my entire life raised me to be a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan. Trust me, it is extremely enjoyable to be a Dallas Cowboys fan in Houston, TX.

Why Bauer?: As one of the highly regarded business schools in the state, it was difficult to pass on becoming a UH Bauer Excellence Scholar.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: Getting to know other students who push me to work as hard as I can to succeed in college.

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Madeleine Maxwell


Madeleine Maxwell

High School: Cypress Ranch

Intended Major: SCM

Favorite musician?: I'm pretty into melodic metal along with general rock and alternative rock, like Chevelle.

Hobbies?: Volunteering at my local animal shelter.

Why Bauer?: My mother is a UH alum, and I live in Cypress which is close by, so UH was definitely an option. I chose to come because of the great reputation Bauer has, UH is a Tier One school, and I was offered a great opportunity.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: I like the feeling that I am a part of a group/organization with other people with similar goals and wants. It makes me feel like I'm a part of something special.

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Claudia Rodriguez


Claudia Rodriguez

High School: Hendrickson

Intended Major: ACCT

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Fatema Sabir


Fatema Sabir

High School: Memorial

Intended Major: FINA (GEM)

Favorite TV show?: Suits, Parks and Rec, The Office, New Girl.

Favorite book?: Into the Wild, A Thousand Splendid Suns.

Hobbies?: Rock climbing, soccer, tennis, Netflix.

Why Bauer?: I got a good scholarship and it had the best and most specialized business program out of all the ones I was accepted to.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: The scholarship and the meetings with all the special treatment :)

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Arjun Saravanan


Arjun Saravanan

High School: Klein Oak

Intended Major: SCM

Favorite musician?: Avicii

Favorite book?: And Then There Were None

Hobbies?: Indoor soccer

Why Bauer?: I chose Bauer because I knew it was the perfect fit for me - one of the best business schools in the nation, close to home, in one of the best cities in the world.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: I think it’s simply the idea of the Bauer Excellence Scholar. I understand that it is my responsibility to live up to the requirements, both academically and socially, and I like the challenge that this gives me.

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Sara Sii


Sara Sii

High School: DeBakey

Intended Major: MIS, SCM

Favorite book?: Watership Down

Hobbies?: Drawing

Why Bauer?:  I chose Bauer, because it has a good Supply Chain and MIS programs, and has connections with Houston businesses.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: Being a part of a smaller community within Bauer Honors.

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Ahmed Tawsif


Ahmed Tawsif

High School: Mastermind School (Bangladesh)

Intended Major: ACCT

Favorite musician?: Radiohead

Why Bauer?: Bauer has so many opportunities. Bauer will help you decide where you want to go, and also get you there.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: UH is a huge school. There are so many students at UH. It's great to be a part of a small group of wonderful people. And because they are also Business majors, they always help out!

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Tiffany Thai


Tiffany Thai

High School: Clear Horizons Early College High School

Intended Major: MARK, SCM

Favorite TV show?: Say Yes to the Dress

Hobbies?: Eating, Playing Tsum Tsum, Tetris, Fashion.

Why Bauer?: I chose UH Bauer to be able to be close to home, but also to attend one of the best business schools.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: My favorite part about being a BES scholar is attending a diverse school and getting to meet many different people.

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Forest Wharton


Forest Wharton

High School: Oak Ridge

Intended Major: ENTR

Favorite book?: The Sun Also Rises

Why Bauer?: I chose Bauer because of the Entrepreneurship program. It's one of the best programs in the nation, and in one of the best cities. 

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: I've enjoyed building a small community within the larger Bauer Program. It's quite exciting to be a part of the genesis of something like this. 

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Amanda Wilkinson


Amanda Wilkinson

High School: Travis

Intended Major: ACCT

Favorite TV show?: The Office, New Gir.l

Favorite musician?: James Bay, Jason Mraz, Ed Sheera.n

Hobbies?: Photography, Scrapbooking, Decorating my room.

Why Bauer?: I chose to attend Bauer, because I had heard so many respectable and interesting things about the college. My mother was also a proud Cougar and proud student of Bauer. She also worked through college, not allowing for the building of community. The best part about deciding to come here was gaining my reason to stay. I have a family here at Bauer, one that will support me and have fun along the way!

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: I really enjoy being a part of a newly emerging group of very unique, intelligent, and promising individuals. I am also very excited to grow with this group of students, because we all have common ties. That, I feel, brings us closer than a group like the Honors College, in which you can be any major ranging from Education to Phronesis.

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Brian Williams


Brian Williams

High School: St. Thomas

Intended Major: FINA, ACCT

Favorite TV show?: Person of Interest, Survivor, American Horror Story.

Hobbies?: Swimming

Why Bauer?: I wanted to stay in Houston, a lot of my family went to UH, I didn't know what I wanted to do after college, so I chose Bauer to be more flexible.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: Graduating from college without worrying about being in debt, and being part of a smaller community within the larger Bauer College.

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