SERVICE IN ACTION
Doing good things in your community is good business — that’s the idea behind service learning.
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.
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
Pijus Bulvinas spent the summer traveling. But rather than airport visits and siteseeing, his journey included 3,555 cross-country miles on a bicycle.
"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.
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.
Inside the boxing ring, Michael Garza is a fierce competitor. He’s determined, focused and disciplined. With Video.
THE JOURNEY TO GIVE
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
Nothing is going to move forward in this world, in any area of life, if you don’t give back.
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.
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
The best way to master a concept is to apply it, if you ask Bauer College clinical assistant professor Carl Scott.
CONNECTING TO CULTURE
The vibrant colors of Claudia Rodriguez’s folkloric dresses do more than mesmerize audiences — they represent the cultures and traditions of her Mexican heritage.
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.
Adele Tsamo has yet to encounter an obstacle she couldn’t overcome. With Video.
HOUSTON'S HELPING HANDS
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.
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.
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
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
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
Although family-friendly policies are generally viewed favorably in corporate America, the rhetoric often doesn’t match the reality. With Video
Inside the boxing ring, Michael Garza is a fierce competitor. Outside the ring? Garza, who earned his Executive MBA from Bauer College in 2010, brings those qualities to his passion for community service and mentorship. Read the story.
HELPING DOCTORS HELP KIDS
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.
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.
If you ask Milton Frankfort to describe Bauer College, he’ll put it simply. “This is where business education meets business reality.” With Video.
BANKING ON SUCCESS
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.
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
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.
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
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.
See photos of the Bauer community participating in Rush Week, Career Fair, EMBA orientation and the National Day of Service.
Full lists of Bauer College's advisory board members.
Dean's Leadership Founders, Patrons and Associates.