Cover Story

Bauer MBA Alumnus Sees Big Small Business Success with Local Brewery

The Wonderful Kind

Cover Story

Bauer MBA Alumnus Sees Big Small Business Success with Local Brewery

FEATURES


Grateful Heart

Bauer Entrepreneurship Senior Launches
Business with Goal to End Suicide

Caroline Ferguson

Caroline Ferguson moves fast. For her, there’s no other option.
With Video.

Magnificent Misfit

Bauer Alumna Finds Her Fit
Through Media Business

Namrata “Nammy” Sirur

Namrata “Nammy” Sirur isn’t interested in fitting in — at least not anymore.

Small Places

MBA Student Aims to Start Food Revolution with Farm Business

Mark Garcia-Prats

Mark Garcia-Prats co-founded Small Places, focusing on making agriculture accessible and engaging for their Second Ward community.

Customer Motivation

Bauer Associate Professor Examines
Grocery Store Shopper Behavior

Cash

Sam Hui, an associate professor of marketing and entrepreneurship, is a numbers guy, very comfortable carefully constructing research studies that monitor consumer behavior.

Small Business Champion

Bauer Professor Encourages
Under-Resourced Entrepreneurs

Saleha Khumawala

When Saleha Khumawala began leading students on Study Abroad India trips to learn about emerging market economies and microfinance, she couldn’t have foreseen the ultimate destination.

Unbreakable Spirit

Local Businesses Rebound with UH Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Center

The SBDC played a pivotal role in reviving Houston’s vast ecosystem of small businesses in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation.

Living the Dream

Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship Director Shares Vision for Program

WCE Director Dave Cook

Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship director Dave Cook says the students are what sets Bauer College’s entrepreneurship program apart from others.

Banking on Bauer

From Nation's Capital, Alumnus Supports Fellowship Program

Sam Schreiber

Sam Schreiber (BBA ’74) has taken note of his alma mater’s growing reputation and makes the Bauer in D.C. Fellowship Program the focus of his philanthropy.

 

Featured Video: MEET THE ENTREBREWNEUR


AS PRESIDENT, CO-FOUNDER AND HYPE MAN FOR 8TH WONDER BREWERY, RYAN SOROKA IS HELPING TO USHER IN A WAVE OF QUIRKY SMALL BUSINESSES ACROSS HOUSTON. Read his story →

FACULTY


Emerging Research

Bauer Clinical Assistant Professor Examines Economies on the Rise

Nikhil Celly

Nikhil Celly’s first forays in the field of emerging markets came accidentally: unplanned, unscripted and unintended.

Strategic Consulting

Bauer Lecturer Brings Small Business Lens to Classroom

Denise Patrick

Denise Patrick’s students create marketing plans for businesses as colorful and diverse as Houston itself.

Making It Work

Bauer Research Focuses on Curbing the "Office Jerk"

Professors Dejun 'Tony' Kong and Betsy Gelb

Bauer research indicates that “jerk” behaviors are more common than once thought, prevalent enough to call for a wholesale reinvention of existing workplace culture.

STUDENTS


Inner Strength

For Bauer Senior, Success is Mental & Physical Game

Sophia Pierce

Marketing senior Sophia Pierce is an accomplished athlete who has overcome adversity at a young age and has a dream to one day share her experiences to help others.

Difference Maker

Bauer Student Athlete Pays Tribute to Father's Legacy

Margo McEntire

As Margo McEntire navigates her way to graduation, she reflects on how she balanced a demanding course load with success on the UH Women's Soccer Team.

Open Doors

Bauer Senior Nears Graduation
with Entrepreneurship Dream

Yotham Kassaye

Yotham Kassaye graduated high school in Ethiopia and came to Houston to enroll in Bauer College, becoming the youngest person inducted into the college’s Program for Excellence in Selling.

Show Business

Bauer Management Junior Shines
in Family Dance Company

Morgan Bull

Morgan Bull grew up with small business at her fingertips — her mother opened a studio to teach dance and baton twirling, something that Bull took to naturally.

PROGRAMS


The Art of the Side Hustle

Bauer College Launches Workshop Series on Alternate Income Streams

Kelly McCormick of RED Labs

In the past year, it’s been reported that over 44 million people have a side hustle. And it’s easy to see why.

Investing in Dreams

MBA Students Make Startup Decisions in Cougar Venture Fund

Cougar Venture Fund

Small companies that aspire to be big companies need more than a great idea.

HYPE-ing Houston

Bauer Partners with Houston Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Bauer College Office of Graduate and Professional Programs

“Houston’s MBA” is not just a slogan — this is our city, and our purpose is to serve it through education and leadership.

COMMUNITY


Go Your Own Way

Bauer MBA Alumna Braves New Territory with Marketing Startup

Melissa Emekli

Melissa Emekli never really pictured herself as an entrepreneur, then something changed.

Fast Lane

Bauer MBA Alumnus Steers Luxury Car Brand Marketing

Derek Brown

Derek Brown mentors students as a way of giving back to a community that helped him find his path.

Leading Change

Bauer College Alumna Appointed
to White House Role

Holly Ham

Holly Ham was recently appointed executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders after a lengthy career in the private sector.

High Flyer

Bauer Alumnus Leads Multimillion-Dollar Bounce House Business

Robert De Los Santos

Robert De Los Santos spends his days jumping from one idea to the next — literally.

Style Star

Bauer Alumna Uses Network to Grow Fine Linen Retail Business

Clara Hough

When Clara Hough started her business, it was just her and a bunch of swatches.

The Spice of Life

Bauer Alumna Combines Love of Creativity with Sales

Yara Suki

Yara Suki has always trusted recipes — a list of ingredients, paired with a set of instructions, leads you to a desired outcome.

IN EVERY ISSUE


LETTER FROM THE DEAN

Latha Ramchand

Latha Ramchand - Dean and Professor, Finance

“Do what makes you happy” — it’s a phrase we’ve all no doubt heard before, and it seems easier said than done.

EDITOR'S LETTER

Jessica Navarro

Executive Director of Communications: Jessica Navarro

I saw a sign recently outside a local boutique that said, “When you support a small business, you’re supporting a dream.”

LATEST FACULTY RESEARCH

Thought Leadership Highlights

Faculty Research

In this issue, we highlight research and recognition in the fields marketing, decision and information sciences, management and accounting.

SEMESTER EVENTS

Getting Involved

Student Event

See a collection of curated photos of the Bauer community participating in some of the Spring 2018 semester's biggest events.

ADVISORY BOARDS

Meet Our Leadership

Bauer College Advisory Boards

Full lists of Bauer College's advisory board members.

DONOR RECOGNITION

Thank You for Your Support

Board Room

Dean's Leadership Founders, Patrons and Associates.

Grateful & Company

BUY A SHIRT. SAVE A LIFE.
Improving Mental Health Resources |
Ending Suicide
www.gratefulandcompany.com

Podcast

Listen, engage and join the conversation on Working Wisdom, a podcast from the Bauer College of Business. Available on iTunes, SoundCloud and bauer.uh.edu/podcast.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Jessica Navarro

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Amanda Sebesta

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Kaelyn Williams

PHOTOGRAPHY

Nicki Evans

VIDEO

Charlie Propst (BA ’10)

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Julie Bonnin
Wendell Brock
Kelly McCormick
Dalia Pineda
Yotham Kassaye (BBA ’18)
Margo McEntire (BBA ’18)
Jessica Navarro (BA ’07, MA ’12)
Amanda Sebesta

WEB DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Brandon Moeller (BA ’03)
Marla Molony

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