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Meet the Bauer Excellence Scholars

Bauer Excellence Scholars
Bauer Excellence Scholars

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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Salman Al-Luqman


Salman Al-Luqman

High School: Klein High School

What are you passionate about?: I am passionate about inciting positive change and reforming underprivileged communities with monetary, physical, and emotional support.

Why Bauer?: The Bauer Honors Program is one of a kind with its small class sizes, countless honors sessions offered, and invaluable resources. The University of Houston's strategic location in the heart of the US energy and medical hub gives graduates from Bauer a wide variety of career opportunities.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I am hoping to gain a Tier 1 Business education while making lifelong friends and connections that will support me throughout my career.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: As a Bauer Excellence Scholar, I am honored to be with a small group of driven, like-minded individuals who will motivate me to work harder every day.

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Lou Calaquian


Lou Calaquian

High School: Cypress Falls High School

What are you passionate about?: Currently, I have become very passionate about my Japanese studies.

Why Bauer?: I joined Bauer for its multitude of opportunities as well as its spectacular reputation.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: During my remaining time in Bauer, I hope to make full use of the knowledge and skills I have gained throughout the years.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: My favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar is the chance to be a part of a prestigious group of students.

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Patrick Clarke


Patrick Clarke

High School: Clear Springs

What are you passionate about?: Real estate, the city of Houston, and my fraternity.

Why Bauer?: Bauer gives you so many opportunities within the city of Houston and has all of the tools you need to prepare yourself as a professional.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I want to learn everything I can to help me succeed post-graduation.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: The network of highly motivated individuals you always have access to.

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Brandon Crowley


Brandon Crowley

High School: Pearl River Central High School

What are you passionate about?: Helping others achieve their goals.

Why Bauer?: I chose Bauer because I believe it possesses the opportunities that I wish to take advantage of.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I would like to pursue a bachelors and a masters degree in accounting or finance.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: I love having yet another support system that I can rely on.

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Katherine Doan


Katherine Doan

High School: Cinco Ranch High School

What are you passionate about?: I love dancing and hip hop, and I am planning on trying out for the FSA Modern dance team who performs at the Goodphil showcase competition in the spring.

Why Bauer?: I've found that in Bauer, the sky is the limit and the opportunities presented to us are endless when you seek them.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I'm hoping to pursue a double major and am considering work in Management Consulting.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: Being a part of a smaller group of students, as well as the actual scholarship, of course!

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Shanali Edward


Shanali Edward

High School: Dawson High School

What are you passionate about?:

Why Bauer?:

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?:

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?:

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Salman Farooqui


Salman Farooqui

High School: DeBakey High School for Health Professions

What are you passionate about?: Business, medicine, politics, working out, animals, and TV shows/movies!

Why Bauer?: My older sister was also a part of the Bauer Honors Program and she absolutely loved it. It gave her great business experience and landed her an amazing job. I know it'll do the same for me.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I hope to choose the right major to help me accomplish my goal of someday owning my own medical practice.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: So far, the scholarship money! But my mentor, Andrew, told me about how great the BES group events are and so I can't wait to attend those

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Mohamad Fattouh


Mohamad Fattouh

High School: Kempner

What are you passionate about?: Basketball and freeing Palestine

Why Bauer?: Well what rhymes with Bauer? Success.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I aim to improve overall as a person and furnish my personal & organizing skills so I can help others.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: Retreat.

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Aidan Giddings


Aidan Giddings

High School: Harlandale

What are you passionate about?: I am passionate about making the people who raised me proud of the man I’ve become.

Why Bauer?: It is prestigious and low-costing making it impossible to pass up.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I am hoping to continue in the Honors program to graduate and attain an internship and then a job along the way.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: The friendliness and community-like feel of the entire Bauer College.

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Azan Haque


Azan Haque

High School: Bellaire High School

What are you passionate about?: Caring for sick people.

Why Bauer?: An interest in business.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: Learn more about the business world

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: My amazing fellows scholars of course!

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Sarah Howe


Sarah Howe

High School: Pearland High School

What are you passionate about?: Pole Vault.

Why Bauer?: Bauer creates so many opportunities to get your name and face to companies. It also provides assistance in things like resumes and dress code.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I'm hoping to become a better leader and speaker and learn how to apply these attributes to my future.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: I love the connection to other Bauer students who are striving to be successful.

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Tirthana Khedkar


Tirthana Khedkar

High School: Carnegie Vanguard High School

What are you passionate about?: I love to learn. There's an infinite amount of knowledge out there that is waiting to be rediscovered. It's awe-inspiring.

Why Bauer?: It's a family. We care. We love. And we grow together. It's rare.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I'm hoping to learn as much as I can!

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: The opportunity to meet and be close to so much faculty at the college. It has really transformed my experience here!

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Hanna Le


Hanna Le

High School: St. Agnes Academy

What are you passionate about?: My two greatest loves in life are theatre and the Classical period of history!

Why Bauer?: I love how diverse Bauer is, and when I visited the college, I felt at home.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I love learning, so I just want to learn as much as possible and use my knowledge to not only better myself, but also help others.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: The sense of community and family with the other BES people is really amazing and unique, and I appreciate it so much.

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Gloria Liu


Gloria Liu

High School: Kerr High School

What are you passionate about?: Expressing music through playing piano/viola and dancing. Capturing scenic or candid photos of my journeys or anything beautiful. Keeping a healthy body and mind. Learning about people, including myself/self-development, and helping those who need it.

Why Bauer?: Here in my hometown, Bauer has provided me many opportunities to grow and explore my career. I have been able to expand my horizons and learn about the business world.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I seek to find my career path while challenging myself to make the best out of college.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: Having a network of great people

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Xavier Lopez


Xavier Lopez

High School: Eisenhower High School

What are you passionate about?: I am passionate about succeeding in life and making my parents proud. They have sacrificed much for me, and I will not let it be in vain. I also want to inspire my siblings to do great things and make them better human beings.

Why Bauer?: I believe Bauer is the best platform for me to achieve my goals. They have excellent networking opportunities, and I want to get out there and make myself known. Along with this, they are closest to where I was raised which brings me a sense of familiarity and comfort.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I hope to grow as a person and come out of my shell. I also seek to participate in the community and make use of the opportunities being in Bauer affords me.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: I believe that being a more specialized and small group, it will allow me to form more lasting connections with my peers. It also opens up many more opportunities to me.

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Jesus Maldonado Sanchez


Jesus Maldonado Sanchez

High School: Eastwood Academy

What are you passionate about?: I am passionate about working hard to live a better life than my family before me.

Why Bauer?: I chose Bauer due to the many opportunities that it offers.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: To find a field in which I enjoy and excel in.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: I enjoy being able to develop meaningful relationships with fellow Bauer Students and being able to attend events where we can learn and grow in.

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Paul McNeely


Paul McNeely

High School: Kempner High School

What are you passionate about?: I love helping people and giving back to the community whether it be through volunteering or just helping friends on homework. I love sports too! Go Coogs!

Why Bauer?: Bauer has so many opportunities and resources it's crazy! I love the atmosphere and all of the people. Everyone in Bauer wants you to succeed and is there whenever you have questions.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I want to make an impact on students and help them grow as individuals. For myself, I want to become connected with all different types of people and learn about all the different stories that people have in Bauer. I want to graduate with honors and with my masters in accounting, too!

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: I love the small community BES has created within such a large university! The program is full of amazing people and strong leaders that are always there when you need help!

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Sherwin Philip


Sherwin Philip

High School: Pasadena Memorial High School

What are you passionate about?: Learning new things.

Why Bauer?: Bauer is an excellent business school.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: Achieve good grades, make lifelong friends and good career choices.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: Being able to make lifelong friends.

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Arjun Saravanan


Arjun Saravanan

High School: Klein Oak High School

What are you passionate about?: Family, learning, new challenges

Why Bauer?: The path to Bauer was definitely an interesting one. I spent my early years in New Orleans, Louisiana, and only moved to Houston because my mom’s job relocated after Hurricane Katrina. Soon enough it was my freshman year of high school. I had made some bad grades, and I had no idea what I wanted to pursue in college. It was only in my junior year I found out that my strengths did not lie in teeth or math after my first business competition. My interest in business has brought me here to Bauer. As a Bauer Excellence scholar, I realize that I must strive every day to balance my life through hard work and relentless pursuit.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I feel like I am part of a movement of individuals who really want to make a difference for the university and for the workforce. The resources at Bauer have definitely helped me select my major and focus on building networks and finding opportunities. I want to do the same for incoming and prospective students. Another thing I would like to do is expand the outreach and impact of Bauer in the Houston community.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: My favorite thing about Bauer is the vision and the energy associated with this college. Every day I visibly notice students and faculty going out of their way to help others and in turn help Bauer become a better place for learning and development.

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Ahmed Tawsif


Ahmed Tawsif

High School: Mastermind School

What are you passionate about?: Listening to, playing and recording music.

Why Bauer?: Bauer is unparalleled in terms of opportunities.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: To learn and grow as not only a student, but a human being.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: The community.

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Andrew Teoh


Andrew Teoh

High School: H.P. Baldwin High School

What are you passionate about?: I'm passionate about theme parks, coffee, and advocacy.

Why Bauer?: Bauer provides me with the opportunities and resources to pursue my passions.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: Already, I've been exposed to new ideas, opportunities, and experiences. I can't wait to meet more of my peers, learn about their stories, and create my own.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: BES provides me with a strong, supportive community. Yes, we are all scholars, but our relationships go beyond that of mere classmates and acquaintances. We are a BES family, and their support means the world to me.

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Kayla Vo


Kayla Vo

High School: Friendswood

What are you passionate about?: I am passionate about playing and teaching piano, participating in my church choir, and spending time with family and in nature.

Why Bauer?: Bauer is located in the heart of Houston, a city full of endless business and personal opportunities. The professors continually push us to attain excellence and genuinely care about our success during and after our collegiate careers. The student organizations also do a stellar job of introducing and immersing us in professional environments as well the individuals in these fields. Finally, the student body at Bauer is personable, versatile, and highly motivated and driven to succeed in the classroom and at life.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I hope to gain a thorough and meaningful understanding of the major I choose to pursue in the classroom as well as be able to use it in an applicable setting during my collegiate career. I hope to experience an internship in order to gain further understanding of the fields I could be potentially interested in such as internal auditing. Additionally, I hope to gain an officer position in a student organization such as Beta Alpha Psi in order to guide and lead others. Finally, and most importantly, I hope to improve my interpersonal skills and learn and develop in a professional and personal manner.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: I enjoy the time I spend interacting with other Bauer Excellence Scholars whether that be in a formal setting or an informal, relaxed one. It's refreshing to talk to others who are part of the same group yet come from different backgrounds and present different views about life.

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Van Vo


Van Vo

High School: East Early College High School

What are you passionate about?: I am passionate about learning about different cultures, especially those in Asia.

Why Bauer?: I chose Bauer because I wanted to stay close to home. I also wanted to study business in Houston.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I hope to be involved in more than one Bauer organization by the time I graduate.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: Being a Bauer Excellence Scholar allows me to go to college without having to worry about tuitions. Also, the scholars are great people and I am glad to have met them.

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Simon Webster


Simon Webster

High School: Travis Highschool

What are you passionate about?: Soccer.

Why Bauer?: I like the community.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: To be successful.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: Group of successful friends.

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Kristen Wille


Kristen Wille

High School: Deer Park High School

What are you passionate about?: I am passionate about writing and photography.

Why Bauer?: I chose Bauer because of the amazing opportunities in one of the largest, most diverse cities in the country. In addition, I chose it because of all the networking possibilities and the renowned faculty.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I hope to gain the knowledge that will lead to a fulfilling career and enjoy the friendships I've made.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: The ability to have experiences I wouldn't be able to have otherwise, and the chance to meet new people.

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Kasey Yount


Kasey Yount

High School: Porter High School

What are you passionate about?:

Why Bauer?:

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?:

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?:

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Abbey Boggs


High School: Bellaire High School

What are you passionate about?: I love trying new foods, exploring Houston and learning new things. I am also passionate about photography, travel, and the environment.

Why Bauer?: Being in Bauer, there are abundant people and resources there to help Bauer students throughout and beyond college. Bauer is a close-knit community that has many unique opportunities to offer its students, which attracted me to the college.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: Throughout my time at Bauer, I hope to get to know other business majors and explore the many opportunities that Bauer has to offer. I hope to eventually be accepted into the entrepreneurship program so that I can one day form a non-profit.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: My favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar is getting to meet everyone in/involved with the program, because we are all there for each other and can help each other out.

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Taegen Carr


High School: Tomball Memorial

What are you passionate about?: All things sports.

Why Bauer?: Bauer is a great, and continually rising, business school. That combined with everything I heard about how much professors in Bauer want you to succeed made Bauer an easy choice.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: Obviously I want to graduate and get my degree, but I also want my time at Bauer to be so much more than that. I want to build relationships that'll last a lifetime through some of the organizations Bauer has to offer.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: Definitely just the community and having that group of people that you're close with. I see BES people around campus all the time and it's great to run into them and talk or even just wave in passing by.

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Chase Cummins


High School: Sachse HS

What are you passionate about?: Community service, investing, Jesus

Why Bauer?: I like being where the best are

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: Getting a degree, and helping others do the same

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: Having a community within Bauer

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Alexandria Gay


High School: Harker Heights High School

What are you passionate about?: Books, my dog

Why Bauer?: Good program. Good scholarship.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: Get into law school

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: $10,000 is a lot of money. I really don't care how good or bad the experience is.

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Joseph Heisig


High School: Madison Country Day School; Waunakee, Wisconsin

What are you passionate about?: I love technology and all the amazing things it can do. There are constantly new uses and endless applications to every facet of life.

Why Bauer?: I knew I wanted to go into a business school and was looking all around in several different states. Bauer really struck me because of its prominence in all of its majors, the close knit feel of the college and the city and opportunities it offers.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I'm hoping to be successful. I really want to form a network within Houston and gain valuable experience. Not only learn business practices and study my major, but utilize the knowledge and set up myself to get a career, not a job.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: I love the community. It becomes a group of friends that you get to network with, go to events with, and have fun with.

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Joanna Li


High School: Klein High School

What are you passionate about?: The latest episode of the drama I'm watching, music and art, writing and reading authentic stories, and spending time cackling and laughing with the people I care about.

Why Bauer?: UH Bauer allows me to be close to home and family, as well as attend a great business program.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I hope to get closer to my prospective career and become actively involved in student organizations and volunteer activities.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: Being part of a small community of friends, discovering and learning things about business together, as well as being able to have support along the way!

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Courtney Ma


High School: Colleyville Heritage High School

What are you passionate about?: I am passionate about my studies as well as music and art.

Why Bauer?: Bauer provides me with so many opportunities.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: To make lifelong relationships with the people in Bauer.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: I get to meet people I may never have met and share something with them.

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Obet Montalvo


High School: Manvel HS

What are you passionate about?: Helping people

Why Bauer?: It’s the Best school at UH

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: To learn what I can and meet the right people to be successful after UH.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: I’ve made very good friends.

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Arsalan Motiwala


High School: Klein High School

What are you passionate about?: Basketball, Futbol, Comedy, and Life.

Why Bauer?: The outstanding faculty you have access to that makes the business program so great.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: Hopefully, I walk out with a loving and sincere network of people there to offer guidance when needed. I also hope I learned things that truly inform my career pursuits.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: The people.

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Sharan Sabu


High School: Clear Brook High School

What are you passionate about?: I'm really passionate about giving back to the community and I strongly believe in empowering through education, which is why I'm a member of Bonner WISE. I'm also love organizing events and spending time with friends and family!

Why Bauer?: Bauer was unbeatable in terms of value and what it offered. Not only am I able to earn a college degree without any student debt, I can do it while attending a great business program in the fastest growing city in America. That's an offer that no other school could beat.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: At Bauer I want to gain the skills I need to one day run my own business and meet other people with similar goals. I hope to be active in the Bauer community and have some great experiences!

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: The community is great and I love all the people I've met so far!

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Kevin Singh


High School: Manvel High School

What are you passionate about?: I am passionate about community service, particularly service in neighborhoods below the poverty line. I work hard in order to expand knowledge about poverty, food waste, and serving others.

Why Bauer?: I chose Bauer because I knew that this place would be home. The professors, the community, and the classes are all amazing.

What are you hoping to accomplish throughout your time at Bauer?: I want to be able to spread my passion about community service, make lasting relationships, and enjoy my college experience.

Favorite part of being a Bauer Excellence Scholar?: I love the fun gatherings we have!

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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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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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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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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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