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Scene at UHD: Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Honor Cords, E-Book Exhibit

This week, UHD was on the scene for the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event, honor cord presentation and E-Book Exhibit. 

UHD was pleased to host the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Marketing & Business Development Expo on Dec. 4. UHD President Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz welcomed guests during an opening program and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo gave a keynote address. The event provided an opportunity to connect chamber members with business opportunities and professional contacts

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences presented honor cords to soon-to-be graduates in a ceremony Dec 2. Students with high academic honors were celebrated during the lunch and presentation.

Students from Dr. Maria Bhattacharjee’s Children’s Literature in Spanish class wrote, illustrated and narrated e-books in Spanish and English for pre-kindergarten students at Houston’s Energized for Excellence Academy Inc. They presented their work in an E-Book Exhibit on Dec 3. The pre-k students and their parents attended the event and got to meet the new authors.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.