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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) – the second-largest university in Houston – 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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.