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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 Interim President Dr. Antonio D. Tillis. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 51,000 alumni and offers 44 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).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. 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.