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UHD AMA Chapter Named Student Organization Of The Year

From hosting career networking activities, coordinating leadership conferences, and participating in volunteer efforts in the community and on campus, the University of Houston-Downtown Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) is one busy organization—and its efforts have not gone unnoticed.

At the UHD Student Activities One Main Event in Junethe UHD Chapter of the AMA (AMA UHD) received two awards for outstanding achievements: the Student Organization of the Year for 2022 and the Most Creative/Special Program Award. 

  • Student Organization of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding student group that has built a solid organization and has achieved success in accomplishing its goals. 
  • Most Creative/Special Program Award recognizes the organization's efforts, through a creative/special program, to provide service in the community, involvement in professional, academic, and leadership development experiences, and overall impact on campus life and learning for students. 

The annual One Main Event, which returned to an in-person format this year, recognizes organizations and individuals whose contributions to the UHD Community create a positive student experience and create positive change. Award nominations are submitted by members of the Campus Community, and highlight students, faculty, staff, and organizations who have shown tremendous commitment, character, and hard work throughout this academic school year. 

Esteban Smith, Fall 2021 AMA UHD President, said the pandemic allowed the group to strategically plan its involvement in events that would draw interest among fellow students. “The officers wanted to make sure we left a structured plan in place that spanned about three years,” he said. “This would make AMA UHD feel more like an agency and provide long-term goals.” 

Over the past year, the UHD chapter has either led or coordinated outreach, or volunteer efforts for 13 events on campus at the Marilyn Davies College of Business or in the community.

“We made sure to reach out to other organizations to work together to accomplish our common goal of enriching our member’s experience at UHD and offering connections to the Houston business world,” said Evangelina Vazquez, Spring 2022 AMA UHD President. 

To learn more about AMA UHD, visit the website

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.