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UHD Business Graduates Honored at Fall Commencement

On Sunday, December 16, the Marilyn Davies College of Business Graduate school celebrated the conferring of approximately 300 graduate degrees at its fall commencement at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

The Marilyn Davies College of Business Graduate Programs Ceremony celebrated the academic accomplishments of more than 300 graduates earning either a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Security Management degree. Gilbert Garcia, managing partner of Garcia Hamilton & Associates, addressed the graduates at this event, and MBA candidate Carlos Luna served as the student speaker.

"With these graduate degrees, you have the potential to not only rise in your careers but to elevate others and inspire co-workers and fellow professionals to seek graduate degrees at the Marilyn Davies College of Business," said UHD President Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz.

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.