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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) – 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.