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UHD Extra! - Latino Studies Scholarship Luncheon, Accounting Students Attend NABA Conference

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Power In Heels Scholarship, Awards Luncheon
UHD's Center for Latino Studies partnered with Power on Heels Fund, INC to host the inaugural Scholarship Awards and Luncheon on Nov. 1. The luncheon featured prominent guests including U.S. Representative Sylvia García. Twenty UHD students, affiliated with Latinas Achieve, were able to network with some of Houston’s most influential Latina professionals and community leaders. Five Latinas Achieve affiliates were awarded scholarships. Among the scholarship recipients were three current Latinas Achieve members, one Latinas Achieve alumnae, and one UHD employee. The luncheon also honored UHD President, Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz and director of the Center for Latino Studies Dr. Bonnie A. Lucero with the Power Educator Award.

Accounting Students Impress at NABA Conference
More than 60 accounting students from the Marilyn Davies College of Business attended the National Association of Black Accountants-Western Region Student Conference in Dallas recently. UHD is in the process of forming an official NABA student chapter. In a letter to Dr. Charles Gengler, dean of UHD's College of Business, NABA Western Region President said he was "very impressed by the students and how they were professionally dressed, friendly and engaged in all the opportunities the conference provided." Several students had internship interviews and offers from companies in attendance which included JP Morgan Chase, Boeing, KPMG, Grant Thornton, Deloitte, Edward Jones, PWC, Moss Adams, Goldman Saches, Chevorn, Wells Fargo and Comerica Bank.

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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.