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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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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.