Generations Come Together at Alumni Luncheon

Published on April 22, 2016

Bauer Alumni Share Past Memories, Meet Current Students at Gold & Silver Cougar Event

The C. T. Bauer College of Business hosted alumni from graduating classes of 1991 and earlier for the Gold & Silver Cougar luncheon earlier this month. See more photos from the event at whereawesomehappens.com.

The C. T. Bauer College of Business hosted alumni from graduating classes of 1991 and earlier for the Gold & Silver Cougar luncheon earlier this month. See more photos from the event at whereawesomehappens.com.

Generations of the Bauer College family came together earlier this month during the annual Gold & Silver Cougar Luncheon on campus.

The C. T. Bauer College of Business welcomed alumni from graduating classes of 1991 and earlier, with current Bauer students serving as ambassadors at the event.

Named for alumni from 25 (Gold) and 50 (Silver) years ago, the annual luncheon gave attendees the opportunity to mingle and reminisce with students and faculty while looking over archives from their time at the University of Houston.

Bauer College Dean Latha Ramchand also shared recent acknowledgements and future growth strategies for the college at the event. The college is working to connect with more alumni, Ramchand said, to provide greater value and opportunities for Bauer students.

“The difference between a good school and a great school is the alumni connection,” she added. “Every time I travel outside of Houston, if there’s an opportunity to meet an alum, that becomes a priority.”

The college’s alumni network in the greater Houston area is strong, Ramchand said, but ultimately, administrators and staff are working to connect even beyond the Bayou City.

Current students from the Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program also shared their recent experiences on campus, discussing what they have learned about leadership through their involvement in the college and providing alumni an inside look into the everyday life of a current Bauer student.

Bauer alumnus Bill Sherrill shared memories of his time at Bauer and UH. The 1950 graduate has remained connected to the college throughout the years, notably working to establish Bauer’s entrepreneurship program (now the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship) in 1991.

“I owe everything to the University of Houston,” he said. “I’m very proud to be a Cougar and thankful to have had it in my life. I hope to work with more of you as we continue to expand and grow the college.”

By Priscilla Aceves