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Published on February 15, 2008
HBSA's Ernesto Manrique focuses on his free throw in the New York Life Shoot Out.

HBSA’s Ernesto Manrique focuses on his free throw in the New York Life Shoot Out.

It’s no secret that UH C. T. Bauer College enjoys numerous meaningful corporate partnerships that translate into jobs, scholarships and funding for Bauer students and the programs that support them.

But few boast the high visibility and high energy that accompanies New York Life’s Student Shootout, an annual event that puts student leaders from various organizations on the basketball court during a match-up between University and Houston and Rice University. During time-outs in the last home game of the season, students compete for student financial support by attempting to sink free throws.

The student/corporate partner hoops tradition is a fitting way to spotlight New York Life’s involvement at Bauer. Recruiters there have likened the relationship between the financial services giant and students at Bauer as similar to cultivating a “farm team” for future professionals at NYL. Among those from NYL who’ve had a hand in building the feeder system are Gustavo “Gus” Cuellar and Kirsten McKaskle, who’ve coached numerous students as freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, and then hired these star players upon graduation. This year, 11 Bauer College/UH graduates stepped up to the pros when they accepted jobs with NYL.

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston, Texas’ premier metropolitan research and teaching institution, is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country, stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 35,000 students.

About the Bauer College of Business

The C.T. Bauer College of Business has been in operation for more than 60 years at the University of Houston main campus. Through its five academic departments, the college offers a full-range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in business. The Bauer College is fully accredited by the AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In August 2000, Houston business leader and philanthropist Charles T. (Ted) Bauer endowed the College of Business with a $40 million gift. In recognition of his generosity, the college was renamed the C.T. Bauer College of Business.

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