FEI – Houston Honors Bauer College Graduate Student Maritza Rodriguez with Scholarship
A leading local professional executive association recently recognized a Bauer College graduate accounting student as one of the best in the greater Houston/Galveston region.
MS Accountancy candidate Martiza Rodriguez has earned a $5,000 scholarship for the upcoming academic year from the Houston chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI). Rodriguez is one of only 12 students in the area to receive the honor.
The FEI Houston Chapter Scholarship Foundation provides financial support to outstanding accounting and finance students in Houston and Galveston and the surrounding regions. For Rodriguez, the scholarship will provide the opportunity to focus on her studies and student activities.
“In the beginning of my college career, I was working as a bank teller and wanted to stop working to be more active on campus and develop accounting experience,” she said. “But leaving the cost of tuition on my parents would be a heavy burden, so I had to get as much funding as possible to help.”
As one of FEI – Houston’s student honorees, Rodriguez also had the opportunity to participate in an Academic Honors Day with a panel of industry experts, where Bauer clinical assistant professor Mohan Kuruvilla provided support and helped to recognize her achievements.
Bauer faculty and staff, along with student organizations like the Internal Audit Student Association, make the college’s MSACCY program an unparalleled experience, Rodriguez said.
“As I have seen my classmates and colleagues transform, reaching their dream profession, I truly believe Bauer is where awesome happens,” she added. “I can’t be more proud to have spent my last two years of undergraduate career at a college and university that provides so much for their students.”
Rodriguez said: “Our success as students here is only limited by ourselves. I’m thankful for all the individuals I have met at Bauer, classmates, coworkers and professors just to name a few. Where I stand now is thanks to them and all I have learned here. Dr. Mohan Kuruvilla, Professor Spartalis, Dr. Michael Newman and Dr. Kaye Newberry are professors who have given me advice and helped to guide me in my early career.”
By Jessica Navarro & Amanda Sebesta