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Local Grads Take on Twice the Work, Earn Double the Success

Published on May 12, 2015

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Local Grads Take on Twice the Work, Earn Double the Success

Over 900 graduates will cross the stage at the C. T. Bauer College of Business’ Spring 2015 Convocation, including Kelli Evans and Varun Potluri, both students who took very different personal paths to reach their undergraduate success.

Less Traditional College Route Pays Off in Dividends

Evans took several years off from her educational pursuits to gain work experience before applying to college. She remained a full time employee at a health insurance company, maintained her grades and served as president of Gamma Iota Sigma, an international collegiate fraternity for those in risk management, insurance and actuarial sciences. Upon receiving her BBA in Finance in the area of Risk Management and Insurance, she will start a new position with ACE Group, one of the worlds’ largest multiline property and casualty insurers, that will allow her to work alongside Fortune 500 companies.

Young Grad Rises to Top with Two Degrees

At only 21, Potluri is part of an elite group of students who were selected for an eight year medical program that began at Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions in Houston and continued at UH, where he double majored in management and biology. His next step is to attend medical school at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he hopes to apply his business acumen to take an active role in hospital administration. Potluri not only earned a 4.0, but received highest honors from both  Bauer and UH’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM).

Evans and Potluri are available to comment on their individual student experiences that led them on the path to academic success.

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