Academic Perfection

Published on December 15, 2020

Bauer Undergraduate Students Recognized for Cumulative 4.0 GPAs

As the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston prepares to recognize all graduates on Dec. 18 with a virtual event, a group of undergraduate students are celebrating the completion of their degree programs with perfect 4.0 grad point averages.

Here, we highlight the Bauer undergraduates from Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 who each earned a cumulative 4.0 GPA, as they share their future plans.

Christian Meades

Christian Meades
Fall 2020

“Following graduation, I plan on enrolling in the UH CAP program to achieve CPA eligibility before starting with KPMG’s team in the Houston office. During my time at Bauer, I have been heavily engaged with the Investment Banking Scholars Club. My interests include running, restoring old cars and scuba diving.”

 

John Luu

John Luu
Fall 2020

“It’s kind of like playing that Super Mario Sunshine game, you jump into the portal, and you get instantly transported to a map with multiple levels to beat through. Well this portal in life, I jumped through to the C. T. Bauer College of Business map and happened to get 5 stars. It’s just 5 stars, you can still pass this map even if you get 2 or 3 stars. So special shout out to these level clearers as well.

I want my parents and family to read this blurb as well, because without them I would’ve DONE BAD. Bauer has been great to me, and I will be forever grateful for their opportunities and organizations. Shout out to MISSO too. People reading this, please know whatever situation you are in, just live it out to the fullest.”

 

Anthony Alamilla

Anthony Alamilla
Fall 2020

“I am majoring in Supply Chain Management. I have accepted an offer from IBM as an Associate Business Transformation Consultant and will be moving to Dallas, TX.  I am a first generation graduate. I enjoy learning about new cultures, video games and my dog. I look forward to the adventure ahead.”

 

Nguyen Le

Nguyen Le
Fall 2020

“My name is Nguyen Le, currently majoring Management Information Systems. Thanks to the resources provided by Bauer, I had the opportunity to get exposure to the field that I have always been interested in – Cybersecurity. Therefore, upon graduating from my undergraduate program, I am planning to pursue the graduate program in Cybersecurity at University of Houston to further my knowledge and skills. During my time at Bauer, I had the opportunity to participate in the Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program as both a member and peer advisor. This program has taught me the value of continuous self-development. Because of that, I’ve acquired hobbies such as reading, especially self-development books, or working on DIY project such as web developments. In summary, I’ve accumulated invaluable knowledge, skills, and network of mentors and peers during my time at Bauer.”

 

Marcela Avila Martinez

Marcela Avila Martinez
Fall 2020

“My name is Marcela Avila, I am from Mexico and I have been living here for five years. I am a Finance major and I will be joining ConocoPhillips after graduation in Finance and Accounting. During my time at Bauer I had the opportunity to network with great people such as professors, students and companies. Bauer provided me with academic knowledge and soft skills that have helped me to reach different goals and to create new ones. I am a mom of two cats and four aquatic turtles, I love running, and college gave the passion for drinking coffee. I am very proud to become a UH Alumni.”

 

Danny Huynh

Danny Huynh
Fall 2020

“My name is Danny Huynh, I will be graduating in Management Information Systems this semester. My plans after graduating are to continue my journey in Bauer’s graduate school, as I have recently been accepted into the Masters of Science in Business Analytics program. One hobby I enjoy doing in my past time is typically playing video games. Throughout my time at UH I was involved in the Management Information Systems Student Organization (MISSO) and met many wonderful people. I’d like to recognize my friends and family for pushing me to be better, and to be myself, they inspired me to constantly go above and beyond to maintain my 4.0 GPA throughout my undergraduate career. I’d also like to thank the many professors I’ve met in Bauer throughout my undergraduate career.”

 

Sridhar Krishna

Sridhar Krishna
Fall 2020

“My name is Sridhar Krishna, and I’m graduating this semester with a BBA in Finance and Management. I’m truly honored to be graduating from such an esteemed institution, in two-and-a-half years.

My experience has been highly robust, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every single moment at UH. I would also like to thank my friends, family, professors, and academic advisors for supporting me through this endeavor. None of my accomplishments would have been feasible without them. Additionally, special thanks to my wonderful colleagues in Pratham. Upon graduation from UH, I hope to pursue a master’s degree. UH has done an exemplary job with respect to preparing me for my future academic and professional endeavors, and a warm thank you for that.” 

 

Jose Aguilera

Jose Aguilera
Fall 2020

“I am a bilingual Accounting major from the University of Houston. I completed my degree in less than four years and managed to do so with a perfect 4.0 GPA, even while working.

I am very experienced with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and have completed various assignments using   all of these, most notable of which was my U.S. Oil and Gas Analyst pivot table project that required me to pivot over 350,000 cells of data to find the answers to various questions and scenarios.

I’m also very knowledgeable with Airtable, used to create a consolidated spreadsheet that simplified the previous data gathering system at the cheapest cost and with the lowest amount of implementation time.”

 

Phyo Hlaing

Phyo Hlaing
Spring 2020

“I was born and raised in Myanmar. After winning the diversity visa lottery, I came to the United States with my husband in 2010.

To get a bachelor degree in the U.S. was my dream. It comes true after 10 years with hard work and commitments. In 2015, I started taking classes at Houston Community College while I was working full-time as a medical assistant at a community health center. I earned an Associate of Arts in Business with highest honors in 2017. I transferred to the University of Houston in 2018 to achieve a BBA in Supply Chain Management.

My senior year was very challenging because I have my daughter right at the beginning of January 2019. However, my can-do attitude always wins and gives me the best results. Also, I am very grateful for my inspiring professors, my resourceful advisor, my supportive husband, and my helpful
friends. 

After graduation, I am planning to work as an operations manager for a few years, and come back for an MBA at UH. I love travelling, meeting new people, tasting new foods, and learning new things every day.”

 

Hieu Hoang

Hieu Hoang
Summer 2020

“My name is Hieu Hoang and I am honored to be a part of Bauer’s 4.0 Student Recognition. My time at Bauer was especially enjoyable after meeting all of my wonderful friends and I would have not be where I am at without them. Currently, I have started my position as an IT Auditor at Grant Thornton and as always, I am still learning.”

 

Kiran Khatri

Kiran Khatri
Spring 2020

“My name is Kiran Khatri and I graduated with a Management Information Systems Degree from the Bauer College. I recently starting working full-time with Capgemini as an SAP Consultant and I am looking forward to learning from my colleagues. In my free time, I like to paint, doodle, cook and spend time in nature. As a Bauer student, I was involved in MISSO where I learned a lot and grew as a Business student. As a part of the Ted Bauer Undergraduate Business Scholars cohort, I enjoyed connecting with Associate Dean Frank Kelley and Student Engagement Program Manager Tierra Walters!”

 

Kendall Harris

Kendall Harris
Spring 2020

“I graduated from Bauer with a BBA in Management Information Systems in the spring of 2020. Since graduation, I was fortunate to land an amazing career with RSM US LLP. I am currently working as a Technology Risk Associate.

As a Bauer student I was involved with the MISSO organization. While I was not in a committee the entire time, I was a part of the Technology Committee in Fall 2018. Some hobbies that I enjoy include playing video games and watching/playing baseball.”

 

Intro by Amanda Sebesta