After 32 Years, Prof’s Commitment to Students Still Strong, Recognized

Published on November 11, 2010

Stalwart Teacher, Accounting Professor to Be Honored By Student Organization, Establishment of George O. Gamble Scholarship Endowment

Tireless student success champion George Gamble is being recognized by the UH Bauer chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants.

Professor George O. Gamble will be honored Thursday for his 32 years of service, dedication and commitment to student success, education and the accounting profession.

The University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) will host a banquet in Gamble’s honor to recognize his support of the organization as its faculty advisor.

NABA will present Gamble with its Distinguished Service Award on a night where it will celebrate his passion for promoting student achievement by announcing the creation of the George O. Gamble Scholarship Endowment.

Gamble became the faculty advisor for NABA not long after it was born in 1978 — the year he came to UH.

Throughout his career, Gamble has received more 20 UH teaching awards. In 2009, he was selected as a finalist for the UH Teaching Excellence Award and the UH Career Teaching Excellence Award.

In addition to being the Robert Grinaker Professor of Accounting at Bauer, Gamble is the director of the Institute for Diversity and Cross-Cultural Management.

The widely published professor was a driving force in the creation and development of Bauer’s Internal Auditing Program, which has been recognized within the industry.

He was previously honored by NABA with its Award of Achievement and has served as the faculty advisor for Beta Alpha Psi, the Black Graduate Business Association and Omicron Delta Kappa.

More than 250 people are expected to attend the celebration of Gamble, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 in the Hilton Ballroom of the UH Hilton on campus. For more information or to RSVP, click here.

By Stephen Rassenfoss