UH Bauer DISC Professor Helps Local Boy Scouts Earn Badges

Published on February 10, 2009

UH Bauer Professor Randy Cooper Helps Local Boy Scouts Navigate the Internet

Professor Randy Cooper, far right, teaches Boy Scouts from Troop 839 how to use laptop computers borrowed from UH Bauer College during a winter camp in January.

Professor Randy Cooper, far right, teaches Boy Scouts from Troop 839 how to use laptop computers borrowed from UH Bauer College during a winter camp in January.

Students, faculty and staff from the UH Bauer College of Business regularly do their part to lend a hand to benefit the community. Professor Randolph Cooper exemplified that spirit of volunteerism when he helped Kingwood’s Boy Scout Troop 839 learn to navigate the information highway to earn computer badges.

A former Boy Scout, Cooper is now a troop committee member and computer merit badge counselor who assisted the troop by providing them access to laptop computers from UH Bauer. During a winter camp hosted in January, the scouts made presentations on the various practical uses of the computer, including online safety when surfing the Internet for information.

“The boys had the opportunity to earn three different badges during the weekend,” said Cooper, a professor in the Decision and Information Sciences Department at UH Bauer.

The scouts made presentations on the various practical uses of the computer, including online safety when surfing the Internet for information.

“Professor Cooper’s outreach work with the Boy Scouts is an excellent example of what so many members of the UH Bauer community do on a daily basis,” said Latha Ramchand, associate dean of programs and administration. “His efforts and the efforts of all faculty, staff and students who volunteer in the community illustrate how important Houston is to UH Bauer and how important Bauer is to Houston.”

By Mayra Cruz

Posted Under: Faculty and Staff, Recognition

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