An Awesome Year for Alumni

Published on September 4, 2015

Bauer College Alumni Association Annual Meeting Focuses on Engagement


Alumni of the C. T. Bauer College of Business and their guests gather for a photo after the Bauer College Alumni Association annual meeting. See more photos on

Hundreds of alumni from the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston gathered on Aug. 18 for the Bauer College Alumni Association annual meeting to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments.

BCAA president Margarita Barcenas started the night off by sharing the incredible success of the alumni association in supporting student scholarships in 2014-2015.

“Over the past 10 years, [BCAA] funded $60,000 in endowments alone, and that’s not even including the additional monies, an additional $30,000 in scholarships through our golf tournaments and other fundraising activities,” she said.

Bauer College Dean Latha Ramchand also spoke at the event, giving highlights of the last year for the college, including Bauer students winning the Google Online Marketing Challenge to the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship being recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Even with all these achievements, Ramchand emphasized that the college will continue to work over the next year to grow and expand its initiatives. Alumni participation will be critical, she said, encouraging attendees to “Hire Bauer. Refer Bauer. Give to Bauer.”

“We are a good college, and we can absolutely, absolutely become a great college if we all pledge,” Ramchand added.

Incoming BCAA president Patrick Gonzales echoed Ramchand’s call to action.

“Take action tonight on the things that you’ve been holding back. You’re the author of your story, and Bauer is a part of your reality,” he said. “Let’s get involved, and let’s get engaged.”

Following the meeting, alumni were invited to Melcher Hall to enjoy a networking reception catered by Bauer alumni companies, including Bullritos, Glazed and Pink’s Pizza.

By Stephanie Phillips

Bauer College Alumni Highlight Video

The Bauer College of Business Alumni Association is organized to strengthen the relationship among and between the alumni, the students, the business community, and the Bauer College of Business while supporting these groups in their common quest for excellence. A great way to reconnect with other Bauer alumni is to attend frequent events hosted throughout the year by the Bauer College Alumni Association (BCAA).

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