Bauer Student Recognized by Texas Business Hall of Fame

Published on June 24, 2020

Entrepreneurship Senior Veronica Herrera Recognized with $15,000 Scholarship

A student from the C. T. Bauer College of Business is among the state’s rising entrepreneurs, according to the Texas Business Hall of Fame.

Bauer College senior Veronica Herrera has earned a $15,000 scholarship from the organization, which awards one scholarship per university each year to students from participating Texas universities.

Currently a student in Bauer’s nationally ranked Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, Herrera said she chose to pursue entrepreneurship because of her passion to help her family re-build their own business.

“Growing up I was able to witness my parents run their freight company successfully and I always looked up to them because they came a long way from Mexico to the United States without anything but a strong desire to reach the American Dream,” she said. “Unfortunately, the business had to be shut down due to some personal issues. Since then, I told myself I wanted to help my parents build the business again. That is when my dedication to learn more about business and entrepreneurship started. In the future, I aspire to be a serial entrepreneur.”

Now in her final year at Bauer, Herrera is focused on the future with furthering her education, and starting her own consulting firm.

“After graduation I plan to pursue my MBA at Bauer. My future plans are to obtain experience in consulting and start my own consulting firm to help small and mid-size businesses reach their business goals strategically,” Herrera said.

She added: “Philanthropically, I plan to start a for-profit or non-profit that helps individuals with functional mental health issues find work in environments that they feel comfortable in, or start their own businesses with my assistance.”

By Amanda Sebesta

Posted Under: Recognition, Student Success

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