Meet the Bauer College Young Professionals Board
We are volunteers who love our university and wanted to give back.
(BBA ’03, MBA ’06)
Bauer College counts nearly 70,000 among its alumni base, many within Houston and the surrounding areas — a robust network of business professionals, leaders and entrepreneurs that are actively staying engaged with their alma mater and each other.
The college works with two alumni organizations to stay involved with graduates, the Bauer College Alumni Association and the Bauer Young Professionals Board. Each group is comprised of alumni leaders and provides networking opportunities and professional events as well as feedback to Bauer College administration.
We spoke to representatives from both organizations recently to learn more about how Bauer College alumni remain an active voice within the college community and to get a preview of what’s in store for 2021.
Meet the Bauer College Alumni Association
The Bauer College Alumni Association (BCAA) is a group within the University of Houston Alumni Association (UHAA), organized to strengthen the relationship among and between alumni, students, the business community and Bauer College. BCAA prides itself on being dedicated to the promotion of the idea of Cougars doing business with Cougars. In September, BCAA announced its new roster, including President Kelly Granado (BBA ’03, MBA ’06) and President Elect Pilar Sosa (BBA ‘08). We talked to these leaders about what it means to be a member of the Bauer alumni family and how BCAA has maintained its presence with the college and graduates during the pandemic.
I think the one thing that a Bauer student should do to be successful is to define their own success and what that means, because it's not going to be the same thing for everyone.
(BBA ’17, MSACCY ’18)
Meet the Bauer Young Professionals Board
The Bauer College Young Professionals Board (BCYPB) provides a forum for recent graduates to communicate needs of recent alumni to Dean Paul A. Pavlou, connect with other young alumni and ultimately build a strong network of alumni that will be engaged for years to come. Throughout the year, BCYPB members mentor current students and volunteer with the college. The BCYPB includes Camille Corales (BBA ’18), Chris Gervasio (BBA ’17, MSACCY, ’18) and Kathryn Nicholson (BBA ’17). We talked to this group to learn more about their organization and to hear what advice they would give to current Bauer students.