Marilyn Davies College of Business to Celebrate Central America, New Partnership at Event
University of Houston-Downtown’s Marilyn Davies College of Business has quite the celebration planned for Hispanic Heritage Month.
The event, which will be held from 11:30a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the Shea Street Building, will commemorate the bicentennial independence of Central American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. During the celebration, the College will be dressed in a Central American theme, as Latin American flags from the Mayor’s Office of Trade and International Affairs line the first floor foyer and students and guests enjoy Central American food and live music on the Shea Street Building patio by Grammy Award singer Leslie Lugo. Free T-Shirts will also be given away at the celebration.
In addition, College of Business Dean Dr. Charles Gengler will announce the forming of a new partnership with the nonprofit organization, Central American Chamber of Commerce-Camara de Comercio Centroamericana, in an effort to bring opportunities to students and closer ties to the Central American business community of Houston. Leaders from the organization will be in attendance and dignitaries for the consulates of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala have been invited to attend.
“Our students are growing their international exposure through working with consulates from other nations,” Gengler said. “UHD is the premier Hispanic serving university in the Houston area. Sharing history and culture with the entire population builds a sense of understanding and inclusion. We invite everyone to attend this event and join in the celebration.”
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 54,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.