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Rebecca Barbosa

For UHD alumna, Rebecca Barbosa, the future is bright. Thanks to the Harry & Antje Gee Red Rose Endowed Scholarship, recipients like Rebecca-who are selected on the basis of academic achievements, leadership ability and the potential for contributing to the future of Houston - are empowered to see their dreams realized.



When you receive a scholarship, you have the responsibility to perform at the highest level and to stay passionate and committed to achieving your goals.

In 2014, Rebecca graduated with a degree in chemistry and is now enrolled in the MBA program at UHD.


Extending guidance, discipline, instruction and compassion was the formula for 27 UHD students in the College of Public Service.

As part of a Criminal Justice Senior Seminar class, students counseled and helped individuals transition back into society following incarceration. Through lengthy and extensive training, students worked with nonprofit organizations-Angela's House (residential women's facility); WorkFaith Connections (disadvantaged job seekers); and Unlimited Visions Aftercare, Inc. (adult substance abuse program)-to help rebuild the futures of fellow Houstonians while gaining an education beyond the classroom.

It's a blessing to help others. Knowing that you can provide an answer or help someone move to a new chapter in their life is very rewarding.

- Karla Caballo
UHD Student



Thanks to the generosity and foresight of lifelong Houstonian and entrepreneur Marilyn Davies, UHD now holds the distinction of hosting the state's first - and that nation's fourth - college of business named for a woman. And, the largest philanthropic gift in the history of UHD named the Marilyn Davies College of Business.

Marilyn Davies
UHD was there for my son. The students are serious and hardworking. They juggle many responsibilities and they value their education. There's a need for universities like UHD.

- Marilyn Davies




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Last updated 10/3/2018 8:33 AM