REMINDER: BHP Graduation Dinner – Thursday, 5/20/10 – Submit your RSVP!



CONGRATULATIONS on your accomplishments and your upcoming graduation. It is students like you that make BHP as successful and as prestigious as it is. The BHP staff would like to congratulate you and your family with our annual BHP Graduation Dinner. BHP will treat each graduate to a dinner buffet of chicken, beef, and vegetable fajitas. You may purchase tickets for your friends, family or other guests for $7/person.


Date: Thursday, May 20th

Time: 6 to 8pm

Location: Cantina Laredo (201 W 3rd St)

RSVP Deadline: Friday, May 7th (last class day) by 5pm


Please RSVP to this email with the number of guests you will bring no later than Friday, May 7 at 5pm.  Payment for your guests must be brought to the BHP office by this date as well (Cash or check made payable to UT-Austin).


If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the BHP office by phone (512) 475-6325 or by email (



Alumni Board Honors Zuhair Khan as Inaugural Rising Star Leadership Award Recipient

The McCombs BBA/MPA Alumni Advisory Board is proud to announce Zuhair Khan, a Business Honors/Finance/History Senior, as the inaugural recipient of the Rising Star Leadership Award.  Khan was recognized for his achievements at the Honors Day ceremony on April 9th and will join the Board in the fall.


Khan has been an officer in five McCombs student organizations, is a member of the Friar Society, and is the host of “Austin’s Green Business,” a weekly radio show.  Khan also works as a researcher in the Center for Business, Technology & Law and spent a semester conducting research in Kolkata, India.   In recognition of his achievements, Khan was recently selected as a finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship.


Shelley Nix, Associate Director of the Business Honors Program, added, “What separates Zuhair Khan from other students is his passion for making McCombs the best undergraduate business school.”  Khan’s peers describe him as having a tireless work ethic, an unending reservoir of energy, and a genuine passion about everything he does.  The Board saw Khan as having the right combination of perspective and humility to impact many generations of McCombs students and alumni.


“The Board created the award because we wanted to honor a truly outstanding student and to further strengthen the ties between the McCombs program and its alumni” said award presenter and Board member Adam Blum (BBA, Business Honors/MPA 2006) in his speech at Honors Day.  Blum continued, “We wanted to find the next young alumni leader – the next Rising Star – and bring this person onto our Board.”


McCombs Dean Thomas W. Gilligan remarked that “the creation of this award is an outstanding and momentous contribution from our dedicated alumni board which continues to make a meaningful impact on the McCombs community.”


About the McCombs BBA/MPA Alumni Advisory Board

The McCombs BBA/MPA Alumni Advisory Board leads a network of 67,000 McCombs alums, one of the largest alumni bases of any business program in the world.  The Board oversees strategic initiatives at McCombs, encourages alumni involvement and giving, and strives to make the MPA and undergraduate experience better for current and future students.  The Board is comprised of 27 members, who are leaders in the business world throughout North America and who each have a passion to give back and make McCombs a better place.  Current initiatives of the Board include fundraising for the BBA Endowed Excellence Fund and administering the Rising Star Award for outstanding young alumni, which will be presented in the fall. 


Please visit for more information about the McCombs BBA/MPA Alumni Advisory Board.


Attached photo from Honors Day ceremony on April 9th, 2010 (from left to right):

McCombs Dean Thomas W. Gilligan, 2010 Rising Star Leadership Award recipient Zuhair Khan and McCombs BBA/MPA Alumni Advisory Board member and award presenter Adam Blum (BBA, Business Honors/MPA 2006)

Business Honors Soph. Admissions – App. Due May 3rd

The BHP admits a limited number of transfer students into the program after they have completed their freshman year of college. Current McCombs freshmen are strongly encouraged to apply! Sophomore transfer applications are evaluated heavily upon academic performance, the rigor of your first-year schedule, and on your ability to demonstrate leadership and initiative outside of the classroom. To apply, visit If you have any questions, please stop by the BHP Office (CBA 2.312) or email

Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the following students whose photos were selected as the top entries for the Spring 2010 Study Abroad Photo Contest. BBA students who studied abroad on a BBA exchange program during the Fall 2009 semester were invited to submit a photo entry. A complete photo gallery can be viewed at To learn more about study abroad opportunities, visit the BBA International Programs Web site at

Silver Spurs Student of the Year Scholarship – App. Due May 1st

Eight $500 Cash Winners
One male and one female student from each class: Freshman (first Year), Sophomores (second years), Juniors (third years), Seniors (fourth year plus)
Applications due: Saturday, May 1st by 4:00 p.m. at the 4th Floor of the Student Services Building (SSB), Student Organization Center (SOC)

Applicants need to include:

  • A copy of their transcript (3.0 minimum GPA)
  • A resume highlighting campus involvement (Social, Spirit, professional, etc.)
  • A permanent address, UTEID as well as contact information
  • One-page 250 word max essay explaining: “How do you define the true spirit of being a Texas Longhorn? How have you exhibited that spirit while at UT?”

The Silver Spurs encourage EVERY eligible student to apply, as no one will be discriminated against.*
Please contact the following with any questions:
Jonathan Saperstein, President:
Luis Salcedo, Vice President:
Taylor Cotton, Philanthropy / Scholarship Chair:

*If you receive financial aid from UT Austin, this award could affect your financial aid package. If you have specific questions regarding your situation, please contact your financial aid officer.
*If you participate in a UT Austin NCAA sport, please do not list your participation or athletic ability in any sport while in college or high school. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in automatic disqualification as a potential award recipient. If you have specific questions regarding your situation, please contact Karen Jenke, Office of Student Services, 512-475-6398.
*Award winners will be notified by May 15th and can expect to either receive a check in the mail from the Office of Student Financial Services or have the award credited to his/her outstanding balance with UT Austin. If you have specific questions regarding your situation, please contact one of the Silver Spurs officers listed above.