HBA Dinner with Professor Events Connect Students Outside of Class

Each year, the Honors Business Association (HBA) coordinates Dinner with a Professor (DWAP) events for BHP students. These are some of our most popular events. Students and professors enjoy getting to know one another outside of the classroom. For the professors, it is also a chance to share their interests and life outside of academia with the students. We thought we would recap some of the events we had this year. Thank you to parents who support these events by donating to the BHP Parents Endowment!

Dinner with Prof. Ashish Agarwal and Prof. Prabhudev Konana, April 2017

Freshmen attended our most popular DWAP with MIS 301H professors Konana and Agarwal. Prof. Agarwal hosts the event at his home. Around 50 students attend each year. Per usual, students were treated to Indian food and a brief dance party hosted by the two professors.

Dinner with Prof. Neuhann at Clay Pit March 2017

Students enjoyed family-style Indian cuisine at Clay Pit, talking about anything from travels, finance, to famous soccer players with their FIN 357H professor.




Dinner with Prof. Scott at Peached Tortilla, February 2017

These students “R” happy after enjoying a meal with their statistics professor at Peached Tortilla! If you aren’t in the calss, we might need to explain that the pun references the programming language R, which is used in professor Scott’s BHP statistics course. After dinner, the group went to Amy’s Ice-Cream for dessert!



Dinner with Prof. Hann at El Mercado, November 2016

BHP Students shared chips and queso with thFIN 357H professor Joe Hahn. Although he is not teaching the class this semester, he will be back teaching for BHP in the fall.



Dinner with Prof. Newman at Maudie’s Tex-Mex, November 2016

Students enjoyed a filling meal at Maudie’s with everyone’s favorite accounting professor, Dr. Paul Newman. Dr. Newman will be retiring this year after having taught at UT Austin since 1987. He will be greatly missed.




Dinner with Prof. Greenberg and Prof. Lukoff, November 2016

BHP Sophomores had a great time grabbing pizza with their STA 309H professors.




Dinner with Prof. McAlister and Prof. Peterson at Trudy’s, October 2016

BHP juniors made important connections with their marketing professors over queso and stuffed avocados. Do you see the Mexican food theme arising? It is always one of the students favorites!




Dinner with Prof. Greta Fenley at Gusto Italian Kitchen, September 2016

Amid plates of delicious Italian food, students got to know Prof. Fenley outside of the classroom and had the opportunity to share their backgrounds and interests.

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