After many years of giving annual charitable donations to many organizations, the Tanseys reviewed their pattern of giving. “We decided to prioritize and give to Mike’s favorite institution” said Elsa, Mike’s wife.
Scholarships helped May Nguyen graduate from University of Houston with a relatively small amount of debt. Now, she and her husband, Greg Bounds, want to give more students the chance to focus on careers rather than worry about the financial burdens of college. They are establishing the Greg Bounds and Bich-May Nguyen Undergraduate Biology Scholarship Endowment.
The Bauer Excellence Initiative is a recruiting scholarship campaign launched by Bauer College in 2012 that provides funding of up to $10,000 per academic year for highly qualified applicants.
“When the economy crashed,” she recalls, “we lost everything. And that’s when we decided it was time for me to go to college.”
“Understanding different perspectives will always help you to serve your clients better.”
Some of the areas explored by the Energy and Sustainability Minor are existing, transitional and alternative energy resources; conservation and consumption; and energy and sustainability from the perspectives of economics and business, architecture and design, public policy and education.
Catina Kim says, “My mom raised all four of us to be goal-oriented, disciplined and hard-working, but most of all, to find a career path that suited our individual abilities and passions.”
“UH taught me that in order to achieve your goals you have to understand what you want, make a plan and then simply, take massive action to get what you want.”
While two of their children were still in college, the Thompson’s began to give generously in many ways and to many areas on campus.
The Les and Donna Haulbrook UH Tier One Scholarship Endowment, which also receives a corporate match from Donna’s and Les’s employer, ExxonMobil, enabled students to pursue their dreams at the University of Houston.