The Hispanic Business Student Organization is an ethnic
organization that encourages
and promotes students with
business related majors in their
HBSA attempts to aid and
sharpen organizational and
professional skills of its members to prepare them for entry
into the business world. In addition, HBSA serves as a clearing house of information regarding jobs, academics, and
HBSA members participated in "Career Day" sponsored
by the College of Business and
the Mexican-American College
Career Day held in the spring
During the past academic
year, activities included symposiums which were conducted
with local business leaders. The
symposiums were to encourage
University enrollment, especially by Hispanic minorities,
by making recruitment visits to
local high schools.
This year, Carmen Orta,
4'HBSA became involved in 'Magic
Christmas,' a charitable event in which
clothes and food were donated by local
establishments for needy families."
HISPANIC BUSINESS STUDENT'S ASSOCIATION —
Front: Aida Pineda, Lourdes Leal,
Elizabeth Jaime, Chris Coronado,
"Sep," Ricky Gonzales. Back: Ricky
Rodriguez, Mario Reyna, Ramiro
Bustillos, Fred Avila.
elected Business Woman of the
U.S. Hispanic Chambers of
Commerce, was a special guest
speaker at one of the symposiums. Also, a "mixer" with the
Houston Hispanic Certified
Of course, a lot of these activities could not be possible if
not for promotional and fun-
draising efforts. The raffle of a
vacation to Ixtapa and fajita
sales made up the bulk of funds
along with various corporate
sponsors and other organizations.
However, not all of the activities were business related.
H.B.S.A. became involved in
"Magic Christmas," a charitable event in which clothes and
food were donated by local establishments. H.B.S.A. members aided in this donation and
distribution of these goods to
The organization also sponsors social events and gatherings, which serve as "ice breakers" for new and old members.
H.B.S.A. makes a sincere effort to motivate students to
stay in school and to serve as a
stepping stone for furthering a
student's academic as well as
professional goals, always
striving to develop personal
and impersonal organizational
qualities that may be important to a respective career.
— Ricky Rodriguez
HBSA members Enrique
Benaudies, Mario Reyna, Eugenia Nava, Fred Avila, Sara
Vara recruit new members.
206 University of Houston
HBSA — Front: Enrique
Rodriguez, Mario Reyna, Sara Vara,
Lourdes Leal, Chris Coronado. Back:
Enrique Benauides, Damiro Bustil-
les, Leroy Macias.