January 14, 2019 | Katherine Adams
Matthew Panozzo’s passion for teaching kids to become lifelong readers can’t be contained in a single classroom. Committed to promoting literacy in his classroom and in his community, Panozzo, who received his master’s in reading from University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2016, is one of 30 literacy leaders named to the International Literacy Association’s 2019 “30 Under 30” list. The prestigious list celebrates rising leaders in the field of literacy and includes a cohort of young innovators and visionaries creating positive change in the global literacy landscape.
January 10, 2019 | Katherine Adams
In 2014, Ronnie Daruwala began his freshman year at a large university in Texas as a biotechnology major. He soon found out that he didn’t think he could be successful there. Coming from a small high school in Pasadena, Daruwala, a 26-year-old Friendswood resident, said he felt lost and began dreading going to class. After trying to make a go of it for two years, he said there were a couple of “last straw” episodes that convinced him it was time to transfer to University of Houston-Clear Lake.
January 09, 2019 | Katherine Adams
Now a critically acclaimed 14-year-old singer and songwriter, Emi has shared her exceptional talents on stages around the country and on national television, and will play her unique bluegrass-Americana sound at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m.
January 08, 2019 | Katherine Adams
Educators are always looking for new, creative ways to help small children become comfortable with reading and writing. For Elaine Hendrix, Heather Pule and Roberta Raymond, all professors in University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education, facilitating a partnership with Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library so that future educators can help parents of small children fall in love with books is a step toward making that happen.
January 08, 2019 | Katherine Adams
Eleven University of Houston-Clear Lake students and Anthropology Professors Maria Curtis and Dawit Woldu began the New Year by boarding a plane Jan. 3 to embark upon an eye-opening, two-week study trip to Oman. This is UH-Clear Lake’s fourth annual study trip to the sultanate, and includes visits to all the major historic and religious sites in Oman, excursions to major cities and mountain villages, an overnight stay in the Wahiba desert, and meetings with Omani government officials.
January 07, 2019 | Katherine Adams
Well-known for her role as Christine in the Las Vegas production of “Phantom of the Opera,” classically-trained Kristen Hertzenberg will take center stage at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater to perform an evening of classic showtunes on Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
January 04, 2019 | Katherine Adams
University of Houston-Clear Lake senior and transfer student Matthew Helle didn’t have an easy time juggling a 60-hour work week, a family and rigorous college classes, but with the constant guidance and support of his transfer adviser, Kristi Rickman, he will graduate with his bachelor of science in computer information systems in May 2019.
December 31, 2018 | Katherine Adams
Rebecca Walker came to understand the concepts of grace and hospitality in Southern culture as a child growing up on her grandparents’ porches in Texas and Louisiana. In her solo show, “Peacocks and Porches,” Walker presents a show that is part memoir, part poetry, and part Southern fiction at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.
December 24, 2018 | Katherine Adams
Instead of showing frightening statistics, protest signs and scientific arguments, artist Julie Heffernan’s exhibition, “When the Water Rises,” uses color and detailed imagery to support an introspective, passionate discussion for the message she wants to spread: climate change is real. The traveling exhibition, originated by the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, will open at University of Houston-Clear Lake Thursday, Jan. 24 and run through Thursday, March 21, with an opening preview reception on Jan 23, 5-7 p.m.
December 20, 2018 | Katherine Adams
UHCL students and administrators participated in Fall Commencement 2018 on Dec. 16. Over 1,000 summer and fall candidates crossed the stage to receive their degrees.
December 18, 2018 | Katherine Adams
Some people take many years to decide what their career path in life should be. Karen Alexander knew by the time she was six that she wanted to be a nurse. Today, she’s program director of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s RN-BSN program, and assistant professor of nursing, and although she has held many positions within the field of nursing, she has spent the last 16 years as a nurse educator, committed to delivering the highest possible level of education and training to her students.
December 13, 2018 | Katherine Adams
Sarah Robicheaux has known her professional calling for most of her life. As the older sister of a sibling with Down’s Syndrome, the University of Houston-Clear Lake senior knows that teaching children with special needs is where she’s meant to be.