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Talented high school artists win congressional scholarships to UHCL

May 24, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Talented high school artists win congressional scholarships to UHCL

Three talented Houston-area high school art students who participated in this year’s 36th Congressional District’s 2019 Art Competition received scholarships to study art at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

New UHCL administrator plans to expand international enrollment, study abroad programs

May 23, 2019 | Katherine Adams

New UHCL administrator plans to expand international enrollment, study abroad programs

Gigi Do has joined University of Houston-Clear Lake as assistant vice president for global learning and strategy and senior international officer. Do comes to UH-Clear Lake from the University of Texas at San Antonio and she said she chose her profession in higher education because of her own experience as an immigrant student in the U.S.

UHCL grad continues to build bridges between U.S., Brazil

May 22, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL grad continues to build bridges between U.S., Brazil

Fernanda Oda came to the United States from Brazil to study behavior analysis at University of Houston-Clear Lake because she had heard it was one of the best programs in the country. Now equipped with her Master of Arts in Behavior Analysis, Oda said she feels more than prepared to begin her doctoral program at the University of Kansas in Lawrence this fall.

UHCL alumna captures kids' hearts as well as prestigious teaching award

May 21, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL alumna captures kids' hearts as well as prestigious teaching award

Heather Villaloboz always wondered what it would be like to have someone knock on her door and hand her one of those great big checks, like lottery winners on TV. When she became a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence in Education award, Villaloboz, a two-time University of Houston-Clear Lake alumna, got her chance to find out.

Non-traditional, first-generation student graduates with support of prof

May 17, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Non-traditional, first-generation student graduates with support of prof

Nora Arriaga came to the United States as a young bride from Mexico in 1993. She did not speak much English, and she took a long time away from her education to raise her five children. After her children’s school librarian inspired to improve her English and begin a career teaching children, she returned to school, became proficient in English and will be walking across the stage this weekend to receive her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an EC-6 Bilingual Supplement from University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Local credit union continues tradition of giving to UHCL autism center

May 17, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Local credit union continues tradition of giving to UHCL autism center

Each year, employees at Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union make a special effort to support local education. GCEFCU has been a longstanding partner and sponsor of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities and its outreaches. Since 2014, the credit union has donated $1,000 to CADD to support its programs and outreaches.

New grad credits college success to UHCL's support of Hispanic students

May 16, 2019 | Katherine Adams

New grad credits college success to UHCL's support of Hispanic students

Graduating from high school and then going on to college might be just the usual course for some, but for Bogar Garcia, these events have been major milestones not just for him, but for his whole family. As he walks across the stage to receive his bachelor of arts in humanities with minors in communication and Latin American Studies from University of Houston-Clear Lake, he’s making family history as the first to receive both his high school and college diplomas.

UHCL library's new top exec: 'Aha' moments drive students' success

May 16, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL library's new top exec: 'Aha' moments drive students' success

In August, Vivienne McClendon will move from her current position as dean of library and e-learning at Bellevue College in Washington and begin her role as executive director of Alfred R. Neumann Library at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

NASA strategist, virtual reality pioneer, technologist joins UHCL

May 08, 2019 | Katherine Adams

NASA strategist, virtual reality pioneer, technologist joins UHCL

Evelyn R. Miralles spent her career at NASA helping astronauts prepare for space missions. She is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of virtual reality, who co-created spacewalk training software, in use since 2000. On May 1st, she launched a new flight path as Associate Vice President for Strategic Information Initiatives and Technology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Artist finds connection in random objects, exhibits at UHCL Art Gallery

May 07, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Artist finds connection in random objects, exhibits at UHCL Art Gallery

Kristy Peet, who is a professor of visual arts at College of the Mainland in Texas City, said she frequently submits her works to art exhibitions because she believes that being a practicing artist is essential for teaching art. That’s why she submitted her work to the Community College Faculty Arts Show at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Art Gallery, opening May 23.

Dailey and Vincent find bluegrass is greener at UHCL's Bayou Theater

May 06, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Dailey and Vincent find bluegrass is greener at UHCL's Bayou Theater

Dailey and Vincent, one of the most celebrated bluegrass duos in the last decade, will return to University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Aug. 7 at 7:30 p.m to perform their unique blend of American music—a combination of bluegrass, country, gospel and folk.

UHCL Pearland facility formally opens to meet growing demand for nurses, health care careers

May 03, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL Pearland facility formally opens to meet growing demand for nurses, health care careers

University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland celebrated the grand opening of the three-story, $24.6 million Health Sciences and Classroom Building that will allow expansion of programs in nursing and other health care careers. Speakers at the event that included UHCL leadership, legislators, city leadership, faculty and others said that the completion of this project was the result of close cooperation between UHCL and the city of Pearland and the tireless support of local and state legislators.