UHCL News

UHCL alum serves country, prepares to serve children in classroom

June 03, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL alum serves country, prepares to serve children in classroom

After serving in the U.S. Army National Guard for eight years and completing her associate’s degree at a community college, Victoria Mandujano chose University of Houston-Clear Lake because she knew that she’d be in small classes with the chance to connect with her professors one-on-one.

Interim VP of Student Affairs Maxwell receives top award from peers

May 31, 2019 | Jim Townsend

Interim VP of Student Affairs Maxwell receives top award from peers

University of Houston-Clear Lake interim Vice President for Student Affairs Daniel M. Maxwell received the Association of College Unions International’s Butts-Whiting Award, the highest award for leadership and service at the organization’s international conference held earlier this spring in Indianapolis.

UHCL and Kenyan university begin partnership, faculty and student exchanges

May 30, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL and Kenyan university begin partnership, faculty and student exchanges

University of Houston-Clear Lake and United States International University in Nairobi have established a memorandum of understanding to collaborate through faculty and student exchange programs and to create research initiatives. Professor of Sociology Mike McMullen and Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dawit Woldu will depart on June 5 for Nairobi for a five-week visit to establish the partnership between the two universities.

Inside UHCL: Student Affairs associate dean chosen to lead association

May 29, 2019 | Karen Barbier

Inside UHCL: Student Affairs associate dean chosen to lead association

An innovative leader, University of Houston-Clear Lake Associate Dean of Students Iliana Melendez has been chosen as president-elect of the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators, known as TACUSPA.

UHCL recognizes CCISD for 70th anniversary

May 28, 2019 | Karen Barbier

UHCL recognizes CCISD for 70th anniversary

University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake highlighted the many ways the university has partnered with the Clear Creek Independent School District during a special presentation at the CCISD School Board meeting in May.

UHCL alumna hopes to inspire others to rise above the disease of addiction

May 27, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL alumna hopes to inspire others to rise above the disease of addiction

Deborah Thornton has not let her age nor the challenges of her past deter her from achieving her academic goals. ow equipped with two master’s degrees from UHCL – one in sociology, received in December 2016, and another in behavioral sciences, received in December of 2018, she is working towards her goal of teaching and inspiring others to overcome the obstacles life inevitably presents.

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.