UHCL News

UHCL alumna's business impresses 'Shark Tank,' Oprah

November 29, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL alumna's business impresses 'Shark Tank,' Oprah

Don’t try to tell Christina Funk Tegbe she can’t do something. When she decided to become an entrepreneur specializing in skin and body care products, someone told her she didn’t have enough experience. Now, the UH-Clear Lake alumna is the founder and creative visionary of growing African beauty brand 54 Thrones.

UHCL alum lives dream of filmmaking, authoring children's books

November 16, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL alum lives dream of filmmaking, authoring children's books

Rhys Griffin may look like a grown man, but don’t be fooled. When he was a kid, he dreamed of telling stories through films or on pages with colorful illustrations. “I grew up on children’s books and shows. Most people grew out of them, but I didn’t,” he said.

Business alumni and students build connections at event

November 02, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Business alumni and students build connections at event

Building personal and professional networks is so important, it might even be considered essential. Personal connections are powerful, and the opportunity to revisit them, or make new ones, can make a life-changing difference for college students as well as prospective employers in the community.

New HAWKS, UHCL letters reaffirm university spirit and pride

November 01, 2021 | UHCL Staff

New HAWKS, UHCL letters reaffirm university spirit and pride

Hawks are fierce, swift birds but even beautiful, powerful raptors could use a makeover sometimes. New, illuminated letters proclaiming University of Houston-Clear Lake is HAWK territory were installed last week in two locations on campus as symbols of pride and school spirit.

UHCL celebration recognizes outstanding profs, alumni

October 26, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL celebration recognizes outstanding profs, alumni

Over 200 University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni and friends gathered for a celebratory awards event recognizing exceptional alumni and professors on Oct. 16. The event, entitled “Let’s Soar,” retroactively honored the 2020 awards recipients who could not be celebrated in person last year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Mexican 'lottery' mural highlights UHCL's Hispanic heritage

October 01, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Mexican 'lottery' mural highlights UHCL's Hispanic heritage

A few steps into the Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at University of Houston-Clear Lake and it will become clear that the university takes great pride in its Hispanic student population. A strikingly colorful “Loteria” wall in the Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion was unveiled this year for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Science and engineering alumni gathering spotlights success

September 28, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Science and engineering alumni gathering spotlights success

Although the COVID-19 pandemic caused many high school and college students to delay their college plans, the College of Science and Engineering at University of Houston-Clear Lake saw an overall 12% increase in enrollment from fall 2019 to fall 2021 — when most other colleges around the country were experiencing record enrollment declines.

Financial expert advises future small business owners

September 28, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Financial expert advises future small business owners

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Office of Strategic Partnerships is once again offering a free Business Start-Up Lunch and Learn presentation for any community member interested in becoming an entrepreneur. "How Your Personal Financial Habits Impact Your Business," will meet both in person and virtually on Oct. 22, 2021, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

UHCL volunteers celebrated for supporting success

August 27, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL volunteers celebrated for supporting success

In celebration of the long-standing tradition of philanthropy and volunteerism at University of Houston-Clear Lake, over 40 volunteers were recognized and honored by the university’s president, Ira K. Blake, at a reception at Bay Oaks Country Club this week. All of the attendees volunteered on a UHCL board, council, committee or association.

Former inmates learn to teach in UHCL Bridges Out program

August 23, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Former inmates learn to teach in UHCL Bridges Out program

Each year, over 600,000 individuals are released from prison, and about 75% of them are re-arrested within five years, reports the American Psychological Association. Convictions limit employment prospects, and this is exactly the problem that University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Associate Professor of Humanities Shreerekha Subramanian aims to address.

Training promotes positive engagement between cops, autistic people

August 19, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Training promotes positive engagement between cops, autistic people

Law enforcement officers may sometimes use unnecessary physical force or escalate problem behavior when attempting to gain the compliance of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. A training program developed by a UHCL behavior analysis alumna is helping improve how police respond.

UHCL at Pearland event celebrates scholarships, ‘dreaming the dream’

July 08, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL at Pearland event celebrates scholarships, ‘dreaming the dream’

Sarah Horwitz said she enrolled at University of Houston-Clear Lake in hopes of becoming a future leader in the healthcare industry. With the help of scholarships made possible by the generosity of donors, her dream is coming true. Donors, recipients, and friends celebrated success at a June 30 event.