UHCL News

Two UHCL ceremonies honor fall students, prior ‘virtual’ graduates

December 02, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Two UHCL ceremonies honor fall students, prior ‘virtual’ graduates

Over 1,000 University of Houston-Clear Lake fall 2021 graduates will receive their degrees and be recognized during an in-person commencement ceremony on Dec. 12 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Minute Maid Park. Of those, 645 will be recognized for receiving their undergraduate degrees, and 363 will receive their graduate degrees.

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.

Press 'start' to begin new career: serious games offer valuable skills

November 18, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Press 'start' to begin new career: serious games offer valuable skills

The word “game” invokes images of children sitting in front of screens for hours. Generally, the word is not associated with adults engaged in constructive work. Nevertheless, gamification and “serious” games, which are defined as games with a specific, measurable learning objective, have become an instrumental tool for acquiring new skills in the workplace.

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.

Center for Executive Education's SAT prep course yields dividends

October 28, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Center for Executive Education's SAT prep course yields dividends

Although opportunities to prepare for the SAT and ACT were limited as many universities enacted test-optional policies, University of Houston-Clear Lake freshman Pavisha Sargunan opted to take an SAT prep class with the UHCL Center for Executive Education. Her excellent resulting score helped her earn a full-ride New Hawk Scholarship.

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.

Parents U sessions provide college readiness info for families

September 01, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Parents U sessions provide college readiness info for families

In the last year, many Texas universities have suspended their usual SAT and ACT requirements for admissions, becoming “test optional” through fall 2021. University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Center for Executive Education in the College of Business is helping parents understand the current landscape of preparing kids for college.

With Career Services support, student lands key internships

July 09, 2021 | UHCL Staff

With Career Services support, student lands key internships

During college, immersive internships in your field of study can be a critical factor in finding a job after graduation. Dawson Dreiling, a University of Houston-Clear Lake senior completing his Bachelor of Science in Accounting, said Career Services helped him secure two internships to launch his career in accounting.

Should the U.S. cancel student debt? UHCL economics prof weighs in

June 04, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Should the U.S. cancel student debt? UHCL economics prof weighs in

Following 2020 campaign promises to alleviate student debt, President Joe Biden has proposed offering up to $10,000 in federal student loan cancellation to borrowers as well as provide for free community college. But what does this truly mean for college students? Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Cotten explores this and other questions affecting college voters.

UHCL College of Business students compete internationally

May 24, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL College of Business students compete internationally

Five pioneering students from the University of Houston-Clear Lake College of Business participated in the 51st annual International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition, held virtually April 22-24. The competition involved activities around products, marketing, sales, manufacturing and corporate finance, and culminated in a final, realistic pitch meeting.

New degree a game changer for video, tech students at UHCL

May 19, 2021 | UHCL Staff

New degree a game changer for video, tech students at UHCL

While there’s widespread recognition of global health failures in terms of infectious disease outbreaks, there’s not much disagreement about how policy makers can become more prepared and responsive. The use of serious games and simulations are becoming a critical tool to promote learning and innovation, with applications that go far beyond sustaining learning during a pandemic lockdown.

Champion healthcare administration team tackles local telehealth challenge

May 18, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Champion healthcare administration team tackles local telehealth challenge

For the second consecutive year, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Master of Healthcare Administration students won the 10th Annual UT School of Public Health Fleming Center Healthcare Case Competition, held March 27. This year’s contest presented a telehealth challenge that impacts local healthcare providers.