UHCL News

UHCL students' video game 'Code of Aegis' wins educational award

February 26, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL students' video game 'Code of Aegis' wins educational award

For video-game fanatics, getting paid to play is the ultimate dream. While University of Houston-Clear Lake students majoring in digital media studies, didn’t actually get paid, they won a prestigious award for creating a video game titled “Code of Aegis” at the Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference recently held in Orlando, Fla.

UHCL scores big in nationwide rankings for quality, affordability

January 11, 2019 | Jim Townsend

UHCL scores big in nationwide rankings for quality, affordability

University of Houston-Clear Lake received 17 top-10 rankings nationwide from three organizations that rate the best colleges for academics, value and student success and other metrics that help students decide where to go to school. Two of the organizations also break out rankings by state. UH-Clear Lake garnered five spots in top-10 rankings for best in Texas.

Newly graduated transfer student credits faculty's guidance, support with success

January 10, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Newly graduated transfer student credits faculty's guidance, support with success

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.

Teaching kids to save money now pays big dividends in the future

December 25, 2018 | Grady Perdue

Teaching kids to save money now pays big dividends in the future

We all know that money is important in our lives, and it will eventually be that way for our children. The more they can understand about managing their personal finances, the better off they will be. They will have to face decisions about making retirement accounts, mortgages, auto loans, credit cards and an array of other finance-related matters. We don’t want them ill-informed and making bad decisions.

UHCL Fall Commencement 2018

December 20, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL Fall Commencement 2018

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.

UHCL alum finds creative way to support the College of Business for years to come

November 29, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL alum finds creative way to support the College of Business for years to come

Larry C. Johnson considers his time on campus to be among the most transformative years of his life and credits the professors who invested in him in the College of Business, as well as the student organizations that engaged him socially and challenged him academically, as the reasons for his professional success. His experience inspired him to ensure that the College of Business continues its trajectory of growth in the decades to come by naming it as the beneficiary of a transformative life insurance bequest.

Medical professionals collaborate with UHCL to improve Chinese healthcare system

November 22, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Medical professionals collaborate with UHCL to improve Chinese healthcare system

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Department of Healthcare Administration’s prime location at the Texas Medical Center made it the optimal setting for a visit last summer from Chinese healthcare executives seeking an opportunity to learn more about the American health care system to help improve their own.

UHCL fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 16 at NRG Arena

November 19, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 16 at NRG Arena

Over 1,050 University of Houston-Clear Lake students are expected to graduate this semester. Of those, approximately 892 plan to cross the stage at two commencement ceremonies on Sunday, Dec. 16 at NRG Arena, 1 NRG Park, Houston. A total of 667 will receive bachelor’s degrees, 377 will receive master’s degrees, and 12 will receive doctorate degrees. Additionally, 164 of 294 summer 2018 graduates plan to receive their diplomas at this commencement ceremony.

Alumna empowers Hawks with contributions to student, STEM scholarships

November 09, 2018 | George Mattingly II

Alumna empowers Hawks with contributions to student, STEM scholarships

Knowing firsthand the impact of the UHCL education, alumna Denise Navarro is helping to put the dream of higher education within reach for students by giving back to student scholarships.

UHCL online MBA program ranked among best in the nation

September 18, 2018 | George Mattingly II

UHCL online MBA program ranked among best in the nation

The MBA online degree program at UHCL ranked 23rd among the “Top 50 No-GMAT Online MBA Programs” in the nation by Online MBA Today, an online guide that connects prospective online students to MBA programs.

First-Gen student finds support from UHCL engagement program

July 11, 2018 | George Mattingly II

First-Gen student finds support from UHCL engagement program

University of Houston-Clear Lake graduate Joshua Garcia faced unique challenges transitioning to college as a first-generation student. When he joined the Gen-One Academy, he found the support he needed to connect with a mentor and campus resources.

Student begins in UHCL's first freshman class, ends with diploma and job

June 26, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Student begins in UHCL's first freshman class, ends with diploma and job

Four years ago, University of Houston-Clear Lake added freshmen and sophomores to its student population, which since its inception in 1974 had included only upperclassmen, graduate and doctoral students. Baytown resident Makayla Ellis was among those who enrolled in UH-Clear Lake’s first freshman class, and although college wasn’t what she thought it would be at first, she found her way and happily accepted her bachelor’s degree in business management on May 20, becoming a member of UHCL’s first graduating freshman class.