UHCL News

Nearly 1,100 UHCL grads walk at spring commencement

June 01, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Nearly 1,100 UHCL grads walk at spring commencement

Nearly 1,300 students graduated this spring at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Two commencement ceremonies were held on Sunday, May 20, at NRG Arena. Almost 1,100 students chose to walk across the stage.

UHCL appoints senior vice president for academic affairs and provost

May 21, 2018 | Staff

UHCL appoints senior vice president for academic affairs and provost

University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake has named Steven Berberich to become senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, effective July 2.

Students, faculty showcase innovative research at UHCL conference

May 10, 2018 | George Mattingly II

Students, faculty showcase innovative research at UHCL conference

Students, faculty and community members engaged in conversation surrounding academic research by college students during poster presentations at the 24th Annual Student Conference for Research and Creative Arts at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

UHCL staff, faculty honored at 40th annual awards ceremony

April 30, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UHCL staff, faculty honored at 40th annual awards ceremony

Recognizing dedication and commitment, University of Houston-Clear Lake held the 40th annual Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony in early April. President Ira K. Blake with UHCL interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Glen Houston and interim Vice President of Administration and Finance Usha Mathew presented service awards and distinctive honors to staff and faculty. “As a team, we are quite advantaged to have many faculty and staff who decide to stay on our team,” said Blake. “As others have also done in the past – our honorees today have assisted with our growth as a student-focused, community-minded and partnership-oriented university.”

UHCL shares peer mentoring program success at national conference

April 16, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL shares peer mentoring program success at national conference

Since fall 2017, University of Houston-Clear Lake has been successfully implementing a peer mentoring program as the integral part of a $3.7 million Hispanic Serving Institution STEM grant titled Pathways to STEM Careers. The grant supports Hispanic and low-income students pursing degrees in all science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Program Director for HSI STEM Grant Benito Vasquez, accompanied by Senior Academic Advisor for the College of Education Carmen Conley and three undergraduate students working as paid peer mentors in the program, attended an HSI national conference from March 24-28 in Chicago. They presented a proposal to other colleges nationwide, highlighting the successes and challenges they faced in building the peer mentoring program.

Health care administration certification adds business acumen to physicians' skills

March 30, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Health care administration certification adds business acumen to physicians' skills

The health care market changes constantly, requiring physicians to change along with it. Medical education is transforming, and although physicians are highly trained in their specialties, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s health care administration program recognizes that evolving market demands that they also acquire additional competencies, such as business acumen and data analytic skills.

Incoming College of Business graduate students meet, network

January 24, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Incoming College of Business graduate students meet, network

Professors and peers welcomed newly enrolled graduate students in the College of Business at a welcome event held Thursday, Jan 11 in the Bayou Building at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

UH-Clear Lake online MBA business programs ranked for value quality

January 10, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UH-Clear Lake online MBA business programs ranked for value quality

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s online MBA program ranked in the top 43 percentile of U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 canvass of online MBA programs. The university’s online bachelor’s business degree program ranked in the top 50 percentile of the canvass.

Oman study trip promises rich cultural, educational experiences

December 28, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Oman study trip promises rich cultural, educational experiences

Ten University of Houston-Clear Lake students and three professors will begin the New Year by boarding a plane bound for a life-changing, ten-day study trip to Oman. The journey, which takes place Jan. 4-14, is UH-Clear Lake’s second annual trip to the Sultanate, and includes visits to most major historic and religious sites in Oman, excursions to major cities and mountain villages, an overnight stay in the Sharqiya desert, and meetings with Omani government officials.

UHCL’s Parsons cautions grads: ‘Ignorance is never blissful’

December 28, 2017 | Karen Barbier

UHCL’s Parsons cautions grads: ‘Ignorance is never blissful’

University of Houston-Clear Lake Professor of Philosophy Keith M. Parsons delivered the afternoon commencement address for fall 2017 graduates on Dec. 17 at NRG Arena, Houston. He encouraged students to commit themselves to lifelong learning and added his own spin to an age-old adage: “Ignorance is never blissful,” he said.

UHCL student representatives greet grads in afternoon ceremony

December 27, 2017 | Karen Barbier

UHCL student representatives greet grads in afternoon ceremony

University of Houston-Clear Lake President Ira K. Blake, center, is shown with student commencement representatives before the 5 p.m. commencement ceremony for fall 2017 graduates on Dec. 17 at NRG Arena, Houston.

CEE program guides students, parents through college admissions process

November 28, 2017 | Katherine Adams

CEE program guides students, parents through college admissions process

If you’re the parent of a college-bound high school student, navigating the college admissions process can be as overwhelming for you as it is for your student. University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Center for Executive Education has the remedy: “Super Saturday,” also known as “College 101,” is a workshop for high school students and their parents that will take place Saturday, Jan. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Garden Room of the Bayou Building.