UHCL News

UHCL launched a dream come true for best-selling alumnus

June 13, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL launched a dream come true for best-selling alumnus

It might seem like a dream to come to Texas from Singapore as an 11-year-old boy, find a way to cope successfully with all the social and cultural adjustments that immigrant kids face, finish college and become the best-selling author of a book trilogy who’s recently taken his place on the 2018 Time 100 List. With the first book of the trilogy, “Crazy Rich Asians,” to be released in movie theaters this summer, Kevin Kwan has been living what might be described as a dream. But the University of Houston-Clear Lake 1994 alumnus said for him, his years working toward his bachelor’s degree in media studies were the “dream experience.”

Alumna finds strength in community to succeed

November 15, 2016 | George Mattingly II

Alumna finds strength in community to succeed

University of Houston Clear Lake alumna Karina Ramos recently began work on her doctoral degree in Denton, Texas. In the midst of packing, traveling and spending time with family, Ramos took a moment to reflect. Her parents came to the United States on a work visa in the early 2000s, and brought her and her brother for better educational opportunities, a decision that has impacted her life in many ways.

Transfer student grows, ‘blossoms’ at university

October 19, 2016 | Kelsie Cleboski

Transfer student grows, ‘blossoms’ at university

Shelby Terral faced the transition from her associate degree studies to a bachelor’s degree program feeling shy, uncertain – even a little lost. Three years later, she’s not only a master’s student in psychology at University of Houston-Clear Lake, having already earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at UHCL in 2015, but she’s also an enthusiastic leader in the campus community.

Veteran alumna harnessing the power of stories

July 26, 2016 | Kelsie Cleboski

Veteran alumna harnessing the power of stories

Sometimes a story can save a life. That’s what University of Houston-Clear Lake alumna T’Liza Kiel believes. She’s a National Guard veteran and Galveston native who understands the power of stories. She and her story are featured in the stage production “Telling: Houston,” and she hopes that by sharing her experiences she can assure other veterans that they are not alone.

Three generations, three journeys of discovery

July 14, 2016 | Kelsie Cleboski

Three generations, three journeys of discovery

A University of Houston-Clear Lake education has empowered three generations of one family to discover and explore their passions. When Sarah Elam graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, she joined her grandmother and mother as a UHCL alumna.