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UHCL prof receives top educational administration honor

February 04, 2020 | Katherine Adams

UHCL prof receives top educational administration honor

John Decman, associate professor of educational leadership at University of Houston-Clear Lake, received the Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration 2019 Educator of the Year award on Jan. 27 at the TCPEA Midwinter Conference in Austin.

Grant allows more students to enjoy Art School for Children

January 23, 2020 | Katherine Adams

Grant allows more students to enjoy Art School for Children

Local elementary students have a chance to attend afterschool art classes offered by University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Art School for Children and Young Adults at a free or greatly reduced rate, thanks to a grant from the Kinder Morgan Foundation.

UHCL prof says good mentors are a key to success

December 27, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL prof says good mentors are a key to success

Judith Marquez, professor of bilingual and multicultural education at University of Houston-Clear Lake, gave the commencement address at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s noon ceremony at NRG Arena on Dec. 15.

Eight students receive doctorates at UHCL fall 2019 commencement

December 20, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Eight students receive doctorates at UHCL fall 2019 commencement

Over 1270 University of Houston-Clear Lake students crossed the stage at two commencement ceremonies held on Dec. 15 at NRG Arena in Houston. Eight students were present to receive their doctorates from UH-Clear Lake’s Doctorate in Education in Educational Leadership program.

UHCL alum joins Peace Corps, will travel to Albania to teach

December 19, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL alum joins Peace Corps, will travel to Albania to teach

When Rebekkah Chatham was a college freshman, she decided to attend an information session about the Peace Corps. It was intriguing, and after she transferred to University of Houston-Clear Lake, she decided to tailor her interests to gain the college experiences that the Peace Corps needed so she could join their ranks. She graduated in May 2018, and in January, her interest in the Peace Corps will become a reality.

UHCL student attends job fair, gets hired in the lobby

November 27, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL student attends job fair, gets hired in the lobby

Ashley Shed did not think job fairs were a place where you actually got hired. Shed, who is graduating in a few weeks from University of Houston-Clear Lake with her bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies with early childhood-6 certification, planned to attend a job fair earlier in November and simply distribute her resume to school districts, then go home and wait to be contacted.

Foundation provides UHCL scholarships for future child educators

September 30, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Foundation provides UHCL scholarships for future child educators

The Samuels Family Foundation has given University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Early Childhood Education program, in the College of Education, a $400,000 grant to offer scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students seeking the education and credentials to become child care center directors. The grant will release $100,000 a year for four years.

Dickinson ISD and UHCL begin partnership to offer enrichment to gifted students

September 18, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Dickinson ISD and UHCL begin partnership to offer enrichment to gifted students

The average age of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s student population became a little lower six years ago when the university transitioned from an upper-level university to a four-year university. And starting Friday, Sept. 13, there will be almost 100 even younger faces on campus—but only on Fridays.

UHCL volunteer autism telehealth initiative expands to 30 countries

September 12, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL volunteer autism telehealth initiative expands to 30 countries

The World Health Organization estimates that one in 160 children in the world has an autism spectrum disorder. For Loukia Tsami, a board certified behavior analyst and research associate in University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, the location of these children is almost irrelevant.

Wilson scholarship recognizes two exceptional future educators

September 10, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Wilson scholarship recognizes two exceptional future educators

Houston residents Jacqueline De Andra and Dalila Hernandez have received the 2019 Patricia Potter Wilson College of Education Outstanding Student Scholarships.

Behavior analyst's strategies help kids, teachers and parents

August 16, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Behavior analyst's strategies help kids, teachers and parents

There are kids in school who always do what they’re supposed to do. Others might need a little help – or maybe a lot of help – to stay on-task in the classroom. Kenya Myles, who is earning her Master of Arts in Behavior Analysis at University of Houston-Clear Lake, was inspired to work with teachers on creating alternatives to punishment to effect positive behavior change after recently completing an internship in Clear Creek Independent School District.

UHCL coding academy empowers girls in STEM, fulfills Texas workforce goal

August 15, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL coding academy empowers girls in STEM, fulfills Texas workforce goal

For 25 Houston-area middle school girls thinking about a career in a STEM-related field, the Soaring Hawks Girls Code Academy at University of Houston-Clear Lake was an eye-opening week of designing, creating, and digitally innovating. For Texas Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez III, it was a chance to see the Texas Workforce Commission Grant that provided them the scholarship to attend the academy in full action.