UHCL News

Hawk Advantage Scholarship accelerates student's path to graduation

October 04, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Hawk Advantage Scholarship accelerates student's path to graduation

When Gabrielle Pringle was a senior in high school in 2016, she knew she would need financial assistance if she wanted to go to college. She applied everywhere for scholarships to no avail. When she heard about the Hawk Advantage Scholarship at University of Houston-Clear Lake, she applied. When she received word that she’d been approved, she knew she had what she needed to fulfill her dream of going to college and starting a career in psychology.

UHCL grad inspires leadership in young students through pilot program

October 03, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL grad inspires leadership in young students through pilot program

Jordan Barber graduated from University of Houston-Clear Lake in December 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in education. Now in her fourth year as a second grade teacher at Bay Elementary in Clear Creek I.S.D., Barber has piloted a school-wide program designed to encourage students to take leadership roles in their classroom and in their school.

UHCL doctoral student invited to share expertise with Senate committees

October 02, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL doctoral student invited to share expertise with Senate committees

During the day, Kai Bouchard is principal of Robert Turner College and Career High School in Pearland Independent School District. In the evenings, he is often at University of Houston-Clear Lake, working toward his doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis. And sometimes in between, he is in the Texas State Capitol giving expert testimony about the merits of the dual-credit program in his school.

Activist credits UHCL with inspiration to mobilize young Latinos to vote

October 01, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Activist credits UHCL with inspiration to mobilize young Latinos to vote

In 2014, Antonio Arellano started working on his bachelor’s in communication at University of Houston-Clear Lake. But his two-semester internship at the Houston Chronicle led straight to a job at KTRK-Channel 13 as their first-ever social media influencer, hired to engage a new, younger demographic from the millennial/Latino perspective about city and community events. “I hit the ground running,” he said. “I was honored to help shape our station embraced a new era of social media news dissemination.”

Outstanding future educators honored with Wilson scholarship

September 24, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Outstanding future educators honored with Wilson scholarship

University of Houston-Clear Lake recognized 2018 Dr. Patricia Potter Wilson College of Education Outstanding Student Scholarship recipients with plaques.

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.

UH-Clear Lake advances regional ranking from U.S. News and World Report

September 10, 2018 | George Mattingly II

UH-Clear Lake advances regional ranking from U.S. News and World Report

University of Houston-Clear Lake advanced two spots in U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges rankings, tying for 61st among 140 colleges and universities considered in the Best Regional Universities in the West.

UHCL, state reps celebrate opening of new buildings

September 05, 2018 | Karen Barbier

UHCL, state reps celebrate opening of new buildings

University of Houston-Clear Lake administrators, state legislators, students, faculty, staff and architects shared the excitement of the grand opening of two new buildings on campus during a celebratory event in late August.

UHCL alum's feature film about wealthy Asians offers rich insights, cultural perspective

August 22, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL alum's feature film about wealthy Asians offers rich insights, cultural perspective

There’s been plenty of buzz surrounding the release of the movie based on University of Houston-Clear Lake alumnus Kevin Kwan’s best-selling book, “Crazy Rich Asians” that premiered Aug 15. Fans of Kwan’s “Crazy Rich Asians” trilogy have been flocking to see the romcom, but according to UH-Clear Lake’s Associate Professor of Humanities Shreerekha Subramanian, who specializes in Asian American and South Asian literature and cinema, the movie’s impact on American entertainment culture will continue to resonate far beyond this summer.

Alumnus' career continues to gain strength across two continents

August 21, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Alumnus' career continues to gain strength across two continents

Junghai Xu met University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Associate Professor of Exercise and Health Sciences Bill Amonette in Beijing, when Xu acted as an English interpreter for him during his tenure as a strength and conditioning coach for the Chinese National Basketball Team as it prepared for the 2006 International Basketball Federation world championships in Japan. In return for Xu’s assistance, Amonette shared his knowledge about weightlifting, brought him to UH-Clear Lake to begin his own future in the same field, and became lifelong friends along the way.

Family of international alumni say you 'can't go wrong' enrolling at UHCL

August 13, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Family of international alumni say you 'can't go wrong' enrolling at UHCL

In the fall of 1996, Kanchana Weerasinghe did what legions of American students do: They go away to college. But instead of just packing his car and driving a few hours to a new school, he traveled almost 10,000 miles from Sri Lanka to enroll at University of Houston-Clear Lake to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

UHCL workshop to prepare new Hawks for college life

August 09, 2018 | George Mattingly II

UHCL workshop to prepare new Hawks for college life

UHCL's Student Success Center is helping students prepare for university life before they arrive on campus at “#AreYouReadyforTHIS?” on Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.