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.”

UHCL grad heads to Washington, DC for Library of Congress internship

June 04, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL grad heads to Washington, DC for Library of Congress internship

There are over 32 million books in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and on June 1, University of Houston-Clear Lake graduate Alexander will become one of the rare few college graduates to be awarded a coveted internship in the Library’s Educational Outreach Division.

Team wins second place at third-annual NASA Swarmathon

May 21, 2018 | Jim Townsend

Team wins second place at third-annual NASA Swarmathon

University of Houston-Clear Lake computer engineering students, in partnership with peers from San Jacinto College, took second place honors in NASA’s 2018 Swarmathon “Mission to Mars,” a competition to program robot rovers to simulate tasks they would encounter on the red planet’s rocky surface.

Donors establish Hawk Advantage Scholarship Endowment for UHCL freshmen

May 18, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Donors establish Hawk Advantage Scholarship Endowment for UHCL freshmen

Over the past four decades, Taylor Lake Village residents and University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni Kathy and Mike Reeves have been investing in their alma mater’s growth by serving the alumni association, hosting donor events, being committed patrons of the arts, and have been instrumental in establishing five endowed scholarships.

UHCL Common Reader Program fosters successful mentorships

May 16, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL Common Reader Program fosters successful mentorships

This year, University of Houston-Clear Lake students and professors who participated in the Common Reader Program brought to action one of the overarching themes of the selected book, “Hidden Figures” – the importance of mentorship, particularly among women.

Small classes, dedicated profs help student achieve education goals

May 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Small classes, dedicated profs help student achieve education goals

When Juana Rodriguez walks across the stage on May 20 to receive her bachelor of science in legal studies from University of Houston-Clear Lake, it will be a major step toward her ultimate lifelong goal of obtaining her law degree. But she has much more to celebrate than just her college graduation.

UHCL nursing graduate credits success to easy school-life balance

May 09, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL nursing graduate credits success to easy school-life balance

After working as a paramedic and firefighter, University of Houston-Clear Lake graduate Caidin Pierce decided it was time for a career change to pursue his goal of becoming a nurse.

Professors mentor, coach newly certified teachers through new program

May 07, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Professors mentor, coach newly certified teachers through new program

This May 20, more than 80 University of Houston-Clear Lake teacher certification candidates will receive more than just their diplomas. Nearly 100 percent of them will not be searching for a job. They will already be employed teachers with contracts signed, ready to enter a classroom this fall. “It is an exciting and somewhat overwhelming time for them,” said Associate Professor of Special Education and Chairman of the New Teacher Mentoring Initiative Elizabeth Beavers.

UHCL student tutors achieve highest level of certification

May 02, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL student tutors achieve highest level of certification

As an academic support resource offering tutoring, Supplemental Instruction and academic coaching, the Student Success Center is here for all students not just for those students who are struggling and those that are getting ‘A’s but for all students in between. That’s why University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Student Success Center offers comprehensive academic tutoring support across all four of UHCL’s colleges: Education, Business, Science and Engineering, and Human Sciences and Humanities

College-bound high school seniors accelerate college path at UHCL

May 02, 2018 | George Mattingly II

College-bound high school seniors accelerate college path at UHCL

College-bound high school seniors can get a head start on their college careers during summer sessions at University of Houston-Clear Lake – regardless which college they attend in the fall.

UHCL's student publications receive Texas Intercollegiate Press Association honors

April 17, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL's student publications receive Texas Intercollegiate Press Association honors

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Student Publications has won 24 awards for work produced during the 2017 school year from Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, and is competing in numerous categories for national awards from Columbia Scholastic Press Association for work done in “digital media,” with results to be announced. The Signal was awarded “Gold” status in critique from CSPA.

UHCL offers New School Counselors Boot Camp

April 17, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL offers New School Counselors Boot Camp

For University of Houston-Clear Lake students about to graduate with degrees in school counseling and for school counselors in the field, the Center for Educational Programs is offering a two-session New Counselor Boot Camp on Saturday, April 14 and Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. – noon in room 1310.05 of the Arbor Building.