UHCL News

Two UHCL ceremonies honor fall students, prior ‘virtual’ graduates

December 02, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Two UHCL ceremonies honor fall students, prior ‘virtual’ graduates

Over 1,000 University of Houston-Clear Lake fall 2021 graduates will receive their degrees and be recognized during an in-person commencement ceremony on Dec. 12 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Minute Maid Park. Of those, 645 will be recognized for receiving their undergraduate degrees, and 363 will receive their graduate degrees.

UHCL alumna's business impresses 'Shark Tank,' Oprah

November 29, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL alumna's business impresses 'Shark Tank,' Oprah

Don’t try to tell Christina Funk Tegbe she can’t do something. When she decided to become an entrepreneur specializing in skin and body care products, someone told her she didn’t have enough experience. Now, the UH-Clear Lake alumna is the founder and creative visionary of growing African beauty brand 54 Thrones.

UHCL aims to strengthen transfer student success

November 23, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL aims to strengthen transfer student success

University of Houston-Clear Lake has been selected to participate in an initiative that will improve efforts between UH-Clear Lake and San Jacinto College to expand overall student success and set more measurable goals for improved and more equitable transfer student success.

UHCL alum lives dream of filmmaking, authoring children's books

November 16, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL alum lives dream of filmmaking, authoring children's books

Rhys Griffin may look like a grown man, but don’t be fooled. When he was a kid, he dreamed of telling stories through films or on pages with colorful illustrations. “I grew up on children’s books and shows. Most people grew out of them, but I didn’t,” he said.

UHCL celebrates, supports first-gen college students

November 12, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL celebrates, supports first-gen college students

Monday, Nov. 8 is National First-Generation College Student Day, marking the anniversary of the day President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the landmark Higher Education Act in 1965. This legislation opened the door for many students to become the first in their families to complete a college degree.

Business alumni and students build connections at event

November 02, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Business alumni and students build connections at event

Building personal and professional networks is so important, it might even be considered essential. Personal connections are powerful, and the opportunity to revisit them, or make new ones, can make a life-changing difference for college students as well as prospective employers in the community.

Neumann Library updates will create innovative learning spaces

October 29, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Neumann Library updates will create innovative learning spaces

The Alfred R. Neumann Library at University of Houston-Clear Lake is near completion of a renovation project filled with innovations in technology, collaboration, instruction and research. Additions to the library will include a new presentation space, an active learning classroom, and an XR lab for flexible learning.

Center for Executive Education's SAT prep course yields dividends

October 28, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Center for Executive Education's SAT prep course yields dividends

Although opportunities to prepare for the SAT and ACT were limited as many universities enacted test-optional policies, University of Houston-Clear Lake freshman Pavisha Sargunan opted to take an SAT prep class with the UHCL Center for Executive Education. Her excellent resulting score helped her earn a full-ride New Hawk Scholarship.

Behavior analysis program preps far beyond certification

October 20, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Behavior analysis program preps far beyond certification

The national demand for Board Certified Behavior Analysts has grown a staggering 800%, says HealthCare Recruiters International, a California-based healthcare recruiting firm. And meeting that need is a challenge – putting “BCBA” after your name requires a rigorous graduate course of study, followed by an equally tough national certification examination.

Pathways to STEM Careers grant increased, extended

October 06, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Pathways to STEM Careers grant increased, extended

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $4,036,338 grant to University of Houston-Clear Lake targeting Hispanic/Latino/a/x and other low-income students in a STEM-related degree program. This new project builds upon the work of the "Pathways to STEM Careers" grant originally awarded in 2016 for about $3.7 million.

Hawk Launch builds community, helps students transition to college

September 29, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Hawk Launch builds community, helps students transition to college

Before she attended the Hawk Launch at University of Houston-Clear Lake, Brianna Pacheco thought she would probably go to classes during the day and live at home. The two-day extended orientation for new students included an overnight stay at Hunter Residence Hall, and the engaging experience helped her decide to live on campus.

Curiosity, passion for science knows no age limits

September 23, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Curiosity, passion for science knows no age limits

With most schools and universities back in session, it’s easy to picture new batches of eager young learners back in classes this fall. But a wave of students over the age of 50 has been slowly transforming college student populations, with older adults returning to campus to catch up on missed or yearned-for educational opportunities.