March 21, 2019 | Katherine Adams
University of Houston-Clear Lake has been offering undergraduate and graduate degrees since 1974. But beyond the classroom, the university is a community resource in ways that many might not realize. It’s Dwayne Busby’s primary focus in his new role as UH-Clear Lake’s executive director of strategic community partnerships to change that.
March 12, 2019 | Katherine Adams
Asking for money is easy. Demonstrating to state legislators how state funding—or a lack thereof—affects crucial programs in a university is more of a challenge. On Feb. 19, a delegation from University of Houston-Clear Lake traveled to the Texas State Capitol in Austin for UH-Clear Lake’s Day at the Capitol to do just that.
March 05, 2019 | Katherine Adams
About 20 University of Houston-Clear Lake administrators, professors, alumni, students and staff members traveled to Austin to attend UH-Clear Lake Day at the Texas Capitol on Feb. 19.
February 28, 2019 | UHCL Staff
After a two-week contest hosted in fall 2018, student Jeanne Rodriguez was chosen as the winning submission to name UHCL's residence hall.
February 26, 2019 | Katherine Adams
For video-game fanatics, getting paid to play is the ultimate dream. While University of Houston-Clear Lake students majoring in digital media studies, didn’t actually get paid, they won a prestigious award for creating a video game titled “Code of Aegis” at the Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference recently held in Orlando, Fla.
February 25, 2019 | Katherine Adams
Four College of Education professors at University of Houston-Clear Lake have collaboratively published a book intended to resonate with educators or others involved in teacher preparation programs. The book, entitled “Facing Challenges and Complexities in Retention of Novice Teachers,” by Professors Denise McDonald, Michele Kahn, Leslie Gauna and Kent Divoll, is a research book investigating new teachers’ challenges and concerns in the Houston area, and illustrating the main factors that impact their decisions to remain in the teaching profession or leave.
February 20, 2019 | Katherine Adams
With both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Houston-Clear Lake, Denise Navarro, founder and CEO of NASA contractor Logical Innovations Inc., knows the power of a great education and understands that without support, many students can’t achieve their full potential.
February 05, 2019 | Katherine Adams
Shadia Yan loved her career as a registered nurse, and decided to advance her training with a bachelor of science in nursing. She graduated in December 2018 with her RN-BSN from University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland. Although it was a challenge to balance work, her education and a family, she said she got through it with plenty of support and encouragement from her professors in the nursing program.
January 29, 2019 | Katherine Adams
When Jessica Padilla took a museum studies course last summer at University of Houston-Clear Lake, she didn’t think that a class field trip to the Houston Maritime Museum would end with an opportunity for her to leave a permanent mark – or, mural – on the museum’s wall.
January 17, 2019 | Katherine Adams
In order to better address the evolving needs of Texas’ schools and communities, the State Board for Educator Certification adopted new standards in 2016 for rising principals wishing to become certified. In November 2018, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education’s Principal as Instructional Leader certification was approved by the Texas Education Agency, and now, says Associate Professor of Educational Leadership John Decman, students leave the university with Advancing Educational Leadership certificate and the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System certification and are ready to perform on Day One.
January 16, 2019 | Katherine Adams
Eric Lee credits the training and support he received from his professors and advisers at University of Houston-Clear Lake while getting his master’s degree in clinical psychology. He says it enabled him to bridge directly into a doctoral program at Utah State University in Logan. His dissertation, which focuses on the treatment of an obsessive-compulsive disorder related to hair-pulling, recently won the prestigious Leonard Krasner Dissertation Award, given by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies at the annual conference in Washington, D.C.
January 14, 2019 | Katherine Adams
Matthew Panozzo’s passion for teaching kids to become lifelong readers can’t be contained in a single classroom. Committed to promoting literacy in his classroom and in his community, Panozzo, who received his master’s in reading from University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2016, is one of 30 literacy leaders named to the International Literacy Association’s 2019 “30 Under 30” list. The prestigious list celebrates rising leaders in the field of literacy and includes a cohort of young innovators and visionaries creating positive change in the global literacy landscape.