UHCL News

UHCL sharpens focus on strategic partnerships

March 21, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL sharpens focus on strategic partnerships

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.

UHCL's finance vice president advocates for funding with state lawmakers

March 12, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL's finance vice president advocates for funding with state lawmakers

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.

Administrators, faculty, students, alumni advocate for UHCL with state lawmakers

March 05, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Administrators, faculty, students, alumni advocate for UHCL with state lawmakers

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.

UHCL announces name for soon-to-open residence hall

February 28, 2019 | UHCL Staff

UHCL announces name for soon-to-open residence hall

After a two-week contest hosted in fall 2018, student Jeanne Rodriguez was chosen as the winning submission to name UHCL's residence hall.

UHCL students' video game 'Code of Aegis' wins educational award

February 26, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL students' video game 'Code of Aegis' wins educational award

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.

College of Education profs collaborate on research exploring issues facing novice teachers

February 25, 2019 | Katherine Adams

College of Education profs collaborate on research exploring issues facing novice teachers

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.

Endowment for teachers in training is key to their success

February 20, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Endowment for teachers in training is key to their success

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.

RN-BSN grad credits UHCL profs with successful return to nursing career

February 05, 2019 | Katherine Adams

RN-BSN grad credits UHCL profs with successful return to nursing career

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.

First-time-muralist leaves permanent mark on Houston museum's walls

January 29, 2019 | Katherine Adams

First-time-muralist leaves permanent mark on Houston museum's walls

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.

Principal as Instructional Leader certification prepares administrators-to-be for excellence

January 17, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Principal as Instructional Leader certification prepares administrators-to-be for excellence

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.

UHCL alumnus wins award for dissertation on innovative treatment for hair-pulling disorder

January 16, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL alumnus wins award for dissertation on innovative treatment for hair-pulling disorder

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.

UHCL alumnus wins recognition for promoting literacy in school, community

January 14, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL alumnus wins recognition for promoting literacy in school, community

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.