UHCL News

UHCL program supports first-generation college students

December 22, 2016 | Kelsie Cleboski

UHCL program supports first-generation college students

Being the first member of a family to go to college comes with some tough challenges, but a growing program at University of Houston-Clear Lake is ensuring that first-generation students don’t have to go it alone.

UHCL announces new degree program

December 22, 2016 | Katherine Adams

UHCL announces new degree program

Effective fall 2017, University of Houston-Clear Lake students seeking a degree with a strong information technology focus through the university’s College of Science and Engineering have a new option with the addition of a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

3-D printing unlocks Calculus at UHCL

December 20, 2016 | Lori Lopez

3-D printing unlocks Calculus at UHCL

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Mathematics and Statistics Department recently acquired a 3-D printer to help students understand complex surfaces. Calculus involves three-dimensional objects that can be extremely difficult to visualize. Now the department can print 3-D surfaces, and students can see details that were previously inaccessible. Pictured is Deanna Henderson, a calculus student, observing how the volume of a half torus can be found with cylindrical shells.

Sister to walk at commencement for student’s posthumous degree

December 09, 2016 | Jim Townsend

Sister to walk at commencement for student’s posthumous degree

Teshawna Wright has some big shoes to fill, but she is looking forward to the challenge. Sunday she accepts a posthumous degree on behalf of her sister, Dawn Helmen, during the noon commencement ceremony for University of Houston-Clear Lake Sunday, Dec. 11, at NRG Arena in Houston.

Alumna finds strength in community to succeed

November 15, 2016 | George Mattingly II

Alumna finds strength in community to succeed

University of Houston Clear Lake alumna Karina Ramos recently began work on her doctoral degree in Denton, Texas. In the midst of packing, traveling and spending time with family, Ramos took a moment to reflect. Her parents came to the United States on a work visa in the early 2000s, and brought her and her brother for better educational opportunities, a decision that has impacted her life in many ways.

UHCL office wins international online education award

November 11, 2016 | Kelsie Cleboski

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Office of E-Learning Services earned a 2016 Effective Practice Award from the international Online Learning Consortium. The award, presented at the OLC Accelerate Conference in Orlando, recognized the university’s case study, “Pathway to Quality Online Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake,” which was selected through a peer review process.

New UHCL Bayou Theater director values audience experience

October 26, 2016 | Kelsie Cleboski

New UHCL Bayou Theater director values audience experience

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s new Bayou Theater Managing Director Alex Malone wants to showcase the power of live performance and create memorable experiences for theater-goers.

UHCL Testing Center earns national certification

October 19, 2016 | Kelsie Cleboski

UHCL Testing Center earns national certification

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Testing Center received certification from the National College Testing Association in August, making it the only testing facility in the greater Houston area to currently hold that recognition.

Transfer student grows, ‘blossoms’ at university

October 19, 2016 | Kelsie Cleboski

Transfer student grows, ‘blossoms’ at university

Shelby Terral faced the transition from her associate degree studies to a bachelor’s degree program feeling shy, uncertain – even a little lost. Three years later, she’s not only a master’s student in psychology at University of Houston-Clear Lake, having already earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at UHCL in 2015, but she’s also an enthusiastic leader in the campus community.

UH-Clear Lake College of Education recognizes student scholarship winners

October 17, 2016 | Jean Rudnicki

UH-Clear Lake College of Education recognizes student scholarship winners

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education recognized the student recipients of Success Through Education Programs scholarships at the program’s fall 2016 Kickoff Luncheon. STEP is a collaborative effort between UH-Clear Lake, five area school districts, and five community colleges designed to create opportunities for students to explore teaching as a profession and to prepare them to become certified teachers.

UHCL prof to share best practices for young children with disabilities

October 06, 2016 | Jean Rudnicki

UHCL prof to share best practices for young children with disabilities

University of Houston-Clear Lake Assistant Professor of Special Education Elizabeth Beavers will serve as the Texas “ambassador” to spearhead the dissemination of new recommended practices for the care and education of young children with disabilities. Beavers, who has worked in the field of early childhood special education for more than 25 years, was selected by the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center to join a group of 16 experts forming a national cohort to disseminate information and provide training within their states.

UHCL STEP Program is Texas Higher Education Star Award finalist

October 06, 2016 | Jean Rudnicki

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education received notification that its Success Through Education Programs, known as STEP, is one of six finalists for the Texas Higher Education Star Award. STEP is a collaborative effort between UH-Clear Lake, five school districts, and five community colleges designed to create opportunities for students to explore teaching as a profession and to prepare them to become certified teachers.