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.

Father-son piano duo ushers in holiday season at Bayou Theater

November 22, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Father-son piano duo ushers in holiday season at Bayou Theater

Father and son pianists Donald and Barron Ryan have delighted audiences around the U.S. and internationally, blending classic and contemporary music into a concert experience you won’t want to miss at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Press 'start' to begin new career: serious games offer valuable skills

November 18, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Press 'start' to begin new career: serious games offer valuable skills

The word “game” invokes images of children sitting in front of screens for hours. Generally, the word is not associated with adults engaged in constructive work. Nevertheless, gamification and “serious” games, which are defined as games with a specific, measurable learning objective, have become an instrumental tool for acquiring new skills in the workplace.

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 cultures, diversity for International Education Week

November 15, 2021 | UHCL Staff

UHCL celebrates cultures, diversity for International Education Week

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, and is celebrated Nov. 15-19 across the United States. University of Houston-Clear Lake is recognizing its international students, staff, and scholars by showcasing global programs and international opportunities, as well as its cultural diversity.

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.

Register now for UHCL's spring 2022 semester

November 11, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Register now for UHCL's spring 2022 semester

Registration is now open for the spring 2022 semester at University of Houston-Clear Lake. The term begins Jan. 18, and offers a wide variety of in-demand programs that can be completed during the regular 16-week term, as well as several shorter, mini-terms, with flexible class options that include in-person, blended and online instruction.

Advocate for disabled students wins national leadership award

November 03, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Advocate for disabled students wins national leadership award

The National Council of Teachers of English has awarded University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Christina Cedillo the Leadership Award for People with Disabilities for 2021. The award is part of NCTE's vision to provide more access to distinct voices, help promote cross-community connections, and support diverse leaders in the field.

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.

New HAWKS, UHCL letters reaffirm university spirit and pride

November 01, 2021 | UHCL Staff

New HAWKS, UHCL letters reaffirm university spirit and pride

Hawks are fierce, swift birds but even beautiful, powerful raptors could use a makeover sometimes. New, illuminated letters proclaiming University of Houston-Clear Lake is HAWK territory were installed last week in two locations on campus as symbols of pride and school spirit.