Short Takes

June 28, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Short Takes

Habitat work days at UHCL

Help maintain the beauty of the University of Houston-Clear Lake campus by volunteering at Habitat Work Days each Tuesday morning in July with the Environmental Institute of Houston. July work dates are 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 9 a.m.

UH- Clear Lake is located at 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. Volunteers should meet at the North Annex Office, located inside Entrance 3 off of Middlebrook Drive.

Volunteers aid in upkeep, including clearing paths, cleaning the pond and other conservation tasks. For more information, call UHCL Environmental Institute of Houston at 281-283-3950 or email To learn more, visit

UHCL holiday closure

University of Houston-Clear Lake will close Wednesday, July 4, for Independence Day. Normal business hours, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., will resume Wednesday, July 5. For more information, visit In the case of an emergency over the holiday, call the UHCL Police Department at 281-283-2222.

Open House at UHCL Pearland Campus

Learn more about course offerings and resources July 6, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus, 1200 Pearland Parkway in Pearland in an open house for prospective students and their families.

The application fee will be waived for students who submit their application during the Open House. Take this opportunity to meet faculty, visit enrollment counselors and financial aid advisers and more. On-the-Spot Admissions decisions will be available for select programs, and applicants wanting to participate should bring transcripts and test scores. The event also will feature an information session about the RN to BSN Program for registered nurses seeking their Bachelor of Science in Nursing. For more information or to register, visit

UHCL student wins national scholarship

Rosselle Helms has been pursuing a bachelor of science in marketing at University of Houston-Clear Lake for a long time. Having a full time job, being a mother and going to college hasn’t always been easy, so being awarded the 2018 American Association for Women in Community Colleges National Scholarship made it easier for her to take one more step toward her goal of completing her degree by summer 2019.

Helms was selected to win the $500 scholarship on the basis of her noteworthy academic accomplishments as well as her civic engagement and contributions made in support of women’s issues. “I live in Crosby, I work at San Jacinto College in Pasadena and I transferred into UH-Clear Lake,” Helms said.

Winning this scholarship, she said, was especially fortunate for her because she wanted to take classes this summer toward her degree. “I had a balance due for my tuition and I was concerned about how I would pay for it but I thought, God’s put me on this course and He’s going to provide a way,” she said. “This scholarship money helped me fund that class so I can keep the momentum going. I’m very grateful.”