Students participate in UHCL spring 2022 commencement

May 9, 2022 | UHCL Staff


Over 1,100 University of Houston-Clear Lake spring 2022 graduates will earn their degrees and be recognized during a commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m. for the Colleges of Education and Business, and 3 p.m. for the Colleges of Science and Engineering and Human Sciences and Humanities at NRG Arena, 1 NRG Parkway, Houston.

Of the 1,100 graduates, 775 will receive their undergraduate degree, and 420 will be recognized for receiving graduate degrees.

The Colleges of Education and Business will confer degrees to 183 and 388 graduates, respectively, including nine COE graduates who will be receiving doctorates. The College of Science and Engineering will confer 277 degrees, and the College of Human Sciences and Humanities will confer 388.

Former Student Government Association President Hiba Loya, who is receiving her Bachelor of Science in Management from the College of Business, will deliver the commencement address for the earlier ceremony. During her time at UH-Clear Lake, she served in Student Government for two years, and interned at the Tahirih Justice Center, a national nonprofit that services immigrant survivors fleeing gender-based violence. She has been accepted to the University of Houston Law Center.

The commencement speaker for the second ceremony is Isaiah McDuffie, who is receiving his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the College of Human Sciences and Humanities. He works as a youth development coach in Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, and trains others in restorative justice practices and serves in ministry for incarcerated youth. He's currently a substitute teacher at Second Baptist School and is about to become the father of a little girl.

There is no limit to the number guests that can attend for each graduate. Tickets are not required to attend.

This spring's candidates will join over 77,000 others who have graduated from the university. UHCL began as an upper-level university in 1974, admitting juniors, seniors and graduate students. The university expanded to admit underclassmen in 2014.

For more information about UHCL Spring 2022 commencement, go online.