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A Matter of Principals - Part 1

UHD produces many teachers and administrators serving school districts throughout Greater Houston and the state of Texas. Two alumnae whose passion for teaching led them to their positions as principals for Houston Independent School District (HISD)...Continue reading


A Matter of Principals - Part 2

Michelle Turek graduated from high school in a class of just 32 students. The Moulton, Texas native had a completely different experience when she attended UHD’s commencement ceremony. In fact, she described her graduation in one word. “Mind-blowing,” said Turek, who earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the College of Public Service...Continue reading


Laolu Davies-Yemitan: Real Estate Broker and Industry Guru

Laolu Davies-Yemitan, a University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) biotechnology alumnus, discovered his calling—beyond the sciences—as an advocate for families looking for affordable housing in Greater Houston. Davies-Yemitan is a commercial real estate broker and developer with Five Woods Realty...Continue reading


MBA Offers Alumna Ticket to Success at Museum of Natural Science

On any given day, Angel Hernandez-DeLeon might walk past dinosaur bones, rare gems or Egyptian artifacts on her way to the office. Such scenery is just one of the many benefits of working at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS). Of course, Hernandez-DeLeon has experienced countless scientific wonders at the museum. After all, she’s worked there for 19 years...Continue reading


Alumna Elizabeth Ruiz Inspires Tomorrow's Leaders

UHD Alumna Elizabeth Ruiz will be embarking on a six-month global speaking tour through the Golden Key International Honour Society to present leadership development workshops. As part of the Society’s 2018 Global Leadership Summit Tour in Montreal, Canada, Ruiz will join nine other CANCON speakers, who were selected to inspire tomorrow’s leaders...Continue reading


UHD Alumni Elected to HISD Board of Education

It was a banner year for two UHD alumni who were elected to the Houston Independent School District’s Board of Education. Elizabeth Santos defeated Gretchen Himsl to win the District I seat being vacated by Anna Eastman. Santos attended HISD’s Janowski and Herrera elementary schools, Burbank Middle School, and Sam Houston Math, Science and Technology Center...Continue reading


UHD Alumni Participate in Interdisciplinary Studies Panel

In November, UHD’s Career Development Center and Alumni Relations hosted a BSIS career panel for students. The 2017 Fall Interdisciplinary Studies panelists featured UHD alumni: Jennifer Burch (’13); Regina Coyle (’17); Mia Davis (’16); Andrea Shiloh (’95); and Abhi Sreerama (’17)...Continue reading

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Last updated 10/28/2019 2:26 PM