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IT Scholarship 2019

In Memory of...

Gail Kellersberger
Gail Kellersberger Gail Kellersberger was the Director of UHD's English Language Institute and had over 30 years of service to the University of Houston-Downtown. Over the decades, ELI helped elevate the reputation of the University and has been a source of support for international students and others in the Houston community. Thousands of students and professionals who have sought to broaden their English skills have benefited from ELI programs. These included exchange students from the Central Police University in Taiwan, lawyers from Yemen, and engineers from Marathon Oil. ELI also partnered with prestigious institutions around the world such as Tecnológico de Monterrey. Ms. Kellersberger has touched many people and made friends for UHD. She will be missed.

Recipients of the IT Scholarship for 2019

Daniel I. Gomez
Daniel I. Gomez Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Daniel has been at the University since Fall of 2017. As the winner of the $1,000 scholarship, of the Daniel has been described by his manager as providing exceptional customer service to the UHD community in his position as a lab assistant. He has already completed his teaching internship and plans to be an elementary school teacher upon his graduation.
Alexis Martinez
Alexis Martinez Major: Chemistry

Alexis Martinez has been at UHD since Spring 2017. She plans to graduate in Fall 2020. She plans to attend the medical school after her undergraduate and hopes do to cancer research.
Eashrak Zubair
Eashrak Zubair Major: Computer Science

Eashrak worked for the Project Management Office before moving on to an internship at Allyn International and Healthily. Her former manager in the PM office described Eashrak as a dedicated employee and a hard worker. Eashrak gives generously of her time as well outside of her studies. She has been involved with the Black Student Association and the Muslim Student Association at the University.