Honors and Awards
University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni continue to play an important role in the
community and each year the university strives to recognize those alumni by presenting
the UH-Clear Lake Alumni Association awards. The award recipients are recognized annually
at the Alumni Celebration in October.
To nominate for an UHCL Alumni Association award, visit the individual award links
For tips on creating a great nomination, download the Nomination Tip Sheet.
Distinguished Alumni Award
The purpose of the Distinguished Alumni Award is to honor University of Houston-Clear Lake graduates or recipients of a teacher’s
certification who have made substantial contributions to society and whose accomplishments
within their careers have brought significant credit to the institution. The Distinguished
Alumni Award has been presented by the UHCL Alumni Association since 1984.
Early Achievement Award
The Early Achievement Alumni Award is granted to University of Houston-Clear Lake graduates or recipients of a teacher’s
certification, currently age 45 or younger, for significant accomplishments in business
or professional life. The Early Achievement Award was first awarded in 2005.
Marilyn S. Sims Leadership Service Award
Established in 2004 and renamed in 2014, the Marilyn S. Sims Leadership Service Award is presented to an alumnus/a whose exceptional contributions to University of Houston-Clear
Lake and its community strengthens and supports the values and the mission of the
institution. It is presented to persons whose special qualities and accomplishments
merit university recognition.
Outstanding Professor Award
The purpose of the Outstanding Professor Award is to honor University of Houston-Clear Lake professors who embody the fulfillment
of learning and discovery by utilizing innovative teaching methods to inspire students
and building a sense of community among students through active involvement with student
organizations, shared governance and mentoring. Honorees share a passion for the university,
its mission and the potential for change through education. The Outstanding Professor
Award has been presented by the UHCL Alumni Association since 2006.