University of Houston-Clear Lake Alumni Celebration
Honor our very best by recognizing their extraordinary accomplishments and service.

UHCL alumni continue to play an important role in the community
and each year the university strives to recognize those alumni
by presenting the UHCL Alumni Association Awards.

The 2013 UHCL Alumni Association Award Honorees are listed below.

Distinguished Alumni Honorees

The Distinguished Alumni Award honors UHCL graduates who have made significant contributions
to society and whose accomplishments and careers have brought credit to the institution.
The Distinguished Alumni Award has been presented by the UHCL Alumni Association since 1984.

E. Michael Fincke, ’01 MS
Col. USAF (Ret.)/NASA Astronaut

Charles F. Hall, Jr., ’97 MBA
Principal and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, Matterhorn Capital Management, LLC

Natalie V. Saiz, ’91 MA
Director of Human Resources, NASA/Johnson Space Center

Diane Davies Vest, ’87 BBA
Founder/Owner, Travel Dreams

Early Achievement Honoree

Introduced in 2005, the Early Achievement Award is granted to a UHCL graduate,
age 45 or younger, for significant accomplishments in business or personal life,
or for service to the university and/or the UHCL Alumni Association.

M. Shane Spees, ’97 MHA
President/CEO, Baptist Health System of Alabama

Outstanding Professor Honorees

Created in 2006, the Outstanding Professor Award honors professors who embody
the fulfillment of learning and discovery by utilizing innovative teaching methods to inspire students.
Honorees share a passion for the university, its mission and the potential for change through education.
Award recipients build a sense of community among students through active involvement with
student organizations, shared governance and mentoring.

John Gorman
Professor of Literature
UHCL School of Human Sciences and Humanities




University of Houston-Clear Lake

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni and Community Relations.
281-283-2021 | www.uhcl.edu/alumni