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April 2013
Honor a friend or favorite professor

Honor a friend or favorite professor

The UHCL Alumni Association is now calling for nominations for its most prestigious awards recognizing extraordinary accomplishments and service of alumni and professors. The deadline for submission is only two weeks away, April 30, so don't miss out!

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2013 LiveWell Women's Conference

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May 16 | UHCL

The LiveWell Women's Conference is an all-day conference that will offer workshops, professional development, shopping, health screenings and lunch with special guest speaker, GRAMMY artist, songwriter and author Naomi Judd.


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Did You Know?

Alumna Sharon Griffin inspires little girls to dream big
Dreaming of a better future for their children, Sharon Griffin's parents moved with their family from India to Texas when Sharon was just a little girl. Today, Sharon holds a B.S. in Psychology and a M.A. in Psychology, both from UH-Clear Lake and has worked in a variety of industries including retail, sports, oil and gas, aerospace and education.

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Honor a friend or favorite professor

Honor a friend or favorite professorThe UHCL Alumni Association is now calling for nominations for its most prestigious awards recognizing extraordinary accomplishments and service of alumni and professors. The deadline for submission is only two weeks away, April 30, so don't miss out!

All Alumni Association Award winners are honored at the annual Alumni Celebration on Oct. 19, 2013 and Distinguished Alumni names are engraved on the granite display in Alumni Plaza.

Visit the links below for guidelines, past winners and nomination forms. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni and Community Relations, 281-283-2021.

Alumni Association Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award honors UHCL graduates who have made significant contributions to society and whose accomplishments and careers have brought credit to the university.

Early Achievement Award is granted to a UHCL alumna/alumnus, age 45 or younger, for significant accomplishments in business or professional life, or for service to the university and/or the UHCL Alumni Association.

Leadership Service Award is presented to an alumna/alumnus whose exceptional contributions to UHCL and its community strengthens and supports the values and the mission of the university.

Outstanding Professor Award honors UHCL 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.

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Alumna Sharon Griffin inspires little girls to dream big

Alumna Sharon Griffin inspires little girls to dream bigDreaming of a better future for their children, Sharon Griffin's parents moved with their family from India to Texas when Sharon was just a little girl. Today, Sharon holds a B.S. in Psychology and a M.A. in Psychology, both from UH-Clear Lake and has worked in a variety of industries including retail, sports, oil and gas, aerospace and education.

Upon completing her graduate degree, she worked at NASA Johnson Space Center in the Education Department as a program coordinator. While there, Sharon met many smart and talented women, both in technical and non-technical positions, yet quickly noticed that they were still the minority in comparison to their male counterparts. As mom to four girls, she wondered how she could inspire her girls and other girls to believe that no dream is too big. That's when she set out to write a children's book showcasing the different career paths a little girl can pursue that are typically deemed male-dominated. Given her own background, it was also important to Sharon to portray women of different ethnicities in the various careers.

Her own dream became a reality with the publishing of "When I Grow Up: A Little Girl's Big Boy Dreams." Sharon now shares her message during class visits in local schools. Her presentation includes a group reading of the book, a question and answer session, a related activity and students taking the "I Know I Can" pledge. Teachers, principals and school staff also have the opportunity to participate during the presentation.

Sharon's big dream is for little girls everywhere to be inspired by the book and to be able to envision themselves doing any job they desire. Thank you, Sharon, for inspiring all of us to dream big. Learn more about Sharon's book or schedule a class visit at www.griffingirlspublishing.com.

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