Egret nameplate   The magazine of University of Houston-Clear Lake
fall 2012 | volume 19 | number 1

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Making the Grade
UHCL Hawk Takes Flight
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Creating Leadership
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Class Notes
Alumni Association
Spotlight Story



A Letter to Our Alumni

President William A. Staples

Dear friends of University of Houston-Clear Lake,

The 2012-13 academic year has begun with strong enrollment, growing popularity of campus events and the announcement of our new mascot — GO HAWKS!

Egret magazine is for all who epitomize the UHCL community, whether you’re a neighbor, a student, a faculty member, an alumnus or just someone passing through. On this occasion though, I’d like to take an opportunity to reach out to our more than 54,000 alumni.

As the university makes plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary and to welcome our firstever freshman class in fall 2014, we want to reach out to those of you who have graduated from our programs but not from our memories. Are you working somewhere nearby or halfway around the world? Have you pursued an additional degree, received a promotion or changed careers?

UHCL celebrates its alumni, each of you. We enjoy hearing and sharing the stories of how you are impacting our local community and our world. We aim to help you keep growing and learning (long after graduation), and we work to keep you connected to fellow alumni, as well as engaged in the life of your alma mater. We want to get back in touch and reconnect with you. To share your story, submit your class note online at, contact your UHCL Alumni Association at or or send me a message directly at

Make sure to peruse Datebook in this edition to see what’s happening on campus and catch up with your classmates in the Class Notes section. I wish you well and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best regards,

William A. Staples
University of Houston-Clear Lake

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