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Trisha RuizTrisha Ruiz
Veteran Services Office Coordinator

United States Army

Throughout my childhood, education was instilled in me and has served as a foundation to my career. I was born and raised in Rocksprings, TX and after high school I attended a catholic university for one semester before realizing the financial burden my education was placing on me and my family. I left school and joined the United States Army in 2002. My sole purpose for joining the service was to earn my GI Bill benefits and help me pay for my schooling.

After six years of honorable service as a Military Police Officer, I was discharged from the Armed Forces so that I could begin my journey in academia. In 2008, I was accepted to the University of Texas at San Antonio and in 2010 became the first person in my family to earn a bachelor’s degree. I pursued a master’s of education with a concentration in higher education from Angelo State University.

Transitioning from the military to the civilian life was overwhelming. Registering and attending classes in the military was very different in comparison to a civilian. It was then that I developed a passion to help my brothers and sisters in arms, and their dependents in the journey from a military lifestyle to a university setting. I hope to make your experience at the University of Houston-Clear Lake a memorable one.

Jay HernandezJay Hernandez
School Certifying Official

United States Army

I enlisted in the Army during high school and left for boot camp after graduation. After twelve years of honorable service with multiple deployments to Iraq/Afghanistan, I decided it was time to come home and get an education. I had no idea how much work was involved in registering for classes and I had no one to assist me. Now, I feel personally responsible to help each and every veteran and dependent reach their educational goals.

Maria SnodgrassMaria Snodgrass

United States Navy

I joined the U.S Navy two years after high school with the main goal of helping those in need. One of the benefits is that they would pay for my schooling. After two years of honorable service I came home and started attending UHCL as a freshman. I am majoring in Art education, EC-12.

It has always been a passion of mine to help and teach those around me and as a work study for the Veteran’s Service Office I get the opportunity to do just that.

Student Services and Classroom Building third floor room 3.201.

University of Houston-Clear Lake
CAPT. Wendell M. Wilson Office of Veteran Services
2700 Bay Area Boulevard, Box 177
Houston, TX 77058-1098

(281) 283-3071

(281) 226-7297


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8 a.m. - noon

Last updated: 09/26/2016 UTC
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