Author Archive

Laura I. Alvarez (’08)

Laura has began work as the Education Marketing Project Specialist in Public Affairs for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Kazi Anwar (’01)

Anwar started as a Linux System Engineer for Propietary Trading in Jan 2020.

Jospeh Dana (’15)

Dana started work as a Production Engineer for Celanese.

Darryl Henson (Ed. D ’14)

Darryl Henson is the chosen finalist to be the new Marlin ISD Superintendent. More…

Sarah Nguyen (’17)

UH alumna, Sarah Nguyen was featured in the Houston Chronicle as the Realtor of the Week for her work in Fort Bend County. More…

Mary Shannon MacMichael (’76)

Mary gives a life update:

Graduating in 1976 first job was as a Physical Education instructor with the Houston Independent School District at the Roberts Elementary Magnet School. I was hired with 3 other young Phys.Ed. teachers Pat Sutton, Tom Brewer and Andre Hornsby and supervised by our experienced coordinating teacher, Marion Kirk. I taught for 3 years at Roberts and then worked with my best friend, Valerie (Schneider) Reis, UH ’76, in the Alief Independent School District. Marriage came along in 1980, baby girl in 1981 and moved to Roanoke, VA in 1984. Full time wife and mother occupied most of my time as well as substitute teaching and part time youth work! Covenant Presbyterian hired me for what was to be a 2 year term as Youth Director/Church Activities Director, as my husband returned to school. That 2 years turned into a total of 31 at the Church and I retired in 2016. After my husband retired in 2017 we moved to Mentone, Alabama to be near our only daughter, her husband and our granddaughter and to become involved community members in this beautiful area of the country.

Karla Rodriguez (’18)

Karla thanks the University of Houston for helping her to accomplish her goals. She says, “When I started school, I did not know what I wanted to be. Thanks to my decisions and all the good professors I had…today I am able to say I have accomplished my goals. The job I have now is my everything, waking up everyday to do something you love is the most amazing feeling. Keep working hard because all the hard work you put; will be worth it later. I am a fitness teacher at a charter school and I also coach soccer and cross country.Thank you UH for making my life so much easier, not only financially but emotionally.”

Mae Woods (’14, M.S. ’15)

Mae was highlighted by the Houston Chronicle for her new website built to avoid lines during COVID-19. More…

Tyson Smith (Ph.D. ’19)

Tyson started his Postdoctoral Research at the University of Houston. The research focuses on Ancestral Rocky Mountain basin analysis and tectonically driven drainage reorganization.

Michael Bourn (FS ’06)

Former Cougar Athlete Michael Bourn was highlighted by the Houston Chronicle for waiving April and May rent for his tenants. The article states, “Bourn owns three Houston apartment complexes and with the global coronavirus pandemic causing widespread economic issues, he waived the April and May rent for some 60 tenants because, he said, it was the right thing to do.” More…