Posts Tagged ‘Accomplishment’

Nina McConigley (M.F.A. ’06)

Nina McConigley is scheduled to give the University of Wyoming Faculty Senate Speaker Series Talk in November 2019. More…

Lohit Datta-Barua (M.S. ’76)

Lohit Datta-Barua worte his memoir, “One Long Journey” and all proceeds from the book will go to for orphan welfare.

Starla Garcia (’12, M.Ed. ’14)

Starla Garcia, a past UH student athlete and alumna, is training for the Houston Marathon and hoping to qualify for the Olympic Trials. More…

Camryn Wells (’08)

In September 2019, UH Alumna Camryn Wells (’08) had her first children’s book of The Color, Feel, Play Series published. The book is currently ranked #1 in 3 categories on and has consistently held a 5-star rating since its release. The second book of the series, The Memory of Play, is set to release in early November 2019.

Understanding emotions is a tricky business, and not just for kids! What Color is Your Day? artistically pairs expressive poetry and vibrant illustrations to explore a relationship between colors and emotions. More importantly, it supports the lines of communication between children and adults.
This well-loved book will be a resource for children to identify and cope with the complexity of emotions, and for the adults in their lives to more easily connect with them. More…

Mariselle Quijano (’95)

Mariselle Quijano was elected to the Position 2 spot, formally held by longtime board member Carmen Orozco in 2009.  Quijano is a Franchise Owner of several McDonald’s restaurants in the Pasadena and Greater Houston area and is active in many community organizations and the McDonald’s Texas Invitational Basketball Tournament.  She is a graduate of Sam Rayburn High School.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business (Accounting) from the University of Houston.  She has two children. She is also a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.

Thomas Conner (’73)

Thomas Conner is a new member on The School for Advanced Research’s board of directors in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Joe G. Bax (’70, J.D. ’72)

Joe G. Bax (’70, J.D. ’72) wrote and published an autobiography titled Meadowbrook: The Neighborhood That Made Me.

Steven McDonald (’05)

Steven McDonald (’05) is the 255th person to pass the Master Sommelier Diploma Exam in the world.

Douglas Dillard (’02)

Doug Dillard (’02) hand cycled in the MS 150 — that’s powering 150 miles with just his upper body — from Austin to Houston at the end of April for Achilles International Houston, a non-profit that helps disabled athletes train for and compete in races, in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Multiple Sclerosis.

Marie Watts (M.B.A. ’80)


Mrs. Marie Watts (M.B.A. 80) has recently published a novel: “The Cause Lives: Warriors for Equal Rights”

“All Alice wants is to retire. Until the call for justice gets in the way. Alice Arden can’t wait to retire in eighteen months, but her boss at the federal discrimination and harassment agency she works at has other ideas. She assigns Alice to head a newly created task force responsible for catching more lawbreakers, and Alice can’t refuse. Already burned out and suffering from a worsening disability that might put her in a wheelchair, Alice finds more than she had bargained for in her new team with racism, a sociophobe, and hidden agendas at play. Threats on their lives because of a case they’re working on drive Alice to the bottle until she discovers an unnerving secret. Forget retirement. Alice is about to embark on delivering justice in the sexual harassment case of her career, and if she goes down, it’ll be with guns blazing.”