President’s Welcome

President’s Welcome

Oct 31, 2013

Greetings fellow University of Houston Black Alumni Association (UHBAA) Cougars and friends! It is indeed an honor and a privilege to serve as President of UHBAA. UHBAA encompasses a wide variety of dedicated and talented alumni and friends. Founded in 1988, UHBAA is the longest standing active special interest of the University of Houston Alumni Association representing the entire body of UH African American alumni. Currently, the UHBAA boosts a proud membership base of 11,000 plus UH African American alumni, included in UHBAA membership base are NASA astronauts, military colonels, movie producers, professional athletes, professional actors and actress, teachers, preachers, social workers, CEO’s, doctors, lawyers, nurses, engineers, and so much more. This is an association to be proud of and join. Review this website to discover some of UHBAA’s Distinguished Alumni. I’m grateful to the men and women who had the courage to form an advisory group whose mission it was to create UHBAA. However, in order for UHBAA to continue its growth, we need your involvement, your participation, your financial support and your commitment. UHBAA’s progress and growth comes as a direct result of alumni who care to give back to the University of Houston. The members of UHBAA’s Board of Directors are your representatives and serve as your voice to the University of Houston community. Not ready to serve on UHBAA Board of Directors? UHBAA has several committees where your talents and treasures can be utilized. Please review the current committees of UHBAA under the Get Involved tab. UHBAA offers educational, social, philanthropic, and character enriching activities and events for alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of UH and the greater Houston community. There is much more to learn about UHBAA and the alumni who make UHBAA great. Therefore, I encourage you explore this website and join both the University of Houston Alumni Association and the University of Houston Black Alumni Association to connect or reconnect with your fellow classmates and friends. Brandon M. Wiggins UHBAA...

10 Reasons to Join UHBAA

10 Reasons to Join UHBAA

Oct 28, 2013

1. ACHIEVE TIER ONE – A strong alumni association makes a stronger university & increases the value of an UH degree. President Khator reminds us often of how the level of alumni participation must grow for us to reach our goals. In fact “alumni participation” is included in several national evaluation formulas, which helps UH rise in national rankings. 2. GREAT BENEFITS – Get discounts on shipping, power providers, UH merchandise, home & auto insurance, hotels, rental cars & more! 3. CAREER SERVICES – Membership with UHAA provides alumni with career-related assistance through the University’s Career Center & provides members with free access to over 3,500 computer based training courses through the Skillport eLearning system. 4. SUPPORT STUDENTS – Help recruit excellent students & show that UH is more than just four years of college; it is a lifetime of pride and passion. 5. ALUMNI RECOGNITION – The most effective way to increase the value of a UH degree is to showcase the accomplishments of our alumni. The alumni association is dedicated to recognizing these individuals through our awards program, our alumni magazine & our incredible, redesigned website! 6. STAY CONNECTED – Membership connects you to your alma mater & helps touch lives through our award-winning educational programs, communications & special events. It’s easy to join, upgrade, or renew. Give membership to a relative or friend. Help them stay connected! 7. LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY – Over 35% of the Texas Legislature is made up of Cougars! Members promote & enhance UH by advocating for higher education. 8. FOSTER UNIVERSITY PRIDE – Membership shows commitment to the university & pride in supporting the programs that make UH a strong & successful community. Growth & recognition of the university will ensure the true value & impact of a UH education. 9. ALUMNI NETWORKING – Support events & programs that allow alumni to stay connected to campus, fellow Cougars & our world-class faculty. 10. SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS – UHAA’s Scholarship Program provides $180,000 in scholarships each year to deserving students who otherwise might not be able to attend UH. Our 35 constituent groups raise money each year to support these initiatives & your membership allows this to happen! To Join TODAY go...

5k Run | 3k Walk Health & Fitness Festival

5k Run | 3k Walk Health & Fitness Festival

Oct 28, 2013

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UH Homecoming 2013

UH Homecoming 2013

Oct 28, 2013

October 19, 2013 Blue Lot | Food, drinks, music,...