Robert Newhouse 1950 – 2014

Robert Newhouse 1950 – 2014

Jul 23, 2014

  The University of Houston Black Alumni Association mourns the loss of  Robert Newhouse, who passed away Tuesday evening. He was the University of Houston’s single-season rushing record holder with 1,757 yards in 1971.   In addition to his single-season rushing record, Newhouse holds Houston records for 100-yard games in a season (10) and career (16), consecutive 100-yard games in a season (7) and a career (8), and 200-yard games in a career (4). Newhouse ranks fourth all-time at Houston with 2,961 career rushing yards.   Newhouse was inducted in the  Athletics Hall of Honor in 1977.   Newhouse was drafted in the second round of the 1972 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys where he would play from 1972-1983, leading the Cowboys in rushing with 930 yards in 1975. Newhouse retired after the 1983 season as the franchise’s fourth-leading rusher with 4,784 yards.   Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.   University of Houston Black Alumni Association...

Free Screening of ‘Get On Up’ The James Brown Story on July 23rd

Free Screening of ‘Get On Up’ The James Brown Story on July 23rd

Jul 18, 2014

  Join us for a free screening of the upcoming film ‘Get On Up: The James Brown Story’ on Wednesday July 23rd at 7PM at the AMC 30 movie theater. The early screening is first-come, first-serve so we recommend that you arrive an hour prior to the screening.   You must bring your printed ticket. Click below to print. GET ON UP HOU 723   AMC Studio 30 2949 Dunvale Houston, TX 77063...

Dr. Evelyn E. Thornton, PhD 1933-2014

Dr. Evelyn E. Thornton, PhD 1933-2014

Jul 17, 2014

  The University of Houston Black Alumni Association mourns the loss of Dr. Evelyn E. Thornton, PhD. Evelyn was the first African American to complete her PhD in Mathematics at the University of Houston in 1973. The University of Houston Black Alumni Association honored her as a Distinguished Honoree at the 23rd Annual Scholarship & Awards Gala in March 2012.   She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Her many accomplishments include developing school/university partnerships with Houston SD from 1993-2012 and Aldine ISD 1996-2001 to improve teaching and learning of mathematics for all students, designed and taught a six-week workshop on the “Stretcher and Shrinker Concept” to Middle School Mathematics Teachers in North Forest ISD, 1972. She also served as Director, Network Center for Mathematics Learning and Research Development which 3.3 million was funded by the Department of Education Title III, 1987-1996.   Her other professional achievements and publications  include: IMPACT Award, 2008 PVAMU Long and Outstanding Service Award, 2007 Etta Falconer Excellence in Mathematics Teaching Award, 2003 Director, „Project TIMES: Teachers Improving Mathematics Education for Students‟ (1993-2001). Funded by THECB and HISD, $1,017,933 Principal Investigator “Environmental Cost Models and Methodologies” $50,000 A Research Contract with McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Corporation. (1996-1997) Principal Investigator, NSF Research Grant: Awarded $20,000 to study “Generalized Vietoris-Type Theorem for Homotopy“. Director, “NASA SHARP PLUS Apprenticeship Program” $152,000 funded by NSA/QEM, 1995-1997.     Evelyn was an outstanding member of the Houston community and we wish her family comfort during these difficult...

Scholarship Spotlight: Courtney Caldwell

Scholarship Spotlight: Courtney Caldwell

Jul 10, 2014

    2013-2014 UHBAA Pathway to Excellence Scholarship recipient Courtney Caldwell currently enrolled in the Bauer Professional Program of Accountancy at the Master’s level. She decided to pursue this career path after being a part of the Junior Achievement Program in grade school which teaches students financial literacy, personal finance, and entrepreneurship.   Despite extreme hardships, she transferred to University of Houston about 2 1/2 years ago and ever since, the Cougar family has welcomed me with open arms.” according to Courtney.one initiatives.   “These opportunities have allowed me to develop a diverse skill set and meet students as well as full-time professionals who share my drive to succeed. After graduation, I plan to sit for the CPA exam while working in the oil and gas industry. My long-term however, is to become CEO of a non-profit organization for victims of domestic abuse. UHBAA serves as a constant reminder of the strong support system we have at UH. There are many opportunities to network and build genuine mentoring relationships. I am very grateful to the committee for selecting me as a recipient of the Pathway to Excellence Scholarship. I also encourage my fellow students to apply for this award and never ever give up on your dreams.”   We wish you well in all of your endeavors Courtney!! University of Houston Black Alumni Association Board of Directors 2013-2014...

Grateful to Give: Star of Hope Alumni

Grateful to Give: Star of Hope Alumni

Jul 9, 2014

  Grateful to Give: Star of Hope Alumni Join UHBAA for our community service project at the Star of Hope Volunteers can assist in multiple aspects including manning . Children are welcome as well. Please arrive at 9:00AM *** At least one week before serving, volunteers must register on the Star of Hope’s volunteer portal and in the availability section, write “UH – Black Alumni Association to assist with Family Fun Day for New Horizons” Your personal PIN will be sent to the email address you provide. *** REGISTER NOW The primary mission of the Star of Hope Alumni program and Extended Services Department is to help former clients of our programs (Women and Family Emergency Shelter, Transitional Living Center for Women & Families) stay connected with one another and the Star of Hope community. We have seen our Alumni achieve goals and dreams beyond what they could have believed upon entering our programs. We are proud and honored to have been a part of these dynamic changes and wonderful life events. We consider you a part of the Star of Hope Family! Being a part of this program will allow you to: Communicate with others who have “walked where you walked” and are now on the other side of the homelessness, hopelessness and darkness. Share your success stories with others and network to share ideas, information and resources. Experience empowering events for you and your family. And … so much...