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2017 Staff Council Chili Cook-off Winners Announced

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The results of the recent University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Staff Council Chili Cook Off are in! The 2017 winners are listed below. Congrats to all the teams that participated and helped make the event possible.

  • 1st Place Chili: Chili Willies: IT: Team Captain: Anthony Samudio
  • 2nd Place Chili: Chili Nelson: UHD Alumni: Team Captain: Albert Alonzo
  • 3rd Place Chili: Bad & Boujee: Team Captain: Stefany Records
  • People’ Choice: Clutch City Chili: Team Captain: Ralph Estrada
  • Best Décor: Chili, Chili, Ban, Bang: Employment Services: Team Captain: Shyra McMurray
  • Best Desert: Gator Finest: UHD Police Department: Team Captain: Chief Michael Benford

UHD Staff Council would also like to thank all of the teams that participated:

  1. Chili, Chili, Bang, Bang –ESO – Team Captain – Shyra McMurray
  2. Gator Finest – Police – Team Captain – Chief Benford
  3. “CCC” Clutch City Chili -Team Captain – Ralph Estrada
  4. IT Chili Willies – Team Captain – Anthony Samudio
  5. Bad & Boujee – Team Captain – Stefany Records
  6. This is a Crock of Chili – Vaughn Construction – Team Captain – Alex Alvarez
  7. Chili Reaction – Natural Science – Team Captain – Bruce Greer
  8. Might Morphin Budget Rangers – Budget -Team Captain – Erika Castillo
  9. Six Shooters – Purchasing & Contracts – Team Captain – DeWana Ferguson
  10. UHD Alumni Association – Alumni – Team Captain – Phillip Ellison
  11. Chili Nelson – Team Captain – Albert Alonzo
  12. One Main Chili –Library – Team Captain – Edith Arredondo
  13. The Chili Hazards – Risk Mgt & Emergency Mgt – Team Captain – Eric Zett
  14. Hot Meat, Cool Beans – Humanities & Social Science – Team Captain – Bill Davis

Staff Council would like to thank the following exhibitors, vendors, and UHD staff for generously donating door prizes:

  • AT&T
  • Monster Energy Drinks
  • TDECU Credit Union
  • Groome Transportation
  • Debra Shouldice (Parking & Transportation)
  • Debora Evans (Shipping & Receiving)
  • Advancement and University Relations
  • Vishakha Shembekar (Faculty)

Acknowledgments to the Chili Cook-off Planning Committee, volunteers, the UHD community, and the Chili Cook-off Judges:

  • Michael Olivas (Interim President, UHD)
  • Carolyn Ashe (President, UHD Faculty Senate)
  • Hatziri Rancano (Vice President, SGA)
  • Tommy Thomason (Student Services)
  • Wayne Warren (Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Judge)
  • Ruby Obi (Groome Transportation)
  • Nichole Alter (METRO)