Houston had many heroes in 2017, particularly as community members struggled to recover from Harvey. Among those who selflessly provided support, resources and assistance was longtime Houstonian and Gallery Furniture owner Jim McIngvale—better known as “Mattress Mack.”
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Each year, the day brings communities together to celebrate his accomplishments and participate in a national day of service. Among the Houstonians who honored his memory through community service activities were University of Houston-Downtown faculty, staff and students.
It began as an exchange of ideas on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) stretching from the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) to the International Space Station (ISS).
University of Houston-Downtown faculty member Dr. Creshema Murray explores the changing views of women of color in positions of power in the book, “Leadership Through the Lens: Interrogating Production, Presentation and Power,”
The University of Houston-Downtown will be closed for the Winter Break Dec. 25 – Jan. 2. The University will reopen on Jan. 3. More details on UHD’s FY2018 holiday schedule are available here.
UHD students continued to provide support and guidance to those returning to society following incarceration. Criminal justice students in Dr. Judith Harris’ Senior Seminar worked with returning citizens through several community organizations