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Departments Get Creative During Holiday Decorating Contest

Several offices and departments were in the creative and festive spirit as they participated in the Staff Council’s Holiday Decorating Contest.

The winners in various categories included:

  • Most Creative – Information Technology
  • Most Traditional – College of Public Service
  • Most Humorous – Sports & Fitness
  • Best Theme – UHD Library

Staff Council also extended their appreciation to the following departments for also participating in their contest and showcasing their holiday cheer:

  • College of Humanities & Social Sciences Advising
  • College of Public Service
  • Financial Aid Office
  • General Business, Marketing & Supply Chain Management and Management and Insurance & Risk Management
  • Information Technology
  • UHD Library
  • Gator Success Center
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Transfer Relations

In addition, Staff Council recognized Nick Martinez and Teresa Sterling for their efforts to coordinate the judging with his colleagues Sawsan Shatleh, Leah Davis-Long, Debora Evans, and Brian Blackwell.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.