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.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.