14:21 PM

Holiday Decorating Contest Winners Announced

University of Houston-Downtown’s Staff Council hosted its annual holiday decorating contest and after much deliberation, the winners have been announced.

Twenty-four offices across all three buildings answered the council’s call to deck the halls. A wonderful group of judges collaborated to name winners in five categories. The winners are as follows:

  • Most Creative- IT Technical Services, S-825, IT Goes Global
  • Most Traditional- MBA Program Office, B-201, Santa’s Workshop
  • Most Humorous- Criminal Justice, Humor
  • Best Door- IT Surplus, S-819, Grinch
  • Best Theme- Environmental Health & Safety and Emergency Management, S-621, Rustic Santa’s Workshop

Special thanks to all the judges:

  • Ali Maghoo, college career counselor I - College of Business
  • Brooke Lewis, coordinator, Talent Development - Employment Services & Operations
  • Chloe Kelly, manager, Annual Giving - Advancement & University Relations
  • Donald Kesterson, talent development specialist - Employment Services & Operations
  • Erika Harrison, Title IX/Equity & Diversity officer - Office of the President
  • Leigha Hughes, manager, Digital Communications - College of Business
  • Marcus Hooks, administrative assistant I -Humanities & Social Sciences


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.