New UHD Alumni Billboards Have Arrived
Five Gators Join UHD’s Alumni Campaign
By Sheryl E. Taylor
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new-normal from social distancing to self-quarantines, but UHD Gator Alumni are offering a bit of inspiration along the now-quiet freeways of Houston.
Early this spring, the final leg of the University’s 2019-2020 Alumni Campaign, which debuted last fall, introduces five new Gators this spring.
In addition to the billboards, the campaign also includes videos, webpages, feature stories, social media and photography. The campaign also further affirmed the overall impact of the University to the region thanks to more than 50,000 alumni. According to a recent economic impact study, it was determined that UHD alumni contribute $1.8 million in added income to the region.
The first cohort of Gators alums who were featured in the inaugural campaign included:
“This campaign has been a great success in showcasing our incredible alumni and the wonderful things they are achieving out in the world,” said Dr. Liza Alonzo ('02), director of Alumni Relations, UHD Advancement. “We are celebrating our alumni by telling their stories of how UHD helped make their professional goals a reality. As a proud Gator, I join my fellow alumni as a testimony of the greatness of our alma mater.”
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 61,000 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 awarded UHD 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.