Scene at UHD: Texas Tribune, Ring Ceremony, Gator Grit and International Study Abroad Week
UHD was on the scene for a several great events as the semester is winding down.
The Texas Tribune and UHD hosted “The Future of Urban Texas,” a series of panels about topics that matter most to Texans living in urban areas such as healthcare, transportation, education and poverty. Many of state leaders and legislators were in attendance, including the mayors of Houston and Austin.
Soon-to-be Gator graduates participated in a Ring Ceremony Nov, 16 to receive their new UHD class rings in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium. After the event, students participated in a ceremonial toast and many ventured to the South Deck for pictures with the scenic Downtown skyline in the background.
UHD alumnus and veteran Marcus Bowers was the featured speaker at the November Gator Grit. Bowers graduated with a business degree from Marilyn Davies College of Business in 2011. He and a friend started their own venture, She’s Happy Hair and which became a multi-million dollar business.
Throughout the week of Nov. 18, the Office of Study Abroad hosted the International Study Abroad Fair to highlight the experiences students could gain by traveling the globe. Faculty and students were available to answer questions about the Study Abroad program. Events included a British Tea Party, a showing of Harry Potter, a Latino Study Abroad panel, along with a guest speaker from Australia.
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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. 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.