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Scenes From Gator Grit Series Sept. 20

By Sheryl E. Taylor

On September 20, the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) hosted its first Gator Grit Speaker Series of the academic year, "Latinas in Leadership," which featured local entrepreneurs UHD alumna Mariselle Quijano, McDonald’s Franchise Owner and Christina Morales, president of Felix & Angela Morales Memorial Foundation.

The lecture was moderated by UHD alumna Paula Mendoza president &CEO of Possible Missions, and University of Houston System Regent. UHD President, Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz opened the event with a few remarks on the series' guests exemplify that the "grit is in the deeds of what you do."

Now in its second year, the Gator Grit Speaker Series highlights regional leaders, showcasing examples of grit that inspires courage, resolve and tenacity within both UHD and the Houston community.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

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 45,000 alumni and offers 43 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 one of the lowest tuition rates of any four-year university in Houston and Texas and is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.