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Professional Continuing Education at UHCL at Pearland

May 31-August 2
UHCL at Pearland

Cost: Free

June 21

9:00 a.m. Mind-Body Leadership Connection: Exploring the Impact of Mental Health on Physical Well-being

Presented by Christopher Ward, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology. Explore the intricate relationship between mental health and physical well-being, equipping leaders with strategies to promote a holistic approach to employee wellness and productivity in diverse organizational settings.

10:30 a.m. The Art of Storytelling: Harnessing the Power of Narrative Communication

Presented by Leslie Gauna, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Bilingual Education/ESL & Multicultural Education, Counseling, Special Education & Diversity. This course explores the essential elements of effective storytelling, teaching students how to craft engaging narratives that resonate with audiences and drive meaningful communication in various contexts.

June 28

9:00 a.m. Unlocking Innovation: Harnessing STEM to Empower Tomorrow's Workforce

Presented by L.J. Henderson, M.Ed. MS, Social Advocate and Little STEM Academy Founder. Unlock the potential of STEM disciplines in professional development, enhancing management perspectives with strategic insights into leveraging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for organizational innovation and sustainable growth.

10:30 a.m. Mastering the Art of Negotiation in Technical Professions

Presented by Ipek Bozkurt, Ph.D., CPEM, Program Chair and Associate Professor, Engineering Management Program. Learn essential tactics and mindset shifts required to excel in technical negotiations such as contract negotiations and procurement deals. Topics will range from understanding the power of trust to leveraging effective communication techniques, learning how to navigate conflicts, creating win-win solutions in engineering and technology-oriented organizations, and emerging as a confident and skilled negotiator.

July 12

9:00 a.m. Personal Development: Nurturing Mental Well-being

Presented by RJ Davis, Ph.D., NCC LPC CSC, Associate Professor and Program Director, Department of Counseling, Special Education, & Diversity. Explore strategies to enhance mental well-being in personal development with a focus on self-care techniques to support professional growth and resilience in challenging work environments.

10:30 a.m. Navigating Personal Finance

Presented by Jeffrey Whitworth, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Finance. Learn basic strategies to make informed decisions for a secure financial future. Gain essential knowledge about investing through mutual funds, traditional and Roth IRAs, and workplace retirement plans (e.g. 401(k)s).

July 19

9:00 a.m. Digital Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

Presented by TJ Aulds, Founder/Owner for start-up online digital TV news outlet i45NOW. Discover potent digital marketing strategies tailored for small businesses. Learn to leverage social media, SEO, content marketing, and analytics to enhance online presence, engage customers, and drive sales. Transform your digital footprint into a powerful business asset.

10:30 a.m. The Power of Empathy in Interpersonal Relationships

Presented by Heather Kanenberg, Ph.D., LMSW, Associate Professor & BSW Program Director. Discover the transformative impact of empathy on interpersonal relationships within a management context, fostering understanding, collaboration, and effective leadership in diverse workplace environments for enhanced organizational success.

July 26

9:00 a.m. What Type of Leader Are You?

Presented by William Garay, Owner of Garay Marketing. What is it like to be on the other side of you and your leadership learn tools that will help you understand how those you work and live with experience. You regularly learn where you default to (and how to not stay there), in addition to having a regular self-check-in tool you can use to be a better leader moving forward.

10:30 a.m. Artificial Intelligence: Transforming Education and Society

Presented by Chloé Diepenbrock, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, Department Chair, Communication & Studio Arts (CASA). Discover how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing industries and shaping societies, exploring the transformative impact of AI on education and beyond in today's rapidly evolving digital landscape.

August 2

9:00 a.m. The Future of Learning: Adapting to Technology in Education

Presented by Lee Andrew Hilyer, MLIS, M.Ed., PMP, Executive Director Alfred R. Neumann Library. Explore the innovative ways technology is shaping the future of education, examining tools and strategies for leveraging digital resources to enhance learning outcomes and adapt to evolving educational landscapes.

10:30 a.m. Principles of Project Management

Presented by Young Jeong, Ph.D., Professor, School of Engineering. This course reviews the fundamental principles of project management, discussing the essential skills to effectively plan, execute, and monitor projects for successful outcomes and career growth.

Washington DC Alumni Dinner

July 15, 2024
5:45 PM
The Smith - Penn Quarter

UHCL alumni in the Washington DC area are invited to dinner on July 15th.  Join us for this wonderful opportunity to reconnect, celebrate the 50th anniversary of our alma mater, and hear updates from campus. Dinner and drinks will be sponsored by the UHCL Alumni Association.


Reading Around The Bases

July 19, 2024
2-4 PM
UHCL - Pearland HSCB Lobby & Lecture Hall

Join us for the Reading Around the Bases literacy event presented by UHCL at Pearland and The Astros Foundation!
Discover the joy of reading at the FREE Reading Around the Bases event! K-5 children will receive a free book, enjoy story time with Pearland Community Leaders, and get free treats (while supplies last). Dress up as your favorite book character and join the fun!

Cost: Free (Open to the Public)

2025 Alumni Travel Preview

Thursday, July 25 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
UHCL Bayou Building, Garden Room

Let's talk travel over lunch!  Join UHCL Alumni Travel and our trusted partners as we discuss trips available for 2025. We'll be presenting information on the adventures we have planned for next year, and you’ll have the chance to win some great prizes - including certificates for money off 2025 tours! This event is free to attend and sponsored by the UHCL Alumni Association. A light lunch will be served.


Night at the Space Cowboys

August 9, 2024
7:05 PM
Constellation Field

Join the UHCL community at a Space Cowboys game! The Night is going to be filled with loads of fun, exciting baseball, and post-game Friday night fireworks! 

Parking can be purchased at the checkout page for $3 instead of $10 on the day of the game.

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Cirque Du Soleil Songblazers: A Journey Into Country Music

August 1-11, 2024
Smart Financial Centre

UHCL Alumni receive 20% off tickets! Songblazers is a one-of-a-kind theatrical production celebrating country music that pays homage to its legendary and modern day trailblazers. With its acrobatic and live musical performance showcasing the captivating artistry of Cirque du Soleil and the soul-stirring melodies of beloved country rhythms, this engaging experience celebrates the diverse influences of country music and its heartfelt stories through time.

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  • Alumni Association

    Phone: 281-283-2021
    Fax: 281-283-2017

    Bayou Building B2508
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 318
    Houston, TX 77058-1002