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Early Achievement Award

The Early Achievement Award is granted to a University of Houston-Clear Lake alumnus/a (as defined below), age 45 or younger, for significant accomplishments in business or professional life, or for service to the university and/or the UHCL Alumni Association.

Award Selection Criteria

Eligibility: A nominee is eligible to receive the Early Achievement Alumni Award if he/she has earned a degree or teacher’s certification from UHCL and has substantially met the following criteria:

  • Nominee must be age 45 or younger as of nomination deadline date.
  • Nominee must have achieved a remarkable degree of prominence for someone of their age, through professional achievements or service to the community or UHCL.
  • Special consideration will be given to those who have demonstrated unusual initiative by starting an innovative service project, business or some other original enterprise.
  • Nominee must be able to accept the award in person at the annual UHCL Alumni Celebration dinner.
  • Nominee must not be a current member of the Alumni Association Executive Council.

Award Nomination

Nominations for the 2022 Alumni Association Awards are now closed. The nomination process for the 2023 Awards will open in November 2022. For tips on creating a great nomination, download the Nomination Tip Sheet.


Past Early Achievement Award Recipients

2020-2021
Seun Adigun, D.C., M.S., M.Ed., OLY '17 MS

2019
Mary Anne Brelinsky, '00

2017
Michael D. Larrañaga, '98 MS

2016
Kristi Koncaba, '97 BS, '05 MA

2015
Katherine Becker, '03 BS, '06 MHA/MBA
Marla Davis Chandler, '96 BA, '01 MS
Kanchana Weerasinghe, '98 BS, '00 MS

2013
M. Shane Spees, '97 MHA

2012
Mitali Paul, '05 MHA/MBA

2011
Nefertari Brown Mundy, '06 MS, '09 MS
Christa English George, '95 BA

2010
James G. Springfield, '91 MHA

2009
Corey J. Wilson, ’02 BS

2007
Sameer Pande ’02 MS

2006
Chris Wagner ’02 MS

2005
Cris Curnutt Daskevich ’97 MHA/MBA

Contact

  • Alumni Association

    Phone: 281-283-2021
    Fax: 281-283-2017
    Email: alumni@uhcl.edu

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