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University of Houston-Clear Lake has helped thousands of students transform their dreams to reality, with 80+ degree programs, devoted faculty members, and unwavering support from the community.
Dr. Karen Alexander saw an urgent need for more educators to train the next generation of nurses to lead the profession into the future. As program director of the RN-BSN program at UHCL Pearland, she’s committed to delivering the highest level of education to her students. In the new, leading-edge Health Sciences and Classroom Building, she is raising the bar, training and mentoring registered nurses to expand their competency and succeed in a demanding profession that depends on the skills of highly trained nurses.
Childhood experiences in school had a powerful impact on Nancy Vega’s path in life. It’s how she unlocked her passion for learning and her career. As a future educator in UHCL’s Success Through Educational Programs, she returned to her childhood school district, where she is supporting young students as a teacher and a homegrown role model. Her goal is to be a positive influence on her students, just as her teachers were.
Denise Navarro discovered a career path in the STEM field while earning her degree from UHCL, but realized she wanted more. So she combined her love for technology with her passion for connecting with people to earn her second degree and start her own company. Now, she’s contributing to student scholarships and STEM initiatives to pave the way for students to unlock their potential for the future. She’s building the foundation to create a stronger community that will provide solutions to the world’s complex challenges.
Bill Amonette is passionate about weightlifting and sports but never thought it would lead to a career in science. After accomplishing what he thought was his career goal as a strength coach in professional sports, he realized his real calling. Today, he teaches students and conducts research using the same technologies used with world-class athletes to improve health outcomes in the Exercise and Nutritional Health Institute at UHCL. Bill helps people prevent or overcome chronic disease and become the champion of their health.
Loukia Tsami became a licensed, board certified behavior analyst to live out her passion to help children on the autism spectrum. Her day job is to provide telehealth services to these in Texas through UHCL’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. But for Loukia, the workday isn’t over at 5 p.m. Using mobile technology, she spends evenings and weekends coaching caregivers of kids on the autism spectrum virtually all over the globe. Her support, under the guidance of caring, dedicated professors, is changing the world, one child at a time.
When Alfred Mimms joined the military, he didn’t expect his service as a combat medic to lead to cancer research during his studies at UHCL. His transition from saving lives on the battlefield to finding ways to save lives worldwide world reflects just a fraction of what you can accomplish as a student at UHCL. Our biotechnology program offers three specialization areas to suit your interests, whether you’re interested in molecular research, management and marketing, or bioinformatics.
Kevin Kwan moved to Texas from Singapore when he was 11 years old. Today, he’s the best-selling author of the book trilogy “Crazy Rich Asians." Kwan attributes his success to the stimulating learning community at UHCL and encouragement from his professors that helped him earn his bachelor’s degree in media studies. UHCL offers dozens of programs within the College of Human Sciences and Humanities, including media studies, allowing you the opportunity for a flexible degree that can lead to a range of career paths.
A native of Nigeria, Olufolake Ike is a pastor and marriage counselor, but the cultural norms of her country prevented her from helping in the way she wanted. Domestic abuse — particularly towards women — is just one of the many issues she plans to address with her Master of Arts in marriage and family therapy from UHCL. Like Ike, you can pursue a career that involves helping others. Explore your options, and make a difference in your community, one person at a time.