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Take the lead in educating the future of healthcare: Enroll in UHCL’s MSN Education and Leadership Program

Are you ready to educate the next generation of nurses? Transform your passion for nursing into a pivotal healthcare leadership role with the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Education and Leadership program, located at UHCL at Pearland. This graduate program, designed for individuals holding a BSN degree, is a dual-focus that meets national educational standards and provides the necessary skills for educating in academic and clinical environments, and advanced roles in healthcare and administration in various settings. 

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UHCL alumni pledge $1 million for scholarships

In a landmark act of generosity, UHCL alumni and former employees Billy and Beverly Wicker are giving back to their alma mater in an extraordinary way, with a $1 million bequest to establish two transformative scholarships. This monumental gift promises to change lives, mirroring the profound impact UHCL had on their paths. The pair met on campus. Billy’s father, Dr. Walter Wicker, was the director of the library and one of the initial hires at UHCL. Beverly’s mother Bobby Wilburn worked for him in the audio-visual department. One day at UHCL, they introduced Billy and Beverly. Since then, Billy and Beverly have shared a life built on the foundation of education they received at UHCL.

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From classroom to boardroom: UHCL alum Dr. Chad Stevens’ journey to CEO

From a passionate teacher to a dynamic CEO, Dr. Chad Stevens’ journey is a testament to the transformative power of education and mentorship. Recently appointed as CEO of TinkRworks, a company revolutionizing K-8 STEAM education with innovative projects and curriculum, Stevens credits his success to his foundational experiences at UHCL. From a young age, he aspired to be a teacher. Early in his career, mentors encouraged him to think bigger about the impact he could have on students. This drive led him to pursue a Master of Science in Educational Management at UHCL, attracted by the university’s reputation, work-life balance, and affordability.


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