Your Gifts at Work


Philanthropy brings top minds in engineering to UH faculty

A world-class faculty brings prestige to our University, facilitating innovative research projects and helping to recruit students. Philanthropy plays a key role in bringing these professors to UH through the funding of endowed chairs and professorships. In the field of engineering, the number of National Academy of Engineering (NAE) members on faculty is a direct reflection upon a school’s reputation, and your gifts to endowed professorships and endowed chairs attract these distinguished faculty members to our Houston campus. In this article, we spoke to Ph.D. students at the Cullen College of Engineering about how NAE professors — many of whom receive funding from endowed professorships or endowed chairs — make their UH educational experience stand out.

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Sarah Cortez: Poet, Cop, Teacher

Some people know where their passion lies and what they want to be when they grow up from the time they’re children. For others, that realization may come during college or even later during their adult years.

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Celebrating Student Success: The Paul and Barbara Frison Scholars

“Thank you all for coming today,” Paul Frison addressed the long table at Eric’s Restaurant in the UH Hilton. “It means a great deal to us.” It is rare that a group of busy students and professionals, some not having been on campus since graduation, are all able to attend a midweek lunch at their alma mater.


Highlight Houston

Cougar pride is sweeping the nation during our Highlight Houston events! Check out our Highlight Houston blog for event details and profiles of attendees.