Alumline

Alumline

University of Houston Alumni Association

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Hello Cougars!

I have had the honor and pleasure these past eight months of representing you as the President of the UHAA Foundation Board. As your president, I’ve had the opportunity to travel with President Khator around the country, speak with various alumni constituent groups and meet tons of alumni from all over the world. I have loved listening to each of your stories.

These are some exciting times at UH. The University just kicked off its $1 billion fundraising campaign — “Here, We Go” — and I am proud of how many of our alumni are involved. Here are two interesting “Here, We Go” facts from the January kickoff:

  • Of the 94,000 new donors to the campaign, 25,000 (27%) were alumni
  • Of the 130,000 total donors, 46,250 (36%) were alumni

More than $700 million has already been raised. How amazing is that? I am so proud of where we are and look forward to what is in store for our University and our Alumni Association.

So what’s next? We are busy making plans, including our Annual Awards Gala set for May 6; kicking off a Life Membership Campaign; and hosting basketball, baseball and football game-watching parties. I look forward to seeing you at an event, meeting those of you I have yet to meet, and hearing your UH story.

Go Coogs!

Patty Godfre

Patty Godfrey (’89, UHCL M.B.A. ’97)
President, UHAAF Board of Directors

I hope you enjoy this latest iteration of the tradition we call “Alumline.”

I know by the number of our events, volunteers and activities that the Alumni Association is going strong. This has been one of the greatest years to date for the University of Houston!

Our staff and volunteers are working hard to find ways to engage our more than 266,000 alumni. Of those, 165,000 live here in the Houston area — please know, you are making our city great. We are also coming up with new ways to engage all our alumni who live outside of Texas. Alumline is one of the ways we keep you informed and engaged with your alma mater.

Our new, revamped website, www.houstonalumni.com, helps you to navigate your way through the UH alumni experience. Please stay in touch with us — send us your updates and class notes of personal and professional accolades.

Feel free to reach out to me at any time. This is your alumni association, and we aim to be relevant to your life. I look forward to seeing all of you in 2017-2018. Thanks for all you do, have done and will do! Go Coogs!

True we’ll ever be,

Mike Pede

Mike Pede (’89)
Associate Vice President
for Alumni Relations

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The University of Houston Alumni Association is a global community of alumni and friends committed to and sharing pride in the growth and support of the University of Houston as a premier institution. Our commitment and pride are demonstrated through active participation, leadership and financial support.