Archive for March, 2016

Shasta’s Story Round-Up: March 2016

Coogs are getting ready to kick off one of the University’s most beloved traditions: Frontier Fiesta! Our story round-up didn’t require a lasso — it’s easy to find stories about Coogs who are using their UH education to make a difference.

Alvaro S. Rios (’01)

Alvaro Saar Rios is a playwright who is currently a theater professor at the University of Wisconson-Milwaukee (UWM). His plays have been produced nationwide, and include “The Crazy Mexican Show,” and a one-man show, “One Hot Texican Summer.”

Dena McNeill (’83)

Dena Regas McNeill (’83) resumed her education at the University of Houston after a move from west Texas, and within the span of two years she had attained her private pilot’s license, her real estate license and a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

Ayokunle Falomo (’12)

Ayokunle Falomo, a Nigerian-born psychology graduate and poet, has been featured in a TEDxHouston talk and was in January 2016’s Local Houston Magazine, in the “Houston A to Z” edition, as one of nine Houstonians doing big things in the city.