Archive for the ‘donor story’ Category

Cathy Coers Frank (’80)

Cathy Coers Frank (’80) is a native Houstonian who is almost more involved with UH activities now than when she was a student! In 2006, she received the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Houston Alumni Association, and has served the UH chapter of Chi Omega Sorority for more than 35 years as the Panhellenic advisor and the Chi Omega Alumnae Association as the current Panhellenic delegate and past alumnae president — plus many, many more board positions and involvement in many other UH and Houston-area organizations.

Randal Sitton (’85, M.S.I.E. ’88, Ph.D. ’92)

Dr. Randal Sitton, instructional associate professor at the Cullen College of Engineering, comes from a long line of Cougars. He has been visiting campus since childhood, and has memories of doing his elementary school homework in the reference section of the library while his father attended night classes. He spent more than 20 years working in the field after graduating, but he always knew that he wanted to teach at UH again after retiring.

Cynthia Reibenstein (’75, M.S.W. ’88)

Cynthia Reibenstein (’75, M.S.W. ’88) is a member of the “Here, We Go” Campaign committee for the Graduate College of Social Work, and has also served as an adjunct professor since 1992. A strongly engaged alumna, she shares some of the challenges of her profession and imagines what UH will have accomplished by 2020.

Cynthia Oliver Coleman, P.E. (’71)

Cynthia Oliver Coleman, P.E. (’71) was first in her family to graduate college, and the first Black woman to receive a degree in chemical engineering from the Cullen College of Engineering (CCE). Now, she is passionate about mentoring CCE students as they make their way into their professional lives.

Lisa (’95) and Michael (’97) Sachs

Michael, Lisa and Carlie Sachs Lisa (’95) and Michael (’97) Sachs met at UH, where Lisa attended the College of the Arts and Michael attended the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Both Lisa and Michael were Frontier Fiesta student leaders. They have stayed involved with their alma mater ever since graduation, and married Read More

Kelly Zúñiga (Ed.D. ’05)

Dr. Kelly Zúñiga (Ed.D. ’05) is the CEO of the Holocaust Museum Houston and an adjunct lecturer at Texas A&M and Rice University, and was formerly Executive Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving at UH. She was awarded the M. Anne Murphy Award for Professional Advancement in 2016 for her passion and dedication to teaching her students about non-profit management and the art of fundraising.

Jamel Vaughn (’09, O.D. ’13)

Dr. Jamel Vaughn (’09, O.D. ’13) recently became the new owner of Advanced Eye Care in Dalhart, Texas. He received his bachelor of science degree in biology from UH’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and went on to receive his doctor of optometry degree at UH as well.