Shasta’s Story Round-Up: January 2017

by My Vo (’17), posted on: January 27, 2017

As part of the “Here, We Go” campaign, an event called Make A Wish for UH was held at the Cullen Family Plaza Fountains on Jaunaruy 19, featuring 1,000 luminarias. The event made for incredible photos and even more incredible memories. Speaking of incredible, check out these stories about your fellow Coogs:

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Here, We Go!

by Joelle Carson, posted on: January 20, 2017

Have you heard? On January 19, 2017, UH publicly launched the Here, We Go campaign, which will raise $1 billion for the University. In the spirit of the thematic pillars — Fuel, Build, Transform — the Lunar Cougar is undergoing an exciting new transformation.

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Shasta’s Story Round-Up: December 2016

by My Vo (’17), posted on: December 30, 2016

Students and Shasta started off the holiday season just right by having snow much fun at UH’s 7th Winter Wonderland. Wherever you are this break, we hope you are staying warm and safe. Don’t forget to relax and enjoy this time with your loved ones! But before you go, check out these stories about your fellow Coogs!

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Happy Holidays from the Lunar Cougar!

by My Vo (’17), posted on: December 23, 2016

Warmest greetings from the Lunar Cougar! We hope you are having a very merry winter break so far. The University of Houston will be on break until January 2. Until then, stay safe and have a tree-mendous holiday season!

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Kayla Stewart (’15)

by My Vo (’17), posted on: December 16, 2016

Kayla Stewart (’15) received a Fulbright Scholarship to be a teaching assistant for 10th graders at a military boarding school in Indonesia for the 2016-2017 school year. Over the years, she has studied in Ghana, taught in Italy, worked for the Daily Cougar, interned at Houstonia Magazine, and was a research fellow at Upworthy.

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Jennifer (’06) and Brian Royo (’06)

by Sarah Hill, posted on: December 9, 2016

Jennifer (’06) and Brian Royo (’06) met while students on the University of Houston campus. He proposed at the A.D. Bruce Religion Center and a year later, they were married there. Once a construction management major who worked with a general contractor, Brian now has 17 of his own employees at No Label Brewery. It is only the third local brewery to open in Houston.

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Philip Hays (’06)

by Joelle Carson, posted on: December 2, 2016

Philip Hays (’06), an Houston-area actor and director, was recently named “Best Utility Player” by the Houston Press Theatre Awards. He recently returned to UH to direct a student production of Thornton Wilder’s classic play, “Our Town.” He is a company member of Horse Head Theatre Co., and the Houston Press named “The Whale; or, Moby Dick,” which he co-developed and starred in, Houston’s best new play of 2015.

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Shasta’s Story Round-Up: November 2016

by My Vo (’17), posted on: November 25, 2016

Thanks for stopping by this holiday weekend! Students in the Bonner Leaders Program are serving it up this month and every month by helping those in need. We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving, from our UH family to yours. Before you dig into your leftovers, check out these turk-rific stories about your fellow Coogs: Read More

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Moon Jamaluddin (’07)

by Joelle Carson, posted on: November 18, 2016

  Moon Jamaluddin (’07) is the owner of Events by Momo, a full-service event planning and catering company. She began her career in finance in the oil and gas industry, and what started with throwing dinner parties for friends eventually became a full-time job. Events by Momo has worked with the Texans football team, M.D Read More

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Kelly Zúñiga (Ed.D. ’05)

by Joelle Carson, posted on: November 11, 2016

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.