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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Tyler Kay Reichert (’16) graduated from UH’s School of Art, and her work has recently been permanently added to campus as a mural at Calhoun’s Rooftop Bar & Grill! After winning a contest, she was invited to paint her proposed mural of various Houston mascots. She is currently gallery director at Bisong Gallery and also a UH student again, working toward her M.A. in Arts Leadership.
Cougars are getting festive and into the spirit with creative pumpkin carvings. Halloween is just around the corner; how will you be celebrating this “faboolous” day? Before you go, check out these fang-tastic stories about your fellow Coogs!
Teresa Messer (’09) earned undergraduate degrees in philosophy and English while at UH. Her upbringing as the child of Vietnamese immigrants as well as her community service involvement with refugees while she was a student at the University of Houston ultimately led her to her calling – to help immigrants navigate through the complexities of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law.
Alyson Landry (M.A. ’16) teaches Professional Communications to seniors at Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), and has presented on how to integrate arts and academics nationwide. She studied theater at Florida State University, and has worked professionally in regional theaters and trained in London before becoming a full-time educator.