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Shasta’s Story Round-Up: September 2016

by Joelle Carson, posted on: September 30, 2016

C-O-U-G-A-R-S! Last night, Coogs as faced the University of Connecticut — the only team to defeat them last season. It truly was REDemption, with Coogs claiming victory 42 to 14! For more amazing photos, visit the Houston Cougar Football facebook page. But first, check out these other stories of Cougar excellence:

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Kathryn Haydn

by Joelle Carson, posted on: September 23, 2016

Kathryn Haydn is a non-fiction television producer and actress, best known for producing “Ice Lake Rebels” (Animal Planet) and “Swamp Loggers” (Discovery Channel). She visited the Valenti School of Communication in August, 2016 to share her experience in the television industry with students in a documentary filmmaking class,

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Trevor Davis (M.B.A. ’13)

by Jeff Sutton, posted on: September 16, 2016

Growing up near the water on the east coast, Trevor Davis (M.B.A. ’13) wasn’t yet a teenager when he decided he wanted to be a deep-sea diver. With his advanced diver certification in hand at age 13, he was well on his way.

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Melissa Ginsburg (’02)

by Joelle Carson, posted on: September 9, 2016

Melissa Ginsburg (’02) is the author of the novel “Sunset City,” published by Ecco earlier this year. She lives in Oxford, Mississippi, where she is assistant professor of creative writing and literature at the University of Mississippi.

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Kevin Klotz (M.M. ’02, D.M.A. ’15)

by Sarah Hill, posted on: September 2, 2016

Kevin Klotz (M.M. ’02, D.M.A. ’15) completed both a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in choral conducting at the Moores School of Music. He has recently been appointed as the Artistic Director of the Houston Choral Society and the Director of Choirs at Wharton County Junior College.

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Shasta’s Story Round-Up: August 2016

by Joelle Carson, posted on: August 26, 2016

The fall semester has officially begun! Which of these student expressions most accurately represents your feelings about that? Get excited for the year to come with these inspiring student and alumni stories:

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Mary Shekari (’05)

by Joelle Carson, posted on: August 19, 2016

Mary Shekari (’05) majored in Graphic Design at UH, and is the Founder and Principal of Versa Creative Group, a full-service advertising, marketing and design firm in Houston that delivers customized strategies and solutions to clients.

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Robert Grilli (’16)

by Jeff Sutton, posted on: August 12, 2016

For Robert Grilli (’16), his long trip from Toronto, Ontario, Canada to the University of Houston came with a two-year stop in Salt Lake City, Utah. Grilli graduated this past May and less than a month later, his book, “The Playbook: A Student-Athlete’s Guide to Success,” was published.

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Arie Thrasher (’14)

by Joelle Carson, posted on: August 5, 2016

Arie Thrasher is the founder of Bea Ying Projects, working as an artist agent and art broker specifically for artists in the beginning of their careers. Bea Ying Projects’ latest exhibition, PARADISE, will be on view at NeNo Studios in Houston through August 27, with an opening reception on August 19.

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Shasta’s Story Round-Up: July 2016

by Joelle Carson, posted on: July 29, 2016

Is it hot enough for you, Houston? This month, student athletes are bringing the heat and innovative research shines in our story round-up: