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Happy Holidays from the Lunar Cougar!

by Joelle Carson, posted on: December 25, 2015

Campus snowfall in 2009 – photo via UH’s Facebook page Whether you’re hunkered down with family in Houston’s heatwave or celebrating a white Christmas, we wish you a very Happy Holiday season! The University of Houston will be on break until January 4, and we will bring you another great alumni profile on January 8. Read More

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Jim Schneider (M.F.A. ’92)

by Joelle Carson, posted on: December 18, 2015

Originally from Houston, Jim Schneider (M.F.A. ’92) is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Dead Writers’ Theatre Collective in Chicago, IL. While at UH, he studied with playwriting legend Edward Albee and the late, Tony Award-winning director Jose Quintero.


Maurise Guillen Fagan (M.A. ’14)

by Sarah Hill, posted on: December 11, 2015

Maurise Guillen Fagan (M.A. ’14) accepted the position of Department Coordinator in the Art of the Americas department at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, earlier this year.

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Juan Jimenez (’12)

by Sarah Hill, posted on: December 4, 2015

Juan Jimenez (B.S. ’12) left his Houston home to pursue industrial design at Quirky, in New York. This innovative start-up is a firm that focuses on getting inventive ideas from normal everyday people from concept to the shelf in a very short amount of time.


Shasta’s Thanksgiving Round-Up

by Joelle Carson, posted on: November 27, 2015

We’re thankful for cooler weather, Shasta antics, turkey dinners, and UH alumni, students and faculty who make positive changes in our world every day.

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Adela Andea (’09)

by Joelle Carson, posted on: November 20, 2015

Adela Andea (’09) is an artist known for creating uniquely illuminated and kinetic sculptures. Born in Romania, she received her Master of Fine Arts at the University of North Texas and lives and teaches in the Houston area.

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Corbin Hedt (’11)

by Sarah Hill, posted on: November 13, 2015

Corbin Hedt, PT, DPT, CSCS (’11) graduated from Physical Therapy school at Texas Woman’s University this past May 2014 and started with Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine that same month. In that short time, he has worked with members of the Astros, Texans, Dynamo, Dash, Houston Ballet, and Rodeo, as well as amateurs and Read More

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Melanie Johnson (M.H.M. ’00)

by Sarah Hill, posted on: November 6, 2015

A native of Alabama, Dr. Melanie Johnson (M.H.M. ’00) is the president and CEO of The Health Museum in Houston, Texas.


Woody Witt (’92, D.M.A. ’00)

by Joelle Carson, posted on: October 1, 2015

Dr. Woody Witt (’92, D.M.A. ’00) lives and breathes saxophone. With his recent win at the Taichung International Jazz Saxophone Competition, he is at the apex of his career and enjoying every moment.

J.L. Clark sells her books at the Anime Matsuri Convention in Houston.

Jennifer Yen (’02)

by Joelle Carson, posted on: September 30, 2015

Dr. J.L. Clark (’02) specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry. In the evenings, her storytelling alter-ego takes over, and she writes young adult fiction (YA) in the fantasy genre.