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UH Program Boosts College Success for Students Previously in Foster Care

The University of Houston has announced a $17 million gift from Houston philanthropists Andy and Andrea Diamond, which will be used to offer financial, academic, mentoring and other support for students aging out of the foster care system.

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UH System Fundraising Campaign Surpasses $1B Goal, Reaches ‘Beyond the Billion’

Gifts Pay for Scholarships, Professorships and State-of-the-Art Facilities

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UHD Here, We Go

UH Downtown announces capital campaign, UHD Here, We Go, which outlines our plans to raise $25 million by 2020. Funds will support student success, faculty development, campus growth and community engagement.

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Coca-Cola Foundation Supports First-Generation Students at UH

The University of Houston has been awarded a $200,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation to fund the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program.

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It Takes a City to Build a Neighborhood

It Takes a City to Build a Neighborhood

A coalition of nonprofits, The Northern Third Ward Consortium, has received a $100,000 planning grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to develop a comprehensive, resident-driven revitalization plan for the Northern Third Ward.

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Dominic Ng: Former Tutor, Guest Coach and Diversity Champion

Dominic Ng (’80), Chairman and CEO of East West Bank, remembers tutoring University of Houston student-athletes in the University’s tutorial center and earning just over $3 an hour during the late 1970s. He was soon given a considerable raise with a move to the Athletics Department, and became one of only two students hired to tutor the football players.

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Fred Haas: Keeping the Wheels of UH Turning

Fred Haas (’51) is truly a self-made man with a vision — and a proud Cougar.

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UH Undergrads to Receive Support for Research

UH Undergrads to Receive Support for Research

The University of Houston has received a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish an undergraduate research program in the humanities.

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Paying it Forward: Dr. Randal Sitton

Dr. Randal Sitton (’85, M.S.I.E. ’88, Ph.D. ’92) comes from a long line of Cougars. He has been an instructional associate professor at the Cullen College of Engineering since 2015, and recently acted as faculty ambassador to CCE for the 2017 Faculty & Staff Campaign. In this Lunar Cougar Q&A, he told us more about why he gives back to his alma mater, what’s changed on campus, and how philanthropy makes a difference in the lives of his students.

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Faculty and Staff Exceed Olivas and Reyes’ Challenge, Raise More Than $1 million for UH

Dr. Michael A. Olivas and Dr. Augustina “Tina” Reyes, Co-Chairs of the 2017 Faculty & Staff Campaign, challenged UH employees by pledging to match up to $100,000 of their contributions to their university — and UH faculty and staff responded! All funds raised will strengthen UH priorities, including scholarships and faculty support.

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Community Day? More like Family Day for Coogs

January 19 was dubbed “Community Day” to celebrate the launch of the $1 billion Here, We Go campaign — but with so many UH alumni, faculty, staff and donors gathered together in support of their University, it seems that “Family Day” would also have been an appropriate name!

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A Student’s Perspective on the “Here, We Go” Campaign Launch Talks

I hadn’t associated the word “launch” with much more than its standard definition before last week. However, after attending the “Launch Talks” on January 19, 2017 for the University’s $1 billion campaign and getting the chance to hear faculty members and administrators from the different colleges discuss what the word “launch” meant to them, I now have an abundance and variety of definitions.

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