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University of Houston - Clear Lake
Alumni Association
News Release
Sunday, April 10, 2011

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Alumni Association seeks nominations for the Distinguished Alumni, Early Achievement, Leadership Service and Outstanding Professor Awards. Nominations are due by April 30 to the Office of Alumni and Community Relations, 2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX, 77058.


Selected award recipients will be honored at the 2011 annual Alumni Celebration scheduled for Oct. 1 at the South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center ballroom, 2500 South Shore Blvd., League City, 77573.


“We accept nominations from anyone who knows or works with UH-Clear Lake alumni,” says Director of Alumni and Community Relations Charity Ellis. “The awards give us an opportunity to recognize our more than 50,000 alumni and our outstanding faculty members and to celebrate the difference they are making in our community and in our world.”


Distinguished alumni have been honored by the university since 1984 and their contributions to the community and workplace are considered a model for future graduates.


To receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, nominees must have an undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate from UH-Clear Lake, be distinguished in his or her chosen profession, demonstrate outstanding community service activities and recognize the importance of his or her education through involvement with the university or within their local community. 


Alumni aged 45 or younger who exhibit remarkable accomplishments in business, community service and dedication to the university or its Alumni Association are eligible for nomination for the Early Achievement Award.


The Leadership Service Award goes to alumni whose exceptional leadership and community service efforts contribute to the university’s values and mission while strengthening its ties with the larger community.


Finally, the Outstanding Professor Award is presented to current professors who make a difference inside and beyond the classroom.


Winners of the Distinguished Alumni Awards have their photo displayed on the Distinguished Alumni Wall and have their names engraved on the granite display in Alumni Plaza. The Early Achievement Award, Leadership Service Award and Outstanding Professor Award recipients also have their names placed on a plaque in the university’s Bayou Building, Atrium I.


For more information about nomination guidelines, past winners and to download nomination forms visit or contact the Office of Alumni and Community Relations at 281-283-2021.

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