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University of Houston-Clear Lake
News Release
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

UHCL Alumni Celebration to honor pillars of industry, community

HOUSTON — University of Houston-Clear Lake's 2017 Alumni Celebration will honor four graduates and a professor for their extraordinary accomplishments and ongoing contributions to their professions, the university and the communities they serve.

The event is Saturday, Oct. 7 at South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center, 2500 South Shore Blvd., League City, Texas.

The program will honor recipients of awards for Distinguished Alumni, Early Achievement and Outstanding Professor. Distinguished Alumni honorees include:

·       Denise S. Navarro, founder and CEO of Logical Innovations Inc., which provides software, information-technology security and management services to NASA and other agencies.

·       Estella Hernández Gillette, who joined Logical Innovations as a consultant after a long career at Johnson Space Center.

·       Michael Squyres, founder and president of Flow-Cal Inc., which provides software systems for the global energy industry.

The Early Achievement Award honoree is Michael D. Larrañaga, principal consultant for Ramboll Environ Inc., a global company that provides environmental, sustainability and public health strategies.

This year’s Outstanding Professor is Daniel Silversmith, associate professor of humanities who joined the UHCL faculty in 2004.

A cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. The dinner and program begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $125 each or $50 for UHCL students. Table sponsorships are available. For tickets, call 281-283-2040 or email For more information, visit

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