STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – GINGER UNEGBU
underestimate the power of a smile.
While working at the UH Department
of Public Safety, Ginger Unegbu
learned from the staff that
something as simple as a smile can
make a positive difference in the
workplace. After working with the
team for over a year, Unegbu has fit
right in to the family and even
earned herself a nickname.
“As a quick learner, Cougar Ginger
adapts very smoothly into the DPS
family,” said Jacqueline Chee,
Financial Coordinator for UH
Department of Public Safety. “She is
dependable, friendly and a great
Unegbu found the posting for the
position after searching the UH
website for a summer job. She was
soon hired and began assisting the
staff with various office duties
while attending classes at UH.
“It’s like a family here. They make
me feel really comfortable,” Unegbu
She said at previous jobs, she
didn’t have as much interaction with
her coworkers, but the DPS staff
always shows they care about her,
inquiring about her studies and
complimenting her smile.
Coincidently, she has decided she
would like to become a dentist after
graduation, changing her previous
plan of going into physical therapy.
“I want to become a dentist because
I love smiles,” Unegbu said. “That’s
the first thing I look at when I
meet a person is their teeth. A
smile is what makes a person.”
Unegbu is the daughter of Nigerian
parents and grew up in the Houston
area attending Thurgood Marshall
High School in Fort Bend. She has a
competitive nature and loves to work
out and play sports, especially
volleyball and basketball. Unegbu
will graduate from UH with a degree
in Kinesiology in December 2011.