Alumni Association Reignites

“Stewardship, solidarity, and the continuation of the Honors tradition” are the tenets of the recently re-formed Honors College Alumni Association as described by leader Aly Capetillo (’08, Economics). Driven by a desire to continue his Honors journey, Capetillo approached Dean Bill Monroe in fall 2010 about leading the charge for an alumni association. 

Capetillo and Monroe, working with director of development Beth Kungel Borck, laid the groundwork for an organization for all Honors alumni. These efforts led to a kick-off event at the Homecoming day Academic Tailgate, a wonderful mix of intellect, whimsy, libations, and laughter as only Honors can do; a calendar of alumni socials to give the fledgling association opportunities to bring alumni together; and the Honors History Project. “The desire to create an organization that connects alumni interests with College activities and initiatives is what drives the alumni association and a mission we hope alumni embrace,” said Borck.

For more information about how you can get involved and for a list of all upcoming alumni activities—including an alumni social at The Den (UH campus, 4835 Calhoun) on January 12, 2012, at 5:30 p.m.—please visit us at or contact Beth Kungel Borck at 713.743.3220 or