ALUMNI DINNER HONORS DISTINGUISHED LEADERS
AS IT CELEBRATES UH’S 80th BIRTHDAY
An evening of distinguished guests and Cougar fun are in store
for the 53rd Houston Alumni Organization Awards Dinner. Planned
for Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak, the event
honors distinguished alumni and community leaders as it celebrates
the 80th anniversary of the University of Houston.
“For 80 years, our university has been shepherded by these
dedicated and talented people,” said Connie Fox, interim president
of the alumni organization. “Without their leadership, we
would not be poised to be the next great flagship university in
Award recipients include: Distinguished Alumni Award, Gerald McElvy
(’75) and The Honorable Martha Wong (’76); Distinguished
Service Award, Margaret Bock and Sonny Messiah-Jiles (’74);
HAO Chair’s Award, Jim McIngvale and Bill Moffit, and Outstanding
Volunteer Award, Cynthia Oliver Coleman (’71).
Guests will be entertained by Broadway songs performed by UH graduates
who are now professionals in their fields. The musical selections
also will include an original piece created especially for the evening.
UH band director David Bertman will oversee the evening’s
Cougar spirit is also in the kitchen. The Executive Chef at the
Hilton Houston Post Oak is also a UH alum. Malik Riley earned his
master’s in hospitality management in 2003.
Money raised for this annual event supports the programs of the
alumni organization, such as scholarships, mentoring projects, student
recruitment and communications.
The Underwriting Committee includes: The Honorable Elizabeth Ghrist
(chair), Michael Baker, Stanley B. Binion, Richard Coselli, Glenn
and Judie Lilie, Lance Livingston, Marvin D. Nathan, Graham and
Phyllis Painter, Billie Schneider, The Honorable Welcome Wilson,
The Honorable Jim P. Wise and Alvin and Susie Zimmerman.
Individual tickets are $175. Sponsorships begin at $1,500. For
more information or to make reservations, contact the Houston Alumni
Organization at 713-743-9550 or visit www.myCougarConnection.com/awardsdinner.
||University of Houston Alumni Organization 53rd
||Thursday, Sept. 20
7 p.m., Cocktail Reception
8 p.m., Dinner and Program
||Hilton Houston Post Oak
2001 Post Oak Blvd.
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