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Thursday, June 15, 2017

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presidentLetter from President Khator

Dear Friends,

What a special occasion this is! As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of our College of Technology, this is indeed a time for congratulations—a time to commend all the faculty and sta who have worked so diligently over the years to develop this college into an essential element of our University. And time to applaud the many alumni who proudly identify themselves as College of Technology graduates—they serve as proof positive of the College’s continuing success. It is also time to o er a heartfelt thank you to the countless supporters who have provided assistance and inspiration along the way.

For three-quarters of a century, the College of Technology has steadfastly embraced its commitment to educating and equipping America’s workforce, initially as a training facility for WWII Navy personnel and, most recently, as a state of the art provider of nearly two dozen tech-related degree programs. Today, with 6,000 students eagerly pursuing degrees within its classrooms and labs, the College of Technology has never been more relevant or more recognized. So, let us celebrate its past with great respect and look forward to its future with great enthusiasm.

With warm regards,

Renu Khator
President, University of Houston

deanTony Ambler

Keynote Speaker and Incoming Dean of the College of Technology

Dear Friends and soon to be Colleagues,

It is an absolute delight to be able to participate in an event that celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the College of Technology—celebrating 75 years of a College that has grown in size, importance, and relevance and is now well placed to be a serious force supporting industry and commerce in Houston, in Texas, and the country as a whole. Signi cantly, this event celebrates and honors the achievements of our alumni who have accomplished so much; and what better way to demonstrate the bene ts that the college and its programs have brought and will bring to the economy. I look forward to working closely with our illustrious alumni when I join UH as dean this coming August 1st 2017.

As I think about the future of the college, I also want to recognize the faculty and sta that over the last decades have taken the College to new heights by adding and adapting the college’s academic programs to the needs of the workforce and the economy. This amazing team has delivered and will continue to deliver even more!

It is also a pleasure for me to join you tonight and to actively participate in this celebration as Keynote Speaker. As incoming Dean of the College of Technology, I am passionate about the College and its mission and, together with the Faculty, sta , students, and alumni, will plan the continued development and enhancement of the catalog of expertise that we can o er. The whole university needs ‘technology’ in education and research, but the College of Technology can assist with providing better preparation for the workforce, and also in provision of techniques and tools that will enhance their disciplines. Correspondingly, these other disciplines have already worked with to greatly strengthen the diversity of the curriculum of the College and I look forward to further intensifying this collaboration and extensive partnership. The College of Technology bene ts everyone at the University of Houston.

The College is in a very strong position, and is about to move with renewed energy into research programs that will further cement its role as a leading college of the University of Houston. Let’s look at more exploitation of our work through patents and the creation of an incubator center to support ideas-to-marketplace.

I look forward to meeting with many of you in the coming weeks and months, and ask for your help in continuing the success of the College of Technology.

Best wishes,

Anthony P. Ambler
Incoming Dean, College of Technology

75

Years: Reflections
of Achievement and Growth

Through the years, the College of Technology has honored the commitment to provide the highest possible level of quality education and skills for the rapidly advancing technology-driven society. This timeline commemorates the opportunities the College provides and celebrates the accomplishments that have been key to the shaping of many lives of students and the Houston community for seven decades.

1940s

1940 May The College of Technology is completed as industrial and educa- tional concerns were being mobilized for World War II. The school’s facilities were devoted exclusively to the train- ing of Navy personnel for four years.

1941 October The University of Houston joins the war e ort by opening the Col- lege of Technology, then dubbed the “Industrial School”, as a United States Naval Reserve Vocational School.

The college is also a training school for the employees of the Hughes Tool Company.

The first technology building was dedicated and funded with more than $100,000 in gifts from 20 rms and individuals connected with local industry. The Industrial Training building was the third permanent building on the UH campus.

1942 About 100 students are enrolled in the country’s first ever U.S. Naval Reserve Vocational School.

Men were either from Houston or New Orleans and were chosen by examina- tion from trainees at the Corpus Christi Naval Base and the first class graduated on February 27, 1942.

The Naval Electricity and Radio Material School was added,

enrolling 4,278 students before it was phased out.

1944 Houston School of Technology is formed as the fth school at the University of Houston.

1945 The first technical institute programs initiated.

1946 Professor A. Ray Sims becomes the first Director/Dean of the School of Technology when the University’s enrollment became the second largest in the State of Texas.

1950s

1950 The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree is established for students who had completed a technical institute program but wanted to continue past the two-year level.

1951 The Technical Institute programs were accredited by the Engineers’ Council for Professional Development.

1959 The first of seven summer insti- tutes for technical institutes and junior college faculty was conducted under the supervision of the National Science Foundation.

1960s

1961 UH President Ho man announces that only programs

for training engineering technicians, accredited by the Engineers’ Council for Professional Development

would be taught in the College of Technology.

1962 The College o ers 16 programs located in four permanent and nine temporary buildings; nine vocational o erings in the Industrial-Mechanical Division and seven engineering technology programs in the Technical Institute Division.

1964 The administration of Dean H.E. McCallick begins. Four six-week sum- mer programs for Polytechnic faculty in India began in partnership with the Agency for International Development and the Ministry of Education in India.

1968 The Texas College and University System coordinating board, authorizes the granting of the Bachelor of Science in Technology Degree. The first notice appears in the 1968-1969 UH catalogs.

The B.S. programs in Technology (Elec- trical/Electronics, Civil and Mechanical Technology) are accredited by the Engineers Council for Professional Development.

677 students were enrolled in the College.

1970s

1970 The Department of Business Technology is established.

998 students were enrolled.

1972 Eleven industrial education courses are transferred to the College of Technology from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and College of Education.

The Technical Education major is introduced.

1975 The College begins a multi-year grant as a national consortium member to establish the Algerian Institute for Electricity and Electronics in Bour- merdes Algeria. The grant still thrives and is funded by the Education Devel- opment Center and the World Bank.

The second Technology building (T2) is completed.

1977 The Industrial Technology major emerges from Business Technology.

1980s

1980 Student enrollment climbs to 2,049 in the College.

1981 Dr. Lawrence Wolf becomes the Dean of the College, serving for the next ten years.

1982 The College provides Business and Technology teacher certication programs.

1983 The first graduate programs


begin. The Master’s of Occupational Technology is among the first technology programs nationally.

1984 The inaugural issue of the Journal of Engineering Technology is founded through the College, continuing today as the first national, referred and indexed publication directed toward engineering technology.

1985 The first Technology Fest and Fun Run occurs, recognizing student accomplishments.

1986 Replicas of the Twin Sisters Cannons are produced by Mechanical Technology faculty, sta , and students, in cooperation with the Texas Army. They were dedicated for the State of Texas Bicentennial.

1988 The Human Development and Consumer Sciences Department is established when degree programs move from the College of Social Science. Consumer Science and Retail programs were established.

1990s

1991 Student enrollment is 1,733.

1992 Dr. Bernard McIntyre becomes Dean of the College. The Construction Management program is introduced.

The new master’s degree in Engineering Technology offers programs in Computer Engineering Technology, Mechanical Technology, and Construction Technology – the first national gradu- ate degrees in Engineering Technology.

1995 The College develops the proposal and receives approval for the UH Charter School.

2000s

2003 2,139 students are enrolled in the College. Dr. William Fitzgibbon becomes Dean of the College of Technology, serving for the next twelve years.

2006 The AT&T Technology Lab is opened. The lab is equipped with a campus-wide three-node SONET/ MPLS testbed used for high-de nition videoconferencing among other testing purposes.

2007 The first Retailing and Consumer Sciences Merchandising Star awards event recognizes outstanding Houston retailers.

2008 The B.S. in Computer Information Systems is accredited by the Accred- itation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET).

2009 The B.S. in Human Resource Development is introduced.

The Biotechnology program is introduced.

2010s

2010 The B.S. in Retailing and Con- sumer Sciences is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

2011 The Executive M.S. in Human Resource Development is introduced.

Enrollment climbs to 3,071 students in the College.

2012 The Construction Man- agement Department was established in the College and o ers one of the fastest growing degree programs.

The M.S. in Global Retailing is introduced.

2015 Dr. Neil Eldin is named Interim Dean of the College of Technology.

2017 The College of Technol- ogy has grown to more than 6,000 students pursuing their Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees.

23 degree programs are offered.

Dr. Anthony Ambler is named Dean of the College of Technology.

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
ADVISORY BOARD

NIELS AALUND
PRADEEP ANAND
JOHN ANDERSON
DAVID ARCHER
TED BERESWILL
PAUL BROUSSARD
JOHN DALTON, Chairman
STEPHEN DOWDALL
JUDGE ED EMMETT
RICHARD FRANCO

PAUL FRISON
GEORGE KELEMEN
GRACIELA MARTINEZ
ANDY SIKES
ROBERT THOMAS
MATHEW VERGHESE
UMESH VERMA
MARK WALLER
CHARLIE YAO

COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD

MINELA BAJROVIC
President, (‘11)
JOSE LOPEZ
Past President, (‘02)
DRUE DASILVA
Vice President, (‘99)
DAVID GARZA
Director of Social Media, (‘17)
SHAZIA KHAN
Program Coordinator, (‘84)

WELCOME TO THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

OPENING REMARKS
JENNIFER REYNA
Emcee, KPRC 2 TV News
WELCOME
DR. RENU KHATOR
President, University of Houston
DR. MARK CLARKE
Interim Dean, College of Technology & Associate Provost
VISIONS FOR THE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
DR. TONY AMBLER
Incoming Dean, College of Technology
UH ALUMNI MESSAGE & TECHNOLOGY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION RECOGNITION
PATTY GODFREY
President, UH Alumni Association Foundation (‘89), (MBA, ‘97)
PRESENTATION OF DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD HONOREES
NIELS AALUND, (‘79)
KIM BRUDER CLARKE, (‘81)
JOHN W. DALTON, SR., (‘77), (M.S., ‘12)
RICHARD FRANCO, (‘79)
STUDENT REFLECTIONS
ANGELA MADOUX, (‘17)
CLOSING REMARKS
DR. MARK CLARKE

Distinguished Technology Alumni

The Distinguished Alumni Awards honor those who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and exemplary service to the University of Houston and the College of Technology.

nielNIELS AALUND

B.S. Business Technology (‘79)

An officer and senior vice-president of the West Gulf Maritime Association (WGMA), Niels Aalund is a dedicated advocate and spokesperson for maritime and port related companies. Aalund produces the WGMA Daily Industry Update that reports regional, national and international developments, and trends. He has held maritime-related leadership positions in the commercial sector and for organizations such as the Washington, D.C.–based National Maritime Association. Aalund has served on the University of Houston College of Technology Advisory Board for many years and on numerous regional and national committees and boards, including the Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee, Area Maritime Security Council, South East Texas Waterways Advisory Committee, National Association Maritime Organizations, Houston International Seafarers Center (HISC), Propeller Club International Governing Board, and the Houston Maritime Museum. In 2010, the Propeller Club of Houston named Aalund the Maritime Person of the Year. He was winner of the HISC lifetime achievement Bronze Anchor award in 2016. As a student and scholar, he became an active member of Sigma Chi fraternity, and played defensive lineman for three years, including 1976 when the UH Cougars won the Southwest Conference championship.

johnJOHN W. DALTON, SR.

B.S. Business Technology (‘77)
M.S. Construction Management (‘12)

John W. Dalton, Sr. has held diverse executive staff and operations management positions in engineering, procurement, and construction services for projects worldwide. His career began in the 80’s at Bechtel in Kingsport, Tennessee where he successfully climbed the ladder to vice president and into other pursuits that led to his role as executive vice president of Wood Group Mustang for many years. He currently serves as senior advisor for the board of directors for Zachry Group. A 25-year member of the Construction Industry Institute, Dalton is chair of the executive committee. He served on the executive board and was chair of the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association, introducing the Future Leaders program that now comprises more than 200 owner and contractor company participants. Deeply committed to improving connections between industry and academia, he was in uential in originating the process and industrial construction management degree track at the University of Houston. A proven dynamic leader, he was inducted into to the National Academy of Construction in 2010 and is a key member of university engineering and construction advisory boards. He chairs the UH College of Technology advisory board and serves on the advisory boards of the UH Department of Construction Management, and Texas A&M University, Department of Construction Science in the College of Architecture. Other leadership and board membership roles include the University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, and the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University.

kimKIM BRUDER CLARKE

B.S. Business Technology (‘81)

Kim Clarke’s extensive human resource management career has made a notable impact on many facets of business operations including operational profit and loss, safety, business development, sales, marketing, environmental, and information technology. She is the vice president of human resources for the Kirby Corporation and previously served as senior vice president and chief administrative o cer for Key Energy Services, vice president of human resources for GC Services and Browning Ferris Industries, and as chairman of the compensation committee of the board of directors for ADES Inc., Denver, Colorado. Clarke is a life member of the Houston Alumni Association and was chair of the UH College of Technology advisory board for several years. While a student, she was the president of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Clarke now serves as the president of the local Houston ZTA alumnae chapter. Her life-long commitment to supporting and giving back to the University has included work on several committees such as the Hall of Honor and special projects for UH Advancement. The Clarkes are proud supporters of the University’s athletic organizations including Cougar Pride, the “H” Association, the Huddle, the 50/50 club, and the Coaches Committee. They are members of the Corbin J. Robertson and Ezekiel W. Cullen Societies, recipients of the University of Houston Alumnae Distinguished Service Award and supporters of the Bauer College of Business.

richardRICHARD FRANCO

B.S. Business Technology (‘79)

Richard Franco is president and founder of West Star Financial which specializes in commercial and residential mortgages. A strong proponent of the UH College of Technology, Richard Franco has volunteered his time and support for twenty years. He has actively supported the University of Houston community for years, serving as president of the Technology Alumni Association, member of the Operation School Supply committee, the University of Houston Teaching Excellence Awards Selection Committee, Cougar Advocates for Texas committee, UHAA Alumni Council, and the College of Technology Advisory Board. He is a proud University of Houston Alumni Association Life Member and devoted cougar that “bleeds Cougar Red.” Richard Franco was born and grew up in Bryan, Texas. He is a U.S. Army veteran and served in Vietnam before attending the University of Houston. He says his military experience as a non-commissioned o cer was the best leadership training he has ever had.

A VERY SPECIAL

Thank You

WE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE GENEROSITY AND ONGOING SUPPORT OF MANY INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE HELPED TO MAKE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE.


Fluor Corporation
LISA CUSHING (‘01)
Petals by Design
DAVID FRIMAN (‘14)
Pianist
RICARDO BATES (‘11)
Batehouse Productions
GEORGE WONG
Photographer

75TH ANNIVERSARY PLANNING TEAM

DR. MARK CLARKE
Interim Dean, College of Technology & Associate Provost
SULEYKA CRUZALTA
Assistant Business Administrator
AMARÍS DE LA ISLA
Graphic Designer
MARILYN HOWARD JONES
Communications & Marketing

JENNIFER KNOBLOCH
Events Coordinator
DR. HEIDAR MALKI
Associate Dean of Academic A airs
DAVID MCMULLEN
Director of Business Operations
ELIZABETH REILLY
Assistant to the Dean

75TH ANNIVERSARY VOLUNTEERS

SHANDOLYN ARLINE-JOHNSON
SHEETAL ASODIA
AMANDA BROWN
CARLO DEASON
DONNELLA DILLON
ZAN JANIFFA
FALLON JONES
ANTONY MA

RANDA MCCALLA
EMILY MCGOVERN
CHRISTAL PRADIA
JOHN SMITH
EDITH TORREZ
KELSEY WHITTINGTON
DAWN WOLF-TAYLOR