Spotlight on our Alumni
Irsan Tisnabudi launched ARIA Services in 2010, and earned recognition was among the successful University of Houston Cougar 100 in 2016. Through his primary company, ARIA Services, Inc., Irsan established the Bernard McIntyre Scholarship Endowment in 2012 to honor a former dean of the College of Technology, Bernard McIntyre.
A proud alumna of the University of Houston, Drue DaSilva earned her undergraduate music performance degree from the Moores School of Music and master's degree in occupational technology and instructional design from the College of Technology. She now serves on the board of directors for the University of Houston Alumni Association Foundation and on the University's "Here, We Go" campaign committee for the UH College of the Arts.
College of Technology alumnus, Amanda Heath, won the Outstanding Volunteer Award, which was announced during the University Alumni Association 60th Annual Awards Gala, April 26, 2014. Amanda graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution from the College of Technology. While at UH, she was secretary of the Student Industrial Distribution Organization (SIDO) and was named their student of the year in 2002.
When Chris Heitman graduated from UH in December of 2003, he'd learned how to exercise his body as well as his mind. "I learned to study while training at the campus rec center," said Heitman. "Now I can pretty much go through a 500 page book in about 2-3 weeks doing cardio."
When Roz Pactor reflects on her fondest UH memory, one person comes to mind. "Dr. Shirley Ezell had a great impact on me," Pactor said of the consumer science and merchandising professor. "What I do for UH today, I will do it for Dr. Ezell since she's been a big supporter of mine. I have a tremendous amount of respect for her. She knows what she's doing and she's committed to her students."
Kim Bruder Clarke
The University of Houston was not Kim Bruder Clarke's first choice. "My intent was to go to LSU," Clarke said. "But in order to live at home and save some money I attended UH instead, and decided not to leave." That decision to attend the University of Houston was just the first in a chain of choices that Clarke did not see herself making in life that would eventually pull her out of her shell and shape her into the successful and outgoing woman she is today.