A sampling of faculty, staff, student and alumni happenings:
At least eight alumni won Beginning/Rookie Teacher of the Year awards from their schools for 2020-21: Guadalupe Banda, Tierra Harris, Rosa Ontiveros, Maria Reveles, Jordan Shaw, Ebonee Thomas, Vanessa Trejo and Jessica Van Cleave. A ninth Coog, Hussein Pacha, won his school’s Teacher of the Year Award.
Four faculty members earned UH Teaching Excellence Awards for 2020-21: Clinical Assistant Professor Justin Burris, Clinical Associate Professor Susie Gronseth, Assistant Professor Ruth M. López and Rosenda Murillo (honored as an Undergraduate Research Mentor Award winner).
Associate Dean Ezemenari Obasi, who directs the UH HEALTH Research Institute, won a UH Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award for 2020-21.
Ashley Taylor, a doctoral student in the counseling psychology program, was selected as a 2021 MD Anderson Outstanding Research Trainee in Cancer Prevention from MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Mark McMahon, a doctoral student in the professional leadership – K-12 program, has been awarded the Governance Research Encouraging Achievement in Texas scholarship from the Texas Association of School Boards.