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Instant CLASSic event offers opportunities, information to students

Members of the Cougar Pride Marching Band came out to support the Instant CLASSic event. See more photos.

The UH community had the chance to stroll around the Cullen Family Plaza and learn what CLASS is.

Students and faculty affiliated with the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences gathered at the plaza next to the E. Cullen building on Oct. 7 to share information about their departments, programs and student-run organizations.

CLASS Dean John W. Roberts praised the college's undergraduate students for conceiving of and hosting the Instant CLASSic event as a means to show "the ways we contribute to the academic success of the university." In his remarks, he also announced a new $250 Instant CLASSic scholarship for students within in the college.

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies Sarah Fishman noted that CLASS is UH's "largest and most diverse college on campus in every way."

Kathryn Medina, a senior in the Health and Human Performance Department and a vice president of the HHP Honor Society student organization, was at the Instant CLASSic event this morning with her other members from the organization. The HHP department is new to the college this semester, joining it from its previous affiliation with the College of Education.

Medina said she enjoys being a part of the college.

"I think it's a good thing — there's more students that can get involved in our organization," Medina said. "It allows us more opportunities to work with more disciplines."

Monique Andy, a junior Media Production major who participated as part of the UNICEF student organizations table, said that her experiences within the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication have been inspiring.

"What I love about it is that they give us hands-on experience with the camera and the other equipment to prepare us for our future," Andy said.