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Legacy of the Pride

An Inspiring Story
The University of Houston’s rich history and legacy formed the foundation for present-day aspirations of reaching greater heights as a Tier-One university.

UH Celebrates Legacy
The Legacy of the Pride Exhibit is a celebration of UH’s 83 years, linking past and present through a variety of media.

Exceptional Cougars

Pride at the University of Houston stems from the achievements of the students, faculty, staff and alumni who have made UH home throughout the years.You Are the Pride.

Chitra Divakaruni
UH professor and award-winning author writes stories that inspire.

Hakeem Olajuwon
UH alum and Basketball Hall of Fame member followed his dream to the NBA.

Barbara Padilla
UH alum and opera singer shines in the spotlight.

Brett Cullen
UH alum and prolific actor is a big hit in Hollywood.

Binh Vu
UH pre-med student is charting his own course.

Marisa and Larisa Coy
UH alums, teachers and Texans cheerleaders star on the field and in the classroom.


Cynthia Woods Mitchell (1922-2010)

The UH System Board of Regents approved a resolution in appreciation and remembrance of Cynthia Woods Mitchell.

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
Cynthia Woods Mitchell’s commitment to all things creative will be remembered always.

John M. O’Quinn (1941-2009)

Model Alumnus
John O’Quinn had a longstanding commitment to UH.

UH Law Center Ties
O’Quinn graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center in 1967.

Community Connections
Impacting Math and Science Education

The University of Houston’s teachHOUSTON is an innovative teacher training program that encourages some of the most promising math and science majors to pursue careers in teaching.

Spirit of Houston Marching Band

Keepers of the Pride
The Spirit of Houston Marching Band is one of the nation’s top university bands.

Thriller of a Halftime Show
The Spirit of Houston’s Halloween night halftime show was a “thriller” as the band, Cougar Dolls, and Cheer teams brought the crowd to their feet.