The University of Houston Magazine

You Make the Difference

CallardThis is Ryan Callard. Talk with him and it’ll be difficult to guess that he has ever been concerned about striking up a conversation with someone he doesn’t know. One of the UH Call Center’s outstanding students, Ryan may be calling you soon. Motivated in part by gratitude for his Kappa Sigma scholarship, Ryan talks with hundreds of UH alumni each week about how their support impacts the university and its students. The number of alumni who choose to participate in giving this year can positively impact our Tier-One journey. Ryan also looks forward to receiving your advice.

“My all-time favorite is learning about how a grad’s college experience shaped them for life outside of school. It helps me see what I can look forward to in the future, and it also helps me make some decisions while I’m in school. It’s surprising — the things I learn and what alumni say they would have changed. Some of the answers will make you laugh.”

Ryan Callard
College: HRM, Sophomore
Major: Hotel and Restaurant Management
Minor: Marketing
Hometown: Quinlan, Texas

Why Give?

Alumni support is especially important to UH, and it is a university tradition across the United States. Whether you are an alum, the parent of a student or a member of the Houston community, you have a role to play in the future of the University of Houston.

Gifts from individuals have a direct and immediate impact, funding a level of excellence not supported through state assistance. State support for higher education has steadily declined — a nationwide trend. Until now, UH has relied heavily on an equivalent rise in student support (tuition and fees) — funding university programs at status quo.

Individual annual giving is critical to our ability to enhance and expand support to students and faculty. Gifts in support of scholarships impact students directly. Today, the cost of a college degree is higher than ever before.

You can take UH to the next level and make a difference in the life of a student. At any level, in support of any college, department or program … it’s your choice.


Give Every Year, impact every day.

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