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April 2015

Super Achievers: Greater Texas Foundation Scholars Graduate in May

May Commencement will be extra special for five Univeristy of Houston students graduating only a couple years after most leave high school.  These Greater Texas Foundation Scholars entered the University from high school as juniors, some who had already earned  associate degrees.

Samuel Redus and Angela Richardson are graduating within two years of starting at the University, and Dinh Thai, Timmy Holbrook, and Peter Tran are graduating within three years.  Louis Adam, a third year GTF Scholar, has been accepted into UH College of Pharmacy.  Congratulations to these outstanding students!

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Photographed with their Greater Texas Foundation Scholar Honor Cords are, back row, Louis Adam, Dinh Thai, and Timmy Holbrook; front row, Angela Richardson and Peter Tran. Not pictured, Sam Redus.

 

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School of Nursing Joins UH at Top of Class

The School of Nursing , transitioning to the University from the University of Houston - Victoria, recently achieved a milestone no other university nursing program in Texas can claim.  Every graduate of the program passed the national registered nursing liscensure examination on their first attempt.  The national and the state averages are 81 percent.  The school's 100 percent pass rate this year is up 4 points from the 96 percent last year.  Congratulations to new Cougar Nurses and welcome to the University of Houston!


 

UH Students Win at Lafayette Debates and Advance to Finals

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Speech and Debate Team members Joshua Freed and Tanweer Rajwani at George Washington University.

During the weekend of  April 18-19,  University of Houston Speech and Debate  team members Joshua Freed and Tanweer Rajwani competed against 30 other collegiate debate teams from across the U.S. in the Lafayette Debates . The debates are sponsored by the French Embassy and held at the Elliot School of International Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Joshua, an economics major, and Tanweer, a Natural Sciences and Mathematics student, advanced as semifinalists past students from Duke University and will be awarded a study tour to Paris to continue their exploration of the tournament topic with high-level French officials, diplomats, and scholars as part of the Young Ambassadors program.  Tanweer was also awarded the third overall speaker at the tournament. They competed against college teams from Harvard University, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, New York University, and The George Washington University.

Congratulations to Joshua and Tanweer for their "Powerhouse" debate performance!

Concert Chorale to Perform in Germany

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The Moores School of Music Concert Chorale. 

The Moores School of Music Concert Chorale has been accepted to compete in the Grand Prix of Nations in Magdeburg, Germany July 5 - 12.  In order to compete at the invitation-only event, choirs must have won a major competition in the past.  The singers traveling will compete in three categories: Youth Choirs (singers up to age 24), Folk Song, and Spiritual-Gospel-Pop-Jazz.

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