Alumni Awards Gala
2013 Awards Gala
April 27, 2013
The Westin, Memorial City
945 Gessner Road
Houston, TX 77024
Distinguished Alumni Award
Distinguished Alumni Awards are given to individuals whose professional accomplishments bring credit to the university.
Dr. Roger Birkman (’47, MS ‘47), Chairman of Birkman International, Inc.
Bill Worrell (’69), Play-By-Play Announcer for Houston Rockets
Alonzo Cantu (’78), President of Cantu Construction
Dr. Dennis Golden (’76, OD ’77), Chief of Staff at Golden Eye Associates
Richard Rawson (’72), President of Insperity
Nick (’73) and Vicki Massad, President and CEO/Senior Vice President and COO of American Liberty Hospitality
Loretta Devine (’71), Actress
Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award is given to UHAA Life Members who are set apart by their history of service to the association and university.
Rick Bowen (’88, MBA ‘91), President of Alcoa Energy
Outstanding Volunteer Award
The Outstanding Volunteer Award recognizes alumni who exemplify a spirit of volunteerism to advance UHAA's mission.
Yuen-Yee Ma (MBA ‘77), Financial Planner at Prudential Financial, Inc.
The Chair's Award is to recognize and honor non-alumni who have consistently and voluntarily given extraordinary support to the University of Houston.
Meredith Mitchell Dreiss, President of Archeo Productions, Inc.
Rising Star Award
The Rising Star Award, given for the first time in 2010, recognizes the accomplishments of alumni under the age of 45.
Hon. Jacqueline Baly (’90), President and CEO of BalyProjects, LLC
University of Houston, Office of the President
Plains State Bank
John & Kim Clarke
Goodman Financial Corporation
Lillie Therese Robertson
Janet Hoover & Martha Wong, Ed.D.
Dorothy T. Nicholson
Trinity Legacy Partners/Trey Wilkinson
Judie Lilie & Elaine Ebner
University of Houston, Office of Planned Giving
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
CenterPoint Energy Alumni Association
Dr. Roger W. Birkman
C.T. Bauer College of Business
College of Optometry
UH Cougars Athletic Alliance
Spirit of Houston Alumni Association
Hilton Alumni Association
College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
UH Black Alumni Association
Asian Alumni Association
College of Engineering
Education Alumni Association
Valenti School of Communication Alumni Association
College of Technology
Bauer College Alumni Association
Cynthia Oliver Coleman
Harry and Diana Bowles
See photos from the 58th Annual Awards Gala here
Click here to see all past honorees.