Alumni Awards Gala


 2014 Awards Gala

April 26, 2014
The Westin Memorial City
945 Gessner Road
Houston, TX 77024
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Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree
Doug Brooks
('75)

Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree
Rafael Ortega
('81, MBA '85)

Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree
Andre Ware
('96)

Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree
Bill Worrell
('69)

Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree
Dr. Philip Zelikow
(JD '79)

Distinguished Service Award Honoree
Lance "Hopper" Livingston
('66)

Distinguished Service Award Honoree
Rick Noriega
('84)

Outstanding Volunteer Award
Amanda Heath
('02)

Outstanding Volunteer Award
Dr. Sharon Spillman
('97, MEd '03, EdD '11)

Distinguished Alumni Award

Distinguished Alumni Awards are given to individuals whose professional accomplishments bring credit to the university.

Doug Brooks (’75), Former Chairman of the Board, Brinker International

Rafael Ortega (’81, MBA '85), Vice President, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc

Andre Ware (’96), Sports Analyst and Commentator; 1989 Heisman Trophy Winner

Bill Worrell (’69), Play-by-Play, Houston Rockets

Dr. Philip Zelikow (JD '79), White Burkett Miller Professor of History, University of Virginia; Former Director, 9/11 Commission

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.

Lance "Hopper" Livingston (’66), Executive Member, ChrisLan Group. LLP; President, Texas Rodeo Productions; President, Stellar Productions

Rick Noriega ('84), President & CEO, Avance, Inc.

Outstanding Volunteer Award

The Outstanding Volunteer Award recognizes alumni who exemplify a spirit of volunteerism to advance UHAA's mission.

Amanda Heath (‘02), Marketing & Events Manager, Stewart & Stevenson Services; President, Technology Alumni Association

Dr. Sharon Spillman ('97, MED '03, EDD '11), Assistant Vice President of Provider Engagement, Collaborative for Children; President, UHCAA


Click here to see all past honorees.