Hispanic Alumni Association

Welcome to the Hispanic Alumni Association!

The mission of HAA is to provide opportunities for networking, community engagement, support the university’s academic and athletic programs and support Hispanic students who attend the University of Houston by providing scholarship opportunities.

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President: Yonelly Gutierrez (’19)

Vice President: Monica Rojas (’16)

Executive Administrator: Javier Estrada (’16)

Treasurer: Ruben Vargas (’13)

Fundraising Chairs: Ana Elisa Cazares (’08), Veronica Olivarez (’13)

Special Events Chair:  Natalia Horwitz (’18)

Scholarship Chair: Angie Cervantes (’20)

Community Chairs: Ezequiel Benitez (’06), Herbert Murcia (’15)

Membership/Volunteer Chair: Kimberly Chairez (’17)

Fashion Co-Chairs: Maria Cavanaugh (’14), Sandra Juarez (’14)

Special Events: Natalia Horwitz

Communications Chairs: Darlene Garcia (’14), Glissette Santana (’16)

Past President: Edward Carrizales (’13)

Board Member: Alyssa Hashem (’17)

Board Member: David Alfaro-Lopez (’17)

Board Member: Diana Jasso (’16)

Board Member: Gabriela Chen (’15)

Board Member: Gina Lopez (’17)

Board Member: Gustavo Q. Silva (’19)

Board Member: Jorge Barrera (’11)

Board Member: Katrina Ortega (’19)

Board Member: Manny Guerrero (’18)

Board Member: Mary Cruz Lopez (’13)

Advisor: Angel Flores (’15)

Advisor: John Garcia (’99)

Advisor: Robert Guerrero (’12)

Advisor: Yazmin Gomez (’11)

Events and Programs

Join The University of Houston Hispanic Alumni for their first ever Virtual Loteria Night!

Click Here to sign up today to be emailed a link to join in the fun.

Join us for our latest workshop! Check back soon for more information!

UHHAA is excited to hold their second fashion show this Feburary. It will be a wonderful afternoon filled with music, creativity and color bringing together the Houston community to raise money for scholarships. Thanks so much to all of our sponsors and supporters.


Thanks also to Chacon Photography for the video.


The University of Houston Hispanic Alumni Association is excited to announce the return of its Champions League Tournament – a daylong soccer event bringing together the Houston community in a friendly competition to raise money for scholarships. Help give back to the community and register as a team or as a sponsor! #GoCoogs


Check back soon for a new date!

Thanks to everyone who supported the University of Houston Hispanic Alumni Association as we supported our UH Cougar Baseball team they took on Wichita State on April 21st. The fun began at our BBQ fundraiser in which proceeds will benefit our scholarship fund.

Hispanic Alumni Scholarship
The Association of Hispanic Alumni Scholarship is a one-time award ranging in amount from $250-$1000. It will be awarded to a selected, currently enrolled undergraduate student and/or an incoming undergraduate student planning to attend the University of Houston main campus with the following conditions:

An applicant who will be a first time student must be accepted for admission to the University of Houston without waiver on an unconditional basis. If currently enrolled, student must be in good standing and making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree.  The student must maintain a full time course status and a 2.5 Grade Point Average or better while attending the University of Houston.


Come join us at our annual meeting! Check back soon to see when the date is.