Happy New Year, Cougars!

As we enter into the 90th anniversary of the University of Houston, I’m reminded how quickly time flies by. It seems like just yesterday, though it was 32 years ago, that I personally enrolled at the University of Houston to start what has been a lifelong passion. I know many of you have the same feeling about UH, in that it changed your lives, gave you memories you’ll never forget and allowed you to have a point of pride as you gaze upon your degree hanging on the wall. I hope 2017 will be a banner year for all Cougars worldwide!

I am also reminded of how we need to stay connected to our University on a regular basis. To do that, we have created the new www.houstonalumni.com website in an effort to make sure that you have all the information you need to stay connected to UH. I hope you’ll find it easier to navigate and more informational than ever. When you get a chance, give it a whirl and let us know your thoughts. We are very proud of it, but we need your feedback to make sure it’s as good as it can be.

While you’re looking through all the information there, you’ll see the events that are coming up, especially our 63rd Alumni Awards Gala on May 6, 2017, where we will be honoring 10 outstanding alumni and contributors to the University of Houston. We hope you’ll join us that night. You’ll also find information about our alumni card, our ring ceremonies, and all of the events that we have nationwide. We are headed to Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, San Antonio, Florida, New York and many other exciting destinations during the year. We hope you’ll find a spot to join us.

In the meantime, I hope that the beginning of 2017 finds you full of enthusiasm and with thoughts of a bright future. On behalf of everyone here at the University of Houston, we wish you the best of luck.

As we celebrate our 90th anniversary on campus, we celebrate with you!

True We’ll Ever Be,


Mike Pede
Michael Pede (’89) University of Houston Associate Vice President Alumni Relations & UH Alumni Association