Hello Cougars

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

Someone once said that June was the “Gateway to the Summer” I think, June is the month we officially welcome the new graduates into our alumni family. June is the month where we can celebrate the official approval of our new College of Medicine.

June is the month that we start to gather our alumni friends around the country for alumni events, like the June 22, Astros vs. Yankees baseball game in NYC.  Or for those Coogs in Denver, join us on July 2 for Astros vs. Rockies baseball game. Our last baseball stop, at the Metroplex for Astros vs. Rangers happens, July 13!  I hope to see you at one of those. We also have many other events this summer. Keep watch for those under events at houstonalumni.com.

June is the month we celebrate the diversity of our university, city and country during Pride month, so be on the lookout for our UHAA Float in the Houston Pride Parade on June 22.

June is the month that we announce all the programming we are planning for the Fall, so head to www.houstonalumni.com and download your UHAA App at the App Store by searching “Houston Alumni”.  You will find all you need there for upcoming athletics events at Oklahoma, New Orleans and Orlando.

June is the month where you and your family can make plans to join us on one of our great travel programs.  Maybe the Cape in September, or the Bahamas in November and there is still space to join President Khator and our group in India in February of 2020.  Travel with the Cougars and you’ll never travel alone again!

June is also the month we thank our volunteers here at UHAA.  Our Banner Awards program is coming up and on this night we take a moment to thank the over 300 volunteers that make our constituent alumni associations around the campus and country, what they are, spectacular!  My thanks to everyone who has stepped up this year. If you are looking to get active, the UHAA app can help with that.

So enjoy June, all the relaxation it may bring you and your family.  Enjoy June for the recharge that it might allow you.  Enjoy June, because July gets here fast and next thing you know August is here, summer is over and the school year starts again.

Let’s enjoy the Gateway to Summer and enjoy each other!

True We’ll Ever Be,

Mike Pede