Hello Cougars!

Mike Pede
Mike Pede (’89)
University of Houston
Associate Vice President,
Alumni Relations

First, let me pass along a big congratulations to the nearly 6,000 students that graduated in multiple ceremonies over the past month from UH. We’re very excited to welcome you to the alumni association! We have some exciting events coming up this summer including a Cougar Crawl where you have the opportunity to meet with some of our different alumni associations and fellow alumni. I hope to see you there!

You may have noticed that we have changed our look! UHAA has adopted the university logo as part of our new logo. Very soon, you’ll also be able to purchase items with the new UHAA logo in our online alumni store. We’re very excited to add our logo to the synergy of the university’s brand.

Additionally, we’re continuing the efforts to be a Top 50 Public Institution and I hope you’ll take a moment to participate and “Be Counted”. You can help by making a gift of any size to your college of interest and help drive our alumni percentage up to the level of a national leader! You can also become a Life Member which counts as well. With our entry into the Big 12 looming and our lofty goals, now is the time for all of us to chip in!

I hope each one of you have a wonderful summer. Enjoy some time with your family and friends and decompress a little bit. Don’t forget your sunscreen. We all need to take just a few more moments of our day to appreciate all that has been given to us, all that’s expected of us, and all that we can pass along and share with each other. Don’t forget to connect with your fellow Cougars and make sure you also stay connected with us!

On behalf of all of us here at UHAA, happy summer!

Go Coogs!

True we’ll ever be,

Mike Pede (’89)
Associate VP for Alumni Relations
University of Houston