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University of Houston graduates are successful in every imaginable profession, law, science, medicine, business, politics, and the creative arts. Often leaders and innovators in their fields, below a few notable alumni sharing how the University of Houston helped shape their success. You can also find a longer list of prominent alumni here.

Jim Nantz

Jim Nantz (’81) says that the path for his dreams all started at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston.

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’81

Hakeem Olajuwon

Reflecting back on his career, Olajuwon said he is thrilled at the opportunities he found at the University of Houston, and couldn’t imagine having gone anywhere else.

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’84

Star Jones

There is absolutely nothing that I haven’t been able to accomplish without my degree

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’86

Dennis Quaid

So many young people just want to be a star now, and the craft is what carries you through

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’74

Otis Birdsong

I’m a part of the Cougar family, and whatever I can do for the University, I’ll do it.

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’77

Christine Ha

She is a firm believer that “talent, passion and opportunity” are essential to success

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’13

Victor Costa

Hard work, and a lot of luck: that’s what Victor Costa (’58) attributes to his success as a world-famous fashion designer.

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’58

Shannon Miller

My experience at Bauer and UH was invaluable

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’03