The UH Alumni Association is pleased to introduce our new webinar series that brings programs of interest to our alumni. The opportunity to engage online provides a great avenue for us to connect while expanding our knowledge. As part of this new initiative, dynamic presenters will provide education and insight into a variety of topics, sure to stimulate and inspire. Check out our upcoming webinars below and register to reserve your place – space is limited! If you cannot attend one of our webinars, we will have recordings available for later viewing.

Questions? Contact us at alumni@uh.edu.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sports Talk

A Whole New Ballgame
Wednesday, June 10 | 7:00 PM CT

Charting Your Career Path

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | 11:30 AM CT

The Energy Workforce During COVID-19

Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 12:00 PM CT

Sports Talk: A Whole New Ballgame

What can we expect in the world of sports come this fall? Familiar faces in the sports arena are here to offer their perspectives and discuss what lies ahead.

Date & Location

Wednesday, June 10 | 7:00 PM CT
Via Zoom – instructions to join will be sent to all registrants prior to the webinar

About the Panel

Matt Thomas (’98)

Host of “The Matt Thomas Show” on Sports Talk 790, Thomas also hosts the Astros pre-and post-game shows during the week, does play-by-play for all Houston Rockets road games, and public address for all Rockets home games.

Robert Flores (’92)

is currently a studio host for MLB Network and NHL Network. During the MLB regular season, Flores co-hosts MLB Network’s weekday morning show, MLB Central. Previously at ESPN, Flores anchored SportsCenter, ABC’s college football studio updates and ESPN2’s Fantasy Football Now.

Bill Worrell (’69)

One of the most familiar faces within the Houston sports scene, Worrell’s broadcasting career spans 40+ years. For more than 30 years, Worrell has served as the play-by-play announcer for the Houston Rockets telecasts. Over his career, Worrell has also covered telecasts for the Houston Astros, Houston Oilers, a variety of college sports, the Super Bowl, Kentucky Derby, and the Indianapolis 500.

Charting Your Career Path

About the Event

Join us as our expert panel addresses the impacts of COVID-19 on the job market. Whether looking for a new job, or taking steps to further your career, we’ll discuss what this might look like and how to succeed in the current climate.

Date & Location

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | 11:30 AM CT
Via Zoom – instructions to join will be sent to all registrants prior to the webinar

About the Panel

Monica Thompson

For the past 24 years, Monica’s professional experiences run the gamut, from working as a human resource professional in both the corporate and non-profit organizational settings to an administrator and educator in postsecondary schools, to currently serving as the Executive Director of Career Services at University of Houston Main Campus.

At the University of Houston, Monica provides strategic vision to a team of 25 professional staff members and student assistants to serve over 45,000+ students to help them find internships and jobs. She is passionate about developing today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders while delivering operational excellence as the Executive Director of University Career Services at the University of Houston. “Our growth as a city, a university, and economy is incredible, which means tremendous opportunity for our students. I look forward to partnering with employers, students, and alumni to create a Cougar pathway to success and turn these opportunities into realities”.

Keith Wolf

Keith Wolf is the Managing Director of Murray Resources, a national recruiting and staffing firm headquartered in Houston, and founded by UH Alumna, Marsha Murray (F.S. ’78). As Managing Director, Wolf leads the company’s strategy, marketing, and sales efforts. The company has been named the fastest growing staffing firm in Texas by Staffing Industry Analysts and has landed on the Inc. 5000 six of the past seven years. The company has also been named one of the best places to work by numerous publications, including the Houston Business Journal. Prior to Murray Resources, Wolf held various executive and marketing roles with companies such as Procter & Gamble, Invisalign, OrthoClear, and BlueStar. Wolf graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

The Energy Workforce During COVID-19

About the Event

As the workforce begins to re-open, are workers ready to transition from home back to the office? We’ll examine the answer and more, specifically in the energy industry.

Date & Location

Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 12:00 PM CT
Via Zoom – instructions to join will be sent to all registrants prior to the webinar

About the Panel

Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti

Ramanan Krishnamoorti serves as the Chief Energy Officer for the University of Houston, a position he has held since February 2013. He leads the university’s efforts to establish energy-centered partnerships on an industry and university level to address the world’s most pressing energy challenges. During his tenure at the university, he has served as a department chair of the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s chemical and biomolecular engineering, associate dean of research for engineering, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering with affiliated appointments as professor of petroleum engineering and professor of chemistry. Krishnamoorti obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and doctoral degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University in 1994.

Dr. Christiane Spitzmueller

Christiane Spitzmueller is a Professor of Industrial Organizational Psychology at the University of Houston, where she conducts research and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in workplace safety, diversity, the work-family interface, and employee development. Her research interests is focused on three domains: Occupational Safety and Health, Workforce Diversity, and Mentoring and Development. Dr. Spitzmueller received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University and joined the faculty of the University of Houston in 2003, becoming full professor in 2017.

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