DFW University of Houston Alumni to host “THE SHOW” at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters in DALLAS

Houston, TX: The University of Houston Cougars Athletic Alliance (UHCAA) is hosting a Dallas/Ft. Worth UH Alumni Reception on Thursday, July 16, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc. (TBAAL Room T203) to honor the UHCAA 3rd Annual Golf Challenge Co-Chairs: Ten-time Olympian, Carl Lewis and President ExxonMobil Foundation, Gerald W. McElvy and to thank UH Board Regent/Alum Calvin Stephens.

The Reception is an opportunity to gather and celebrate all DFW University of Houston Alumni, and to learn more about the UHCAA’s “Quest for Philanthropy” towards scholarships. Come prepared to sign up your foursome!

All DFW University of Houston Alumni are invited to the Roadshow to not only re-connect with old and new Cougars; but, to build new alliances, participate in the efforts of pursuing Tier 1 status for the University which enhances the value of your degree, and learn more about the goals of UHCAA.

Open to the general public: no charge to all UH-affiliated guests and their guests ($10 charge for non-UH affiliated guests- offset by contribution to Golf Challenge). Cash bar. Attire is business or summer chic. TBAAL is located at 650 Griffin (Corner of Canton and Akard Streets), Dallas, Texas 75202 (Dallas Convention Center Theatre Complex). It is strongly requested that attendees RSVP.

For more July 16th Roadshow Reception event information or to RSVP by July 13 please email: knewimageconsult@netscape.net.


The mission of UHCAA is to unify and build a coalition of supporters whose goal is to increase resources for the university and the community. UHCAA is on a quest to promote philanthropy from the African American community. We seek to strengthen the relationship between alumni, students, and the university while reuniting former athletes and friends. The organization was established five years ago and through the diligence and commitment of some of its legendary founders, including current UHCAA President: Audray McMillian (former NFL pro), the organization has experienced unprecedented success for a newly formed alumni group. The first of its many accomplishments included a historic football game between UH and Grambling, featuring the world famous Grambling band at the half-time show. UHCAA partnered to establish the Initiative Scholarship Fund (with charter alumni such as Clyde Drexler, former NBA pro, among others) and generates the majority of its contribution through the annual Golf Challenge. Notable DFW distinguished UH alumni include: Senator Royce West, Robert Newhouse (former Dallas Cowboy), Gerald McElvy (President, ExxonMobil Foundation), and Gina Miller (CBS Sports).

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