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PHOTOS: College Celebrates Vita Como's 24 Years of Service

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Audrey Grayson

The UH Cullen College of Engineering celebrated 24 years of Vita Como's exemplary service as director of the Engineering Career Center on May 7. Como announced her retirement from the college last April. Her last day of service will be May 15.

Como was hired by former dean Roger Eichhorn in 1990 as a development officer for the college. Como worked closely with Eichhorn over the years to cultivate relationships with local industries in order to raise funds for the college and provide more professional opportunities for engineering students. 

Over the years, Como built the Engineering Career Center at the Cullen College from the ground up, realizing the need for professional training and resources specific to UH engineering students.

Today, the Engineering Career Center serves as a comprehensive career services department, offering all students in the Cullen College of Engineering resources to help develop and achieve career goals. Workshops and information sessions with industry professionals are offered throughout the year. Twice a year, engineering career fairs are held with hundreds of companies looking to hire for full-time and internship positions.

Como's positive impact on the Cullen College of Engineering was honored with two endowed scholarships in her name. The college announced the scholarships at Como's retirement party. Guests at the reception included students, staff and faculty members, and alumni of the college -- many of whom delivered touching speeches in honor of Como's retirement.

View photos from Como's retirement party at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cullencollege/sets/72157652570514886.

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