PROMES Celebrates its 40th Annual Banquet


Inez Hutchinson

The Program for Mastery of Engineering Studies (PROMES) held its 40th annual banquet on Thursday, April 12, celebrating the students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors of the Cullen College’s most enduring academic success program.

The sold-out event took place at the UH Alumni Center and featured a free dinner buffet, research poster presentations by UH engineering students and a brief awards ceremony.

Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the Cullen College, Jerrod Henderson, director of the PROMES program, and Fritz Claydon, director of undergraduate programs and student success, served as keynote speakers.

Generous industry and individual donors have allowed the PROMES program to expand its mission to encourage student success across all Cullen College engineering disciplines. As a result, PROMES scholarship awards are given to outstanding students in the Cullen College each year. At this year’s banquet 43 scholarship recipients were recognized with awards for outstanding academics and leadership success.

The Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES), provides Cullen College students with recruitment, academic advising, workshops, scholarships, and professional and personal development opportunities.

The program was established at the University of Houston in 1974 for the recruitment, retention, and academic development of underrepresented minorities in the Cullen College of Engineering. Today, PROMES is open to all Cullen College students and strives to provide a positive learning environment that supports the needs of undergraduate students.

Sponsors for this year’s PROMES Banquet include the Chevron Corporation, Shell Global, Fluor Corporation, Praxair, UH Division of Research, Occidental Petroleum, Phillips 66, Marathon Oil Corporation, Conoco Phillips, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLP, Exxon Mobil, Bechtel, and BP.

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