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Houston Mayor Bill White will serve as the commencement speaker during the University of Houston-Clear Lake Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 11, 7 p.m. at Reliant Stadium, One Reliant Park, Houston 77054.

Houston mayor to speak at UH-Clear Lake commencement

A graduation reception will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 5:30-7 p.m.

From The Office of Communications at University of Houston-Clear Lake

April 18, 2007

HOUSTON — University of Houston-Clear Lake congratulates spring 2007 graduates during the Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 11, 7 p.m., at Reliant Stadium, One Reliant Park, Houston 77054.

Houston Mayor Bill White will deliver the commencement address. White, who is currently serving his second term as mayor, previously served as Deputy Secretary of Energy of the United States. Before joining politics, he assisted in building and managing a successful law firm.

As mayor, White has worked on some of the city’s difficult challenges including neighborhood drainage, municipal pensions, property taxes and crime. He has assisted private sector and community organizations to revitalize some of Houston’s neglected neighborhoods, which included foreclosing on more than 3,000 abandoned properties. He also initiated a program to weatherize more than 400 homes in one neighborhood, which saved homeowners an average of $160 in energy costs during summer 2006.

During the ceremony at Reliant, 809 of the eligible 1,009 graduates will walk across the stage.

A graduation reception sponsored by the university’s Office of Alumni and Community Relations for all graduates, their family and friends will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 5:30-7 p.m., in the UH-Clear Lake Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston 77058.

UH-Clear Lake is an upper-level university, with more than 7,700 students. Approximately 44,000 degrees have been conferred at the university since it opened its door in 1974.

For information regarding the graduation reception, call the Office of Alumni and Community Relations, 281-283-2021. For additional information about the commencement ceremony, call UH-Clear Lake’s Office of Academic Records, 281-283-2525.

University of Houston-Clear Lake offers more than 30 undergraduate and over 40 graduate degree programs, as well as a doctoral program, from its four schools, which include the School of Business, School of Education, School of Human Sciences and Humanities, and School of Science and Computer Engineering. For more information about the university, visit

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