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Volume 70, Issue 130, Friday, April 15, 2005


Follow your dreams, actor urges students

UH alumnus Wuhl is keynote speaker at scholarship reception

By Rachael Seely
The Daily Cougar

The School of Communication welcomed one of the University's distinguished alumni back to campus Thursday to encourage a group of students receiving scholarships.

Robert Wuhl -- an actor best known for his work writing, directing, producing and starring in the HBO series Arli$$ -- was the keynote speaker. He attended UH from 1969 to 1976.

"I crammed four years into seven," he joked.

Actor, writer, producer and UH alumnus Robert Wuhl greets broadcast journalism and theater junior Jennifer Roasa during a School of Communication scholarship reception Thursday.

Pin Lim/The Daily Cougar

Wuhl left Houston before he finished his degree to pursue his dream, working as a stand-up comedian in New York City.

He told the students gathered in the Athletic/Alumni Center's O'Quinn Great Hall to never take "no" for an answer.

Twenty-nine students were honored with scholarships, including media production senior Tempest Solcich, who was honored as the 2005 Outstanding Graduate.

Receiving scholarships were Alinor Ben-Menshae, Charles Booth, Ward Booth, Kevin Campbell, Kandis Carney, Adriam Chavana, Menatalla El-Sharkawi, Augustina Fernandez-Moya, Kanstance Grimble, Leslie Hiltabrand, Jennifer Jackson, La'Monica Jones, Veronica Jones, Christina Levin, Lucas Mireles, Odior Nasamu, Nam Nguyen, Corine O'Brien, Fung Pui-Sze, Jennifer Roasa, Jorge Sanchez, Rachael Seeley, Saman Sheikh, Jessica Torres, Helen Wan, Natalie Wong, Kelli Yezak and Yaas Youssefi.

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