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UH Hispanic Alumni Association holds benefit fashion show and other headlines we’re watching

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Good morning! We’re closing out the first month of the year. How’s it going so far? Today’s headlines are: the UH Hispanic Alumni Association is hosting a fashion show to raise money for scholarships, and Spring ISD has confirmed their first Latina Superintended.

UH Hispanic Alumni Association Fashion Show to raise money for scholarships

“Every year, the Hispanic Alumni Association hosts a fashion show to raise money for students who need help financially” in the form of scholarships, reports ABC 13. You are invited to support their goal to raise $15,000 for scholarships by purchasing a ticket or making a donation.

This year’s Hispanic Alumni Association Fashion Show and Market 2022 will be held Saturday, February 19, 2022, from 6 pm to 9:30 pm at the O’Quinn Great Hall in the University of Houston Alumni Center, located at 3204 Cullen Blvd., Houston, TX 77204.

For ticket information, please visit


Spring ISD confirms district’s first Latina superintendent

On February 1, 2022, Dr. Lupita Hinojosa will begin her new role are Superintendent of Spring Independent School District (Spring ISD). She is the first Latina Superintendent in district history.

Dr. Hinojosa previously served as the Spring ISD’s chief of Innovation and Equity. She was born to immigrant parents and raised in South Texas as a first-generation Mexican American, beginning her career in education as a bilingual teacher in the Houston Independent School District. She advanced as a leader in Houston ISD, serving as principal, assistant superintendent for School Choice, and as school services officer. She is a graduate of the University of Texas and holds a master’s and Doctorate of Education from the University of Houston.

“I am honored and humbled to have been given this opportunity to lead a district that has become family to me,” Hinojosa said. “My goal is to channel the energy and boundless enthusiasm I have for education toward improving student outcomes and supporting teaching and learning in Spring ISD.”


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