Houston First Corporation partnered with the University of Houston for an award from the Association of College Unions International.
The university received the Collaborative Program of the Year Campus Award for the MyUH, MyHouston event held in 2016. The award is given to programs that exemplify the positive outcomes of collaboration between institutions.
MyUH, MyHouston was organized by Eve Esch, director of student centers, and Andrea Mitchen, assistant dean of students, in collaboration with Houston First. The event provided an opportunity for students to use the METRORail system to travel to the Houston First facility Wortham Center to learn more about the city through a multimedia presentation that included information on arts and entertainment, food, working, volunteering, unique activities, and discounts in Houston.
Houston First and UH will partner again in August at another HFC facility, the George R. Brown Convention Center.