Rock Chalk Houston ‘Hawks

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 in Alumni News and News

Houston is home to more than 3,500 Jayhawks and one of the most active alumni chapters in the country.

The chapter hosts monthly networking breakfasts at a local restaurant– Michael Branicky, the new dean of the KU School of Engineering, surprised the group with a visit in July– and members also attended an educational event this summer presented by KU Libraries.

Last week, more than 100 Houston ‘Hawks enjoyed KU camaraderie   and beer at the Karbach Brewing Company.

Chapter leader Nick Kaillal posted this short video in the Houston Jayhawks Facebook group:

The Houston chapter is also the source of one of our favorite ‘Hawk Days of Summer anecdotes, shared by an alumnus:

“This afternoon when I was walking out of Kroger, I caught eyes with a guy who was giving me a less-than-friendly look. I noticed that not only was he wearing a Mizzou hat, but he also had Mizzou reusable grocery bags. Then I remembered I was wearing my ‘Kansas: keeping America safe from Missouri since 1854’ shirt.

It may have been my favorite moment in Houston.”

If you’re in the Houston area, consider getting involved with this great group of Jayhawks! Visit the Houston chapter website to learn more. You can even show your pride with a Houston Jayhawks T-shirt–click here to purchase one from the KU Bookstore.

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