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Jack J. Valenti School of Communication

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From the Houston Chronicle: Welcome Wilson Sr., A Fitting Way to Remember Valenti, on renaming the University of Houston School of Communication in his honor:

Those who didn’t know him need only turn to his memoir, This Time, This Place, in which he celebrates his childhood growing up in modest circumstances on Alamo Street, attending Sam Houston High School, ushering at his uncle’s Iris movie house downtown then working at Humble Oil while taking evening classes to obtain his college degree.

“The day I enrolled in the University of Houston was the most exalted day of my life,” he writes. “If there had been no UH, I don’t know what turn my life would have taken.”

I know a lot of people who would say that, including myself.

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