PETER HUNTSMAN JOINS MEMORIAL HERMANN BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Peter R. Huntsman, president and CEO of Huntsman Corporation, has been named to the Memorial Hermann Health System Board of Directors, effective Jan. 1.
“Memorial Hermann is a nationally recognized healthcare provider that has served the Houston region for more than 100 years,” Huntsman said. “I look forward to serving with an organization that has provided such a vital service to our community. The challenges and opportunities of the healthcare industry will be an important base of our quality of life as the Houston region continues to be a global leader in so many areas.”
Huntsman Corporation is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Its operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, healthcare, detergent, personal care and appliances.
“Peter is a tremendous businessman, civic leader and humanitarian,” said Will Williams, chair of the Memorial Hermann Health System board. “We are thrilled to have someone of his caliber on our board. We will welcome his insights and perspective about how Memorial Hermann can continue to provide the highest quality, safest and best patient care in this region.”
Huntsman also serves on other executive boards and councils including those of the Wharton School of Business, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Montgomery County Women’s Center and the Interfaith of The Woodlands. He also helps to direct a number of domestic and international humanitarian projects funded by the Huntsman family and Huntsman companies. Huntsman also serves as CEO of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation and the Huntsman Family Foundation.
CFISD NAMES NEW PRINCIPAL FOR DEAN MS
Dr. Heather Bergman, the associate principal at Cypress Springs High School, was named the new principal at Dean Middle School. Bergman replaces Chris Hecker, who was named the inaugural principal for Cypress Park High School.
Bergman has 15 years of experience in education, including six in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. Her career began as a classroom teacher for four years at San Antonio Jefferson before she moved to CFISD as a teacher and instructional coach for two years. Bergman transferred to Diboll ISD, working two years as a classroom teacher and instructional coach before being named director of curriculum and instruction at Woden ISD. She served four years in that role prior to returning to CFISD as the director of instruction at Cypress Springs in 2012. She was soon promoted to her current position as associate principal.
Bergman earned her bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the University of Houston and her master of science degree in mathematics from Texas A&M University. She received her doctorate of education in educational leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University.
“I feel extremely blessed and honored to be selected to serve and lead as principal of Dean Middle School,” said Bergman. “This is a campus rich in history and tradition. I hope to help build on the great things happening at Dean as I forge new relationships with students, staff, parents and the community. I am proud to be a Mustang.” ___________________________________________________________________________
CYPRESS CREEK PUBLICATIONS ADVISER WINS TAJE’S INAUGURAL PATHFINDER AWARD
Cypress Creek High School publications adviser Samantha Berry was named the winner of the Pathfinder Award at the Texas Association of Journalism Educators (TAJE) Fall Fiesta, held Oct. 17-18 at the Wyndham Riverwalk in San Antonio.
The award honors teachers who have taught no more than eight years and have shown a commitment to journalism education. The award is in its inaugural year and is presented to teachers who have continually tried to improve the publications/media they advise, and have shown enthusiasm for scholastic journalism and a willingness to improve it for the future.
Berry, a 2014-2015 CFISD Spotlight Teacher, said she felt honored by the recognition. “Texas is full of wonderful journalism teachers who mentor and inspire me daily, and I am truly honored to be recognized by this organization,” Berry said. “My greatest honor, however, is serving my students at Cy Creek. I share this award with them and my colleagues at CCHS and throughout CFISD as all motivate and encourage me to be the best educator I can be.”
MAMA FU’S ASIAN HOUSE NOW OPEN IN CY-FAIR
The second Houston outpost of Mama Fu’s Asian House is now open at 12341 FM 1960 W, with another opening in Cy-Fair planned for February and more openings in the Houston area through 2017.
The popular Austin-based restaurant gives diners a unique and casual dining experience with a relaxed atmosphere. Known for its high quality, fresh ingredients and the fusion of unique flavors, the newly designed menu allows patrons to choose items that fit their tastes. Menu highlights include unique tastes and bold flavors from China, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, and Korea.
Mama Fu’s will offer delivery (including new beer and wine delivery), take-out, online ordering and catering services at all Houston locations. mamafus.com
Cy-Fair Business January 2016