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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2003 - People. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 29, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/8611/show/8517.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2003 - People. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/8611/show/8517

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 2003 - People, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed August 29, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/8611/show/8517.

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Title Houstonian 2003
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Title People
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Jt$L.c|ERf WISER Sl|lLL EAGER LEARN Johnson had on more experienced s in class discussion Drawn to art Pam Johnson works on one of her paintings at home. Originally a music major, she returned to school when she developed a passion for painting. Take a ride Johnson gets cozy in her 1965 Ford Mustang. Friends recognized Johnson not only by her own unique look, but also by her car's, photos by Dixie Ann Dalton Pam Johnson, a sophomore painting major, wasn't your everyday, fresh-out-of-high-school college student, but it wasn't just her age and experience that defied tradition. "I love painting, traveling, ceramics, jewelry-making, going to concerts, playing the drums gardening and watching movies," Johnson said. However, she often found herself engaging in watercolor more than ceramics and jewelry-making because, as she put it, she had a "lack of access to the proper supplies and also the lack of physical stamina." Johnson was considered a non-traditional student because, like many UH students, she did not start her college journey directly after completing high school. She first started college at the age of 23. Her original major was music, and she played the drums. After attending for several semesters, she decided to take a break from school and moved to Houston from Toledo, Ohio. However, when painting struck her interest in 1999, she decided to go back to school. "I wanted to go back to school because I hadn't ever finished before. Also, I was getting interested in art and painting and I wanted to learn more about the different mediums involved in those areas. I like to learn new things. I feel that when I'm learning, I'm growing and expanding my consciousness," Johnson said. While selling flowers at local night clubs, she not only established an income, but she also met all types of friends, whom she referred to as "cool and interesting people." Since she was a regular on the night-life scene, she was able to introduce her musician friends to the night club owners - which often led to paying gigs for her friends. Johnson's typical weekday would be mostly consumed by school. The leftover time in her day True friends forever Johnson cradles one of her four cats while other pets gather at her feet. She looked to animals for companionship when she wasn't at school or cruising around town, photo by Dixie Ann Dalton was spent doing housework and hanging out with some of her truest companions, her animals. "All of my animals were strays that I rescued off the streets. I have three dogs and four cats. My dogs' names are Sachi, Johnny Zaboo and Maui. My cats' names are Pink, Floyd, Boris Badenov (pronounced 'Bad-E-Nuf') and Natasha Fatale. The most rewarding thing I've ever done was rescue my animals off the road... because they are now survivors when they could have died from starvation or being run over, and now those things are no longer possible." Among Johnson's most honorable accomplishments are being on the Dean's List at UH. She also received first place recognition and a plaque for her 1965 Mustang Fastback for its all- original, unrestored condition. "That's my baby!" Johnson said of her car. She could also be seen around town in her 1995 Ford T-Bird. "I love to travel. One of my favorite things to do is take a trip to an exotic place that I have never seen before. I've already been to several places in Hawaii, Acapulco and Negril, Jamaica. I would ultimately like to reside on Maui or Kawai (Hawaii)." Unfortunately, Johnson was involved in a few car accidents during a five-year period, and they altered her life. But she still keeps her head up and has a fun time enjoying life. When asked about her goals, Johnson was quick to remember the lessons she'd learned. "Well, if you would have asked me for my goals five years ago, I would have replied by saying that I wanted to play live music in a band, but the accident has changed that," Johnson said. "So currently, my ultimate goal would be to have enough success (at selling my artwork) to be able to own my own studio that would allow me to produce, create and sell a mixed medium of art such as paintings, jewelry, ceramics and sculptures." by Dixie Ann Dalton "That's my baby!" Johnson shows off her pride and joy, bragging that the Mustang is all-original and unrestored. She also drove a 1995 Thunderbird. photo by Dixie Ann Dalton MMWMMEmMWFi