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 Date: January 23, 2007 Contact:  Paula Cobler, 361-570-4350

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Cast Your Vote for the Black History Month Poster Contest Peopleís Choice Award


Members of the University of Houston-Victoria community and the general public are invited to cast their vote February 1-7 for the Peopleís Choice Award as part of the Black History Month Poster Contest. Posters will be on display on all three floors of the University Center building during this time, and votes for the award may be cast at the kiosk on the first floor.


The poster contest is open to all Victoria County fifth-grade students in public, private and home schools. Each school will select 10 posters as contest finalists.


The winner of the Peopleís Choice Award will receive recognition and a collection of prizes at the Black History Month Heritage Festival on Saturday, February 10, at the Victoria Community Center. The public is invited to attend the free event that will also include food and entertainment.


The annual poster contest is sponsored by UHV, The Victoria College, and the Black History Month Steering Committee. For more information, contact Nancy Welch at (361) 570-4351.



The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelorís and masterís degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.