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 Date: April 3, 2006 Contact:  Paula Cobler, 361-570-4350

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20th Annual DeLeon Symposium To Focus on Immigration


The University of Houston-Victoria and the DeLeon Club of Victoria will present the 20th annual Martin DeLeon Symposium on the Humanities on Saturday, April 29. This year’s topic is “Immigration: Current Perspectives,” and will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Johnson Symposium Center on the Victoria College campus.

The featured speakers will be Juan Castillo, race and immigration reporter at the Austin American Statesman, and Dr. Nestor Rodriguez, professor and chair of the University of Houston Department of Sociology and co-director of the UH Center for Immigration Research. The two will discuss immigration trends and their impacts and implications, as well as immigration policy reform.

The DeLeon Club of Victoria was organized in 1965 and was named for the city’s founder, Martin DeLeon. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting business and encouraging civic participation to improve the quality of life in Victoria. The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (361) 570-4225.



The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s 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.