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 Date: January 28, 2010 Contact:  Paula Cobler, 361-570-4350

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UHV students can become Air Force officers under new program


 

University of Houston-Victoria students interested in earning an officer commission in the U.S. Air Force soon can participate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Affiliate Program UHV recently established with the UH main campus.

 

Lawrence Rossow
Lawrence Rossow

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to launch a rewarding career as a military officer,” said Lawrence Rossow, dean of the School of Education & Human Development and a retired U.S. Army captain.

 

The program, which will start in the fall, is coordinated by the school but is open to all UHV students up to the beginning of their junior year.

 

Under the program, cadets will drive to Houston once a week for drill and two credit hours of course work each semester in military science. Upon graduation, students will receive a commission in the Air Force.

 

Other benefits of the program include scholarships and a $300-a-month stipend. SoEHD students will be reimbursed for mileage to and from Houston.

 

If the program should prove popular, UHV will look into launching its own affiliate program in the near future, Rossow said.

 

For more information, contact student recruitment coordinator Sandy Hybner at hybners@uhv.edu or 361- 570-4252.

 

 

 

 

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.