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 Date: April 7, 2010 Contact:  Paula Cobler, 361-570-4350

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Student dreams of being doctor


 

Ugonma Igwe, a senior at Stony Point High School in Round Rock, wanted to come to the University of Houston-Victoria before the institution began admitting freshmen.

Ugonma Igwe
Ugonma Igwe

 

She hopes to be a doctor someday and wants to earn her bachelorís degree in pre-med biology at UHV.

 

Igwe said sheís excited to be a part of the FIRST 200.

 

"I feel great. I feel like I'm making history," she said..

 

Igwe is a volunteer at Scott and White Hospital in Austin and went to state competition this year with DECA, an association for marketing students.

 

After she graduates, Igwe wants to be a pediatrician.

 

 

 

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.