University Of Houston-Victoria
Black History Month
In February, 2013, UHV observed National Black History Month with on-campus exhibits and special community events. Along with Victoria College and the Black History Steering Committee, UHV co-sponsored events such as the Black History Month Parade, the Black History Heritage Festival, and a History poster contest for area fifth-grade students.
Black History Month Celebration 2013
Many events were held in February 2013 in honor of National Black History Month. For additional information, please contact the Black History Steering Committee Chair, James Murphy, Jr. at (361) 582-0385.
5th Grade Poster Contest
The University of Houston-Victoria participated in the observance of Black History Month by co-sponsoring a poster contest that was open to all public, private and home-schooled fifth-grade students. The Black History Steering Committee and Victoria College co-sponsored this event.
Posters will be available for viewing on the first two floors of UHV’s Center Building, 3007 N. Ben Wilson, from 8-5 during business days until the end of February.
Black History Month Reception
UHV, along with VC and the Black History Steering Committee, hosted a reception honoring poster contest participants on Friday, February 8, at the University of Houston-Victoria. The winners of the poster contest were announced. The first-place poster winner, Keaton Sides from Schorlemmer Elementary, received a Summer Camp Waiver at from Victoria College and $2000 towards college tuition at the University of Houston-Victoria; the second-place winner, Zachary Ortega from DeLeon Elementary received a Summer Camp Waiver from Victoria College and $1000 towards college tuition at the University of Houston-Victoria; and the third-place winner, Kylee Rojas from DeLeon Elementary, received a Summer Camp Waiver from Victoria College and $500 towards college tuition at the University of Houston-Victoria. Honorable mention awards winners received a gift from the University of Houston-Victoria and from Victoria College. Those earning Honorable Mention awards were Rama Hamoudah from Schorlemmer Elementary, Tiffany Le from DeLeon Elementary, Madison McIntosh from DeLeon Elementary, and Teagan Wertman from Schorlemmer Elementary.