University Of Houston-Victoria
Black History Month
In February, 2014, UHV will observe National Black History Month with on-campus exhibits and special community events. Along with Victoria College and the Black History Steering Committee, UHV will co-sponsor events such as the Black History Heritage Festival, a History poster contest for area fifth-grade students, and a Black History Month Poster Contest Reception.
Black History Month Celebration 2014
Many events will be held in February 2014 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 will participate in the observance of Black History Month by co-sponsoring a poster contest that will be open to all public, private and home-schooled fifth-grade students. The Black History Steering Committee and Victoria College co-sponsor 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 7, at the University of Houston-Victoria. The winners of the poster contest were announced. First-place poster winner Hannah Logan from Mission Valley Elementary School received a Summer Camp Waiver at from Victoria College and $2000 towards college tuition at the University of Houston-Victoria. Second-place winner Caleb Smith from Schorlemmer Elementary School received a Summer Camp Waiver from Victoria College and $1000 towards college tuition at the University of Houston-Victoria. Third-place winner Amber Short from DeLeon Elementary School 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 bag from the University of Houston-Victoria and from Victoria College. Honorable mention awards went to Cameryn Leonard from DeLeon Elementary School, Carolyn Conway from Dudley Elementary School, Lily M. Leos from Guadalupe Elementary School, and Jason Jacobo from Torres Elementary School.