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UHV hosts graduate and professional school awareness week events

Undergraduate students and those who have bachelor’s degrees who are thinking about the next step in their careers can learn more about the University of Houston-Victoria's graduate programs during Graduate and Professional School Week.

UHV to host diversity conference for area students

The University of Houston-Victoria is preparing to host its third annual RISE Diversity Conference, and students from across the region are invited to attend. 

UHV students to present at next UHV Discovers

On Oct. 20, the university will host UHV Discovers, an ongoing conversation about research at UHV, at 12:30 p.m. in UHV University North, Room 111 and on Microsoft Teams. For this event, attendees will learn about the research three UHV students have done on three separate projects.

Administrators from the University of Houston-Victoria and Katy Independent School District met on Sept. 29 at UHV Katy to discuss how educators at UHV and the Katy school district could encourage more interest in higher education in the district. Attending the meeting were 15 Katy ISD administrators including assistant superintendents, directors, coordinators and other district leaders, as well a

UHV, Katy school district leaders meet in Katy

Administrators from the University of Houston-Victoria and Katy Independent School District met on Sept. 29 at UHV Katy.

UHV faculty member presents information to state education board

Recently, Amy Barnhill, a University of Houston-Victoria professor of curriculum and instruction, presented information about a statewide pilot program for teacher certification and its implementation at UHV.

Barnhill attended a session of the Texas Education Agency’s State Board for Educator Certification. The board invited five education experts from across the state to present the results of its edTPA pilot program that has been used to assess teacher education programs. Barnhill attended the meeting in order to give an update on UHV, which is one of 40 programs participating in the pilot.

UHV hosts writing events for students and community

The University of Houston-Victoria College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences will host several writing events this semester for students, faculty and staff, including events where community members are encouraged to join.

UHV College of Business student, faculty publish research

Jaime G. Herran La Torre, a UHV College of Business student in the Strategic Master of Business Administration in marketing program, joined UHV faculty members Peggy Cloninger and Massoud Metghalchi as a coauthor on an article titled “Can Members of Congress Beat the Market?” The article was recently published in Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities.

UHV's Counseling Training Clinic helps Katy community

The Katy community will receive mental health assistance for free, thanks to the new University of Houston-Victoria Counseling Training Clinic. This new training clinic will serve as an internship site for graduate students in the UHV Professional Counseling program. 

Student art to be on display at Cuero museum

The Crossroads community will have the opportunity to view artistic pieces by local college students at an exhibit at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum in Cuero, beginning Oct. 25 until Nov. 2.

New stipend encourages UHV faculty to use open resources in class

The University of Houston-Victoria has awarded a new stipend to two faculty members who intend to use publicly available, less expensive resources in their spring courses.

The Open Educational Resources stipend program was created by the UHV Textbook Access Committee in order to support faculty members who redesign their courses to replace traditional textbooks with open resource materials. The first recipients of the stipend will be Ricardo Teixeira, a UHV associate professor of mathematics and chair of the departments of natural science and mathematics, and Crystal Humble, a UHV psychology adjunct lecturer.

Jaguar Pillars showcase UHV student values

Students attending the University of Houston-Victoria have a new tradition that highlights the values of the university’s student body, known as the Jaguar Pillars.

UHV’s Jaguar Pillars were created by members of the university’s Student Government Association and other student leaders during the 2021-2022 academic year. Now, after a year of hard work and cooperation, the five pillars have been posted in a mural in a hallway inside UHV Jaguar Hall, 2705 Houston Highway.

UHV nursing program recognized as top online program

The University of Houston-Victoria nursing program recently was ranked as one of the top online programs in the state for its quality, affordability and commitment to student success by a national higher education health care website.

UHV business college brings back speaker series, alumni events

The University of Houston-Victoria’s business college has relaunched a speaker series combined with alumni networking events in Katy in order to stay connected with the community and graduates.

UHV school psychologist program helps educators support students

Kelsey Schuenemann knew she wanted to make a difference in the lives of children and their families. As an educator, she enjoyed teaching but felt the drive to do more to support her students.

UHV education college to host alumni celebrations

Alumni and students of the University of Houston-Victoria College of Education & Health Professions, as well as their family and friends, are invited to attend the college’s fall alumni event to celebrate and support the college’s alumni.

UHV Provost receives award for supporting STEM education

When Chance Glenn thinks of the values inclusion and diversity, he envisions a society in which individuals accept their various strengths and weaknesses and work together to make society better for everyone.

Now, after years of working toward that vision of a better future, his research and efforts have been recognized by the EarthLight Foundation and New Worlds Institute. On Oct. 28, Glenn was awarded the Permission to Dream award during the Space Cowboy Masquerade Ball during the New Worlds 2022 Conference in Austin.

UHV business alumna achieves management goal through MBA

Huandong “Mary” Faris always knew she wanted to work in management for a company one day. She had the drive to get there, and so she took her first steps toward her goal: pursue a Master of Business Administration.

UHV to host International Education Week events

University of Houston-Victoria faculty, staff, students and community members will have the opportunity to learn more about the university’s international student population and their home countries during International Education Week, a weeklong celebration of cultures from around the world.

Aerospace expert chosen as UHV commencement speaker

When Harold “Sonny” White prepares his speech for the University of Houston-Victoria’s fall 2022 commencement ceremonies, he wants to share experiences that will both encourage students and give them effective tools for the future.

“I want them to feel that sense of accomplishment that they should have after reaching this major moment in their lives,” the director of advanced research and development at Limitless Space Institute said. “Now that they’ve reached this goal, I want to give them some additional tools that will help them be more effective as they move forward.”

UHV celebrates achievements at annual report event

The University of Houston-Victoria spent Thursday evening celebrating the achievements of the past year and thanking its supporters as part of the 2021-2022 UHV Annual Report event.

About 200 people attended the event, which was hosted at UHV Northwest, the university’s property at Airline Road and Laurent Street. During the evening, attendees learned about the university’s accomplishments and other highlights from the 2022 fiscal year. The university also presented awards to community partners and a UHV student.

Graduate student wins UHV President’s holiday card contest

For Fatima Sanchez, art is a way to decompress and get away from school-related stress, and now it also is helping the University of Houston-Victoria graduate student pay for her education.

Sanchez of El Campo recently won first place in the UHV President’s Holiday Card Contest for her drawing of a jaguar wearing a Santa hat and surrounded by holly and pine branches. Her design will be featured on the front of the university president’s holiday card, and she will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Jose Ramirez of Victoria won second place and will receive a $500 scholarship.

International students feel at home at UHV with siblings

For Eunice Adu-Gyamfi, feeling at home is more than being at a certain location or place. The University of Houston-Victoria graduate student from Ghana has felt more at home at the university and in Victoria now that her sister, Josephine Adu-Gyamfi, has started her undergraduate journey at UHV this fall.

UHV to host webinar on creating student internships

Business owners are invited to find out more about how to hire University of Houston-Victoria students for internships and other opportunities through a free webinar at the end of November.

UHV MBA students earn top rankings in global business simulation

For University of Houston-Victoria graduate student Neelam Patel, shortcomings were a major motivation for her and her colleagues during an international business simulation competition. By working on areas of weaknesses, the team was able to strengthen their business and maintain high rankings for several weeks, earning the team global recognition for their hard work.

Outstanding students follow passion to find true calling

When Yolanda Peña-Wright was growing up, she was told that one of the most important things she could do was get a lucrative job, so for 15 years, she had a successful career in sales and marketing. But after a while, she realized that work was not fulfilling, so she decided to make a change.

Now, Peña-Wright is preparing to graduate from the University of Houston-Victoria with a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing with dreams of one day becoming a teacher.

UHV outstanding education students follow call to teach

Years ago, Mario Temporal didn’t see himself becoming a teacher like his mother. After a career change and several years of being an educator, the former accountant is almost ready to take the reins as an administrator in education.

“My vision is to have a school where every single child has access to an excellent education,” Temporal said. “My mother was a teacher, and I was a witness to the impact she had on her students, some of whom went on to become doctors and engineers, and how they tell her that she made such an impact in their lives. The purpose of this job is to make a difference in the lives of children. It’s more like a mission.”

UHV assistant provost named interim vice president for enrollment management

Karla DeCuir has played a significant role as the University of Houston-Victoria’s assistant provost for distance education. Now, she plans to help grow the university’s enrollment and support the growing student population in a new role.

DeCuir recently was named the interim vice president for enrollment management at UHV. She steps into the role after the previous vice president, Jose Cantu, accepted a position at Colorado State University at Colorado Springs.

UHV offers options to support university during Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is almost here, and members of the community can help the University of Houston-Victoria achieve a new record and help the university earn an extra $10,000 in donations.

Every year, UHV takes part in Giving Tuesday, a national initiative that encourages people to give to local charities and nonprofits on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. During the past few years, UHV has received record-breaking numbers of donations, and the university is hoping to do the same this year on Nov. 29.

UHV outstanding student ready for life after graduation

Dysocheata Van is someone who is driven to do her best in everything she does. With her hard work ethic and love for learning, she was able to attain high grades and earn her place on honors lists and academic honor societies. Now, the University of Houston-Victoria's College of Natural & Applied Science is applauding her for her academic achievements.

Outstanding business students ready to take the lead

When Monisha Walker was able to get her bachelor’s degree five years ago, it was a huge deal for her. Now, she is preparing to get her master’s degree from the University of Houston-Victoria in December.

“When I was young, I felt like I was stupid and couldn’t accomplish anything, so getting my bachelor’s degree was a major achievement,” the Houston resident said. “Now, getting my master’s degree is an opportunity for me to achieve even more while also following my interests and taking a new direction in my future career.”

UHV students have opportunity to gain teaching skills through new program

For University of Houston-Victoria education students, by the time they graduate from the university, they will begin their teaching career on a level comparable to a second-year teacher, thanks to a new residency program.

UHV welcomes new teachers into profession

University of Houston-Victoria students listen to a speech by UHV President Bob Glenn Monday during the UHV College of Education & Health Profession’s Student Teacher Induction Ceremony at UHV Katy. The education college hosted two ceremonies: one in Katy on Monday and one in Victoria on Tuesday, to induct graduating educators who have finished their student teaching periods and are ready to enter the teaching profession. 

UHV professor tackles ‘God Problem’ in new book

Mark Ward Sr., a University of Houston-Victoria professor of communication, encountered a “God Problem” in his research on communication in religious settings. Should his research allow the possibility that God speaks? He explores the question in “God Talk: The Problem of Divine-Human Communication,” a new book that is the first to address the problem from the perspective of communication studies.

UHV to host book-signing event for book about Rockport-Fulton art colony

Art enthusiasts will have the opportunity this month to meet the authors of a new book celebrating the history and significance of the Rockport-Fulton art colony and meet the cover artist during a book-signing event hosted by the University of Houston-Victoria.

UHV students showcase business analysis skills at BBA conference

For most of the fall semester, Iris Arriaga and her teammates spent hours creating strategies and analyzing various business components of a major company for the 31st University of Houston-Victoria Bachelor of Business Administration Case Conference on Nov. 19. Their hard work paid off that day, when the team won first place in the competition.

UHV receives $30,000 grant for STEM camps, activities

Middle and high school students of the Crossroads can continue to look forward to summer robotics camps and other computer science activities at the University of Houston-Victoria, thanks to a $30,000 grant from Alcoa Foundation.

The grant will fund camps and events, including an after-school robotics course for high school students, two summer camps for high school students, two summer camps for middle school students and the annual UHV Math & Robotics Awareness Day. All the events are open to students in Victoria and surrounding counties.

UHV partners with counseling association to offer free training

Counselors are invited to learn more about the field and discuss relevant topics at the University of Houston-Victoria at Katy instructional site this spring and summer, thanks to a partnership between the university and the Fort Bend Counseling Association.

The university and the association will host a couple of counselor continuing education courses at UHV Katy, Room 106A and 106B, 22400 Grand Circle Blvd., in February and June. The association is partnering with UHV’s College of Education & Health Professions to provide a space for participants to learn and network.

Trull Foundation donates $28,000 to support internships, nursing

Students at the University of Houston-Victoria will have access to paid internships and nursing scholarships thanks to a pair of grants from the Trull Foundation.

The foundation recently awarded UHV a $20,000 grant to offer payment for students who are working in what typically are unpaid internships. The university also received $8,000 from the foundation to fund scholarships for nursing students from Calhoun, Jackson, Matagorda and Wharton counties.

UHV school psychologist faculty, students win award, scholarships

For Serife Turan, receiving a scholarship that included membership into the Texas Association of School Psychologists meant access to a plethora of networking and educational opportunities.

Turan, along with Fatima Sanchez of El Campo, both University of Houston-Victoria school psychology graduate students, received Diversity Scholarships during the annual Texas Association of School Psychologists Convention in November. Elise Hendricker, a UHV associate professor of school psychology and director of the UHV School Psychology program, received the Board Member of the Year Award at the convention as well.

More than 440 donate to UHV for Giving Tuesday event

The University of Houston-Victoria was a recipient of a $10,000 donation from two Victoria businesses after the university exceeded its goal of 300 donors during its seventh annual Giving Tuesday campaign on Nov. 29.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 50 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.