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UHV graduate serves community through new mental health court

When Elaine Brown steps in as a recently elected Hays County Court-at-Law judge, she will be armed with a combined knowledge of law and counseling, thanks to her years practicing law and professional counseling.

“I felt that I could bring both areas of expertise to the position to make sure we have a viable mental health court,” she said.

UHV MBA students get top spot in graduate business competition

After several weeks of studying, researching, practicing and perfecting their presentation, a group of graduate students rose to the top of the competition during the 30th University of Houston-Victoria College of Business Master of Business Administration Case Conference.

UHV receives $150K national grant for humanities initiative

Within the next several years, the University of Houston-Victoria will offer three new minors that will focus on interdisciplinary areas including race, gender and disability studies, thanks to a national endowment grant to the university.

UHV announces fall 2022 President’s, Deans’ lists

The University of Houston-Victoria has released the names of undergraduate students who made its fall 2022 President’s and Deans’ lists.

The President’s List honors undergraduates who earn a 4.0 grade-point average on all work completed during the fall semester. To qualify for the Deans’ List, undergraduates must earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average.

History center, UHV Library host Black history display, request contributions

The Victoria Regional History Center and the University of Houston-Victoria Library plan to honor Black History Month by hosting a historical display featuring pictures and information from the region. In addition, the center is searching for any additional photographs or information about Black history in the area that residents can share.

UHV receives $1.5 million grant to support school psychology students

The University of Houston-Victoria recently received a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and will partner with the Katy school district to train future school psychologists.

The Creating Targeted Undergraduate Pathways to Build the Professional Identity and Leadership of Future School Psychologists grant allocates $1,573,719 over five years to fund efforts that will target access to mental health services in schools. The effort will be a partnership with the Katy Independent School District.

UHV business college announces new interim dean

The University of Houston-Victoria recently announced that Jeff Blodgett, a marketing professor and leader in the campus community, has stepped into the role of interim dean of the College of Business.

Blodgett joined the university’s faculty in 2011 and has served in many leadership roles at UHV, including as associate dean of the business college, president of the UHV Faculty Senate and chair of the Faculty Salary Plan Committee.

UHV Black History Month event to feature singer-songwriter

The University of Houston-Victoria will feature a Houston-based soul singer-songwriter who will take the audience through history in the form of song and storytelling during a public event for Black History Month.

Students win scholarships in Black History Month poster contest

Winners of the 2023 Black History Month poster contest pose with their awards and their posters Tuesday at the University of Houston-Victoria after an award ceremony announcing the winners. Thirty-seven fifth-grade students from four elementary schools submitted posters featuring African American individuals following the theme, “Exploring Black Americans in STEM.” 

UHV education, health studies faculty to present research at UHV Discovers

The next installment of the University of Houston-Victoria Discovers series will kick off the spring semester with presentations by two UHV College of Education & Health Professions faculty members, featuring the results of a grant-funded community program and findings of a study examining the skill levels of educational diagnosticians.

Fulbright Scholar studies artificial intelligence at UHV

For Wahidah Hashim, traveling is an opportunity to create not only memories but educational experiences to work toward improving the quality of life for others. So when the college principal lecturer saw an advertisement on social media to apply to become a Fulbright Scholar, she knew she had to take a chance and apply.

UHV to offer free meals for veteran students

The University of Houston-Victoria will be partnering with the nonprofit organization Meals for Vets to offer free meals for students who have served in the armed forces and are in need of support.

Meals for Vets will work with the university and Chartwells, the company that provides food for UHV’s dining hall, to offer seven free meals a week, or one meal a day, to veterans who are students at UHV. Meals for Vets is funded through donations from individuals and organizations as well as a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission.

UHV announces fall 2022 graduates

The University of Houston-Victoria has awarded 685 degrees to undergraduate and graduate students who completed their coursework during the fall and summer semesters.

UHV to host student showcase of Black history

As people across the nation observe Black History Month during February, a class of University of Houston-Victoria students are planning to offer a showcase of art, poetry, singing, dancing and other artistic pieces and performances to celebrate Black American culture.

BRIDGE to Brilliance series showcases various industries for UHV, community

The University of Houston-Victoria's BRIDGE to Brilliance series is back, and UHV students, faculty, staff and community members will have the opportunity to learn from local industry leaders, business owners and community leaders this spring.

UHV student wins award at computer science conference

University of Houston-Victoria student Michael Murphy, right, poses with Hardik Gohel, a UHV assistant professor of computer science, during the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Conference on artificial intelligence in cybersecurity hosted at the University of Houston in early February.

UHV welcomes new international programs director

For more than 10 years, Yvonne Garcia has worked to make sure that international students at the University of Houston-Victoria felt at home while earning their degrees. As she moves from her previous role as UHV international student coordinator to international programs director, she plans to continue to build upon those connections.

Top UHV alumni to be recognized at spring alumni banquet

The University of Houston-Victoria will honor a banking president and a chief financial planner with the university’s highest alumni awards during the 2023 UHV Alumni Awards Banquet next month.

UHV named top school for online master's in data science

A University of Houston-Victoria graduate degree program recently was ranked as one of the top programs in the country for its overall quality, affordability and commitment to student success by a national student-focused website.

UHV marketing team wins advertising awards

Members of the University of Houston-Victoria’s Marketing & Communications team pose with an award Friday after the university won two awards during the American Advertising Federation-Corpus Christi Chapter ADDY Awards. 

UHV student earns federal internship spot

The first time Michael Murphy watched “Star Wars: A New Hope” at four years old, he was fascinated by the scenes featuring the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO. That early interest in robotics and artificial intelligence has now led to earning a spot as an intern at a federal laboratory.

UHV human resources staff member named 2022 Employee of Year

A staff member in the University of Houston-Victoria Human Resources office was recognized Tuesday as the 2022 Employee of the Year for her friendly demeanor, dependability and customer service skills.

Edna students visit UHV to learn about aquatic science

Dmitri Sobolev, in gray suit, interim dean of the UHV College of Natural & Applied Science, explains how to use a microscope Friday to students from Edna Christian Academy during an aquatic science activity at the University of Houston-Victoria. 

UHV to celebrate Rise of the Jaguars homecoming festivities

Those who attend the University of Houston-Victoria's 2023 homecoming celebration will walk away with a feeling of jaguar pride thanks to this year's school spirit theme.

UHV administrators, students visit Texas capitol

Administrators and student leaders from the University of Houston-Victoria pose for a picture Tuesday inside the Texas Capitol during the UHV Day at the Capitol event. 

UHV class celebrates Holi, shares cultural traditions

A University of Houston-Victoria graduate computer science class recently took some time to celebrate Holi, or the Festival of Colors, as part of an effort to share international culture with local students and help international students feel more at home in Victoria.

Daya Nand, an associate professor of computer science and cybersecurity, originally hailed from India, and many of the students in his graduate computer science class are from that region of the world as well.

UHV Latino association to host meeting about Victoria bicentennial events

The University of Houston-Victoria Latino Faculty & Staff Association invites the public to attend their next meeting to learn more about Victoria’s bicentennial events planned for 2024, as well as hear from a descendant of Don Martín de León and Doña Patricia de la Garza, who founded Victoria.

Fulbright Scholar, education faculty member to present at UHV Discovers

A University of Houston-Victoria College of Education & Health Professions faculty member and a visiting Fulbright Scholar will present research from recent projects during UHV’s Homecoming Week festivities, including research on knowledge evaluators in education and internet connectivity in rural areas.

Area high school students learn robotics at UHV

As other students arrived at the University of Houston-Victoria for the after-school high school robotics class, Wyatt Davidson was already working on new additions to his robot.

“I used to watch Battle Bots when I was growing up, and the robots always were so interesting to me,” the 18-year-old Victoria East High School senior said. “Now I’m getting the chance to build my own robot and learn more about what goes into making them work. It’s been a great experience.”

UHV prepares to host annual Math & Robotics Day event

Registration is open for students in the Victoria area and surrounding region to attend the University of Houston-Victoria’s Mathematics & Robotics Awareness Day in April.

UHV Math & Robotics Awareness Day is an annual event that welcomes high school students from Victoria and the surrounding region to UHV’s campus to compete in mathematics and computer science tests and learn about topics related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Marketing leader to share lessons learned in dean’s speaker series

When Robert Royer shares his story and lessons he’s learned about achieving success, his main goal is to make a connection with the people he’s addressing, and he hopes to do just that when he speaks at the University of Houston-Victoria at Katy next week.

Royer, a UHV alumnus and president and founder of Building Brands Marketing, will speak as part of the UHV College of Business Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series at 6:30 p.m. on April 4 in Room 106 of UHV Katy, 22400 Grand Circle Blvd.

UHV student receives first place for research at state conference

Jose Ramirez’s interest in ocular diseases has a deeper meaning for him. His grandmother, who immigrated to the United States with her six children, had an ocular disease that affected her eyesight. As Ramirez prepares to graduate from the University of Houston-Victoria, his current research into ocular diseases is being recognized by other biomedical science professionals in the state.

UHV, VC strengthen partnership at signing ceremony

Representatives from the University of Houston-Victoria and Victoria College met Wednesday afternoon to sign a renewed memorandum of understanding between the two institutions to support higher education in the Crossroads.

The memorandum of understanding was drafted as a joint effort to identify ways to enhance efforts to help Victoria and find ways to promote higher education in the area’s communities.

UHV crowns 2023 Royal Jaguars during Homecoming

On Saturday, University of Houston-Victoria senior Savannah Malone-Eades completed a nearly two-year goal: She was crowned a Royal Jaguar.

“I am very, very excited to be named a Royal Jaguar,” she said. “I was on the homecoming court last year, but I didn’t get the crown, so I wanted to try again this year. I had a lot of friends who helped me, so I am very thankful to them because I could not have placed without them.”

UHV International Festival to showcase worldwide cultures

The University of Houston-Victoria is preparing to welcome the community to an evening of food, dancing and activities that will feature cultures from around the world. 

The eighth annual UHV International Festival will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 14 in the area between UHV University Center and University West, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. The free event is open to the community as well as all UHV faculty, staff and students.

Johnson Foundation donates $600,000 toward UHV scholarships, internships

The University of Houston-Victoria recently received a $600,000 grant from the M.G. & Lillie A. Johnson Foundation dedicated to funding scholarships and internships for students in the Crossroads region.

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Honor society inducts 35 new UHV students, new leadership

The University of Houston-Victoria inducted 35 students into UHV's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi during a special ceremony on Thursday.

High school students learn about STEM careers

When Sanchit Singhal took part in the mathematics and computer science tests as a junior last year, he won second place in both competitions. This year, his goal was to get first place in at least one.

Sanchit, a senior at Victoria West High School, won first place in both the senior mathematics test and the computer science test during the University of Houston-Victoria’s 26th annual Mathematics & Robotics Awareness Day.

Foundation donates $25,000 to support UHV scholarships

The University of Houston-Victoria recently received a $25,000 grant from the Dickson-Allen Foundation to support scholarships for students from three counties in the Crossroads region.

The funds will be used to provide scholarships to students, with half of the money going toward students from Lavaca County and the other half for students from Wharton and Gonzalez counties.

UHV hosts clothing exhibit to raise sexual assault awareness

Seven sets of outfits are on display inside the lobby of the University of Houston-Victoria’s Commons building, 3006 N. Ben Wilson St., as part of the “What Was I Wearing” display to raise awareness about sexual assault as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The display is made up of outfits that individuals were wearing at the time that they were assaulted. 

UHV student promotes robotics, STEM activities at UHV, community

Since high school, Kristian Pulido has enjoyed robotics and science-based activities. Now, the University of Houston-Victoria computer information systems junior is helping students on campus and youth in the community learn more about robotics through his efforts with a revived science, technology, engineering and mathematics student organization.

UHV works to raise $50,000 for anniversary celebration scholarships

As the University of Houston-Victoria prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the university is asking for contributions to provide special scholarships for 50 students as part of the year-long celebration.

The UHV 50th anniversary Scholarship Campaign has set a goal to raise $50,000 in order to offer 50 students $1,000 scholarships as part of the university’s anniversary celebrations. The scholarships will be for any UHV student in Victoria, Katy or online, including undergraduate and graduate students.

UHV trap and skeet club receives grant for practice ammunition

A University of Houston-Victoria student organization that teaches students and others about firearm safety and prepares for trap and skeet competitions recently received practice ammunition as a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation.

The NRA Foundation donated 5,000 shotgun shells to the UHV Trap & Skeet Shooting Club to help members of the student organization practice in order to prepare for future competitions and to support the club’s efforts to allow those with little to no experience to learn about shotguns in a safe environment.

UHV awards three faculty members with excellence awards

The University of Houston-Victoria is recognizing three faculty members who teach English, computer science and biology for their dedication to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

UHV students to share talent, passion at Writer’s Showcase

Ten University of Houston-Victoria students will have the opportunity to share their writing ability with their peers and the community as part of a Writer’s Showcase event that will feature pieces including fictions, nonfiction and poetry.

The UHV Writer’s Showcase will be at 7 p.m. on May 4 inside the UHV University Commons Multi-Purpose Room, 3006 N. Ben Wilson St.

Outstanding students ready to move into new arenas

Jefferson Weber has always enjoyed writing, but he’s never pursued it professionally. Now, as he prepares to retire from teaching, he is thinking about using his new degree from the University of Houston-Victoria to do just that.

Weber of Concord, Calif., recently was named the Outstanding Graduate Student for the UHV College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

UHV celebrates opening of Kay’s Grove

A group of community leaders and higher education supporters and friends gathered Tuesday at the University of Houston-Victoria to celebrate the memory of Kay Kerr Walker and commemorate the opening of a garden in her honor.

Kay’s Grove is a 29,000-square-foot memorial landscaped garden for students, faculty, staff and visitors to enjoy on campus.

UHV students celebrate receiving class rings

When Sara Weathers was asked to be the student speaker at the University of Houston-Victoria Class Ring Ceremony, she was excited to have the opportunity to express how much receiving a class ring meant to her.

“It was such an honor to be chosen, and I was glad to be able to celebrate this moment with my family, teachers and everyone else who helped me and my fellow students reach this point,” said Weathers of El Campo.

Outstanding science students grateful for UHV journey

When Noemi Bustamante first arrived at the University of Houston-Victoria, she was a very shy person who was anxious about being away from home. As she prepares to graduate with her second degree from UHV, she is happy to learn she has grown as a leader and her hard work in academics has paid off.

Outstanding students ready to fulfill longtime career dreams

For as long as Jarveron Thomas can remember, he has always been someone that people felt like they could turn and talk to about anything. Now, he’ll be able to help guide people through their mental and emotional health challenges as a professional counselor after he graduates this month.

Thomas, a University of Houston-Victoria graduate student in the Professional Counseling graduate program, recently was named the UHV College of Education & Health Professions’ Outstanding Graduate Student. Rachel Anderson of Victoria was named the Outstanding Undergraduate Student for the college.

Spring 2023 Teacher Induction Ceremony

Education graduates celebrate induction into teaching

UHV education students listen as Chance Glenn, UHV provost and vice president for academic affairs, speaks about the importance of education.
National Small Business Week photo

UHV SBDC celebrates National Small Business Week

Staff members of the University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center and community entrepreneurs pose for a photo with Victoria Mayor Jeff Bauknight.

UHV celebrates student involvement at awards banquet

When the University of Houston-Victoria’s Pre-Health Student Association was named the Student Organization of the Year, Tori McCoy knew that all the work she and others had done throughout the year had made a difference for their fellow students.

McCoy, the organization’s president and a junior biology major from Victoria, accepted the award for the association during the annual Student Organization and Leadership Banquet.

UHV staff member named communications chair for state organization

Philip Garza understands what it is like to be a first-time college student because he was a first-generation college graduate himself. Now, he will be able to combine his marketing and recruitment skills and personal experiences in a new role in a state organization.

Family-owned business receives award for excellence

When Diana Flores received the call that her family’s business Freddy’s Well Service had won a Small Business Association award, she was so excited that she couldn’t speak.

“It was such a shock, but in my eyes, this was long overdue,” said Flores, executive director and CFO of the Victoria company. “My husband, Richard, is one of those people who is always behind the scenes doing something to keep the company running well. It’s so wonderful to know his and all of our hard work has been acknowledged.”

Business students win competition with analysis of GameStop

Amber Murphy, Thomas Terrazas and the others in their team knew they did a good job when they finished their presentation during the University of Houston-Victoria College of Business’s undergraduate conference, but they didn’t expect to win the competition.

“We knew we did well, but there were also so many good teams,” Terrazas said. “Later, I pulled up Teams and saw the results, and I was shocked to see we were first. I kept going back to the site and checking while I was telling the rest of the team.”

UHV baseball wins conference championship

The UHV baseball team celebrates Hal Perez's first-inning grand slam during Tuesday's Red River Athletic Conference championship game against LSU-Alexandria. The Jaguars won the game 12-2 to win UHV’s first RRAC baseball title. 

Psychology honor society inducts new members

The UHV chapter of the Psi Chi psychology honor society recently inducted 22 students as new members. The purpose of Psi Chi is to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.

Teacher ambassador follows lifelong passion into classroom

The first time Crystal Garcia thought she might like to be a teacher was when she was in kindergarten and had a teacher she loved and admired. Now, she is poised to step into her own classroom and teach students of her own.

UHV hosts inaugural cybersecurity event panel event in Katy

For many in the field of technology, the importance of cybersecurity continues to grow each year. That’s why the University of Houston-Victoria is working toward better preparing students for careers in the field and hosted a conference recently to introduce students and prospective students to experts in the cybersecurity field.

UHV offers new electronic transcript service

On Monday morning, the University of Houston-Victoria changed to a web-based system that allows students to request their academic transcripts be delivered through email.

UHV Student Records switched to the Parchment service at 8 a.m. Monday. To use the service, students can use a link on the Student Records webpage or their myUHV accounts.

Outstanding business students graduate

Will Paton, right, accepts his Outstanding Student award from UHV President Bob Glenn on May 13 during the UHV Commencement ceremonies. Paton of Minehead, England, was named the Outstanding Undergraduate Student for the UHV College of Business. He graduated on May 13 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance. 

UHV business students rank in top of international simulation

Students in a University of Houston-Victoria business course have set two new records for the university with five teams placing in the weekly Top 25 rankings of the Global Business Simulation competition and one team being placed in the Top 100 five times.

Local veteran donates items for Foster Field photo display

When Steve Novotny joined the U.S. Air Force, he came to Foster Field for training in 1954, where he learned to fly an F-86 Sabre jet fighter. Now, the 91-year-old veteran has brought some memorabilia from his time at the field to be part of a photo exhibit at the University of Houston-Victoria.

“A Walk Through Foster Field” is a historical photograph exhibit hosted by the UHV Library and presented by the Victoria Regional History Center, a joint collaboration between UHV and Victoria College.

UHV students prepare for careers through spring internships

For several University of Houston-Victoria students, their recent internship experiences have helped them gain insight into their future careers, thanks to donations and grants from local foundations.

This spring, eight UHV students were able to have real-world job experience in funded internships spanning from politics to museums, with several more students scheduled to intern at public service organizations this summer. 

UHV nursing program receives accreditation

The University of Houston-Victoria's nursing program recently received accreditation from a national accreditation agency for the next decade after years of meeting standards and a thorough review of the program.

UHV sponsors free admission to Victoria Generals game

The University of Houston-Victoria is pleased to invite the Victoria community out for a free night of baseball and fun with the Victoria Generals.

The university is offering free admission to the Victoria Generals game vs. the Seguin River Monsters at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27. The first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. at Riverside Stadium inside Riverside Park.

UHV faculty attend roundtable with U.S. senator

Two faculty members from the University of Houston-Victoria’s school psychology program recently attended a roundtable discussion with U.S. Senator John Cornyn that focused on how federal grant funds can be used to improve mental health services and security in schools.

The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Roundtable Discussion was held at Pasadena Memorial High School on May 24.

UHV alumnus lands job in the NFL

It's a good time to be a jaguar, or rather, a chief, for University of Houston-Victoria alumnus Neil Huskey.

The Pettus native recently began his new job at Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the Kansas City Chiefs, the 2023 National Football League Super Bowl champions. Huskey graduated from UHV in 2021 with his bachelor's degree in kinesiology with a concentration in sport management.

UHV announces students on President’s, Deans’ lists

The University of Houston-Victoria has released the names of undergraduate students who made its spring 2023 President’s and Deans’ lists.

The President’s List honors undergraduates who earn a 4.0 grade-point average on all work completed during the spring semester. To qualify for the Deans’ List, undergraduates must earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average.

UHV student overcomes challenges to chase business dream

Briana Reynoso’s life has gone through so many big changes in the past 10 years. But it has all led her to where she is right now – back in her hometown and starting a Bible shop while pursuing a business degree.

A high school student controls a small robot while two other students sit and watch.

Students learn about robotics during UHV summer camp

Stacy Zhang, left, controls a VEX IQ robotic while Christopher Declet and Kathryn Fitzgerald watch during the University of Houston-Victoria's High School Robotics Summer Camp on Friday.

UHV announces spring 2023 graduates

The University of Houston-Victoria has awarded 559 degrees to undergraduate and graduate students who completed their coursework during the spring semester.

Sparklight and UHV officials post with a large check.

Student food pantry receives donation from Sparklight

Officials from Sparklight fiber internet services and the University of Houston-Victoria pose Tuesday for a photo at UHV after the company donated $5,000 toward JP's Market, the student food pantry.

UHV SBDC to offer business handbook workshop

With everything that goes into creating and establishing a business, one of the most important items – an employee handbook – can sometimes be overlooked. That’s why the University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center will host a workshop to help new and upcoming businesses create their own.

UHV SBDC to host women entrepreneurs' resource event

Women who own small businesses or plan to start a business are invited to attend a resource fair at the University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center this month for an opportunity to learn more about programs for aspiring entrepreneurs, meet with local banks and more.

Victoria Regional History Center to host summer photo exhibit

The Victoria area will have the opportunity to take a stroll through summers past, thanks to a photo exhibit that will be hosted at the University of Houston-Victoria Library throughout the summer.

UHV names interim associate provost

After seven years of serving the needs of University of Houston-Victoria students as a faculty member, Daniel White is stepping into a new role to help the university develop its curriculum and student success initiatives.

White, an associate professor of biology, recently moved into the position of interim associate provost for curriculum and student success. 

Middle schoolers learn robotics at summer camp

Students attending the UHV Texas Women in Computing summer camp for middle schoolers on Wednesday watch as Nadia Chu, far left, 13, drives a robot designed to pull a heavy stack of boxes. 

UHV receives $32,000 grant from Alcoa Foundation

The University of Houston-Victoria will offer opportunities to area middle school and high school students to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields thanks to ongoing support from Alcoa Foundation.

Alcoa Foundation recently awarded the university a $32,000 grant to fund the UHV College of Natural & Applied Science’s annual outreach programs, including the UHV Math & Robotics Awareness Day, several computer science and robotics summer camps and a year-long after-school robotics class. Thanks to the grant, UHV is able to offer the camps and activities free of cost.

UHV students present research project at Rice University

UHV graduate students Almas Vishram of Houston, left, and Carla Dagher of Katy presented research on July 18 at the conclusion of the NEWT Research Experience for Teachers hosted at Rice University from June 5 to July 18. 

Texas legislature approves allocations for UHV aviation program

The University of Houston-Victoria is looking forward to adding a new aviation program and continuing to offer affordable tuition rates to students thanks to allocations from the Texas Legislature for the next two years.

The 88th Texas Legislature approved the university’s request for $1,275,000 in the 2024 fiscal year and $1,805,000 for the 2025 fiscal year to fund the creation of an aviation minor.

Faculty Senate president focuses on collaboration

As the new school year approaches, Humberto Hernandez is looking forward to being part of the effort to work with the University of Houston-Victoria’s administration to serve the faculty and their students.

Hernandez, assistant professor of biology, is the new president of the UHV Faculty Senate during the 2023-2024 academic year.

UHV breaks ground on new health, wellness center

The University of Houston-Victoria hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning to officially begin construction on the university’s new Health and Wellness Center.

The UHV Health & Wellness Center will be located at the corner of Ben Wilson and Red River streets across Ben Wilson Street from Dairy Queen.

UHV celebrates 50th anniversary

The University of Houston-Victoria is gearing up for a golden celebration that will last all year, and the community is invited to join the festivities.

Fifty years ago, UHV opened for its first full academic year as the University of Houston Victoria Center, a teaching center for the University of Houston. Today, UHV is a thriving university that offers more than 50 academic programs with a wide selection of concentrations and is an integral part of the Victoria community.

New Staff Council president ready to take lead

As the 2023-2024 academic year begins, the new president of the University of Houston-Victoria Staff Council is looking forward to continuing the positive work from the previous year.

Kendra Matthews, executive administrative assistant to the Provost, will serve as the 2023-2024 Staff Council president.

UHV to host Brazilian cultural celebration

The University of Houston-Victoria will offer a free public event in early September to celebrate Brazilian Independence Day with food, performances and fun.

UHV faculty members receive promotions, tenure

Six members of the University of Houston-Victoria’s faculty recently were promoted with four of them receiving tenure and two becoming full professors.

UHV joins national education services network

The University of Houston-Victoria recently joined a national nonprofit network that focuses on offering resources and strategies aimed at accelerating Latino student success.

In addition to the university joining Excelencia in Education, UHV President Bob Glenn has joined the network of Presidents for Latino Student Success.

New video series tells community all about UHV

The University of Houston-Victoria has launched a new video series that will feature a behind-the-scenes look at different areas of the university. 

UHV welcomes students to new semester, awards scholarships

A group of University of Houston-Victoria students who won $1,000 scholarships have their picture taken Wednesday with UHV President Bob Glenn, third from left, and UHV’s mascot jaX the jaguar.

UHV to host symposium focusing on Mexican American culture

After three years, the University of Houston-Victoria is bringing back the annual Martín de León Symposium on the Humanities.

The 34th annual symposium will focus on public engagement and the humanities and will feature two speakers: Trinidad Gonzales, a history instructor from South Texas College, and Diana Lopez, a retired UHV faculty member who recently served as president of the Texas Institute of Letters.

UHV, United Way partner to support area nonprofits

When Brooke Garcia worked for a nonprofit organization in San Antonio, she was used to having access to an abundance of resources, but that is not the norm in other places. Now the University of Houston-Victoria faculty member is leading the new Nonprofit Center to bring those resources to the Crossroads.

UHV hosts screening of film about overcoming addiction

The University of Houston-Victoria will host the screening of an independent film that addresses the subject of addiction and offer viewers a chance to speak with the director.

The UHV College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences will show the film, “The Year of the Dog” at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 in Victoria College's Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts, 214 N. Main St.

UHV students compete at hacker conference

A group of University of Houston-Victoria computer science students pose for a picture at the DEF CON 2023 conference in Las Vegas in August.

UHV opens 50 Faces exhibit to celebrate 50th anniversary

The University of Houston-Victoria opened a new exhibit Tuesday to celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary and honor some of the individuals and organizations that helped UHV become what it is today.

Disability Studies speaker to share expertise at UHV

As the University of Houston-Victoria works toward creating a new minor for disability studies, the university plans to bring in a speaker to share his experiences in founding similar programs at other institutions.

Photo exhibit to highlight National Hispanic Heritage Month

The Victoria Regional History Center will be showcasing Celebrar las Raíces de Victoria, a photo exhibit highlighting the impact of Hispanic history in Victoria’s roots.

UHV signs transfer agreement with Laredo College

The University of Houston-Victoria and Laredo College recently signed an articulation agreement, charting a more seamless route for transfer students to enter the university and earn a bachelor’s degree.

“We are excited to partner with Laredo College so we could continue to support students who like small schools and could benefit from one-on-one attention with professors and staff members,” said Karla DeCuir, UHV interim vice president for enrollment management.

UHV faculty, staff raise nearly $70,000 through employee giving campaign

The One for All, All for One Campaign raised nearly $70,000 over the past fiscal year with help from 215 donors to benefit more than 70 different departments, programs and initiatives.

UHV raised a total of $69,797 thanks to donations from 44.7 percent of full-time UHV employees who gave an average gift size of $145. Out of those funds donated to UHV programs and initiatives, $36,986 qualified to be matched by the university.

UHV hosts symposium to celebrate art collection

The University of Houston-Victoria welcomed members of the community to an art symposium Tuesday to celebrate the donation of 40 pieces of Texas art to the university’s Victoria campus.

UHV students, faculty volunteer for marine cleanup

University of Houston-Victoria students ride in a boat Saturday during a San Antonio Bay Partnership clean up of marine debris in the Port O’Connor area.

UHV welcomes back alumni for speaker event

The University of Houston-Victoria is bringing back two alumni as part of this year’s UHV College of Education & Health Professions Alumni Celebration event.

UHV welcomes families on campus for weekend fun

The University of Houston-Victoria is inviting parents of UHV students back on campus for the 2023 Family Weekend, and the community is invited to join the celebration with a tailgate and soccer games.

Learning through volunteer work

Students in a University of Houston-Victoria English class had the opportunity to learn how people’s stories have a powerful impact on their community on Monday when the students volunteered for a Habitat for Humanity event.

UHV alumna finds new future with Tesla

When Sarah Torres decided to go back to school in her 40s, she knew getting a degree could have a major impact on her life, but she never expected to find herself working for Tesla.

UHV Provost’s spacetime distortion technology receives grant

University of Houston-Victoria Provost Chance Glenn’s research, often described as “science fiction,” has recently received funding from the National Science Foundation, marking a milestone in his pursuit of intergalactic space travel.

UHV alumna triumphs over adversity

Graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston-Victoria wasn’t just a milestone for Cashayla Bates; it was the fulfillment of a long-cherished dream after battling a brain tumor. 

Episode 2 of All About UHV is here

The second episode of the University of Houston-Victoria’s video series “All About UHV” has been posted on YouTube. Join Tiarah Figueroa as she interviews Tammy Steele, UHV enrollment specialist, about helping students get settled and feel at home at UHV. 

Tammy Murphy: Following her dreams and beyond

Every day, Tammy Murphy encourages her children and the team members who work in Victoria’s Chick-fil-A restaurants to follow their dreams.

UHV ranked one of most popular colleges in state

The University of Houston-Victoria has been named the 12th most popular college in the state of Texas

Longtime heart surgeon turns to teaching

After serving as Victoria's cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Yusuke Yahagi is now enrolled at UHV to earn his teaching certification.

The new mural adorns University South at University of Houston-Victoria.

New mural adorns UHV

UHV has a new mural on campus. The mural is one of two that will be displayed on campus as part of the university’s 50th anniversary celebration.

UHV offers financial aid packages for low-income students

When students consider going to college to get a degree, one of the more common questions and challenges they face is getting financial aid, and the University of Houston-Victoria has some new financial aid packages to help.

Accounting firm gives UHV students look at career opportunities

Ugo Onwudiegwui, a tax shareholder with Doeren Mayhew CPAs, shares a presentation on Oct. 18 with UHV accounting students about why accountants should consider being part of the company’s audit team.

Patriot Palooza to connect veterans in community

As Veterans Day approaches, the University of Houston-Victoria and Victoria College plan to host a gathering for area veterans to meet and network with students, faculty, staff and alumni who have served in the military.

UHV listed as one of best small colleges in state

The University of Houston-Victoria has been named third in the Best Small College category in the state.

Check out Episode 3 of "All About UHV"

In Episode 3 of "All About UHV," viewers can expect an engaging and informative journey into the world of higher education.

Skulls, sweets and music: UHV to host Day of the Dead Fiesta

The University of Houston-Victoria will be hosting a Day of the Dead Fiesta at the beginning of this November.

Igniting connections: UHV to host alumni mixer in Katy

Houston-area alumni are invited to reunite and connect with their fellow alumni at a networking mixer later this month.

Learn about UHV International Programs in next All About UHV

In All About UHV Episode 4, join us for an engaging and informative journey into the world of higher education.

Students meet employers at cybersecurity event

Students, faculty members and industry representatives listen to a panel discussion on Oct. 18 led by employers from cybersecurity companies.

Commencement speaker aims to inspire change in graduates

Deborah Santiago’s favorite part of commencement is walking into the ceremony and seeing the looks of pride on the students’ faces and hearing their families clap and cheer for them.

UHV gears up for global extravaganza across campus

The University of Houston-Victoria is getting ready to kick off International Education Week to celebrate the diversity and different cultures across campus.

Students win scholarships by sharing their spirit

A group of 10 University of Houston-Victoria students received the second set of $1,000 scholarships in October from the university’s 50th Anniversary Scholarship.

Shoot the breeze with UHV's Trap and Skeet student organization

In this week's All About UHV episode, Tiarah joins Daniel White, interim associate provost for curriculum and student success and faculty advisor for the UHV Trap & Skeet Shooting Club, on the range.

Former UHV soccer player gives back to alma mater

When Raj Singh joined the UHV men’s soccer team as a freshman in 2011, he received a soccer scholarship and an additional scholarship from a local company due to his academic performance. That act of kindness from the community inspired him to champion future student-athletes.

UHV calls out for annual giving campaign

As the season of giving approaches, the University of Houston-Victoria invites the community to join this year’s annual Giving Tuesday campaign.

UHV announces winners of President's Holiday Card Contest

Melody Kloss, a sophomore at the University of Houston-Victoria, has won first place in this year’s President Holiday Card Contest and will receive a $1,000 scholarship for her artwork.

UHV mathematics lecturer comes full circle

Alumna Amy Cuevas has made the full circle back to serve as a mathematics lecturer for the UHV College of Natural & Applied Science.

UHV professor wins award for book on ‘God Problem’

Mark Ward Sr., a University of Houston-Victoria professor of communication, has been recognized for his book, “God Talk: The Problem of Divine-Human Communication,” which was named the Outstanding Edited Volume of 2023 by the Spiritual Communication Division of the National Communication Association.

Giving back: UHV students volunteer at food bank

A group of UHV students volunteered at the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent to bring attention to National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. 

Outstanding students ready for new chapter

The College of Education & Health Professions named Dustin Perez and Ana Rodriguez as their two Outstanding Students.

Outstanding business student takes next step

A few years ago, James Shilts decided he wanted to move up in his career and enrolled in the University of Houston-Victoria to earn his bachelor's degree. Now, he is preparing to graduate and kick his career into high gear.

“I had already started to move up in my career, and I thought a degree would help my advancement go faster,” he said. “My time at UHV has been great. I was able to do my academics online so I could continue to work full time and be there for my family.”

New scholarship honors UHV professor emeritus’ legacy

When Joseph Ben-Ur was teaching at the University of Houston-Victoria, he was committed to helping the university, the community and its students. Now, that commitment is being commemorated through a scholarship donation from his family.

Accounting firm shares career information with UHV students

Nicole Zhao, a tax partner from Malone Bailey LLP, talks about the customers the CPA firm handles Nov. 15 as part of a presentation to University of Houston-Victoria accounting students.

Outstanding liberal arts student plots new course

The College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences has named Amanda Morris and Amber Martinez as their two Outstanding Students. 

Four students stand behind a table.

UHV celebrates 8th annual Giving Tuesday

UHV celebrated its 8th annual Giving Tuesday on Nov. 28.

UHV presents awards during holiday reception

The University of Houston-Victoria hosted a holiday reception Tuesday evening and presented awards to four individuals and organizations that have made an impact on the university and the community.

Almost 200 people including faculty, staff, students and community members attended the UHV Holiday Reception, a come-and-go event intended to celebrate the holiday season and acknowledge some of the community members who have made a difference at the university.

Business students secure first place with analysis of Cheniere Energy

Results from the College of Business Bachelor of Business Administration Case Conference have been announced. 

Special products to commemorate UHV’s 50th anniversary

Special products are available to commemorate the 50th anniversary celebration at the University of Houston-Victoria.

Three students pose with an elderly man

Ornaments with the Elderly event sparks intergenerational joy

A group of UHV students spent the morning assisting a dozen senior citizens during the Ornaments with the Elderly event on Dec. 6 at Meals on Wheels in Victoria.

Outstanding students ready for new adventure

After 15 years working as a banker, Asfandyar Kazi is looking forward to bringing his newfound knowledge and computer skills back to his home country of Pakistan after he graduates from the University of Houston-Victoria later this month.

A group of nine graduate students and a professor pose on a staircase.

Nine UHV biology graduates share research

Nine University of Houston-Victoria graduate students pose for a photo with Hashimul Ehsan, front left, director of the graduate biomedical science program and associate professor of biology, on Dec.

University of Houston-Victoria alumni’s journey to success

John Johnson graduated from the University of Houston-Victoria in 2015 with a Global Master of Business Administration and went on to work at MidFirst Bank in Houston as a senior vice president.

University of Houston-Victoria breaks donors record during Giving Tuesday

The University of Houston-Victoria has set a new record of donors and was a recipient of a $10,000 and six $1,000 matching challenge gifts in this year’s Giving Tuesday event on Nov. 28.

UHV graduates receive their diploma during commencement ceremony

UHV graduates celebrate milestone at commencement

More than 700 UHV graduates received their diploma during Saturday's commencement ceremonies in Katy.

UHV students earn consecutive rankings in business simulation

A team of University of Houston-Victoria students has achieved a four-week streak in the weekly Top 100 rankings of the Global Business Simulation competition worldwide.

UHV business faculty member leads submission workshop, mentor program

Feirong “Jackie” Yuan, assistant professor of management at the UHV College of Business, recently spearheaded the Submission Workshop and Mentoring Program of the Organizational Development and Change Division of the Academy of Management.

UHV to host student showcase featuring Black history

The Black History Month Student Showcase will be held Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the UHV University Commons Multi-Purpose Room, 3006 N. Ben Wilson St.

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.