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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.

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 80 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.