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UHV opens 50 Faces exhibit to celebrate 50th anniversary

Joe Ferguson, left, and Richard Phillips pose for a picture with Philips' portrait Tuesday during the 50 Faces of UHV exhibit opening event. Philips is a former UHV associate vice president. Ferguson is a former UHV employee who retired after working at the university for 40 years. The exhibit is located in each of the main campus buildings and will be in place until June 2024.

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.

The 50 Faces of UHV exhibit opened with a campus tour Tuesday evening. Fifty portraits of individuals and organizations that have supported UHV from its establishment in 1973 to today are placed in five buildings on campus – University West, Center, South, North and Commons. About 150 attendees, including some of the honorees, took a walking tour of campus to see each of the portraits and learn about how the subjects impacted UHV and Victoria.

The exhibit features 10 portraits in each of the five campus buildings. Each portrait is accompanied by a card with a short paragraph of information about the subject. There also will be a QR code for attendees to scan to read a longer profile of the honorees.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. It can be viewed any time that UHV’s campus is open. For more information about the exhibit and where to find the portraits, contact UHV Marketing & Communications at 361-570-4341 or news@uhv.edu.

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.