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UHV students donate to food bank

Sara Weinstein, left, a University of Houston-Victoria Student Life & Services coordinator, presents a check Monday for $1,824 to Robin Cadle, CEO of the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent and a UHV alumna. UHV students took part in the annual Food Fight fundraiser by donating the value of meals from their meal plans at Jaguar Hall Dining. The meals were converted into dollars by the university. Many of the students, including one who donated 30 meals, cited a wish to support the food bank and JP’s Market, the student food pantry inside Jaguar Suites residence hall, as their reason for donating.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend and Harris counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.