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Del Papa Distributing endows scholarship at UHV

Larry Del Papa establishs a business scholarship endowment

Larry Del Papa, president of Del Papa Distributing, signs paperwork to establish a business scholarship endowment at the University of Houston-Victoria. Pictured with him are Robin Cadle, left, UHV director of stewardship and planned giving; and Amy Mundy, director of annual giving.

Del Papa Distributing Co. Community Foundation recently endowed $10,000 for business scholarships to the University of Houston-Victoria as part of the company’s 100th anniversary celebration.

“We are extremely excited for the opportunity to give back to the communities who have helped in our success during these past 100 years,” said Larry Del Papa, president and CEO of Galveston-based Del Papa Distributing. “We are looking forward to implementing this endowment at UHV and making a difference in the lives of many students.”

The endowment will fund a scholarship for business students who demonstrate strong community involvement.

“I want to thank Del Papa Distributing for investing in the future of this university and the people it serves,” UHV President Tim Hudson said. “A big key to our continuing success is the strong support of visionary community leaders, and we are grateful for the generosity of this outstanding and long-standing corporate citizen.”

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.