Elvira Chavez loves to dance. The graduate of the Idea Academy in Donna, Texas, was a member of her school dance team and dreams of owning her own dance studio after she finishes college.
As part of the University of Houston-Victoria’s FIRST 200, Chavez plans to earn degrees in education and nursing. She wants to be a nurse as well as a dance teacher.
She chose UHV because the university and town were both the right size.
“Victoria is a small community; it reminds me of home,” she said. “I feel like I will learn better in a smaller school than in a bigger school.”