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Aspiring student dances way to success

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.

Elvira Chavez
Elvira Chavez


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.”


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.