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UHV students donate $2,000 to food bank through meal plans

UHV students present a $2,000 check on Wednesday to Robin Cadle, second from left, CEO of the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent and a UHV alumna. Students donated the money as part of the university’s annual Food Fight fundraiser, which allows students to donate the value of meals from their meal plans at Jaguar Hall Dining. The university, in partnership with Chartwells, converts those meals into dollars. Pictured from left are Abrisha Spencer of San Antonio; Cadle; Hilary Kofron, UHV Student Life director; Faizon Matthews of Baytown; and Randall Jasek of Palacios.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973, offers courses leading to 70 bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degree programs and concentrations 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, 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.