Local Graduates Named Outstanding Students at UHV Fall Commencement Ceremony

Of over 200 graduates at the recent University of Houston-Victoria fall commencement, six were recognized as the outstanding students of their class. Before the ceremony, each was presented with a certificate by UHV President Tim Hudson, who congratulated them on their hard work and accomplishment.


The School of Education and Human Development chose Brandy Farah Garcia of Victoria as its outstanding undergraduate student. Garcia earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. The school selected Deborah Marie Seiferman of Pflugerville to receive honors as the outstanding graduate student. Seiferman received a master’s degree in special education.


The outstanding undergraduate student award for the School of Business Administration went to Kimberly Diane Knapp of Mesquite, who earned a bachelor’s degree in management. Vicki K. Le of Sugar Land was recognized as the outstanding graduate student for her work earning a master’s degree in business administration.


In the School of Arts and Sciences, Matthew Thomas Hindmarch of Houston earned recognition for his work towards a bachelor of science degree in biology and was given the award for the outstanding undergraduate student. Siem Chan Su of Rosenburg, who completed a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, was recognized as the outstanding graduate student.


“These students represent the best and brightest at UHV, and it is my distinct honor to recognize them for their hard work and commitment to their academic endeavors,” said Hudson.


Outstanding students are selected before each UHV commencement to recognize the achievements of one undergraduate and one graduate student from each of the three schools. For more information, contact Markeda Wade at (361) 570-4350.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs 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, Texas, 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.