UHV students donate $2,772 check to food bank

University of Houston-Victoria students Eliseo Olivera, center left, student director for student development and parent programs and Student Government Association vice president, and Kayla Anderson, center right, student director for student organizations, present a $2,772 check to Food Bank of the Golden Crescent employees Robin Cadle, left, executive director, and Rachel Jones, development and programs associate. The check was presented to the food bank after UHV students decided to donate some of the meals from their meal plans to Food Fight, a university Student Life initiative that took place during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The meals were then converted into monetary funds by the university, and the check was presented. Food bank staff came to Jaguar Hall during lunch Jan. 23 to thank the students and tell them about the services offered by the organization.

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.

Paula Cobler