Student comes to UHV to make history

When Jaime Luna, a senior at Idea College Preparatory in Donna, heard about the University of Houston-Victoria, one fact really jumped out at him.

Jaime Luna
Jaime Luna

“The chance to be a one of the first freshmen caught my attention right away,” Luna said. “I want to be a part of history.”

He added that he liked the thought of blazing trails other people would one day follow.

The size of UHV also drew his attention.

“It’s not too big, but you’ll still meet someone new every day,” he said.

Outside of the classroom, he plays baseball and soccer, and enjoys volunteering with different organizations in his community.

“If I can help out, I will,” he said.

Luna wants to major in criminal justice and pursue a career in law enforcement.

“I want to create a safe environment for kids to grow up in,” he said.

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