Student loves dancing, healing others

Kimberlyn Garcia, a senior at Westside High School in Houston, loves to dance.

Kimberlyn Garcia
Kimberlyn Garcia

“I mostly do modern and contemporary dance,” she said. “It’s a way of showing my feelings, who I am.”

The prospect of being one of the first students to dance into the University of Houston-Victoria as a freshman got her attention when she first saw a brochure.

“I’m going to be a pioneer student for all of the rest of the generations to come,” she said.

Garcia plans to major in biology and eventually go to medical school.

“I’ve been dreaming of becoming a doctor ever since I was 7,” she said, noting she wants to be a pediatrician and help children suffering from diseases.

Along with dancing, she’s a member of the Health Occupation Students of America, an organization for students going into healthcare. Students attend conferences and competitions.

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