UHV makes donation to food bank

Staff Council''s Summer Food Drive to benefit the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent
Miles Harrison, left, chair of the University of Houston-Victoria Staff Council, and Lawrence Nelson, vice chair, accept food donations from the community outside of H-E-B plus! on July 31. The event was part of the Staff Council’s Summer Food Drive to benefit the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent. The two-week drive raised 2,490 pounds of food and water donated by UHV employees and community members. That amount can provide an average family with 1,660 meals. Cash donations made during the drive also will supplement another 144 meals.

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