jaX, UHV education faculty host open house in Katy

Students from Houston Community College Northwest in Katy take part in a University of Houston-Victoria School of Education & Human Development open house on Tuesday with jaX the Jaguar and university faculty. Those pictured, clockwise from left, are Jacquelyn Suehs; Noah Diaz; Yolanda Nwankwo; Amy Barnhill, an assistant professor of education; jaX; Erika Laird; Carol Klages, an associate professor of education; and Lauren Garcia. Students who participated in the “Game On! Teaching in the 21st Century” open house played a variety of commercial, teacher-made and digital games that can be used in the classroom to reinforce educational concepts. UHV offers a number of classes at the HCC Katy campus. Summer and fall class registration opens April 15.

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