UHV Recognized for Advertising Efforts

The University of Houston-Victoria was recently recognized with four ADDY® Awards at the Victoria Advertising Federation annual banquet this February. Employees at UHV were recognized along with two students who also entered the competition.


The VAF ADDY® Awards are presented to a variety of local entrants for creative excellence in the art of advertising. A number of awards are given in each category and determined by judges based on their opinions of the quality of work in that category.


“I’m pleased to see that UHV was recognized for its advertising efforts,” said UHV President Dr. Tim Hudson. “We have some very talented and creative employees, and I’m proud of their efforts to make UHV shine.”


UHV received a SILVER ADDY® for its annual report “Learn Local. Go Global.” Employees credited for the publication are Markeda Wade, Sarah Gardner, and Darin Kazmir along with Kevin Jordan Photography and Price Video Productions.


A BRONZE ADDY® was awarded for UHV’s online newsletter “NewsWire.” Markeda Wade, Marci Wallace and Eric Ramirez are recognized for the award.


UHV School of Business Administration received a BRONZE ADDY® for its new website, Jane Mims is credited for the award.


UHV Nursing Program received a BRONZE ADDY® for its recruitment postcard entitled “Now You Can.” Acknowledgments go to Tammy Neeley Whatley and Outburst Advertising.


For the first time in the history of the VAF ADDY® awards, two students were recognized for their individual efforts.


UHV student Melody Rivera received a SILVER ADDY® and the Student Best of Show Award for a logo she designed for the Black History Steering Committee. Abraham Mendoza, also a UHV student, was awarded a BRONZE ADDY® for his promotional video “Latina Forum.”


President Hudson further stated “I’m always excited to see the accomplishments of UHV students like Melody and Abraham. The creative abilities of our students are remarkable.”

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.