School district honors UHV with award

Fred Litton, back row left, dean of the University of Houston-Victoria School of Education & Human Development, and other university faculty, staff and students are recognized Nov. 21 by Robert Jaklich, front row left, superintendent of Victoria Independent School District, school board members and Stroman Middle School staff. UHV was honored at the board meeting with the You Make a Difference Award for November because of its partnership with Stroman Middle School. Faculty and students from the UHV School of Education & Human Development tutor Stroman students and work with teachers at the school on methods to bolster academic performance.

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