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UHV students awarded scholarships for admission test preparation courses

University of Houston-Victoria students Annie Lee, third from left, and Alba Sanchez, third from right, receive certificates for full scholarships to pay for test preparation courses. The scholarships were awarded by the university’s Pre-Health Student Association and sponsored by Kaplan and Princeton Review. Lee, a post-baccalaureate student from Port Lavaca, who graduated in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas in Austin, is preparing to take the Dental Admission Test. Sanchez, a senior biology major from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, will take the Medical College Admission Test. Standing from left are Dmitri Sobolev, assistant professor of biology; Maria Velez-Hernandez, assistant professor of biology; Lee; Jeffrey Di Leo, dean of the UHV School of Arts & Sciences; Sanchez; Jesica McCue, biology lecturer; and Hashimul Ehsan, biology lecturer. Velez-Hernandez and McCue are co-advisors of the student organization.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973, offers courses leading to 70 bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degree programs and concentrations 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 a teaching center in Katy, 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.