UHV distributes donated children’s books to elementary students

Belky Rodriguez, left, a pre-kindergarten student at O’Connor Elementary School, listens to a story read by Fred Litton, dean of the University of Houston-Victoria School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development. The “My Little Pony” book was one of more than 1,000 books donated by UHV faculty, staff and community members to Books for Beginners, a UHV book drive aimed at providing children’s literature to families without many books at home. Some of the donated books were distributed on June 3 to students at O’Connor Elementary.

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.

Jeremy Shapiro