UHV students collecting donated items for 13th annual Giving Tree

Bola Adebayo, University of Houston-Victoria Student Government Association president, hangs an ornament on the Giving Tree Tuesday during a tree decorating ceremony. This is the 13th year SGA has put up a Giving Tree and asked UHV faculty, staff and students, and community members to place unwrapped donations for different area nonprofit organizations under the tree. Items are being collected for Adopt-A-Pet, Food Bank of the Golden Crescent, Mid-Coast Family Services and the Old Landmark Committee. Donations can be left under the tree until Dec. 14. For a list of needed items, visit

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