UHV to crown Homecoming king and queen on Saturday

Members of the 2016 University of Houston-Victoria Homecoming Court pose for a group photo Monday at Jaguar Hall. Pictured are Destiny Mayfield, left, Daniel Rivera, Alba Sanchez, Ben Taylor, Mandi Valdez and Andre Ollivierre. Queen candidate Tia Tate is not pictured. The king and queen will be announced at about 2 p.m. Saturday in between games of a UHV baseball doubleheader against Our Lady of the Lake at Riverside Stadium. Other homecoming events this week include an alumni banquet, homecoming tailgate and comedy show. For a full list of events, 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