UHV honors Chinese executive with honorary doctorate, celebration dinner

Vic Morgan, left, University of Houston-Victoria president, applauds for Bingxin Wu during a dinner Saturday in honor of the Chinese businessman and his family. Wu was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Saturday at UHV’s afternoon commencement ceremony. It was the first honorary doctorate awarded by the university. About 100 people attended the celebration dinner held at the Victoria Country Club. Wu was given a key to the city by Victoria Mayor Paul Polasek. He also received flags flown at the U.S. and Texas Capitols and a proclamation from Victoria County.

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