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UHV students come together to feed hungry

Stanley Smith, left, a University of Houston-Victoria senior business marketing major from Arlington, and Cassandra Flores, a UHV senior early childhood education major from Houston, prepare chicken stir-fry Thursday at Christ’s Kitchen. The UHV Student Government Association organized a group of students to help feed people in need during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Students also took part in other activities during the week, including volunteering at the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent and making bags for the homeless. The university also hosted its annual Food Fight, during which students donated meals from their meal plans, which were converted into cash by the university to benefit the food bank or victims of the flooding in Louisiana.

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 an instructional site 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.