UHV students donate more than $4,000 to Food Bank

A group of University of Houston-Victoria students present a check Friday for $4,148 to Robin Cadle, CEO of the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent and a UHV alumna. UHV students took part in the annual Food Fight fundraiser by donating the value of meals from their meal plans at Jaguar Hall Dining. The meals were converted into dollars by the university. This year, the students raised a record-breaking $8,296. Half of the proceeds were donated to the Food Bank, and the other half were donated to victims of the Louisiana flooding. Pictured from left are Ke’Andre Green, a UHV senior and Jaguar Activities Board president; Christina Chavarria, UHV senior and JAB vice president; Hilary Kofron, associate director of UHV Student Life & Services; Cadle; Megan Huerta, UHV graduate student and Student Government Association president; and Ashley Yaws, UHV senior and student director of civic engagement.

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.