UHV students repair homes during Alternative Spring Break

University of Houston-Victoria students take a group selfie outside a house in Louisiana during Alternative Spring Break. Eleven UHV students participated in clean-up efforts in New Orleans and Baton Rouge from March 12 to Friday. The students repaired the roof of a house that was struck by a tornado. They also made repairs to homes damaged in the August flooding. In the evening, students had the chance to sightsee in the New Orleans French Quarter and shop at the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge. This was the third year UHV offered an Alternative Spring Break trip.

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