UHV students spend spring break helping others in Mississippi

University of Houston-Victoria students take a break from volunteer work March 20 near Camp Wilkes in Biloxi, Miss. Ten students took part in the university’s Alternative Spring Break volunteering trip from March 17 to 22. During the trip, students worked with Community Collaborations International to volunteer in soup kitchens, and help with environmental and house restoration projects. Pictured in front from the left are Victoria Proctor, Abrisha Spencer, Jocelyne Martinez and Vladyslov Shapoval. In the back row are Zion Walker, left, Vito Lozano, Shelbie Ayala, David Illingworth, Drea Rodriguez and Kiyanna Coleman.

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.