Del Papa Distributing endows scholarship at UHV

Larry Del Papa establishs a business scholarship endowment

Larry Del Papa, president of Del Papa Distributing, signs paperwork to establish a business scholarship endowment at the University of Houston-Victoria. Pictured with him are Robin Cadle, left, UHV director of stewardship and planned giving; and Amy Mundy, director of annual giving.

Del Papa Distributing Co. Community Foundation recently endowed $10,000 for business scholarships to the University of Houston-Victoria as part of the company’s 100th anniversary celebration.

“We are extremely excited for the opportunity to give back to the communities who have helped in our success during these past 100 years,” said Larry Del Papa, president and CEO of Galveston-based Del Papa Distributing. “We are looking forward to implementing this endowment at UHV and making a difference in the lives of many students.”

The endowment will fund a scholarship for business students who demonstrate strong community involvement.

“I want to thank Del Papa Distributing for investing in the future of this university and the people it serves,” UHV President Tim Hudson said. “A big key to our continuing success is the strong support of visionary community leaders, and we are grateful for the generosity of this outstanding and long-standing corporate citizen.”

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.

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