Incoming freshman sings praises of Victoria

Shanequa Lopez can sing the praises of the University of Houston-Victoria, quite literally.

Shanequa Lopez
Shanequa Lopez

The recent graduate of Wagner High School in San Antonio was a part of the varsity choir at the school and sings in her church choir.

She first heard about UHV when members of the Letting Education Achieve Dreams program came to her school to help students fill out federal financial aid paperwork.

She liked what she heard about being part of the FIRST 200 and about Victoria itself.

“I like Victoria,” Lopez said. “It’s not too big, and it’s not too small. I’m not going to be bored out of my mind, but there are not a lot of distractions, either.”

Lopez plans to major in business with a marketing concentration and pursue a career in fashion marketing.

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.

Paula Cobler