First UHV Jaguar Day draws nearly 100 to Victoria campus

Nearly 100 University of Houston-Victoria prospective freshmen, transfer students and their parents came to UHV Jaguar Day on Saturday to learn more about the university and watch a Jaguars baseball game.

“It went really well,” said Denee Thomas, UHV director of Letting Education Achieve Dreams and Student Recruitment. “We got a lot of positive comments from both parents and students about everything from the tours to our friendly and knowledgeable UHV employees.”

UHV Jaguar Day allowed prospective students and their parents to tour the Victoria campus and meet and ask questions of the UHV deans, faculty and staff in charge of admissions, registration, financial aid and other areas. Victoria Mayor Will Armstrong welcomed those who attended, and they also got to hear from key university administrators and students.

Out of the 34 prospective students at the event, 21 already had been accepted to UHV and were trying to make a decision about where they would go to college in the fall.

“We had several students who said they were trying to decide between schools, but after attending Jaguar Day, they knew they would be coming to UHV,” Thomas said.

After the on-campus portion of Jaguar Day, those attending went to Riverside Park for a tailgate with UHV students, alumni and university leaders, including President Tim Hudson, and to watch a free UHV Jaguars baseball game.

The next UHV Jaguar Day will take place April 17. For more information, contact Thomas at ext. 149.

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