Student dreams of being doctor

Ugonma Igwe, a senior at Stony Point High School in Round Rock, wanted to come to the University of Houston-Victoria before the institution began admitting freshmen.

Ugonma Igwe
Ugonma Igwe

She hopes to be a doctor someday and wants to earn her bachelor’s degree in pre-med biology at UHV.

Igwe said she’s excited to be a part of the FIRST 200.

"I feel great. I feel like I'm making history," she said..

Igwe is a volunteer at Scott and White Hospital in Austin and went to state competition this year with DECA, an association for marketing students.

After she graduates, Igwe wants to be a pediatrician.

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.

Thomas Doyle 361-570-4342