Student comes to UHV to become pioneer, video game designer

Juan Andrade, a senior at Sinton High School in Sinton, found a lot of things he liked when he first heard about UHV.

Juan Andrade
Juan Andrade

“UHV sent me an e-mail telling me I could be a first,” he said. “That really caught my attention.”

The thought of being a pioneer heading out into the unknown really appealed to him, as did the thought of turning his love of video games into a career.

Andrade wants to earn a degree in computer science with a concentration in digital gaming and simulation. And the program at UHV offered the perfect location.

“I like the fact that UHV is not too far from home, but it’s far enough that I can spread my wings and fly,” Andrade said. His other option for the program would have sent him all the way to Waco, which is far from family.

Outside of class, Andrade is a member of his school’s debate team.

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