Incoming student aspires to be entrepreneur

Tunde Oniya, a senior at George Bush High School in Richmond, is a young man with a plan.

Tunde Oniya
Tunde Oniya

He hopes to join the FIRST 200 at the University of Houston-Victoria and earn his bachelor''s degree in nursing so he''ll have job security while he starts his business empire.

"I plan to be an entrepreneur and own several businesses," he said. Being an entrepreneur will allow him to create a better environment and improve the community wherever he chooses to call home.

He also plans to minor in business as he pioneers new ground in the first freshman class.

"I''m glad to be a part of it," he said. "I feel UHV is definitely the place where I want to be."

Oniya has a track record of leadership with many student organizations and plans to take a leadership role in the FIRST 200.

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