New student has drive to help others

Claudia Fuentes, a senior at Southside High School in San Antonio, likes Victoria because it’s a small town.

Claudia Fuentes
Claudia Fuentes

“I hope to establish myself here,” she said. “I’ve always been the kind of person to not stop and keep working.”

Fuentes plans to earn her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Houston-Victoria.

In high school, Claudia serves as parliamentarian of the National Honor Society and is an active member of the student council. She also has been a student athlete in volleyball and softball. While she doesn’t plan to play softball at UHV, she does plan to be an avid fan, she said.

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