Student takes immediate action after hearing about UHV

Robert Delgado was sitting in the counseling area at Southside High School in San Antonio in February when he heard some University of Houston-Victoria recruiters talking about the university.

Robert Delgado
Robert Delgado

“I was like, ‘Wow. That sounds like a great opportunity,’” he said.

The rest is history. Delgado applied to UHV that same day and was accepted about two weeks later. Now he will be one of UHV’s FIRST 200 freshmen in the fall. He plans on majoring in biology and then getting his Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He eventually would like to be a nurse practitioner.

“I like that Victoria is a small town, and it’s slower paced,” he said. “I’ll be able to focus more on my school work.”

Delgado was on the power lifting team at his high school this year and played football his freshman year.

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