Incoming freshman hears good things about UHV from family

Amber Hermes already knows a lot about the University of Houston-Victoria just from listening to her family.

Amber Hermes
Amber Hermes

“I have a lot of family who graduated from UHV,” said Hermes, who recently graduated from Hallettsville High School. “They said I’d like the small classes, and, of course, it’s close to home.”

Hermes attended UHV’s first-ever freshman orientation on June 23 with her cousin, Stephanie Hermes, who also lives in Hallettsville and will attend the university in the fall. In addition, Amber has another cousin who attends UHV and an aunt and cousin who previously graduated from the university.

Amber, who wants to major in education, said she learned more about the university during orientation.

“It’s been interesting,” she said. “I’ve been excited to meet new people and register for my classes.”

At Hallettsville High School, Amber played on the volleyball and softball teams her freshmen and sophomore years. She also was involved with the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. She was treasurer of her senior class.

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