UHV’s friendly students, employees attract incoming freshman

Jessica-Nicole Carter was so impressed with the friendliness of students, faculty and staff when she visited the University of Houston-Victoria that she decided to come to the university in the fall as one of the FIRST 200.

Jessica-Nicole Carter
Jessica-Nicole Carter

“One of my classmates told me about UHV and then visited and came back with all this exciting news,” said Carter, a recent graduate of Karen Wagner High School in San Antonio. “Then I came to visit, and everyone was so friendly, I decided to come too.”

Carter also liked the small class sizes at UHV and the fact that she’ll be able to walk to many things she needs rather than driving her car.

She will be pursuing a business degree at the university and would like to eventually become a corporate lawyer.

“I love the business world, and I like defending people,” she said. “I hate to see people in need.”

Her love of helping people caused Cater to spend time throughout her high school career volunteering through her church to provide meals for homeless people and to help her elderly neighbor and others by babysitting and walking their dogs.

Carter played percussion in her high school marching band and was in debate for two years. She also was in the Advancement Via Individual Determination, a college preparatory program, and was secretary of the program for three years.

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