Student looks forward to new experiences at UHV

Eric Horelka
Eric Horelka

Eric Horelka is looking forward to doing something different in the fall when he’ll be part of the FIRST 200 at the University of Houston-Victoria.

“It will be a whole new experience with new classes and new people,” said Horelka, who recently graduated from Memorial High School in Victoria.

Since Horelka lives in Victoria, he already was familiar with UHV before he applied. In fact, his family has friends who are employed at the university.

Horelka played baseball for two years in high school before serving as the team manager his junior year. He also participated in Future Farmers of America and was a bull rider for an area rodeo team made up of high school students.

He plans on majoring in biology at UHV and hopes to eventually become a dentist.

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