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Annual Fund Provides Needed Resources to UHD Library

scannerThanks to contributions to the University of Houston-Downtown’s Annual Fund, the W.I. Dykes Library has a new resource to assist students when conducting research in their courses and other assignments.

Two flatbed scanners were purchased with support of UHD’s Annual Fund after several staff members shared with W.I. Dykes Library Executive Director Pat Ensor that students expressed a need to scan books when working on classroom projects, assignments or other needs.

“They are really a much needed resource for our students,” Ensor said. “Students have shared with us that it is nice to have a scanner that can scan both sides and it makes things much easier,” Ensor said.

The two scanners are set up in student-use areas of the library and the capability to scan multiple pages. With students fully back on campus the use of the scanners have continued to increase.

“We appreciate the generous support of our alumni, faculty staff and friends through UHD’s Annual Fund. This is just one example how that support of the Annual Fund can make a difference in helping students throughout the University,” said Sandra Jacobson, Manager of UHD’s Annual Fund.

To learn more about the Annual Fund, please visit their website.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.