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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.