Graduating Gators Celebrate Ring Ceremony
By Cynthia Gonzales
The University of Houston-Downtown celebrated its graduating Gators with a Ring Ceremony on Nov. 17 in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium.
Approximately 400 people were in attendance at the Ring Ceremony with 100 students receiving rings.
The goal of this event is for it to become a capstone tradition for all graduating Gators as they transition into the next phase of their academic endeavors and careers. The bronze Gator, Allen, located on the South Deck served as a photo and selfie hotspot for the ceremony celebration.
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 61,000 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 awarded UHD 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.