Scene at UHD: STEM Event, Costumes, Power on Heels, American Leadership Forum
UHD was on the scene for a busy week with the Xperience STEM event, the Student Government Association costume party, ESO’s Boo Bash, Power on Heels, and the American Leadership Forum.
The Xperience STEM event was held at the new College of Sciences and Technology building for students to talk to faculty and learn about all of the ways they can engage in undergraduate research at UHD.
On Oct 31, costumes were seen everywhere on campus. The SGA held a costume party on the second floor with prizes going to the best costume. ESO held their annual Boo Bash. The event was open to all UHD employees to visit with work/life vendors, enter for a chance to win door prizes as well as learn about the many resources, programs and services available.
UHD hosted The Power on Heels event on Nov 1. The group focuses on the advancement of Latinas through scholarship and mentoring opportunities. U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia was one of many distinguished guests at the event.
The American Leadership Forum/Houston Gulf Coast Chapter held their November meeting on campus Nov 1. UHD Alumna and District 144 State Representative Mary Ann Perez, who is also an ALF fellow, served as guest speaker for the event.
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.