Scene at UHD: Veterans Stole Ceremony, Faculty and Staff Holiday Party, Library Craft Event
UHD was on the scene as the fall semester comes to a close with the Veterans Services' stole ceremony for graduating veterans, the annual Faculty and Staff Holiday Party and a craft event for those completing finals at the W.I. Dykes Library,
UHD's Office of Veterans Services honored 35 upcoming graduates who have served their country at a Veterans Stole Ceremony in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium on Dec. 6. At the event, the veterans were presented with specially designed camouflage stoles that will they wear during graduation ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14.
The holiday spirit was in full swing during the annual Faculty and Staff Holiday Party on Dec. 11 in the third floor Welcome Center. Musicians set the festive mood for the event with several Christmas tunes, while employees enjoyed fun, food and fellowship. Some even wore their holiday attire.
The W.I. Dykes Library hosted a Puzzles and Crafts events for Gators to unwind from their finals. They had supplies for origami and embroidery as well as puzzles to complete.
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.