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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. 


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 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.