Scene at UHD: Ring Ceremony
UHD News was on the scene during the recent Ring Ceremony on Saturday, April 13. More than 600 supporters gathered in the Wilelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium and A300 to celebrate Graduating Gators, who received their graduation rings. Dr. Eric Carl Link, senior vice president of Academic & Student Affairs and Provost, was in attendance to congratulate 140 spring graudates on their academic accomplishments. Also in attendance was Ed-U-Gators. Following the presentation of the rings, students and their supporters ventured to the South Deck for photos with their new rings.
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.