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2021
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UHD Celebrates First-Generation Students, Faculty and Staff This Week

The University of Houston-Downtown is celebrating all Gators who are the first in their families to pursue a college education on the University’s social media platforms starting on Nov. 8 in recognition of First-Generation College Celebration Week.

During the week, current First-Gen students, alumni, as well as faculty and staff will be featured in special posts on UHD’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram platforms. Members of the Gator Community are encouraged to share these posts or identify as a First-Gen student using the hashtag #UHDFirstGen.

In addition, you may also e-mail us your photos to be considered for use on social media at socialmedia@uhd.edu.

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Center for First-Generation Student Success launched the inaugural First-Generation College Celebration in 2017. Given the continued success of this event, COE and the Center now partner to make this celebration an annual event.

 

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 60,000 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 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.