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UHD Participates in Heroes of 9/11 Run

Recently, the Department of Criminal Justice & Social Work in the College of Public Service once again served as a sponsor for the Houston-based Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run.

According to the Travis Manion Foundation website, this event was created to "honor the Heroes of 9/11, 5k +1M fun run/walk welcomed runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages. These events take place all over the world, on or near September 11, and are 100 percent organized by local community volunteers. It is an opportunity to thank our “local veterans, their families, and first responders.”

The College had approximately 10 participants in the 5K Run along with faculty and staff volutneers.

For more information on the Houston-area 9/11 Heroes Run.

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.