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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) 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.