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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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 45,000 alumni and offers 43 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates of any four-year university in Houston and Texas and is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.