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UHD Spirit Club Teams Participate in 26th Annual MLK Grande Parade

UHD's very-own Cheer and Dance Club Teams participated in the 26th Annual Marting Luther King Jr. Grande Parade. This year marks the sixth consecutive year the UHD Spirit Cub Teams have made their appearance. This year's parade theme, “The Color of Unity,” celebrates strengths through diversity while demonstrating what humanity looks like. The parade, which includes a mile long route, originated in Midtown Houston on the corner of San Jacinto St. and Elgin St. More than 300,000 spectators were in attendance while the parade was broadcasted live on CW39 Houston.

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.