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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) – 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.