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Veterans Services Collecting Socks and Other Items for Houston-Area Vets

The University of Houston-Downtown’s Veterans Services office is collecting donations for Houston’s U.S. Vets transitional house facility.

Faculty, staff and students can donate new (unworn) socks and/or travel size tissue packages to the Veterans Service office in Room 318 of the Girard Street Building.

Items will be included in approximately 250 care packages assembled by Veterans Services staff members and volunteers. They will be delivered by U.S. Vets staff members to veterans in need.

For more details, contact Richard F. Selvera, director of Veterans Services.

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 50,000 alumni and offers 44 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). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University 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.