University of Houston-Victoria

Alumni and Friends

Donor Stories

Two UHV alumni to be recognized at alumni banquet
University of Houston-Victoria alumni Bishop Gary Janak and Loveth Ohenhen have at least one thing in common: a passion to help others as much as they can. Now, the two alumni will be honored during the 2022 UHV Alumni Awards Banquet.
March 16, 2022

Claud Jacobs donates $25,000 to UHV to create scholarship honoring wife
To Claud Jacobs, it is important to honor and express appreciation for others while they are still alive to receive the recognition. With that in mind, Jacobs has donated $25,000 to the University of Houston-Victoria to create a new endowed scholarship for nursing students in honor of his wife, Mary Virginia.
March 02, 2022

UHV receives record-breaking support on Giving Tuesday
The University of Houston-Victoria received the highest amount of donations yet during UHV’s sixth annual Giving Tuesday campaign on Nov. 30, including a $50,000 donation to create a scholarship endowment.
December 10, 2021

Support UHV by participating in Giving Tuesday
As November comes to a close and the season of giving begins, the University of Houston-Victoria is inviting the community to take part in the university’s sixth annual Giving Tuesday campaign, including the opportunity to reach a matching bonus goal.
November 17, 2021

UHV receives $300,000 grant for scholarships
The University of Houston-Victoria recently received a $300,000 grant from the M.G. & Lillie A. Johnson Foundation to fund scholarships for area students who are pursuing degrees in nursing and other health-related fields.
November 10, 2021

UHV raises $915,000 to fund partnership for Victoria economic development
With the support of local leaders, government entities and entrepreneurs, the University of Houston-Victoria College of Business has secured $915,000 for a partnership with a company to help increase entrepreneurship and economic development in the Victoria area.
October 21, 2021

UHV receives more than $2.8 million in donations during FY 2021
The University of Houston-Victoria raised $2,896,065 during the 2020-2021 fiscal year in donations, the second largest amount in the university’s history as donations to the university continue to increase.
October 20, 2021

UHV breaks ground on Kay’s Grove memorial garden
University of Houston-Victoria leaders and the family of Kay Kerr Walker broke ground Thursday on the site that will be Kay’s Grove, a 29,000-square-foot memorial landscaped garden for students, faculty, staff and visitors to enjoy on campus.
September 30, 2021

UHV employees give back to support university
Despite the recent pandemic and the struggles that many people have experienced during the past year, the University of Houston-Victoria’s employee giving campaign has seen its second-highest number of donors in a year.
September 29, 2021

Victoria native to join UHV as alumni, annual giving director
The University of Houston-Victoria is proud to announce that Kelsey Norgard of Victoria will be joining the university as the new director of alumni relations and annual giving.
July 26, 2021

UHV students recognized during class ring celebration
For Adriana Razo, her years as an undergraduate at the University of Houston-Victoria were bookmarked by Hurricane Harvey and a pandemic, but it was the time between those events that brought her the knowledge, experience and friends for life that she celebrated during the April 23 Jaguar Ring Celebration.
April 28, 2021

Victoria County emergency officials to speak at UHV alumni luncheon
When Jena West was a University of Houston-Victoria student, she soaked up all the information she could from faculty members to prepare for her career. Now, she is happy to help the UHV and Victoria communities by serving in emergency preparedness.
April 21, 2021

Top UHV alumnae to be honored at virtual event
For the first time, two female University of Houston-Victoria graduates will be recognized with the highest awards given to the university’s graduates each year.
March 24, 2021

Success Stories

Book collection donated to UHV in honor of late professor


UHV sees another year of record-breaking giving


UHV alumna Josie Rivera shares her reason for supporting the University of Houston-Victoria by donating during the 2016 Giving Tuesday event.

“HERE, WE GO” Campaign Takes UH to New Heights