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jaX the Jaguar blesses UHV grad's rings before ring ceremony

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This Thursday, all 137 of the second group of official UHV class rings will spend 24 hours secured in jaX’s exhibit at The Texas Zoo where he will oversee and bless the rings before distribution the following day. At this time, jaX will be released into his exhibit to bless the Jaguar Ring Box decorated and provided by UHV students, which will contain the class rings.

On Friday, UHV will present the second group of official UHV class rings at the annual Jaguar Ring Ceremony at 7 p.m. at UHV University Multi-Purpose Room. There will be an expected 350 recipients, friends and family members in attendance.

UHV graduating student Ola Jumoke Awe says while the tradition is new, only starting last year, it's a unique tradition that makes her feel connected to her fellow graduates.

"I actually think it's beautiful. I think that it is a unique tradition. Me personally, I've never heard any other school that has done this. And I think that, it just keeps all the UHV, the future UHV alumni, it keeps [us] all together. So, that's really really beautiful. And I think it's so cool!"  Awe explained with excitement in her eyes.

Victoria Residents interested in seeing jaX can visit the jaguar exhibit all day Thursday located at:

The Texas Zoo

110 Memorial Drive

Victoria, TX 77901

UHV will hold their Jaguar Ring Ceremony on Friday at 7 PM located at:

UHV University North Multi-Purpose Room

3007 N. Ben Wilson St.

Victoria, TX 77901

Both events are open to the public.

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