Role as Captain Vic helped VC student develop communication skills

Victoria McDevitt recently received Victoria College’s Captain Vic Scholarship.

Victoria McDevitt enjoys interacting with people, whether it be on the job as a service representative at H-E-B or while wearing a 30-pound costume.

The 20-year-old Victoria College student is one of several students who serve as VC’s mascot, “Captain Vic.” After the spring semester, McDevitt was awarded Victoria College’s first $500 Captain Vic Scholarship.

McDevitt, a 2017 graduate of Victoria West High School, was also a member of VC’s Texas Collegiate Club Sports League championship volleyball team in 2018. She is pursuing an associate of applied science degree in business management.

McDevitt recently spoke with Victoria College Communications Specialist Coy Slavik about serving as Captain Vic and her experience at Victoria College:

Q: What’s your favorite part of being Captain Vic?

A: It has gotten me involved in events I never even knew existed. It’s also fun to see the smiles on the kids’ faces, even though they don’t know who I am or even that there is a girl in the costume.

Q: What do you like best about your job at H-E-B?

A: I enjoy helping people and interacting with them instead of being behind a desk on a phone. H-E-B works very well with college students, especially in the service department. If you show them you want to grow with the company, they will do everything for you to make that happen.

Q: What are your duties as the service lead?

A: I’m mainly in charge of the baggers and cashiers and how they interact with the customers.

Q: How has your experience been at VC?

A: The people here are great. You have to do more than just show up to pass. You have to put a lot of work in. There was a time when I thought about dropping out, but something just clicked, and I decided to hang in there. The financial aid and admissions people here helped me get back on the right path.

VC students interested in serving as Captain Vic can contact Maddie Foxell at 361-485-6835 or Maddie.Foxell@

Do you have a question about Victoria College? Contact Coy Slavik, Communications Specialist, at 361-572-6403 or

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