UTSA Alumni Association

Meet the Candidates

MiracleCook   RebeccaSmith  ChristineVelasquez

RobertBennett   ZackDunn  MarcFlynn


Miracle Cooke  

Junior Public Health major from Houston

UTSA Involvement

Orientation Leader for 2 years, Orientation Leader Association Scholarship Committee, Professional Development Chair of Roadrunner Connections, Women of Honor, Black Student Union Executive Board Member, Student Organization Council Compliance Chair, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Program Planning and Development Chair, Texas Conference for Women Participant, Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference Participant, Leader shape Participant, Ms. What-A-Woman Contestant.

My Best Qualities for Ms. UTSA

My best qualities for Ms. UTSA are that I am high-spirited, vibrant, outgoing, amicable, and charismatic. I have the most UTSA spirit and pride, and my family physician has confirmed that I actually bleed Orange and Blue.

How do you promote being a proud UTSA Roadrunner?

I am actively involved in campus activities and events and I always lend a helping hand to my fellow Roadrunners along the way. I wear my UTSA shirts with a smile on my face knowing I represent 44 years of pride & tradition with many more rising years to come.

What is UTSA pride?

UTSA Pride is the smile on my face every time I watch President Romo on the UTSA Harlem Shake video. UTSA Pride is daring to be different and truly representing my university to the fullest degree possible through active campus involvement which insures future success.

Rebecca Smith  

Junior Kinesiology major from Portland

UTSA Involvement

I am currently the President of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. I am also a member of the UTSA Ambassadors, which allows me the privilege of giving back to our wonderful University. In addition, I am in Pre-Physical Therapy Society, Order of Omega, and UTSA Honors College. I also take time to help Lara Goldmann, an administrative associate for the football team, with high school football recruits. This summer, I was selected to participate in UTSA's Undergraduate Research Program.

My Best Qualities for Ms. UTSA

I am a fiercely dependable and dedicated person. I'm an extremely hard worker and I put forth my best effort in everything that I do. I am a very personable and love meeting new people and learning about them. Most of all, I am proud to be a part of UTSA.

How do you promote being a proud UTSA Roadrunner?

Being so involved in such different aspects of the UTSA community, I constantly get to promote being a proud Roadrunner to current and prospective students by spreading a positive message for the University, both in word and by example.

What is UTSA pride?

UTSA pride is being proud to attend one of the top 100 Universities in the world under 50 years old. It's coming together, no matter race or walk of life, and supporting each other because we are all Roadrunners!

Christine Velasquez  

Junior Marketing major from Pearland

UTSA Involvement

My first semester at UTSA I joined Gamma Phi Beta, Business Student Council, Business Scholars Program, and I was involved with UTSA Athletics Sports Marketing as a volunteer. My second semester I became a UTSA Ambassador and I received the Orientation Leader position for the summer. I became a Team Leader for the Orientation and Family Programs office for the 2012-2013 year and assisted with training the new OL's. I recently just received the Resident Assistant position for San Saba as well.

My Best Qualities for Ms. UTSA

I represent my college everywhere and anywhere I go, wearing that Roadrunner orange and blue, I am very involved and I love it! I am also humble, respectful, mature, intelligent, reliable, caring and have tons of Roadrunner spirit and pride to go around!

How do you promote being a proud UTSA Roadrunner?

By being involved both with the university as a whole and my specific college,attending as many athletic events as possible like football, basketball, and everything in between, and by showing my pride on social media with my #UTSA tweets, my posts on Facebook, and my Instagram.

What is UTSA pride?

UTSA pride is wearing orange and blue everyday, wearing something of UTSA everyday, knowing the words to the fight song, chanting U-T....S-A at athletic events, having an alumni membership, throwing up the roadrunner sign in every single photo you take, etc.

Robert Bennett  

Junior Human Resource Management major from Baytown

UTSA Involvement

My campus involvement consist of: Orientation Leader for 2 years, Orientation Leader Association Involvement Committee Chair, Roadrunner of the month (March), V.O.I.C.E.S member, Black Student Union Member, Business Scholars Program, Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Inc. - Alpha Delta Lambda Charter Member, Mr. What-A-Man Pageant Contestant.

My Best Qualities for Mr. UTSA

My heavy involvement in the community and on campus, how I show true roadrunner pride on campus, and my drive for success.

How do you promote being a proud UTSA Roadrunner?

By becoming an orientation leader it's my job to make incoming students fall in love with UTSA as I did when I came to orientation. I teach them all the things UTSA has to offer and get them prepared to become future leaders on our campus.

What is UTSA pride?

UTSA Pride is the joy that you get from being a Roadrunner, loving your school, and willing to do anything to see it keep prospering.

Zack Dunn  

Junior Finance major from San Antonio

UTSA Involvement

Currently, I am the President of the Student Government Association here on campus. I have previously served as the Business Affairs Committee Chair as well as a Business Senator within SGA. In the College of Business, I serve as a Senior Analyst in the Investment Society. In my time at UTSA, I have also attended the LeaderShape Institute, the Texas Conference for Women, the Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference, and The Progression: an Exploration of Civil Rights.

My Best Qualities for Mr. UTSA

My strongest qualities for Mr. UTSA are my passion for and my involvement in our university. My passion for this university comes from seeing how it can always improve and my involvement is the quintessential piece of what it means to serve students.

How do you promote being a proud UTSA Roadrunner?

I promote being a proud UTSA roadrunner through my daily interaction with students, administration, and community leaders. I am always looking for ways to aid UTSA in the achievement of its goals, so that is something I take with me wherever I go.

What is UTSA pride?

UTSA pride is recognizing that we as a university have come so far in such a short period of time. UTSA is a school with traditions yet to be made and stories yet to be told, and being a part of that process... is true UTSA pride.

Marc Flynn  

Junior Accounting major from San Antonio

UTSA Involvement

I have been a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity since my sophomore year where I have served as treasurer since being affiliated. I recently resigned from the position so I can move to New Member

My Best Qualities for Mr. UTSA

Persistence, overcoming adversity, and optimism are qualities that can get you through anything. Optimism keeps negativity out of the mind. Overcoming adversity gives you the ability to accept struggles.

How do you promote being a proud UTSA Roadrunner?

I used to be a CAP student, not very open to UTSA. Then UTSA changed me and I love this place now. It has opened so many doors for me and has given me many opportunities to grow as a student and leader. Proud and grateful attitudes promote UTSA.

What is UTSA pride?

UTSA pride is an attitude and a lifestyle. It's being proud of the school that you represent and not speaking of it negatively and endorsing it in all that you do. It is an appreciation for the institution and its staff.