Benefit of the Month
Save 10% at the University Co-Op. As an Association member, you'll save when you stock up on UTSA gear at the University Co-Op at the Alamo Quarry or online. Not only that, but 5% of all alumni sales will be donated to the UTSA Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Shop Now!
Please consider volunteering at Commencement. Alumni Association members know first-hand how great it is to be Roadrunner Alumni. Your gift of two hours will help show new graduates what it's like to be part of the wonderful UTSA alumni community. Volunteer Today!
Mr. & Ms. UTSA
Building Pride & Tradition
Oct. 20 marked the 2nd UTSA football Homecoming game, and the 29th annual Mr. & Ms. UTSA competition. Students chosen to represent UTSA in the Homecoming Court are those who embody UTSA spirit, excel in academic achievement, and are positively involved at UTSA and in the community.
The 2012 Homecoming Court included Victor Camino, Emily Gavlick, Daniella Lerma, Brian Mannas, Porscha Presley and Darryl Wyrick. All contestants competed in several categories including a formal interview, student popular vote, fundraising and a written essay on what they had learned as candidates.
Each member of the 2012 Homecoming Court worked tirelessly during the campaign to motivate the student body, and the group raised more than $5,300 for scholarships! "They make me very proud to be a part of the UTSA family,” said UTSA Alumni Association President Randy Vogel.
All the candidates demonstrated their passion for UTSA and their ability to represent both UTSA and the Alumni Association, but there could be only two students to take the title of Mr. & Ms. UTSA.
During halftime at the Homecoming Game against San Jose State, UTSA President Ricardo Romo, Dr. Harriett Romo, Randy and Carol Vogel, and the 2011 Mr. & Ms. UTSA B.J. Winston and Diana Cuervo crowned and sashed the 2012 winners: Victor Camino and Daniella Lerma.
We congratulate Victor and Daniella, confident that they will do a wonderful job representing UTSA!
UTSA Alumni Association Tailgate is a Success
UTSA party animals -- ahem -- Alumni Association members have made the alumni tailgate a blast this football season. With two home games left, there's still plenty of fun to be had. Everyone is welcome, and Association members receive free admission! Join Now.
This year, the UTSA community and Roadrunner fans have enjoyed a new and bigger location — closer to all the action. The Alumni Association tailgate provides a family-friendly place for fans to gather before the game. Be on the front row for the high-energy Spirit Walk which features a lively procession of UTSA’s marching band, football players, cheerleaders and, of course, Rowdy the Roadrunner.
The tailgate menu features Kiolbassa sausage, chicken and beef fajitas from Pruski's Meat Market, tortilla chips, salsa, tortillas from Willie's Grill & Ice House, and cold beer from Freetail Brewing Co. Each game, we have offered more including margaritas by Republic Tequila, bloody marys and whiskey sours from Rebecca Creek Distillery, and most recently bloody marys with Tito's Vodka. The Alumni Association supports and enjoys alumni- and Texas-made products!
We'd like to give a special thanks to our other UTSA Alumni Tailgate sponsors: Frost Bank, Liberty Mutual Insurance, North Park Subaru, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union, and the University Co-Op. Visit our sponsors throughout the year and be sure to stop in at the tailgate to thank them for their support! Our sponsors are at every game with lots of goodies and great information!
Anyone can become a member of the UTSA Alumni Association! Don't forget to enter the raffle at our tailgate for a chance to win some great spirit merchandise.
Bring a canned good to the tailgate to help UTSA Cheer fight hunger. All canned good donations support the SA Food Bank.
Alumni Tailgate Party Schedule Nov. 10:
1 p.m. – Food & Beverages Served
4 p.m. – Kick-off
Alumni Tailgate Party Schedule Nov. 24:
10 a.m. – Food & Beverages Served
1 p.m. – Kick-off
We are located on Hoefgen Avenue in Parking Lot 2, between Sunset Station and the Alamodome. (Look for the alumni tents and flags.) Admission is free for children under 12 and $10 for guests/nonmembers. Association members are asked to bring their membership cards to receive their free admission.
Upcoming Distinguished Lecture
Dr. Kevin Eggan will talk about "Untangling the Scientific and Societal Complexities of
Stem Cell Research."
6 p.m., Nov. 15, Main Building Room 0.104, Main Campus
Free and open to the public.
New Venture Forum
Startech offers its New Venture Forum Lite series to UTSA students and alumni
Media Contact: Mr. Jim Poage firstname.lastname@example.org
The Startech Foundation recently announced New Venture Forum Lite, a new series that gives UTSA students and alumni the information they need to determine whether the path to entrepreneurship is a fit for them and if so, the steps necessary to become successful entrepreneurs. New Venture Forum Lite is an introductory, three-session prequel to the full 10-session format of the New Venture Forum, a popular series which provides startup technology companies with the basic knowledge and skills needed to improve their chances of receiving equity funding.
New Venture Forum Lite will be held at the Roadrunner Incubator at the UTSA Main Campus in Room BB 3.02.26 on Nov. 13, Nov. 27, and Dec. 4 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The forum is designed as an interactive workshop with dialogue between experts and potential entrepreneurs.
The three topics offered will be "So you want to be an entrepreneur," "Where does the money come from to get started?" and "Do I really need a business plan?"
Student Loan Workshop - Are You In?
By Kelli O'Keefe, customer service advocate
Do you think student loans are an enigma you just have to deal with? Your Alumni Association is currently looking into offering a student loan workshop where you can get direction on loan dilemmas. We will start with a baseline agenda, but plan to make this an interactive session. Customer service advocates at www.csadvocates.org will present the workshop. Let your alumni office know if this is important to you!
To give you a sneak peek into our workshop, topics may include "The difference between federal and private student loans" "Federal student loan criteria in which a borrower can repay his or her loans beyond standard repayment" "Do you think the same criteria applies to private student loans?" and "How federal student loan borrowers can sign up for a repayment program based upon income."
Have you checked your eligibility for the Direct Loans 10-year loan forgiveness program? It's called a public service option and it's worth looking into! Loan in default? Let’s talk.
University Career Center New Staff Member
Anthony Cosby is the new UTSA alumni counselor. In this role, he provides individual career counseling, occupational information and job search strategies for alumni of all majors. He also actively reaches out to our graduates and prepares eligible alumni for participation in on-campus recruiting and other career-related events.
Anthony recently retired from the United States Navy as a lieutenant commander. He has held key leadership positions throughout his 21-year military career and is a highly decorated officer. Most notable was his sea tour onboard the USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) as a Division Officer in which he deployed to the Mediterranean Sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2002, as well as his shore tour at the U.S. Naval Academy as the executive officer for Naval Station Annapolis. Anthony served as an officer recruiter and recruiting operations officer at Navy Recruiting District San Antonio. He has received many accolades, such as being named the national U.S. Navy Diversity Recruiter of the Year in 2009. He has extensive recruiting and retention experience and was selected to lead the Navy Recruiting Leadership Academy at the Navy Orientation Recruiting Unit in Pensacola, Fla., in 2011.
He earned a bachelor of arts in public administration from Auburn University and holds a master of science in administration from Central Michigan University.