Tomás Rivera Center for Student Access
Forty-three Access College and Excel Scholars were welcomed into the program with a special reception and award ceremony on Monday evening, September 23, 2013 at the UTSA DT Campus. The Keynote Speaker was Bill Taylor, Chief Meteorologist, KENS-5. Mr. Taylor encouraged the ACE Scholars to “Reach For The Stars” in everything they do!
Eighty five people were in attendance parents, distinguished guests, UTSA Staff and USAA Representatives.
Bill Taylor gave a “shout out” to the ACE students during the 10 o’clock weather report that evening, thanking the ACE Scholars for a wonderful evening!
Access College and Excel Scholar Program
The Access College and Excel Scholars volunteered their time on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Texas Diaper Bank. Claudia Franco, volunteer Coordinator said that we were the largest group that they have ever had to volunteer at the TDB.
“The UTSA ACE students really impressed us. I could see the type of drive and dedication that is apparent in each of these students. As soon as the students arrived, they asked what they could help with. They definitely went above and beyond, helping package over 30,000 diapers and making 400 food bags, not to mention the 12 pallets they broke down to help us prepare for future events. It made me extremely proud to be a UTSA alumna! Thank you so much!”
Claudia Franco, Volunteer Coordinator, Texas Diaper Bank
“The energy that these UTSA students brought with them was tremendous! Their hard work and willingness to help families in need is truly a reflection of the quality of students at UTSA. These students saw a need, and helped keep thousands of babies healthy right here in San Antonio. I am absolutely proud to be an Alumni when students like those from ACE are the next generation of Roadrunners and our code resonates deep with me after working with them…now and forever, I am a Roadrunner.”
Access College and Excel Scholars
Forty-three Access College and Excel Scholars attended the UTSA Downtown Freshman Orientation. The ACE Scholars met with their advisors to register for their fall 2013 classes. The ACE Scholars took a tour of the beautiful Downtown Campus and became familiar with the campus and the campus resources.