And the money
keeps rolling in
Gala raises a record
$150,000 for scholarships
Nearly $150,000 was raised at the 12th annual
UTSA Alumni Gala, held Aug. 20 at the JW Marriott
San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.
"That’s an almost 40 percent increase over the
record–setting gala event last year," said Jim Mickey
’78, associate vice president of alumni programs and
marketing. "The 2011 event will enable more scholarships
to be awarded than ever before."
More than 640 people attended the event that
honored Clay Killinger ’83 and Nancy Kudla ’87 with
Alumnus of the Year awards, and Bexar County Judge
Nelson Wolff and Zachry Holdings’ Cathy Obriotti
Green with Distinguished Service Awards.
"We were really excited with the turnout," said
Susan Hough ’91, gala chair. "The gala’s continued
success translates into our association being able
to award even more scholarships to deserving UTSA
This academic year, $120,000 in scholarships
have been awarded, up 67 percent from the previous
year. This year, 60 students are receiving $2,000 in
alumni-sponsored scholarships per year.
The association began awarding scholarships in
1982. "We have come a long way from only one student
receiving a $250 book scholarship," said Randy
Vogel ’79, board president.
Since that time, $985,000 in scholarships have
been awarded to UTSA students through the association.
"We would like to sincerely thank our donors, sponsors,
attendees and volunteers for making our 2011
alumni gala so special," Mickey said.