UTSA Athletics Soccer Team
Coach Ballard (2nd row red shirt) and the Soccer Team.
Every year the UTSA Soccer team has devoted its time not
just on the field, but off the field. They are involved
in several community service events such as the Habitat
for Humanity, Roadrunner Day Move-In and delivering
turkey to local food shelters. Their support for to the
community is a way to not only promote UTSA Athletics,
but UTSA to the city of San Antonio.
Longest serving members of the team:
18 players have served 2 years
Newest team members:
You may not know that:
The soccer team has been in existence only 3 years this fall. The
team finished 2nd the first two years.
I am who I am because of who we are!
What are the kinds of personal traits that make your
team members want to devote their time and energy to the sport?
Faith and family, education, soccer, and then social choices—our
order to our team success.
What has been your most rewarding activity?
Volunteering-habitat for humanity, money of needed families at
Thanksgiving, presentations at schools, working final four, move in
UTSA, assisting student affairs during orientation, etc.
Plans for the upcoming season:
SLC Championship and NCAA tournament.
Team Photo Gallery
Article UTSA Summer Camps Engage Young Students
2008 UTSA Summer Camps
· June 10: High School & Junior College Evaluation
Baseball · June 16-19: Youth Summer Camp #1 (Full/Half)
Baseball · June 30-July 1: High School Competition &
Baseball · July 7-10: Youth Summer Camp #2 (Full/Half)
Baseball · July 21-24: Youth Summer Camp #3 (Full/Half)
Baseball · Aug. 11-13: Youth Elite Summer Camp (Limit 50)
Baseball · Aug. 23: High School Evaluation Camp
Baseball · Sept. 28-Oct. 19 (Sundays): Fall Hitting Academy
· Sept. 28-Oct. 19 (Sundays): Fall Pitching Academy
· June 9-12: Day Camp
Men's Basketball · June 14-15: Father/Son Camp
Men's Basketball · June 27-28: Shooting Camp
Men's Basketball · June 30-July 3: Day Camp
Men's Basketball · July 16-19: Day Camp
· June 16-19: Individual Camp
Women's Basketball · June 20-21: Team Camp
Women's Basketball · June 23-26: Individual Camp
· June 16-18: Youth Camp (ages 6-12)
Softball · June 24-25: Advanced Camp/All Skills (ages 13-18)
Softball · June 26: Pitching Camp (must bring own catcher)
· June 9-12: Coed Youth Camp
Soccer · June 16-19: Coed Youth Camp
Soccer · June 20-22: Advanced Residential & Commuter Camp
Soccer · June 23-26: Coed Youth Camp
· June 9-12
Men's Tennis · June 16-19
Men's Tennis · July 7-10
· June 23-27 (9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 23-26/9 a.m.-noon
· June 5-6: All Skills I
Volleyball · June 8-9: Advance Camp
Volleyball · July 7-10: All Skills II (mornings only)
Volleyball · July 14: Setter Camp
Volleyball · July 15: Outside Hitter Camp
Volleyball · July 16: Middle Hitter Camp
Volleyball · July 17: Defensive/Libero Camp
UTSA Athletics Website
Orientation and Transition Services
Orientation Leader Graduation held on May 30, 2008
Orientation Leader Graduation was held on May 30, 2008 to
acknowledge the group of students' dedication and commitment to
serving in the role of Orientation Leader, Returner, Team Leader or
Student Coordinator for Orientation and Transition Services at UTSA.
The criteria for each leadership position includes a minimum
cumulative UTSA GPA of a 2.5 and good standing with the university.
In addition to the training, each student must enroll and complete
the OL training course in the spring, EDP 4953, Special Studies in
Educational Psychology and earn a "C" or better. This year we are
proud to have another "Outstanding" group of young professionals
excited to work side by side with UTSA administrators, faculty and
staff to welcome our new students and their family members to UTSA.
Congratulations to the OL Class of 2008!
See Brochure (pdf).....
This year the United States will be celebrating the observance of
the 14th annual recognition of National HIV Testing Day. UTSA is
proud to be participating in the dissemination of information and
making available to the community at large a free HIV testing
opportunity for the 2nd year. Last year UTSA proudly tested
sixty-eight individuals, earning us the recognition of being the
university or college in San Antonio that tested the most
individuals. Our goal for this year is to test 100 individuals.
Please help us make this possible.
Issue of Student Health Services
If you are interested in receiving the newsletter monthly please
(UTSAToday Article) UTSA Life: UTSA Counseling Services offers
support, advice and learning assessment
"Getting To Know You......."
Eric K. Cooper
Assistant Director of Student Enrollment Services
Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services
Supervise the Enrollment Services Call
Center and the Downtown Enrollment Services staff
Resolve student/parent/staff concerns and
issues with financial aid, registration, and admissions
Participate in the development and
implementation of financial aid awarding philosophies and practices
Coordinate policies and procedures for the
Call Center and Downtown Counter
B.S. in Psychology,
M.Ed. in Counselor Education,
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
More than 13 years of higher education administration experience
working in financial aid, registration, admissions and teaching
presentations; proofed catalogs, letters, schedules, websites; and
collected institutional data and generated reports
Currently serve on
the Quality Enhancement Plan Committee, the Student Affairs
Professional Development Committee, Co-Chair of the Continuing
Education subcommittee, and the Student Affairs Education Team
Basically, I left home, went to college, and never left.
Describe your job:
Every day is so different!!! I feel like I never really know
whether I’m going to be hiring new staff, training someone on a new
task, talking to students on the phone, discussing some procedure in
a meeting, traveling to the downtown campus, writing letters to
parents and students, or running reports to determine the number of
people who call into the call center in a given week (by the way,
the call center answered nearly 2900 calls last week and 3300 the
week before!). That’s the cool thing about this job: variety!
What is the most unusual job related case you have worked on?
Sorry, I can’t talk about that; it’s classified. Actually, there
are always unusual things happening in higher education. Maybe this
is not the most unusual (definitely interesting though), but I just
completed facilitator training for the True Colors personality
assessment. Look for more related to True Colors in the future from
What job skills do you use most often?
I certainly use my customer service skills on a daily basis.
However, I really get to problem-solve a great deal and get to be a
visionary on occasion. Critical thinking and multi-tasking (of
course!) are ‘must haves’!
How do you unwind?
I have a few hobbies that really help keep me balanced. I’ve been
involved in martial arts for nearly 20 years. I really enjoy the
physical activity and competitive nature of the sport. I also work
with bonsai (the little trees in the pots) which really relaxes me.
I also teach psychology and enjoy interacting with students.
Lastly, I love to read (just about anything) and spend time with my
two greyhounds, three cats, two saltwater fish tanks and one wife.
What advice would you give to other Student Affairs staff?
Well, actually this is for anyone, not just Student Affairs staff.
Approach your job as a profession, update your
every time something changes (or you will forget it!), and remember
that every day you come to work is a job interview. Always be nice,
do your best, and make someone proud.
How can we reach you?
Physically, you can’t! I’m in a locked room requiring card access!
(Seriously) Instead, call me at extension 7295 or email me at
Thank You Rowdy Travels
Across Student Affairs
Thank You Rowdy has a special mission in Student Affairs - to travel
across UTSA recognizing the good work of staff members.
Within the Division of Student Affairs, Thank You Rowdy is presented
from one Student Affairs staff member to another in recognition and
appreciation of work done well - taking extra assignments to provide
support, offering unsolicited assistance, or completing tasks in a
Whatever the situation, contributions like this are made every day
and Thank You Rowdy helps us recognize them.
Debra Cummins passes Thank You Rowdy
to Barbara Reyes
To: Barbara Reyes
From: Debra Cummins
Thank you for going above and beyond the call of duty! I am amazed
at your ability to multitask and make it look so easy! You always
have a smile and a positive attitude. Your efforts truly exemplify
what UTSA Student Affairs is all about. You have a special way of
teaching and encouraging our students in a fun and positive manner.
Keep up the good work.
'Thank You Rowdy'
Kudos to Student Affairs staff members -Lisa Blazer, Jennifer
Lilly, Gabriel Mendiola, Barry McKinney, Elizabeth Stanczak - and various academic faculty and staff whose QEP pre-proposal
submission “Service Learning: The Paseo to Life-long Learning” was
one of four selected for further consideration. Let’s celebrate
this collaboration between student affairs and academic
QEP Pre-Proposal Results
From Anne Jimenez:
In the Office of Student Judicial Affairs, we have been honored and
amazed by the students we work with as they negotiate life's
Kudos to Jan McKinney and Todd Wollenzier, Assistant Directors,
Student Judicial Affairs for their efforts in developing E.P.I.C.
journeys as catalysts for development of students as indicated by
the students own words below:
Thank you again [Todd] for listening to my problems during our
meeting and giving me advice I still live by till this day. I
promise to be responsible not only in drinking but in my
Thank you [Jan] for your support and work for my case. I really
appreciated it…I know it is your job but you went out of your
way to make me feel safe!
Over the course of this year I have been on a human
rollercoaster and it seemed like alcohol was always the answer
to solve those conflicts. I have destroyed friendships and
relationships…with my drinking habits…I have made a vow…to UTSA
that I would shape up my act and become a greater person,
student, friend, and true to my own identity.
Thanks for everything, you really have been an inspiration. I
will never forget you! This past semester…I was involved in a
parking incident…the outcome would have been a lot better in the
long run if I just would have told the truth…I've learned a lot
about life and myself…I've also learned that it takes more
courage for a person to tell the truth than to lie. I can say
this experience has really made me grow and learn as an adult.
…thank you for the time you spent with me working on this
problem. Thanks Todd for all that you have done. …I also
learned how to control my temper a lot better [and] what a
healthy relationship is…and what I was in previously was not
even close to healthy... I learned more about what I want in a
relationship and…future partner/spouse. I have also been able
to get hold of my grades…its still a hard fight but they
[grades] are slowly getting there
quitting…marijuana…I have learned to take care of my body
instead of hurt it. I have learned that the world is too big
and life is too short to waste it sitting around [smoking] and
doing nothing. After surviving breast cancer [my mom] had the
determination to finish her education…this was a defining moment
for me in that there really are no excuses. In the past I had
the want but not the drive. Today…I have both [want and
drive]…I am health conscious…my life has changed dramatically
for the positive…and hope my return to UTSA is
considered…beneficial for the university and myself.
Kudos to Coach Stephen Ballard and the UTSA Women’s Soccer Team:
On May 15th we hosted our second annual Family College
Night at Dellview Elementary School.
We were very excited and appreciative to have Coach Ballard and your
Women's Soccer Team support our event for the second year in a row -
especially since they were already taking advantage of their summer
Mr. Ballard and all the players were very professional,
motivational, caring and inspiring. We were very impressed with the
information they had to offer and for leading our students in
amazing soccer drills.
Our event would not have been successful without Mr. Ballard's
support. I only wish that all individuals took great pride in
representing their campus as they did, but also take the time to
invest in our students.
UTSA is very lucky to have such dedicated players and a wonderful
coach that inspires those around him.
Dellview Elementary School
From Barry McKinney:
Congratulations to Chris Hargraves on his new position-Assistant
Director for Student Programming!
Congratulations to Lyndsey Battles on her new
position-Departmental Fiscal Specialist!
Kudos to Chris Hargraves for serving as a staff member for the
National Association for Campus Activities Concerts Management
Institute! Chris spent three days mentoring and teaching students
from across the country about concerts and their management. This
event was held in conjunction with the Country Music Association
(CMA) Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee.
To the May 2008 Commencement
Thank you for your assistance to make the May 2008 Commencement
ceremonies a success. Successful ceremonies require good planning
and many individuals working together. There were 2,282 graduates
and 16,940 guests participating in the five ceremonies. The
graduates and their families are very appreciative. You played an
important role in making the whole operation run smoothly, and I
really appreciate your care and concern.
NOTE: Please send your
news items to
Vivis.Lemmons@utsa.edu by Tuesday, June 23, 2008.