Snapshots Announcements Spotlight UTSA Athletics

April 2015, Issue 4


Get Ready to Fiesta!

As you take in the many wonderful Fiesta San Antonio events, it's worth thinking about the close ties between UTSA and the City of San Antonio.  Billed as a “party with a purpose,” Fiesta San Antonio focuses on the aims of non-profit organizations -- what a great time think to about our students’ achievements, development efforts and UTSA’s many successes!

This year, the Roadrunner community is represented well in Fiesta San Antonio:

  • Jon Gary Herrera, serves as El Rey Feo, and is an alumni of UTSA (Bachelor of Arts). He is only the 2nd UTSA alum to serve as El Rey Feo and will be featured in the upcoming Sombrilla magazine.
  • Sue Ann Pemberton, serves as President of the San Antonio Preservation Society (the organization that hosts NIOSA). She is a senior lecturer in the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning.
  • Arleigh Green (whose human is Heather Green) is on the court of El Rey Fido as Duchess of the Ever Present Fire Hydrant (San Antonio Humane Society). Heather is the Development Officer for Student Affairs.
  • Kamilah Avery serves as the Fiesta Queen of Soul. She is a senior at UTSA.
  • Emma Faye Rudkin serves as Miss San Antonio. She is a freshman Honors student at UTSA.

Try to attend one of the many Fiesta-related events here at UTSA; you're bound to see countless advertising posters around campus in the coming weeks! Here are a couple samples:

  • Party on the Paseo - Thursday, April 23; 6-9pm; University Center Paseo
    • Food, Fun & Music
      Live Music by: Brent& Co. and Courtney Shilo
      National Best Practice for Alcohol Prevention & Awareness
  • Battle of Flowers Parade - Friday, April 24; 11:30am; Downtown
    • Parade Theme:  This Land Is Your Land
      Float Theme:  Tower of the Americas & Cascarones
      Student Leaders and Mr. & Ms. UTSA will be on the float.
  • Fiesta Flambeau Parade - Saturday, April 25; 7:15pm; Downtown
    • Parade Theme: Television Then & Now
      Float Theme:  Your Town, Your Team
      UTSA Football Players (Michael Egwaugu, Kyle McKinney, Blake Bogenschutz, and Larry Stephens), Mr. & Ms. UTSA will be on the float.  Student Leaders will be walking alongside the float handing out glow in the dark Frisbees to the crowd. This parade also features the Spirit of San Antonio in full uniform @UTSASOSA – They were a huge hit in the parade last year!

Submitted by —
VPSA Media Team