Dayton Schrader
Bonnie Terry
UTSA Alumni Association honorees
Dayton Schrader (top) and Bonnie Terry

UTSA Alumni Association announces annual awards

By Marcia Mattingly
UTSA Office of Alumni Programs

(Aug. 7, 2006)--The UTSA Alumni Association will honor its own rising stars at the seventh annual Alumni Rising Star Gala on Saturday, August 19, at the Westin La Cantera Resort.

San Antonio realtor Dayton Schrader ('93) will be honored as the Alumnus of the Year. The Distinguished Service Award will be given posthumously to Bonnie Terry ('83), a San Antonio community activist who died in January.

Gala co-chairs are Yvonne Fernandez ('85) and Renee Crittenden-Garcia ('96). Honorary chairs are Irma Flores ('80) and Tony Flores. The emcee is KSAT anchorman Steve Spriester.

A silent auction and cocktail music reception are at 6:15 p.m. with dinner served at 7:30 p.m. The program begins at 8:20 p.m., followed by the announcement of the eight winners of the Power Drawing, then dancing to the Newsboyz from Austin.

Table sponsorships for the event are available at the Rising Star level for $3,500, Shooting Star level for $2,500 and Lone Star level for $1,500. Sponsor tables seat eight. Rising Star and Shooting Star sponsors will have one student scholarship named for them for the 2007-2008 academic year.

Individual tickets are $125. A portion of the gala proceeds benefits the UTSA Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and last year the gala raised more than $58,000 for scholarships.

To sponsor a table, make a reservation, or volunteer, visit the UTSA Alumni Association Web site or call (210) 458-4133.

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