porch decorating contest winner
Window Wars winner
Top photo: Resident Life Porch/Pod Decorating winner --
Chaparral Village
Bottom photo: Window Wars winner -- Campus Activities Board

Homecoming planners congratulate contest champs

By John Kaulfus
Associate Dean of Students

(March 13, 2008)--The UTSA Homecoming 2008 planning committee thanks the students, faculty and staff who participated in the Homecoming 2008 contests. UTSA Homecoming 2008 ran Feb. 27-March 2.

Entries were up over previous years in almost every contest and the creativity and spirit shown were incredible. The committee congratulates the winners and we hope everyone will participate again next year.

Winners of the contests are listed below.

(Read a related Homecoming 2008 story on UTSA Today.)


Golf Cart Parade Winners

sponsored by Student Government Association

Best Overall -- Phi Mu
Best Theme -- Honors Alliance
Most Spirit -- Orientation Leaders
Best Small Group -- International Reading Association

Residence Life Porch/Pod Decorating

sponsored by Residence Hall Association

Best Use of Homecoming Theme in a Landing/Wing
Chaparral Village Building 10
Resident Assistant: Sharronda Smith and residents

Most Creative Landing/Wing
Chaparral Village Building 7
Amanda Larez and residents

Best Use of Homecoming Theme Unit Door
Chaparral Village 2.302
Graham Johnson and Megan Sheena

Most Creative Unit Door
Laurel Village 2.209
Monsanto Christopher and Stephanie Alison

Office and Door Decorating

sponsored by Campus Activities Board

1604 Campus
First place -- Office of the Dean, College of Education and Human Development
Second place -- Laurel Village
Third place (tie) -- Department of Economics and Department of Management Science and Statistics (1 entry); Child Development Center Room 1.104

Downtown Campus
First place -- Advising Center and Career Services
Second place -- Enrollment Services Counter
Third place -- Office of P-20 Initiatives
Honorable Mention -- Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Visitor Center

Window Wars

sponsored by Student Organization Council

First Place: Campus Activities Board
Second Place: Honors Alliance
Third Place: Orientation Leaders Association

Family of the Year

sponsored by Orientation and Transition Services

First place -- B.A.C.K. family, San Antonio, nominated by UTSA undergraduate student Kyle Roberts
First runners-up -- Jefferson family, Austin, nominated by UTSA undergraduate student Dominique Jefferson
Second runners-up: Garza family, San Antonio, nominated by graduate student John Garza

Mr. and Ms. UTSA 2008

sponsored by Alumni Association and Student Alumni Association

Winners -- Daniel Bernal Jr. and Jessica Beemer
First runners-up -- Michael Lopez and Whitney Ellis
Second runners-up -- Mark Este and Jacy Grantham

Homecoming Poster Contest

sponsored by Student Homecoming Committee

First place -- Jannette Monteith
Second place -- David Taylor
Third place -- Kristopher Garcia

Where's Rowdy?

sponsored by Student Alumni Association

First place -- Orientation Leaders
Second place -- Campus Activities Board
Third place -- Council of Business Scholars

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