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Seven UTSA alumni named SABJ Rising Stars

By Marianne McBride Lewis
Director of Public Affairs

(Dec. 12, 2008)--UTSA graduates are making their mark on San Antonio and the university couldn't be prouder. On Dec. 26, the San Antonio Business Journal will publish its annual "40 Under 40 Rising Stars" publication honoring young people in San Antonio who are making a difference in the business world and the community.

This year's honorees include seven UTSA alumni.

In addition to UTSA Alumni Association board members Danny Zimmermann, '01, and Rob Killen, '97, who were recognized in a UTSA Today article earlier this week, other Business Journal honorees include UTSA alumni Charissa Barnes, '98, Nancy Ozuna, '93, Kaushalya Subramaniam, '00, Mary Ellen Trevino, '97 and Phillip Washington, '06.

"The more time I spend with our students and alumni, the more I realize how special UTSA is," said Marjie French, UTSA vice president for university advancement. "There is a dynamic can-do attitude here on campus that becomes part of the fabric of the individuals UTSA graduates, and these distinguished graduates exemplify that spirit." French joined UTSA earlier this year from UT Dallas.

The 40 candidates selected this year were among 274 nominees. Congratulations to all for their continuing leadership and service, not only to UTSA, but also to the entire San Antonio community.

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