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Howard Nolan (second from right), president and CEO of Bexar County
United Way, receives an SECC check from UTSA for $228,302. With
Nolan (from left) are SECC organizers Tammy Fernandez (program
coordinator, Office of the President), Jana Kennelly (associate
director of development, Office of Student Affairs), Kimberly
Durham (assistant director of alumni relations), Frances Riojas
(assistant regional director, Small Business Development Center)
and UTSA President Ricardo Romo.

UTSA breaks record in SECC participation

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(Dec. 1, 2008)--The University of Texas at San Antonio participation rate in the 2008 State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) was the highest among the 19 Texas four-year public universities with more than 1,000 employees. UTSA's participation rate was 76 percent of 3,237 full-time employees who helped raise $228,302.

"I am very pleased with UTSA's participation rate in SECC," said UTSA President Ricardo Romo. "Our campaign leaders worked very hard to guide us to this huge success. We broke a record last year, and we have done it again in 2008. UTSA employees continue to show their concern for those in the San Antonio community in need of the programs and services that benefit from SECC. UTSA is honored to be a part of this important program."

Conducted in October, SECC is the annual workplace giving campaign for State of Texas employees including state universities and colleges. The campaign benefits a diverse group of more than 500 charities and nonprofit organizations.

In 2007, UTSA achieved a 71-percent participation rate in the campaign with $225,000 raised.

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