(Jan. 5, 2010)--Harold Lee Skipper, a 15-year retired veteran of the UTSA Police Department, died Dec. 24 after a courageous battle with cancer. He continued to work and to give 100 percent even while going through cancer treatments. In fact, he received the Officer of the Semester Award for Spring 2009.
In June 2009, he retired with the rank of corporal. Before coming to UTSA, Skipper served in the Air Force for 24 years and retired with the rank of master sergeant.
According to Capt. Douglas Sonego of the UTSA Police Department, Skipper left an indelible mark on all of those who knew him. "A beloved member of the police department, he was sorely missed when he retired and will be missed even more so following his passing," he said.
Skipper was assigned to the patrol division's first shift for the last several years. In addition to his supervisory duties, he was instrumental in managing maintenance of equipment and the vehicle fleet.
He often kept what he was thinking to himself, but anyone who worked closely with him could tell when he agreed or disagreed with something, based on certain pet phrases such as, "What did he go and do that for?" and "There's no tellin' what he was thinkin'."
Whether he agreed or not, Skipper always made sure the job was done and done right.
Skipper will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. He leaves behind his wife, Marilyn, his three children Harold II, Chad and Marjorie, and two granddaughters, Kaitlin and Lauren.
Join the Center for Military Families for a panel on Politics in the Service of Military Families, featuring Cedric Leighton, David Splitter, Steve Huerta, and the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA Dance classes will take the stage and share their talents and passion for dance! Come support our growing dance program! $10 admission
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
This panel presentation will look at the history of the YWCA and the impact the organization has had on women in the San Antonio community.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.02.10), Main Campus
The Demography Lecture Series continues with Dr. Barbara Bird of American University. Her topic focuses on Insights Into a Hard to Find Population: Latino Entrepreneurs in Metro Washington, D.C. Event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the pay stall spaces of the Monterrey surface lot.
Monterrey Building (MNT 3.240), Downtown Campus
This video tells the story of four Latina lesbians who fought for exoneration after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 1980s and 1990s.
H-E-B University Center, Bexar Room (HUC 1.102), Main Campus
Tejana/Indígena author Ire'ne Lara Ailva will read from her latest work and discuss her approach to reimagining Tejan@ myths.
Main Building (MB 2.404), Main Campus
Muralist Crystal Arias will discuss her current mural "Cultivate the Past to Prestige" at La India Herbs and themes she utilizes in her other works.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.26), Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is a co-sponsor of the CARTA 19th Annual Conference. The group meets annually to exchange educational programs, ideas, and techniques and to network with other teachers of Russian. Registration required.
DoubleTree by Hilton, Downtown San Antonio
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