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Faculty reminder: Submit nominations for Distinguished Achievement Awards

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(Feb. 24, 2010)--UTSA faculty members can submit nominations for the President's Distinguished Achievement Awards. A nomination must be submitted to the faculty member's respective dean's office. Deans must submit nominations by Monday, March 1. Faculty should check with their dean's office for details.

Electronic nominations must be submitted as PDF files. Copies of original work are not needed. The submission must include an explanation and justification for a nomination as well as a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae.

>> Download the award descriptions (PDF document):

Nominations will be accepted for the 10 awards listed below. Nominations for two additional awards will be made by the Core Curriculum Committee, which includes representatives from all UTSA colleges. The final list of awardees will be approved by President Ricardo Romo.

Nominations will be accepted for these awards:

  • Teaching Excellence (Tenured Faculty)
  • Teaching Excellence (Tenure-track Faculty)
  • Teaching Excellence (Non-Tenure Track Faculty)
  • Research Achievement (Tenured Faculty)
  • Research Achievement (Tenure-Track Faculty)
  • Performance, Creative Production or Other Scholarly Achievement (Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty)
  • Excellence in University Service (Non-Tenure Track Faculty)
  • Excellence in University Service (Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty)
  • Excellence in Community Service (Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty)
  • Advancing Globalization (Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty)

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Faculty Honors Convocation is April 29

UTSA President Ricardo Romo and Provost John Frederick will host the Faculty Honors Convocation 2010 at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 29 in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02) on the Main Campus. The event is free and open to the UTSA community with a reception following the ceremony.

The ceremony will honor 12 recipients of the President's Distinguished Achievement Awards in teaching and research and the winner of the Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teaching Award, along with recipients of service anniversary awards and acknowledgement of retirees. Romo and the awardees' deans will present the awards.

After the event, read a UTSA Today story about the honorees.

For more information, call the UTSA Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at 210-458-4110.

 

 

Did You Know?

Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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