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Faculty and staff: Submit nominations for Richard S. Howe service award

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(March 11, 2010)--UTSA faculty and staff members -- if you know someone who would like to receive a $2,000 award, who has done outstanding work with undergraduates and who is an exceptional employee or employee team whom you would like to recognize for his or her efforts -- the deadline has been extended and nominations are being accepted through Friday, March 26 for the Richard S. Howe Excellence in Service to Undergraduate Students Award.

You can nominate staff and faculty for this award. The winner or winners will be recognized April 13 at the University Excellence Awards ceremony.

The following types of service exemplify candidates for the Howe award:

  • Exceptional customer service demonstrated to help students find solutions to daily challenges
  • Developing new teaching materials for improving the delivery of a course for undergraduates
  • Improving services that made a significant impact in the lives of students in areas such as financial aid, athletics, admissions, counseling, advising and housing
  • Exceptional learning experience for students as a result of a faculty member's teaching efforts
  • Providing a quality learning experience for undergraduates through extra-curricular activities
  • Outreach activities or programs that made a big difference in getting students to come to UTSA
  • Conducting exceptional academic enrichment programs or services that helped students be more successful

Nominations can be submitted for individuals or teams of up to 10. A $2,000 prize will be given to an individual or divided among winning team members.

>> Download the nomination form (PDF format), which includes guidelines. Submit completed nomination forms by 5 p.m., Friday, March 26 to the Office of the President, Main Building Room 4.122, Main Campus.

For more information, contact Sonia Martinez at 210-458-6887.

 

 

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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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