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Institute for Economic Development manager Michael McLane dies March 9

Michael McLane

Michael S. McLane

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(March 12, 2010)--Michael S. McLane, M.B.A. '97, a project manager with the UTSA Institute for Economic Development, suffered a brain injury and died March 9.

McLane was employed by the Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, a component of the economic development institute. He also taught classes in the UTSA College of Business and was an alumnus of the graduate school, where he earned an M.B.A. in international business. Born Nov. 23, 1955, he was a resident of Spring Branch, Texas.

McLane is survived by his wife, Brenda; his daughter, Stephanie M. McLane and her fiance, Alan Hill; and his son, William T. McLane, as well as numerous other relatives.

"Michael was a valued member of the Southwest TAAC team," said Director Robert Velasquez. "His advocacy on behalf of his clients and the contributions to their economic success can be measured not only financially but in their respect for his expertise. We will miss his positive attitude and dedication to our program."

At UTSA, McLane helped manufacturing firms adversely affected by import competition to regain profitable growth. . He was an expert in the management and development of small businesses, marketing and sales.

He taught business classes in export marketing, business ethics, and organizational behavior and management.

McLane was a graduate of Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) with a major in Spanish. Previously, he worked at the International Trade Center, another component of the institute, as a senior international business specialist.

Services for McLane will be at 1 p.m., Friday, March 12 at Porter Loring North Chapel, 2102 N. Loop 1604 E at Gold Canyon Drive.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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