Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Two student videos win UTSA Quality Enhancement Plan contest


QEP video contest winners:
Top: First place: "American Humanics Student Association" by Amy Harwell
Second place: "QEP of Our Lives" by Stephanie Shropshire and Isis Valencia

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(April 16, 2010)--Students recently created and submitted videos for a contest to highlight the UTSA Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Students, faculty and staff viewed and voted on YouTube and two videos were the leaders: "American Humanics Student Association" by Amy Harwell and "QEP of Our Lives" by Stephanie Shropshire and Isis Valencia.

Both tied for the People's Choice Award and the prizes were divided between the first- and second-place winners.

"The video by Amy Harwell was selected for first place because she did such a good job of conveying the meaning of QEP by incorporating examples that were fun, creative and clear," said Nancy Martin, UTSA associate vice provost for core curriculum and QEP. "Stephanie Shropshire and Isis Valencia also produced an excellent video promoting QEP. We want to thank everyone who submitted a video."

For first place, Harwell won a Flip video camera (HD), a $20 fast pass for the parking garage and four free meals at the Roadrunner Cafe. For second place, Shropshire and Valencia were awarded a Flip video camera (Mino), a $20 fast pass for the parking garage and three free meals at the Roadrunner Cafe.

QEP is the Quality Enhancement Plan, an important part of UTSA's reaccreditation effort. The QEP entails quantitative scholarship, understanding the role of numbers in professional and personal lives, knowing how to reason and think using numbers, and using data to make decisions.

Learn more at the UTSA QEP website. For more information, contact Nancy Martin at 210-458-5187.

 

 

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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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