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Irene Maldonado named SBA Minority Business Champion of the Year

Irene Maldonado

Irene Maldonado

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(May 25, 2010)--The San Antonio District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network honored Irene Maldonado, UTSA HUB program manager, as the SBA Minority Business Champion of the Year.

Maldonado received the award at a May 20 ceremony at the UTSA Downtown Campus as part of SBA's Small Business Week.

"I'm very humbled to be in the company of so many small business advocates," said Maldonado. "I could not have achieved this without the support of my department."

In fiscal year 2009, UTSA ranked third among the University of Texas System institutions in the percentage of eligible expenditures spent with historically underutilized businesses (HUB). UTSA spent more than $16.5 million with HUB vendors, which are minority- and women-owned businesses certified by the state. The total amount spent with HUB vendors accounted for more than 25 percent of UTSA's eligible purchases.

Every year since 1963, every president of the United States has declared National Small Business Week to formally recognize the important role and contribution of America's small businesses. Events nationwide recognize top entrepreneurs for their achievements including individuals and organizations that champion small business.

Small business champions are chosen based on advocacy efforts to support home-based and women-owned businesses and minority entrepreneurship. Financial champions are chosen for efforts in providing financial services to small business owners.

 

 

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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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