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Mark your calendar: 11th annual UTSA Reflections Alumni Gala is Aug. 28

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(July 22, 2010)--Join alumni and friends for the eleventh annual UTSA Reflections Alumni Gala on Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Omni Hotel at the Colonnade grand ballroom.

The cocktail reception will feature music and a silent auction starting at 6:15 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 8:20 p.m. Following the dinner program, Henry Brun and the Latin Playerz will entertain guests who want dance the night away. Dress for the evening is black tie optional for men and cocktail attire for women.

Reflecting upon the past, present and future of UTSA is a central theme of the Reflections Gala, and this year Ingrid Barth Faris'83 and Barbara Gentry will be recognized for their contributions and service to the university. Faris will be honored as Alumnus of the Year and Gentry will be presented with the Distinguished Service Award.

Raising scholarship funds for UTSA students also is fundamental to the success of the gala, and this year's goal is to raise $100,000. Scholarship funds come from the table sponsorships, seat reservations, power drawing ticket sales and personal donations.

For more information, to make gala reservations or to donate to the UTSA Alumni Scholarship Fund, visit the UTSA Alumni webite or call 210-458-4133.

 

 

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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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