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UTSA Alumni Association announces Power Drawing prizes for Aug. 28 gala

Mexico resort

Grand Luxxe Villa Residence Club -- Win a vacation to this Mexico resort or six other fantastic prizes by purchasing a UTSA Alumni Gala Power Drawing ticket. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or at the UTSA Office of Alumni Programs, University Center Room 2.00.10, Main Campus.

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(Aug. 16, 2010)--The UTSA Alumni Association will offer seven fantastic prizes as part of the power drawing for this year's UTSA Alumni Gala including a vacation to St. Thomas, a diamond pendant and a $2,500 H-E-B gas card. All funds generated from the Power Drawing ticket sales will benefit the UTSA Alumni Association Scholarship fund and a portion of the proceeds benefits programs and services for alumni.

Here are this year's Power Drawing prizes:

  • One week in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, at the new Grand Luxxe Villa Residence Club
  • One night in the IPAC box suite during the Spurs 2010-2011 season
  • One week in a spectacular studio villa on St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., Nov. 20-27, 2010, airfare included
  • A limited edition of a custom-designed diamond pendant with an 18-inch chain by Americus Diamond
  • Personalized portrait session with renowned photographer Bradford at the White Plains, N.Y., studio
  • Overnight stay at the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, N.Y.
  • Exquisite Tahitian pearl necklace
  • $2,500 in H-E-B pre-paid gas cards

Power Drawing tickets are $20 each or three for $50 and can be purchased online or at the UTSA Office of Alumni Programs, University Center Room 2.00.10, Main Campus.

The 11th annual UTSA Reflections Alumni Gala will feature a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6:15 pm. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. with the program beginning 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.

Ingrid Barth Faris '83 will be honored at the gala as this year's Alumnus of the Year and Barbara Gentry will be recognized with the Distinguished Service Award. Faris is co-owner of Ray Faris Inc., a highway construction company. Gentry is senior vice president of community affairs at USAA.

Honorary chairs for Reflections this year are Clay Killinger '83 and Cathy Killinger. Clay is senior vice president and controller for Valero Energy Corp. and former board member, executive committee member and officer of the UTSA Alumni Association. Special guests will be UTSA President Ricardo Romo and Dr. Harriett Romo. Gala co-chairs are Susan Hough '91 and Yvonne Fernandez '85 and the emcee is alumnus Michael Valdes '93 of KABB-TV Fox News.

Table sponsorships are available:

  • Diamond level, $5,000
  • Emerald level, $3,500
  • Ruby level, $2,500
  • Sapphire level, $1,500

The Diamond, Emerald and Ruby sponsors will have a student scholarship named for them for the 2011-2012 academic year. Individual tickets are $125. Each table seats eight.

For more information and to make your reservations or donation to the UTSA Alumni Scholarship Fund, visit Alumni Online or call 210-458-4133.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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