(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:
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:
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.
Mimi Marziani, executive director of the Texas Civil Rights Project, will speak about civil rights advocacy, political campaigns, election law and nonprofit management.
SAWS Headquarters, 2800 U.S. Highway 281 North, San Antonio
Join the Center for Military Families for a panel on Politics in the Service of Military Families, featuring Cedric Leighton, David Splitter, Steve Huerta, and the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar. The event is free and open to the public.
Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA Dance classes will take the stage and share their talents and passion for dance! Come support our growing dance program! $10 admission
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
This panel presentation will look at the history of the YWCA and the impact the organization has had on women in the San Antonio community.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 2.02.10), Main Campus
The Demography Lecture Series continues with Dr. Barbara Bird of American University. Her topic focuses on Insights Into a Hard to Find Population: Latino Entrepreneurs in Metro Washington, D.C. Event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the pay stall spaces of the Monterrey surface lot.
Monterrey Building (MNT 3.240), Downtown Campus
This video tells the story of four Latina lesbians who fought for exoneration after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two girls during the Satanic Panic witch-hunt era of the 1980s and 1990s.
North Paseo Building (NPB 1.114), Main Campus
Tejana/Indígena author Ire'ne Lara Ailva will read from her latest work and discuss her approach to reimagining Tejan@ myths.
Main Building (MB 2.404), Main Campus
Muralist Crystal Arias will discuss her current mural "Cultivate the Past to Prestige" at La India Herbs and themes she utilizes in her other works.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.26), Main Campus
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