(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.
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.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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