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UTSA continues Saturday college-prep workshops for parents and students

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Student John Paul Robinson wins a laptop at a Saturday college-prep workshop. From left are Robinson's parents, Robinson, Adrienne Betz and Nippy Betz (Empowerment 21), and Belinda Saldana (UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives)

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(Jan. 7, 2011)--The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives will present throughout the spring semester the ongoing Saturday Education Workshop Series: Getting Into College and Finding Scholarships for parents and their teenage students. The free series kicks off this semester with a session from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 8 on FAFSA preparation. FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, an important financial aid form. The series will be at the UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 W. Durango Blvd., with free parking available in lot D3.

Presented in an engaging, fun and practical style, the series is designed to help parents and their teenagers learn together how to access college financial aid. The series, which began last fall, has been well received by parents and students and is a component of UTSA's community outreach efforts.

The spring sessions will feature Nippy Betz from Empowerment 21, a nonprofit organization that helps teens prepare for life after high school. Betz is the founder of EP21, which has helped provide educational and job training opportunities for thousands of teens and college students. A retired Air Force second lieutenant, he has been a guest speaker for many area organizations helping teens earn merit-based scholarships and pursue their educational goals.

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For more information, contact Belinda Saldana at 210-458-2904 or visit the P-20 Initiatives website.

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UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives Saturday Education Workshop Series: Getting Into College and Finding Scholarships

All sessions are in Frio Street Building Room 1.406, UTSA Downtown Campus.

Jan. 8 -- Getting Your FAFSA Done and Finishing the Rest of the Year Strong
Feb. 12 -- Counselor Strategies, Guided Discussion and Q&A
March 12 -- Junior Colleges vs. Public Universities vs. Private Universities
April 9 -- The School Year is Over: Now What Do You Do?
May 14 -- EP21 Alumni Panel

 

 

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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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