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Administrative Support Toolbox Series special event

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(May 18, 2011)--The UTSA Human Resources Training and Development department rolled out the red carpet for graduates of the Administrative Support Toolbox Series at a special event on April 27. The fifth annual celebration recognized 22 administrative staff members who completed five courses representing more than 17 classroom training hours.

Each staff member received a certificate of achievement and special gifts. The event coincided with National Administrative Professionals Day, which recognizes the vital contributions of administrative professionals throughout the United States.

The red-carpet-themed celebration included a real red carpet, lots of paparazzi photo-taking and an inspiring keynote address by Lynn Hickey, UTSA assistant vice president and director of athletics, along with a performance by UTSA vocal majors, refreshments, activities, gifts and door prizes.

The series consists of five courses that focus on key functional areas involved in the everyday functions of UTSA administrative staff. The courses provide a high-level overview of the functions, services and resources of each area. Subject matter experts from around the university present important and useful information to class participants.

The series runs on a continual six-month cycle with one class offered monthly. This allows administrative professionals to attend class when their schedules permit and to complete the series according to their own timelines.

The Administrative Support Toolbox Series will begin again in May. The other classes in the series follow during the June-December period:

  • Financial Processing (SD239), May 25
  • Academic and Student Processing
  • Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Supervisory Skills

For more information and to register for a class, visit the UTSA MyTraining website or contact Training and Development at 210-458-4658.

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The 22 staff members honored at the Training and Development event were:

Anne Folmar

Child Development Center

Cheri Bratton

Libraries

Cheryl Partida

Honors College

Christine Bachman

Housing and Residence Life

Elenamarie Ellis

College of Public Policy

Ethnna Cano

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Gene Garcia

Police Department

Gina English

Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management

Kassy Jones

Housing and Residence Life

Katie Hicks

Vice Provost, Downtown Campus

Kimberlea Foster Smitley

Vice Provost, Downtown Campus

Kristi Johnson

Department of Biology

Linda Hernandez

Tomas Rivera Center, Downtown Campus

Lisa Jurgajtis

Camus Recreation

Lorelei Fogel Hammargren

TRIO Program

Mary Jan Chavarria

Research Financial Administration

Peggy Garner

Department of English

Rose Smith

Facilities Planning and Development

Sharon McKinney

Auditing and Consulting Services

Shirley Domyancic

Mechanical Engineering Department

Terre Torres

Career Center, Downtown Campus

Virginia Cavazos

Undergraduate Studies Support and Technology Services

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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