Wednesday, September 02, 2015

UTSA student groups partner with facilities staff for spring cleanup

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(May 26, 2011)--Each year, UTSA student organizations such as VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community Education and Service) partner with the Office of Facilities by volunteering to assist with campus improvement initiatives.

This year, Jennifer Rames, UTSA assistant director of the inclusion and community engagement center, met with Facilities representatives to offer their assistance in cleaning up debris in some of the wooded areas on the Main Campus that line Sam Barshop Boulevard and parking lot 10.

Facilities provided garbage bags, gloves and grabbers to more than 30 students who participated in this year's spring cleanup. Student volunteers representing several Greek organizations as well as eight students from an undergraduate biology class assisted with check-in, set-ups and teardowns, and other students who volunteered to pick up debris and litter.

Facilities staff members thank the UTSA student organizations that helped make this year’s Main Campus spring cleanup a success. The event will be expanded next spring to help keep UTSA clean and beautiful for everyone to enjoy.

Student organizations participating in the spring cleanup were:

  • VOICES
  • Green Society
  • Alpha Sigma Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Lambda Alpha
  • Honors Alliance
  • Student Government Association
  • Class of Matthew Gdovin, associate professor of biology
  • SKY

 

 

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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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