(June 13, 2011)--Pat Berlet, a UTSA employee for more than 30 years and a lifelong advocate for girls and young women, died Friday, June 10 in San Antonio at age 76. She worked locally and nationally with the Girl Scouts and especially loved gardening, traveling and spending time with her grandson.
One of the first employees in UTSA Student Health Services, she began her career at UTSA as a part-time nurse with a degree from the Baptist School of Nursing. She was coordinator and assistant director of Student Health Services before serving as director from 2003 until her retirement in January 2009. In her time at UTSA, she worked to establish and improve health services and health education classes.
Berlet was born March 1, 1935, in San Antonio to Lee Alexander and Zozie (Ginn) Slazer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Travis M. Berlet Jr., and brother, Joe Slazer. Surviving are her daughter, Luann Berlet; sons, Michael Lee Berlet and his wife, Missy, and James Keith Berlet; grandson, J.M. Berlet; sister, Norma Lee Dennis and husband LaVerne; brother, Dennis Slazer and wife, Ann; sister-in-law, Jackie Slazer; family member, Tom Schrader; pet, Cinnamon; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m., Monday, June 13 at Sunset Funeral Chapel, 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, Texas, 78218, 210-828-2811. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 14 in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with a celebration of her life to follow at the Harlequin Theatre at Fort Sam Houston. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, 911 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, Texas, 78216.
The UTSA Consortium for Social Transformation; African American Studies Program presents guest speaker Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, University of California at Los Angelesand author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism." The event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Put on drunk goggles and navigate a pedal cart at the U in the Driver Seat Alcohol Awareness event, hosted by UTSA PD and Sigma Lambda Gamma.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
The UTSA Honors College hosts a sneak CineFestival preview of the documentary Somos Lengua, a new documentary about the Mexican hip hop scene. Jim Mendiola, the CineFestival Director, will screen the movie and present a festival overview.
University Center, Bexar Room (UC 1.102), Main Campus
Grab your friends, family, kids and dog for this annual fun run on the UTSA Main Campus benefititng the UTSA Alumni Association.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 13th annual Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature keynote speaker Carolina Quiroga-Stultz, a Colombian Storyteller and journalist. This event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, ground floor, Main Campus
The IDS Colloquium showcases the excellent scholarship done by the IDS students in the College of Education and Human Development at UTSA. In addition, this event also honors the legacy of Dr. Marian Martinello.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Department of Biology and the Be the Match Team will collaborate to engage and educate our students in the importance of a life saving donation through peripheral blood stem cells and a marrow harvest.
UC Paseo and Central Plaza, Main Campus
UTSA welcomes the Italian-born duo Bandini-Chiacchiaretta. They've toured the world performing Argentine Tango music on guitar and bandoneon, the instrument of Astor Piazzolla. Tickets are $10 or free with UTSA Student I.D.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
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