(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.
Celebrate 40 years of BestFest, an annual event hosted by Roadrunner Productions as a part of UTSA Homecoming festivities. The event will feature a carnival, food and drink booths, a golf cart parade, firework and live music from Anthem.
Brackenridge Lot 1, Main Campus
Celebrate homecoming as the Roadrunners take on Rice. Come early for the Spirit Walk, tailgating, games, music and food. Stick around for a halftime show with SOSA and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. UTSA.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio
The Leadership Storytelling Homecoming Brunch brings together UTSA alumni and students to share a delicious meal as well as a roundtable conversation about how experiences in college carry us forward on unique leadership journeys.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
The conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.
Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
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