(June 27, 2011)--UTSA President Ricardo Romo has appointed 23 members to the UTSA 2011 State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) President's Advisory Committee. Committee members will coordinate various activities to support the campaign throughout October.
The campaign helps a variety of charitable nonprofit organizations. Employees can choose to donate to local, regional or national groups.
Last year, more than $253,943 was raised by UTSA employees with a 90-percent participation rate, earning UTSA the top place among all University of Texas System institutions.
"We've begun planning earlier this year and have many new initiatives we are excited to share," said Irene Maldonado, HUB program manager and SECC tri-chair. "We are honored that Dr. Romo has chosen us to lead the campaign."
>> The SECC marketing committee is seeking testimonial stories from UTSA community members who have benefited or who have family members and friends who have benefited from SECC agencies. The testimonials will be posted on UTSA Today and the SECC website. Submit story ideas at email@example.com.
2011 State Employee Charitable Campaign President's Advisory Committee
Nikki Lee (co-chair), Events Management and Conference Services
Maria Holloway (co-chair), OIT Application Development Services
Irene Maldonado (co-chair), Purchasing and Distribution Services
Georgina Anguiano Elliott, Human Resources Management and Development
Amanda Beck, College of Sciences
Anna Borrego, Small Business Development Center
Tim Brownlee, University Communications
Marisol Chapa, Facilities-Downtown Campus
Christi Fish, University Communications
Dan Gelo, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Kelly Kam-Watson, Office of the Vice President for Research
Kristina Leh, University Marketing
Rebecca Luther, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Gina Mendez, Office of the Vice Provost, Downtown Campus
Esther Miller-Brown, Equal Opportunity Services
Barbara Millis, Teaching and Learning Center
Irene Mireles, Institute for Economic Development and Small Business Development Regional Office
Sandy Norman, Department of Mathematics
CeCe Ortegon, Facilities, Main Campus
Elizabeth Ortiz, Payroll
Aaron Parks, Institute of Texas Cultures
Anne Peters, Libraries
Joe Rubio, Facilities, Downtown Campus
Kelly Jo Stephens, College of Sciences
Tammy Fernandez, SECC coordinator, Office of the President
UTSA researchers are exploring matter at the atomic level with Helenita. It's one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, with the ability to operate near the theoretical limit of resolution. At 9 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing more than two tons, Helenita can dissect almost anything. With Helenita's resolution, researchers can study particles atom by atom to see how they behave.
That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.
Did you know? Helenita can magnify a sample 20 million times its size, which would make a strand of human hair the size of San Antonio.
Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture group for their networking and happy hour event, where all design professionals are welcome.
Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St.
This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
After graduation, Queretaro native founded a music label recognized by SXSW
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