(Aug. 4, 2011)--UTSA alumni and friends will gather on Saturday, Aug. 20 in the Cibolo Ballroom at the JW Marriott in San Antonio for the UTSA Alumni Association's 12th annual gala. Proceeds from the event will benefit student scholarships.
This year, the UTSA Alumni Association and friends will pay special tribute to Alumnus of the Year recipients Nancy Kudla '87 and Clay Killinger '83. Cathy Obriotti Green and Nelson W. Wolff each will be recognized with the Distinguished Service Award for their service to UTSA.
Fundraising for UTSA student scholarships is the cornerstone of the Alumni Association. To date, the association has awarded $1 million in scholarships. It also has built an endowed scholarship fund surpassing $1 million. This year, the Alumni Association hopes to raise more than $100,000 through table sponsorships, seat reservations, power drawing ticket sales, a live auction and private donations.
The Alumni Association Gala begins at 6:15 p.m. with a complimentary open bar and a silent auction. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. The program, which begins at 8:20 p.m., will include a live auction. Live music by Judi Deleon and the Latin Connection will close the evening. Gala attire is black tie optional.
This year's honorary chairs are Jane Burton and Emmette "Tuffy" Burton '95 with special guests UTSA President Ricardo Romo and Harriett Romo, UTSA professor of sociology and director of the Bank of America Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute at UTSA. WOAI TV newsman Randy Beamer will serve as the gala's emcee. Power drawing tickets will be sold, three for $50, throughout the evening. Five winners will receive prizes valued at an average of $5,000.
For more information, to make gala reservations or to donate to the UTSA Alumni Scholarship Fund, visit the UTSA Alumni Association website or call 210-458-4133.
A revolution in cloud computing is underway, and Ravi Sandhu believes it will be much bigger than the PC and Internet revolutions that have already changed the way we live. Sandhu, director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, says UTSA is taking a leadership role in tackling three fundamental cloud technology problems: how to build and operate the cloud, how to use it profitably for diverse applications and how to keep it secure.
Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.
Did you know? Sandhu, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert, holds 30 patents, has authored more than 250 papers and been cited more than 30,000 times.
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