(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.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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