UTSA Alumni Association will host 12th annual gala Aug. 20

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(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.