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UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives assists with Project Stuff the Bus

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(Aug. 3, 2011)--The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives will assist with the 18th annual Project Stuff the Bus. The citywide school supplies drive sponsored by Communities In Schools-San Antonio (CIS-SA) and benefiting San Antonio's youth will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 5 with drop-off sites at selected area H-E-B. stores.

While local volunteers and community leaders are "stuffing" yellow school buses with school supplies, UTSA also will help the community get ready for college. The Office of P-20 Initiatives will take the UTSA Mobile Go Center to the H-E-B store at 9900 Wurzbach Rd. at Interstate 10 West.

The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives and H-E-B continue to partner to support college-bound South Texans by providing access to the UTSA mobile computer lab and one-stop source of college knowledge. The Mobile Go Center will be staffed by UTSA representatives to help students and their families research colleges, prepare applications for admission and answer questions about financial aid forms.

CIS-SA reports that every year, too many San Antonio school children start the school year without the tools they need to succeed -- simple school supplies such as pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, crayons and more.

"We are pleased to partner with Communities In Schools, H.E.B. and our community to help students get ready for school and help students get ready for college," said Belinda Saldana, UTSA director of community outreach in the Office of P-20 Initiatives. "We invite the UTSA and San Antonio communities to contribute to this school supplies drive."

To learn more about the Mobile Go Center, contact Darrell Balderrama at 210-458-2769.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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