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UTSA student participants at Adelante Leadership Institute

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(Oct. 31, 2011) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center and the UTSA College of Business Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) recently sent 17 UTSA students to the Adelante Leadership Institute and Recruitment Fair. The premier conference offers to students from across the country networking and confidence-building opportunities to help them succeed in today's competitive job market. The students return to their campuses with better leadership and communication skills to help make an impact in their communities.

The two UTSA centers were able to send twice as many students this year to the conference. The leadership center sent Leslie Garcia, Matthew Guevara, Kort Jackson, April Felan, Ann-Margaret Gonzalez, Joel Castro, Gerardo Romero, Luis Machado and Salina Cram. The CSPD sent Angel Arellano, Nelson Nava, Jacquelyn Richter and Dominick Zucconi, and from within the CSPD, the Business Scholars program sent William Curtis, Izamar Del Rio, Salvador Melendez and Rose Ornelas.

Special recognition goes to Leslie Garcia, an education senior, who attended last year and was invited back with additional responsibilities including liaison to new attendees and presenting the Corporate Partner of the Year Award at the conference banquet.

Kort Jackson, a senior studying history, said, "Adelante is not your ordinary conference and institute; it is a three day challenge that will redefine the way you look at business, culture and circumstances. To be afforded this opportunity is only the first step in many changes that I will make in order to be more successful in business and academics, while continuing to appreciate our diverse array of cultures here in America and around the world".

Ann-Margret Gonzalez, a senior communication major, said, "My participation in the Adelante 2011 National Leadership Institute was a great experience which enabled me to learn valuable networking skills and acquire knowledge about the professional world. As I prepare for graduation in May, this experience will be useful as I seek to establish my career as a young professional and leader."

Luis Machado, a senior studying finance, added, "It was a great opportunity to learn as well as interact with and get to network with other Latino leaders from across the country. The conference fired me up with motivation and instilled me with a newfound passion for success."
For more information, visit the UTSA Student Leadership Center website or go to University Center Room 1.002 on the Main Campus.

 

 

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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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