(Nov. 17, 20911) -- UTSA President Ricardo Romo is among 10 San Antonio community leaders in business, civic, broadcasting, education, tourism and legal professions named to the University of Texas "San Antonio Texas Exes Wall of Honor" Nov. 16 at the University Co-op store at the Alamo Quarry Market, 255 E. Basse Road, officials announced.
Included in the inaugural class are Valero Energy Chief Counsel Kimberly Bowers; San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Ramiro Cavazos; Automotive Executive Rick Cavender; Frost Bank President Pat Frost; WOAI-TV News Anchor Leslie Bohl Jones; San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Casandra Matej; philanthropist and business icon B.J. "Red" McCombs; University of Texas at San Antonio President Ricardo Romo; Edgewood Independent School District Public Information Officer Maclovio Perez; and Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed.
"We are really excited about this inaugural class. These UT Austin alumni have excelled in their professions and civic endeavors to the betterment of their community," explains George H. Mitchell, president and CEO of the nonprofit University Co-op, which also operates stores in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin.
The individual photos of each recipient will be on display in the San Antonio store in recognition of their accomplishments and ties to the University of Texas at Austin.
The University Co-op is a not-for-profit corporation owned by the students, faculty and staff of the University of Texas at Austin. The University Co-op was founded in 1896. The first store outside of Austin was the University Co-op in Houston, which opened August 2007, followed by the San Antonio Co-op in 2008, Dallas Co-op in 2009 and Fort Worth Co-op in 2010.
The University Co-op mission is to advance the educational interests of the University of Texas at Austin. Earnings support campus events, grants and activities. Since 2000, the University Co-op has given more than $32 million back to UT Austin in gifts, grants and rebates.
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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Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
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Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
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Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
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