(Dec. 21, 2011) -- Noted for his leadership and dedication to duty, Guard Supervisor Ramiro Niño of the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus was named 2011 Supervisor of the Year by the UTSA Police Department.
Niño, a seven-year employee, leads a team of nine guards, which provides security for the Institute of Texan Cultures' day-to-day operations and various special events on the HemisFair Park Campus. This year, under Niño's leadership, the HemisFair Park Campus security team provided security for the Institute of Texan Cultures' annual Asian Festival and three-day Texas Folklife Festival, and the HemisFair Park Campus parking lots during the inaugural UTSA football season.
Additionally, the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus security team oversees client rentals, the museum's participation in city events such as Luminaria, and numerous naturalization ceremonies held in conjunction with the federal government.
"Guard Supervisor Niño clearly leads the Security Department at ITC," reads the nomination submitted by Sgt. Tom Fluckiger of the UTSA Downtown Campus. "He does this by making the correct decisions when developing procedure and policies for the ITC. He also does this by setting the example of always being on time, planning ahead and working with the other offices of ITC."
Also mentioned in the nomination is Niño's teambuilding and ability to maintain morale by regularly providing breakfast tacos or lunches for his guards.
"The safety and security of our visitors and staff are the top priorities of the ITC and HemisFair Park Campus," said Aaron Parks, ITC assistant executive director. "Guard Supervisor Niño takes the lead in this effort."
The Institute of Texan Cultures is on the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., a short distance from the Alamo, River Walk and Alamodome, UTSA's home field. Regular hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday. For more information, call 210-458-2300 or visit TexanCultures.com.
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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