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HUB program recognition ceremony recognizes staff and departments


At the HUB ceremony are Office of the Vice President for Research employees (from left): Lane Brinson, assistant director of purchasing; Catherine Herrberg, events manager; Jan Barnett, administrative manager; Kelly Watson, executive assistant; and Karen Pfeil, accounting clerk, along with Robert Gracy, vice president for research, and Pamela Bacon, associate vice president for administration.

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(Dec. 20, 2011) -- The 2011 HUB Recognition Ceremony honored several individuals and departments for their contribution to the UTSA Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) program. Award winners were chosen through a point system that took into account budget, number of HUB vendors utilized and the percentage of dollars spent with HUBs. HUB vendors are minority- and women-owned businesses certified by the state.

Twenty-three outstanding HUB Employee Advocates and eight HUB Department Advocates were recognized at the event. Winners received special Texas-shaped awards to recognize their support of Texas HUBs.

Speakers for the program included Gage Paine, UTSA vice president for student affairs, and Pamela Bacon, UTSA associate vice president for administration.


HUB Employee Advocates

Felix Hernandez, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Karen Pfeil, Vice President for Research
Glynda Steele, Housing and Residence Life
Gloria E. Quintanar, Undergraduate Studies
Claudia Shakoor, Student Financial Aid
Roel Ramos, Vice President for Student Affairs
Hope S. De Leon, Center for Student Development
Jessica Sauceda, Institute of Texan Cultures Physical Plant
Wanda J. McNair, Department of Psychology
Jennifer D. Coker, Academic Advising

HUB Employee Advocates Honorable Mention

Esther G. Morales, Department of Mathematics
Margaret M. Garcia, Colleges Freshmen Advising Center
Rosalinda Luera, Campus Recreation Center
Maureen Carroll, Department of English
Jessica Orth, Department of Management
Karen Thornton, Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching
Traci A. Sandoval, Center for Infrastructure Assurance
Maria Smeltzer, Student Judicial Affairs
Stephanie Padula, University Police
Alfonzo Villarreal, Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Christine Bachman, Housing and Residence Life
Elenamarie A. Ellis, College of Public Policy
Priscilla Galvan, College of Business Office of the Associate Dean, Downtown Campus

HUB Department Advocates

Vice President for Research
Counseling Services
Teacher's Education Services
Facilities Planning and Development
Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research
College of Human Development and Education, Office of the Dean

Outstanding Departments

General Stores
Tomas Rivera Center

Outstanding Staff Coordinating Group Member

Mansour El-Kikhia, associate professor, Department of Political Science and Geography



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The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
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Take Back the Night 2015

The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute invites you to Take Back the Night, an international initiative to raise awareness and empower survivors while educating allies through a march, poetry, and testimonios. This is a gender-inclusive movement to shatter the silence surrounding sexual and domestic violence.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Grad Fest is an event designed to prepare you for commencement while celebrating your achievement. You will have the opportunity to purchase commencement regalia, order class rings, diploma frames, explore graduate school opportunities, learn about successful Stafford loan repayment and discuss career outcomes.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom

Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


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H-E-B University Center Ballroom

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