(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
Teacher's Education Services
Facilities Planning and Development
Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research
College of Human Development and Education, Office of the Dean
Tomas Rivera Center
Outstanding Staff Coordinating Group Member
Mansour El-Kikhia, associate professor, Department of Political Science and Geography
The community is invited to the inauguration of UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, the sixth president of UTSA.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
The Provost's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council hosts this forum to share and further explain the results of the survey and to offer the opportunity for faculty and staff to provide feedback.
Durango Building La Villita Room (DB 1.116), Downtown Campus
For more than 20 years, Josie Méndez-Negrete, a UTSA associate professor in Mexican American Studies, has endured the emotional journey of watching her son, Tito, struggle with schizophrenia. Her powerful account is the first memoir by a Mexican American author to share the devastation and hope a family experiences in dealing with this mental illness.
H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.212), Main Campus
Graduate and undergraduate student researchers pursuing majors in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will present their original work.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to this town hall meeting to learn more about progress of the Student Success Presidential initiative.
Frio Street Building (FS 1.512), Downtown Campus
Author Annette Angela Portillo will read her book, which examines Native American women’s autobiographical discourses and multiple-voiced life stories that resist generic conventional notions of first-person narrative.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.02.24), Main Campus
Chelsea Wentworth, anthropology professor at High Point University, will discuss women’s roles in changing customary feasting patterns so that feasts can serve as a coping mechanism for children’s food insecurity in urban areas the South Pacific Island nation, Vanuatu.
H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
The UTSA community is invited to come together and volunteer at various San Antonio nonprofits.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus
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