(Feb. 9, 2012) -- Young UTSA Roadrunners are making a difference in San Antonio. On Jan. 26, the San Antonio Business Journal honored six UTSA alumni and one UTSA employee on its "40 Under 40" list, an elite who's who of rising community leaders and business professionals in greater San Antonio.
Among the list are three alumni from the College of Public Policy Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) program: Leroy Alloway '03, 32, director of community development at Alamo Regional Mobility Authority; Jeff Coyle '07, 37, director of public affairs at KGB Texas; and Stephanie Bocanegra Suarez '05, 34, former chief of staff at the San Antonio Water System (now with Integrity Roofing).
Additionally, the Business Journal recognized Christy Bachmeyer '97, 37, who earned her B.B.A. in finance at UTSA and serves as senior vice president and director of retail sales at Frost Bank; Gabriela Gonzalez-Carmona '99, 36, who earned her B.A. in communication with public relations and business administration concentrations at UTSA, and is human capital manager at NatureSweet Tomatoes Ltd.; and Kevin Harris '98, 36, who earned his B.B.A. in accounting and is founder and director of Covenant Multifamily Offices LLC.
The publication also honored UTSA staff member Andrea Nocito, 28, who is the energy savings solution manager in the UTSA Institute for Economic Development Small Business Development Center.
"We are thrilled to see that so many Roadrunners were included in this year's '40 Under 40'," said Jim Mickey '78, UTSA associate vice president for alumni relations and marketing. "San Antonio has embraced UTSA as a vital part of the community and to see our alums and staff recognized for their work makes us very, very proud."
The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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