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University Excellence Awards: Nomination deadline extended to Feb. 10

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(Feb. 3, 2012) -- The deadline to submit nominations for the University Excellence Awards has been extended to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10.

Effective this academic year, UTSA will combine the separate staff and faculty honors ceremonies into one event, the University Excellence Awards, and will not have a separate Faculty Honors Convocation. The 2012 University Excellence Awards Ceremony will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2012, in the University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the Main Campus.

These deadline extension is for these awards:

  • President's Distinguished Diversity Awards
  • Richard S. Howe Excellence in Service to Undergraduate Students Awards
  • The Rising Star Award
  • The Leadership Award
  • The Team Spirit Award
  • The Extra Mile Award
  • The Order of the Roadrunner Award

>> Download the nomination form for the awards listed above, which includes descriptions for each award.

>> Read details about the new President's Distinguished Diversity Awards and download the nomination packet for the award.

At the event, the recipients of the awards listed above will be recognized, as well as the recipients of the President's Distinguished Achievement Awards for faculty members. Additionally, UTSA employees who have reached milestones in their service with the university and UT System and retirees from the 2010 calendar year will be honored.

"Our most valuable asset at UTSA is our people, and our university is on its way to becoming a premier research university thanks to the endless hours of dedication from our employees," said UTSA President Ricardo Romo. "It is important that we take the time to recognize and honor those who go beyond the call of duty. This is why I encourage you to take the time to nominate your colleagues for the 2012 University Excellence Awards. I thank you in advance for taking the time to nominate your colleagues who help make UTSA a better place for all."

NOTE: A UTSA employee may be nominated for only one individual award in a given year. However, a UTSA employee may be nominated for an individual award and be part of a team award nomination in a given year. Supervisors should provide printed copies to employees who may not have access to a UTSA personal computer.

 

 

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Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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