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UTSA P-20 Initiatives sponsors March 31 workshop for high schoolers

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(March 27, 2012) -- The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives invites UTSA faculty and staff members with children in the ninth and 10th grades to bring their young students to a special all-day event Saturday, March 31 at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

In collaboration with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, the Ready to Lead (R2L) program will present a free workshop on leadership. The program provides high school students with the tools and training they need to prepare for college.

The goal of the program is to motivate more Latino high school students to attend college, empower them to serve and lead in their communities, and instill the belief in them that a college education is achievable.

The workshop will be presented in several cities across the country with predominantly Latino populations. Since its inception in 2007, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute has assisted more than 4,300 high school students.

To reserve a seat at the workshop, contact Pamela Cervera, high school programs specialist, at 202-548-8780 or Darrell Balderrama, UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives, at 210-458-2697.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

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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