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UTSA College of Business Briefcase Brigade marches in Battle of Flowers Parade


UTSA College of Business Briefcase Brigade

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(May 3, 2012) --- For the fifth year running, the UTSA College of Business Briefcase Brigade marched in the Battle of Flowers parade Friday, April 27, and the group placed second in the amusements category. The brigade was comprised of UTSA faculty, staff and students who performed a "precision" briefcase dance routine along the 2.6-mile parade route.

"We were honored to be a part of the Battle of the Flowers parade, a longstanding tradition here is San Antonio," said Daniel Hollas, College of Business dean. "It was a prime opportunity to spread the mission of the college of business and represent UTSA."

UTSA business student participants included Luisa Bran, Tina Brewster, Megan Chavez, Lewis Flores, Dina Jackson, Marston Jefferson, Patricia Lara, Jade Leal, Leticia Littleton, Rochelle Mata, Rose Ornelas, Jo Rios, Julie Rios, Christina Sikorra and Jacquelie Trejo.

Chris Medina represented UTSA College of Business alumni. Faculty and staff participants included Maureen Bird, Jennifer Courtney, Wendy Frost, Larry Garcia, Dan Hollas, Mary Kalicki, Kim Kyle, Deryl Martin, Elaine Miller, Lisa Montoya, Kathy Pope, Joey Ramos, Karen Rayzor, Diane Walz, Sandy Wenzel and Karen Williams.

The Battle of Flowers parade is the oldest event and largest parade associated with Fiesta San Antonio. It is the only parade in the United States organized solely by women volunteers.

The UTSA College of Business offers a comprehensive business curriculum at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. The college is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, placing the college in the top 10 percent of business schools worldwide. It is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with 6,000 enrolled students.

The college is dedicated to raising its academic profile to become one of the best business schools recognized for developing "Knowledge for a New World." For more information, call 210-458-4313.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

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

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

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

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