(July 2, 2012) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio has topped $100 million in private gifts just halfway into its inaugural capital campaign, We Are UTSA -- A Top-Tier Campaign. UTSA aims to raise $120 million by 2015 to support its aspiration to become a Tier One research institution.
UTSA tipped the $100 million mark with a $1,003,840 gift from the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund. The gift builds upon previous gifts to support medicinal chemistry research at UTSA.
The We Are UTSA campaign is raising funds to increase scholarship and fellowship opportunities for UTSA students. Additionally, the campaign is seeking support for endowed faculty positions, innovative research, community outreach programs and campus improvements.
"We are elated to see how much the San Antonio and surrounding communities have stepped up to support UTSA through the We Are UTSA campaign," said Marjie French, UTSA vice president for university advancement. "This is the first capital campaign in university history, and the response has been tremendous. We are so thankful for the commitments and investments that all of the donors have made so far in this effort."
UTSA was established in 1969 by the Texas Legislature as a "university of the first class." In the early 2000s, under the guidance of President Ricardo Romo, UTSA set out to become a Tier One research institution renowned in health, security, energy, sustainability, and human and social development.
"I would like to thank all of the donors who have already supported the campaign and enabled us to reach this milestone," said Jim Bodenstedt '96, campaign chair. "We are just getting started, and I encourage other alumni and business leaders to invest in UTSA and the future of our city and region. The We Are UTSA -- A Top-Tier Campaign is about providing the resources for UTSA to take that next step toward top-tier status. Each gift is having a direct impact on a student, faculty member or a key aspect of university life."
"I am humbled and thankful by the outpouring of support for the We Are UTSA campaign," said Romo. "Our supporters have really stepped up and responded to the opportunity for UTSA to become the next Tier One university in Texas. The race isn't over, but I know that with continued support from UTSA alumni and our many supporters across the country that we will finish strong."
To learn more about UTSA or to give, visit the We Are UTSA -- A Top-Tier Campaign website.
This 3-day workshop features lectures & practical exercises designed for English-Spanish interpreters in legal settings. Hosted by the Graduate Certificate in Translation & Interpreting Studies of the Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures.
McKinney Humanities Building (MH 3.01.28), Main Campus
The UTSA East Asia Institute hosts District 8 City Councilman Ron Nirenberg who will discuss his recent trip to China for the 8th annual Sister Cities International forum. He will discuss how these conversations help citizens connect in an increasingly global world to exchange ideas and tackle issues affecting all of us.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, at the University of California at Los Angeles is the guest speaker at this free, open event. Johnson is also the author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism."
University Center, Denman Room (UC 02.01.28), Main Campus
The UTSA Consortium for Social Transformation; African American Studies Program presents guest speaker Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, University of California at Los Angelesand author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism." The event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Grab your friends, family, kids and dog for this annual fun run on the UTSA Main Campus benefititng the UTSA Alumni Association.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 13th annual Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature keynote speaker Carolina Quiroga-Stultz, a Colombian Storyteller and journalist. This event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, ground floor, Main Campus
The IDS Colloquium showcases the excellent scholarship done by the IDS students in the College of Education and Human Development at UTSA. In addition, this event also honors the legacy of Dr. Marian Martinello.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
UTSA welcomes the Italian-born duo Bandini-Chiacchiaretta. They've toured the world performing Argentine Tango music on guitar and bandoneon, the instrument of Astor Piazzolla. Tickets are $10 or free with UTSA Student I.D.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (Arts 2.03.02), Main Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
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