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UTSA Police, HazMat Team, SAFD conduct emergency exercise Aug. 10

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(Aug. 7, 2012) -– UTSA Police, the UTSA HazMat Team and the San Antonio Fire Department will conduct an emergency training exercise at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 10 on the UTSA Main Campus. The exercise will test the university's capabilities to respond to campus emergencies involving hazardous materials.

As part of the exercise, there will be emergency response activity on the east parking lot of the Main Campus near Valero Way. Members of the media may be on campus to report on the emergency exercise.

UTSA will partially close portions of east parking lot 13 to conduct the emergency training, including a temporary closure of the eastern entrance to the university from Valero Way. Signage will be posted in the immediate vicinity to notify the UTSA community that the exercise is taking place.

"Safety and security of the UTSA community and our campus visitors is our utmost concern," said Lorenzo Sanchez, UTSA director of business continuity and emergency management. "We appreciate everyone's patience while we conduct the exercise, and we apologize for any temporary inconvenience it may cause. These exercises are necessary to ensure university safety and security teams are appropriately trained to support UTSA's growth and world-class research."

For more information, contact the UTSA Office of Emergency Management at 210-458-6851.

>> In the event of a real emergency situation, visit the UTSA Campus Alerts website.

 

 

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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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