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Community agencies learn about service-learning opportunities at UTSA

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Community agency members learn about service-learning.

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(Aug. 30, 2012) -- Community partners representing 35 San Antonio community agencies gathered Aug. 14 at Café College to learn about the new service-learning programs coordinated through the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center. Participating agencies included Communities in Schools, ArtPace, San Antonio Parks and Recreation, Catholic Charities and Meals on Wheels, to name a few.

The event introduced community agency partners to UTSA service-learning staff members, who shared the short- and long-term plans for service-learning. Additionally, they discussed how community agencies can share their projects and needs with the UTSA community.

"The enthusiasm of our community agency partners is inspiring and encouraging," said Jennifer Rames, UTSA associate director of service-learning. "Community partners are educators and valued members of the service-learning team. They have needs that present opportunities for our students to gain real-world experience and for our faculty to discover new venues for teaching and opportunities for research."

>> Community agencies that would like to offer service-learning opportunities for UTSA students can fill out a request form on the UTSA Service-Learning website or or email servicelearning@utsa.edu.

>> UTSA faculty members can learn more about the programs and services offered by the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center by arranging a meeting -- email servicelearning@utsa.edu or call 210-458-4770.

 

 

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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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