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UTSA students: Apply by Oct. 15 for Legislative Scholars program

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(Sept. 24, 2012) -- The UTSA Honors College is now recruiting students to apply for the 2013 UTSA Legislative Scholars Program. The deadline to apply is Oct. 15.

Created in September 2004 as a collaborative initiative between state Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon and UTSA, the program coordinated by the Honors College provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to serve as interns in the Texas House of Representatives during regular legislative sessions.

The 2013 UTSA Legislative Scholars will receive a stipend of $10,000 while enrolling for academic credit through internship or independent study for the spring 2013 semester at UTSA.

To be eligible for the program students must have completed at least 60 undergraduate hours and be enrolled for the 2012 fall semester at UTSA. Students from any academic major can apply. Exceptional skills in writing, composition and computer literacy are required.

>> For a complete description of the program and the application process, visit the UTSA Honors College website.

>> For more information, contact Richard Diem, dean of the UTSA Honors College, at 210-458-4106.

 

 

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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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