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Extreme Makeover UTSA Edition: Students help beautify the university

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UTSA students work on "Extreme Makeover: UTSA Edition" projects

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(Oct. 9, 2012) -- One hundred eighty-five UTSA students and 20 student organizations participated Sept. 28 in a range of collaborative projects to beautify the UTSA Main Campus.

Called "Extreme Makeover: UTSA Edition," the projects included placing brick edging around flower beds and planting shrubs and greenery around the Convocation Center, spreading mulch around trees and flower beds at the Laurel Village residence facility, painting doors and rails at the Convocation Center and picking up trash across the campus.

The event was coordinated by the UTSA student organization VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community, Education and Service) with collaboration from the UTSA grounds, facilities and housing departments. Facilities and grounds staff members worked hard to plan projects for the students that would be noticed by the UTSA community.

"'Extreme Makeover: UTSA Edition' was a great opportunity to give back to UTSA and interact with my fellow Roadrunners to enhance our campus," said student Edward Castillo, service chair for the Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc. "It was a great experience, and I look forward to participating in this VOICES event again next year."

The planning team included student Nicci Campbell, advisers Cristina Dominguez and Leslianne Garcia, and facilities staff members Della Reyes, Frederick Wiedner, Ray Rios and Roger Kissam. Several other staff members and student leaders helped lead projects.

For more information on service activities, visit the VOICES or Inclusion and Community Engagement websites, go to the VOICES office in University Center Room 1.216 on the Main Campus, email volunteer@utsa.edu or call 210-458-7291.

 

 

Did You Know?

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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