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Faculty and staff: Nominate students for UTSA Ambassadors program

UTSA Ambassadors

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(Nov. 20, 2012) -- The UTSA Ambassadors program requests assistance in the annual recruitment of new members. UTSA faculty and staff members are invited to nominate outstanding second-semester freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate students for membership in the UTSA Ambassadors.

UTSA Ambassadors are a group of 70 selected student leaders who provide a variety of volunteer services for the university and its administration, faculty and staff. The selected students will serve during the 2013-2014 academic year.

The following qualities should be considered in making nominations: scholarship (minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average), leadership potential, participation in extracurricular and academic activities, and a willingness to serve UTSA. Nominees will be asked to complete an application form and to participate in an individual interview. The new UTSA Ambassadors will be announced in late March 2013.

UTSA Ambassadors volunteer more than 10,000 hours each year. Students selected for membership serve as student hosts and tour guides and provide other services at the Main Campus, Downtown Campus and Institute of Texan Cultures. Ambassadors engage in a yearlong comprehensive training program including workshops designed for student leadership and communication skills, etiquette skills, committee work and philanthropy.

>> Download the nomination form and complete with each student's full legal name, student number and major. Email the completed form to ambassadors@utsa.edu or fax to 210-458-6116. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10.

 

 

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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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