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SACU makes commitment to UTSA for scholarships, exclusive athletics sponsorship

SACU partners

At an SACU ATM are (from left) Laura Johnston (SACU), Frank Burk (SACU), UTSA's Rowdy and UTSA Athletic Director Lynn Hickey.

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(Nov. 19, 2012) -- UTSA and San Antonio Federal Credit Union (SACU) announce that SACU is now UTSA's financial institution athletics sponsor. SACU also pledged an investment in excellence to UTSA for new opportunities and areas of greatest needs.

As the official financial institution of Roadrunners Athletics, SACU will have marketing rights at UTSA Athletics events such as home football and basketball games. Additionally, SACU will sponsor the UTSA student section during regular season football games and will be included in UTSA Athletics media promotions. The sponsorship opportunity also allows UTSA and SACU to jointly offer a series of programs to UTSA students on the importance of responsible financial management.

"The UTSA and SACU missions of service to the San Antonio community are well aligned and we are thrilled to formalize our partnership," said SACU Chief Marketing Officer Laura Johnston. SACU's pledge for excellence will allow the university to allocate financial resources to students for scholarships, academic programs and other opportunities over a five-year period.

"We are extremely grateful to SACU for supporting UTSA in a way that will enrich both our academic and athletics programs," said UTSA President Ricardo Romo. "We are particularly excited to partner with SACU on ways to bring financial education and planning to our students to better prepare them as they enter professional life."

The investments of SACU and other UTSA supporters helps fund programs that encourage student success and support the university's designation as an emerging research institution while advancing progress toward Tier One status.

To mark the partnership, Frank Burk, chairman of the board of SACU, tossed the coin at the Roadrunners' Oct. 27 home game against the Utah State Aggies.

Since 2009, UTSA has raised $110 million through the We Are UTSA capital campaign. The university has a goal of reaching $120 million by 2015.

To learn more, visit the We Are UTSA – A Top-Tier Campaign website.


About San Antonio Federal Credit Union

SACU is a $2.9 billion credit union, with 17 locations in San Antonio and one in Houston. The credit union provides convenience to members through a network of ATM locations and free online and mobile banking. It offers benefits through competitive yields on savings, lower loan rates, and reasonably priced financial services. There are hundreds of ways to qualify for membership at SACU. Visit or call Member Services at 210-258-1234 or 1-800-688-SACU (7228) for information.



Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at the UTSA Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 15, 6 p.m.

Take Back the Night 2015

The UTSA Women’s Studies Institute invites you to Take Back the Night, an international initiative to raise awareness and empower survivors while educating allies through a march, poetry, and testimonios. This is a gender-inclusive movement to shatter the silence surrounding sexual and domestic violence.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Grad Fest is an event designed to prepare you for commencement while celebrating your achievement. You will have the opportunity to purchase commencement regalia, order class rings, diploma frames, explore graduate school opportunities, learn about successful Stafford loan repayment and discuss career outcomes.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom

Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


Grad Fest is an event designed to prepare you for commencement while celebrating your achievement. You will have the opportunity to purchase commencement regalia, order class rings, diploma frames, explore graduate school opportunities, learn about successful Stafford loan repayment and discuss career outcomes.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

Phi Kappa Phi Last Lecture

What would Dr. John Bartkowski say if it were his last lecture? The UTSA professor of sociology will speak about “The Power of Listening” in this annual event sponsored by the UTSA chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. A reception will follow.
Denman Room (UC 2.201.28), Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (ART 2.03.15-18), Main Campus

Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m.

White Bound: Nationalists, Anti-Racists and the Shared Meanings of Race

The Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series continues with Dr. Matthew Hughey, a scholar of race, racism and racial inequality.
Buena Vista Building (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

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