(Dec. 5, 2012) -- The UTSA Office of Orientation and Family Programs announces the Williams family of Fort Worth, Texas, as the 2012-2013 Family of the Year.
Justina Williams, a senior in the UTSA College of Engineering, nominated her family. Originally from New Orleans, Justina's family has played a cheering role throughout her educational career.
"The pressures of being a first-generation college student can be daunting at times," wrote Justina in her nomination essay. "But, thankfully I always have someone I can go to for encouragement."
The Williamses were honored last month at a Rowdy Rally and the Family Day football game on Nov. 10.
The UTSA Family of the Year contest celebrates the supportive role families play in the lives of students and the university community. Family members include parents, spouses, partners, siblings, extended relations and close friends. All UTSA students are eligible to nominate their families by submitting a Family of the Year application and essay.
There was a record number of entries in the 2012-2013 Family of the Year contest, and the selection committee was overwhelmed with the wonderful accounts of UTSA families. For more information, visit the UTSA Family Association website.
Celebrate homecoming as the Roadrunners take on Rice. Come early for the Spirit Walk, tailgating, games, music and food. Stick around for a halftime show with SOSA and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. UTSA.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio
The Leadership Storytelling Homecoming Brunch brings together UTSA alumni and students to share a delicious meal as well as a roundtable conversation about how experiences in college carry us forward on unique leadership journeys.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
The conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.
Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA faculty and staff to "Tacos With Taylor." Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President at any one of these casual meet and greets.
Biotechnology, Science and Engineering Building atrium, Main Campus
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