(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.
Lisa Carrington Firmin, UTSA associate provost for veteran and military affairs, will deliver the keynote at this summit where veterans and professional leaders will share best practices regarding veteran-related opportunities.
The Club at Sonterra, 901 Sonterra Blvd., San Antnio
Conversations on Science and Art is hosted by UTSA Art Collection and UT Health San Antonio Research. It features an interview with artist, remarks by VP for Research Dr. Andrea Giuffrida, followed by a roundtable QA with curator Arturo Almeida.
South Texas Research Facility, Lobby 8403 Floyd Curl Dr. San Antonio
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Recreational Field Complex, Main Campus
Inspired by UTSA's renowned Mexican Cookbook Collection, the evening features cuisine and spirits of celebrated chefs from San Antonio and Mexico.
Hotel Emma, 136 E. Grayson St., San Antonio
Experience a fun, interactive week at UTSA as new students and their families take the first steps to becoming a Roadrunner.
Various locations, Main Campus
Campers 6-12 years old will enjoy the summer learning to read, write and speak the Chinese language. They also will learn about the Chinese culture such as martial arts, painting and drawing, arts and crafts and more.
Confucius Institute at UTSA (MB 1.208), Main Campus
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Convocation Center, Main Campus
Celebrate Texas' diversity with authentic ethnic cuisine, music, dance, arts and crafts from the many countries that make up the rich heritage of Texas.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
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