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Faculty, staff: Nomination deadline is Feb. 15 for University Excellence Awards

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(Feb. 12, 2013) -- The nomination deadline for the 2013 University Excellence Awards has been extended to Friday, Feb. 15. Nominations are being accepted for these awards:

  • President's Distinguished Diversity Award
  • The Rising Star Award
  • The Leadership Award
  • The Team Spirit Award
  • The Extra Mile Award
  • The Order of the Roadrunner Award

The nomination deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 20 for an additional award in the ceremony, the Richard S. Howe Excellence in Service to Undergraduate Students Awards.

>> Download the nomination form for the awards listed above, which includes descriptions of each award.

The University Excellence Awards ceremony will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 9 in the University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the Main Campus. At the event, the recipients of the awards listed above will be recognized, as well as the recipients of the President's Distinguished Achievement Awards for faculty members. Additionally, UTSA employees who have reached milestones in their service with the university and UT System and retirees from the 2012 calendar year will be honored.

NOTE: A UTSA employee may be nominated for only one individual award in a given year. However, a UTSA employee may be nominated for an individual award and be part of a team award nomination in a given year. Supervisors should provide printed copies of the nomination forms to employees who may not have access to a UTSA personal computer.

 

 

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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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