(April 16, 2013) -- The University Co-Op Longhorn Fiesta Medal is always a hot-selling item. In fact, in the last two years, proceeds from the medals have helped raise more than $50,000 to benefit San Antonio charities.
This year, the University Co-Op is keeping it in the UT family by naming the UTSA Alumni Association Scholarships as one of the recipients of the proceeds. The University Co-Op, a partner with the Alumni Association, has a dedicated area in their Quarry shopping center location for UTSA wear and gear. UTSA Alumni Association members receive a 10-percent discount.
"The University Co-Op and the UTSA Alumni Association are family," said Brian Jewel, Co-Op vice president of marketing. "We enjoy working with the association, and we do our best to help them any way we can."
This year, the UTSA Alumni Association will award $200,000 in scholarships. The association has awarded more than $1.2 million in scholarships since 1982.
"With partners like the University Co-Op, our Alumni Association has been able to grow by leaps and bounds and keep the flow of scholarships going to deserving students," said Jim Mickey, associate vice president for UTSA alumni programs.
The Longhorn Fiesta Medal can be purchased for $8 at the University Co-Op in the Quarry shopping center.
The UTSA Ambassadors are here to help students find their classes before the first day of school! Bring your class schedule to the UTSA Ambassadors table in the Student Union Ski Lodge (near Chili’s Too!), and they will help you navigate the campus to find your classes.
Student Union Ski Lodge (SU 1.01.00), Main Campus
Kickback at the Union is a welcome back event for new and returning Roadrunners. Come relax and learn about the Student Union, enjoy free food, games, photo booth, and a chance to connect with each department in the Union. Arrive early for free t-shirt and stay late for a movie.
Student Union Paseo and Buildings, Main Campus
Following Kickback, stick around the Union for a free screening of Avengers Infinity Wars.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The Honors College welcomes its new freshmen with a breakfast, meet and greet with Honors College administrators, faculty, staff and peers and an opportunity to learn about the experiences they will have with the Honors College.
Student Union Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
This UTSA tradition marks the start of a new academic year. All new students gather together as UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, administration and faculty welcome them to Roadrunner Nation.
Convocation Center, Main Campus and overflow seating in Recreation and Wellness Center
This is an opportunity for students to learn everything they need to know about their major and college. Each UTSA academic college has a lot to offer including mentoring, class information, support and research opportunities.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campus
This is a casual event where new students can meet their college mentor.
Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
Come show your Roadrunner Spirit by joining President Eighmy, our very own Rowdy, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band (SOSA), your fellow students, faculty and staff as we light the Monument at our Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight to mark the start of a new academic year.
John Peace Blvd. entrance, Main Campus
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