(May 9, 2013) -- Since joining the UTSA Student Affairs staff 40 years ago in May 1973, Fred Hample has worked with the UTSA Office of the Registrar and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs to create a better environment for his colleagues and students. This week, the UTSA Office of the Registrar honored Hample in the inaugural Registrar's Office Merit Awards.
"Working at the same place for 40 years like Fred has here at UTSA is simply amazing," said Joe DeCristoforo, UTSA associate vice president and university registrar. "Fred has been an absolute dream to work with, as he just knows so much about UTSA from the ground up."
Hample received the Self-Made Man Award, a celebration of his service and dedication to UTSA. He served as the assistant to the UTSA director of admissions and registrar from 1974 to 1976, as assistant registrar from 1976 to 1979, as associate registrar for 26 years from 1979 to 2005 and as director of the UTSA Downtown Campus Registrar's Office operations from 2005 to 2007.
Currently, he is executive director of student affairs operations at the Downtown Campus, where he represents the UTSA Division of Student Affairs. He also serves on the UTSA Downtown Council, the Athletics Council and the Academic Standards Sub-committee, the Committee on ADA Accessibility, the Student Affairs Strategic Planning Committee, the Graduation Coordination Committee and the Veterans Services Advisory Committee.
"Fred has had a long and distinguished career at UTSA," said Sam Gonzales, interim UTSA vice president for student affairs. "His expertise has helped shape the registrar's infrastructure and improved services for our students, and his judgment and insight have proven invaluable to his friends and colleagues in Student Affairs."
The Office of the Registrar also honored Ana Rodriguez, UTSA athletic certification specialist. Rodriguez will receive the inaugural Registrar's Office Merit Award. The award honors a member of the registrar staff who has made a strong, positive impact in the Office of the Registrar during the last year. She joined UTSA in 2010. As athletic certification specialist, Rodriguez oversees the academic progress of student athletes to determine eligibility as required by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
"Ana started in the Registrar's Office as an administrative assistant covering our front desk reception area," said Sally Bench, director of registration and records. "In a very short time, because of her talents and skills, she was promoted twice to athletic certification specialist. She embraces her heavy work load with aplomb and accuracy -- she never loses her smile and is always gracious and kind to the students she serves."
The UTSA Office of the Registrar is committed to providing high-quality service, accurate student records management and timely reporting of enrollment information utilizing leading-edge technology to the multi-campus university community.
This free, one-day conference for UTSA students focuses on developing leadership skills, providing an open dialogue to address tough issues that leaders face, and offering a diverse spectrum of workshops.
H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104), Main Campus
The daylong event features authentic foods, music, dance, martial arts, shopping, games and entertainment from China, to the Indian Sub-continent, and the island nations of the Pacific.
Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
Ron Ellis conducts the student instrumental ensemble in a free concert that is open to the public.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (Arts 2.03.02), Main Campus
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is hosting a day full of outreach events and activities by the U.S. Navy as part of a larger Navy presence in San Antonio called Navy Week with various events in the community through Feb. 25.
Student Union Paseo and Convocation Center entrance, Main Campus
Join this interactive play that is a courtroom drama and the audience is the jury. Discussion and will follow.
Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.
John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
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