Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Meet a Roadrunner: UTSA alum Chris Anderson

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(July 9, 2013) -- Meet Chris Anderson. Over the next year, Chris will be learning the ins and outs of city government as a City of San Antonio Management Fellow.

Chris is the first UTSA alum to achieve a placement in this nationally recognized, fiercely competitive program.

"I'm really proud to have been chosen to participate," said Anderson. He is one of three fellows chosen this year from a pool of 167 applicants. "I'm thrilled to be able to demonstrate the quality of education I received at UTSA."

Chris will spend his first four months in the Management and Budget Office before moving on to another department. While working with the City, he will see first-hand the challenges that city governments face every day while also learning about innovative solutions to solve them.

Chris is a graduate of the UTSA Master of Public Administration program and has dedicated his life to helping the public. Prior to his acceptance into the program, Chris worked as a case manager for the San Antonio Housing Authority's Family Self-Sufficiency. He said the work he did there encouraged him to apply for the fellowship program.

"I'm interested in the positive impact I can make on others through public service," said Chris. "This fellowship is the perfect way to not only prepare myself for the next stage of my career but also sharpen my skills as an adaptable and dependable leader in my community."

Do you know someone at UTSA is completing an interesting internship? Email us at social@utsa.edu so we might consider your submission for our next installment of Meet a Roadrunner.

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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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