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Former UTSA Associate Professor Jan Tillery dies Sept. 2 in Alabama

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Guy Bailey and Jan Tillery

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(Sept. 6, 2013) -- Jan Tillery, 63, a former UTSA associate professor and wife of former UTSA Provost Guy Bailey, died Sept. 2 in Birmingham, Ala., after a lengthy illness. Tillery was a UTSA associate professor of communication from 1997 to 2005. Guy Bailey was the UTSA provost and vice president for academic affairs from 1998 to 2005.

Tillery was born in Slaton, Texas, on July 7, 1950, to the late Tim and Mary Tillery, two educators who inspired in her a love of learning and a deep appreciation for the importance of education.

She received her bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University, a master's from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. A beloved and inspiring teacher, she taught at a number of universities as a faculty member for 20 years, retiring in 2008 as a full professor from the University of Missouri, Kansas City because of health problems.

Tillery authored more than 70 papers and presentations, and her research was featured in a front-page article in the New York Times in November 2003. Tillery and Bailey collaborated on linguistics research, particularly language variation and change with emphasis on the English of Texas and the American South.

A memorial service will be in Lubbock, Texas, at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9 in the Hance Chapel at Texas Tech University. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Tillery Family Athletic Scholarship Endowment at Texas Tech University. Checks should be payable to the Texas Tech Foundation.

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>> Read more about Jan Tillery in stories from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Tuscaloosa News (Alabama) and AL.com website.

 

 

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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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Architecture Connects

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Sept. 12, 11 a.m.

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As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
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The Power of Story in the Landscape of Memory and Identity

The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
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