(Feb. 4, 2014) -- The UTSA Diploma Dash and City 5K Championship Race will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, when thousands of runners and walkers take to the streets of the Alamo City on Saturday, March 1. The Alumni Association is excited to announce that the emcee for the event will be Monica Taylor '98 of KABB-TV news.
"It's hard to believe this year will mark the 30th anniversary of the Diploma Dash," says Orlando Rummans '95, event chair of Diploma Dash 2014. "It's a great race for a great cause. Come run with us!"
>> Register for the 5K now at the UTSA Diploma Dash website.
The race is open to all individuals, friends, families and teams with 14 age categories. Categories include Masters, Team Challenges, UTSA students, UTSA departments and ROTC students. Diploma Dash sponsorships are available.
Proceeds from the 5K Diploma Dash benefit the UTSA Alumni Association and the scholarships the organization makes available to deserving UTSA students.
"We're proud to celebrate our 30th anniversary of the Diploma Dash and look forward to another successful event," said Anne Englert, UTSA director of alumni programs. "I'd also like to give a shout-out to last year's event emcee, Joe Reinagel from KENS-TV, who did a wonderful job for us. Also, his daughter is a UTSA student and cheerleader. Go, 'Runners!"
The UTSA Alumni Association serves nearly 100,000 alumni -- with some 60,000 living and working in the San Antonio area.
For more information, contact Anne Englert, director of alumni relations, at 210-458-4133.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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