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UTSA hosts fourth annual College Signing Day May 2 at Main Campus

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(April 28, 2014) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio will host the fourth annual College Signing Day on Friday, May 2, at the Convocation Center on the Main Campus. The citywide event organized by Destination College is for area high school seniors to celebrate their commitment to attending college. The keynote speaker will be first lady Michelle Obama, who will highlight the significance of pursuing a college education.

UTSA President Ricardo Romo will welcome the students and introduce Mayor Julian Castro, who will talk about his personal journey from San Antonio high school senior to mayor, and then introduce the first lady.

To demonstrate national support for higher education, the first lady is encouraging people across the country to join in this movement and on Friday, May 2 share photos of themselves in college apparel on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine and across additional social media platforms using the hashtag #ReachHigher.

The UTSA community should expect traffic delays on Friday because of the activities. On Friday, parking will be closed in Brackenridge lots 1 and 2, south of the Recreation Center and Convocation Center. UTSA community members should make parking arrangements accordingly.

College Signing Day is part of Destination College, a week of free events started during the tenure of Mayor Castro to celebrate San Antonio as both a college town and a college-going town. To mark their commitment to higher education, San Antonio residents show their support by wearing college apparel on College Signing Day.

San Antonio is one of the top college destinations in Texas with more than 150,000 students enrolled in a variety of colleges and universities. College Week is a component of the San Antonio Education Partnership, which has the goal of equipping students for college success.

 

 

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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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