(May 11, 2016) -- While all seven colleges participating in the UTSA annual giving campaign exceeded their goals, the College of Engineering earned the top prize, a $15,000 gift for reaching a 212 percent campaign participation rate. That participation rate more than doubled the College of Engineering’s goal to earn support from 238 alumni, donors and friends.
More than 1,650 individual donors supported this year’s Be Counted! Campaign UTSA 2016 with $54,296 in total donations.
Campaign results included:
College of Architecture, Construction and Planning
Goal: 130 donors | Result: $2,946 raised from 177 donors (136 percent of goal)
College of Business
Goal: 710 donors | Result: $9,446 raised from 824 donors (116 percent of goal)
College of Engineering
Goal: 238 donors | Result: $4,649 raised from 505 donors (212 percent of goal)
College of Education and Human Development
Goal: 329 donors | Result: $2,079 raised from 362 donors (110 percent of goal)
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Goal: 548 donors | Result: $5,361 raised from 605 donors (110 percent of goal)
College of Public Policy
Goal: 96 donors | Result: $2,980 raised from 145 donors (151 percent of goal)
College of Sciences
Goal: 315 donors | Result: $8,378 raised from 623 donors (197 percent of goal)
“These final results really demonstrate that when Roadrunners rally together, we can reach and exceed any goal,” said Genevieve Tobias, director of annual giving.
Launched on April 15 and coordinated by the UTSA Office of Annual Giving, the Be Counted! Campaign UTSA 2016 provided the community with an opportunity to support UTSA’s top-tier academic, research and outreach programs at the college level. Participation goals were set based on the weekly average number of donors to the college. Fundraising priorities ranged from raising support for student scholarships, fellowships and leadership programs to raising funds for laboratory equipment and community outreach programs.
Learn more about the UTSA Annual Giving Campaign.
Learn more about Giving to UTSA.
The UTSA Ambassadors are here to help students find their classes before the first day of school! Bring your class schedule to the UTSA Ambassadors table in the Student Union Ski Lodge (near Chili’s Too!), and they will help you navigate the campus to find your classes.
Student Union Ski Lodge (SU 1.01.00), Main Campus
Kickback at the Union is a welcome back event for new and returning Roadrunners. Come relax and learn about the Student Union, enjoy free food, games, photo booth, and a chance to connect with each department in the Union. Arrive early for free t-shirt and stay late for a movie.
Student Union Paseo and Buildings, Main Campus
Following Kickback, stick around the Union for a free screening of Avengers Infinity Wars.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The Honors College welcomes its new freshmen with a breakfast, meet and greet with Honors College administrators, faculty, staff and peers and an opportunity to learn about the experiences they will have with the Honors College.
Student Union Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
This UTSA tradition marks the start of a new academic year. All new students gather together as UTSA President Taylor Eighmy, administration and faculty welcome them to Roadrunner Nation.
Convocation Center, Main Campus and overflow seating in Recreation and Wellness Center
This is an opportunity for students to learn everything they need to know about their major and college. Each UTSA academic college has a lot to offer including mentoring, class information, support and research opportunities.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campus
This is a casual event where new students can meet their college mentor.
Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
Come show your Roadrunner Spirit by joining President Eighmy, our very own Rowdy, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band (SOSA), your fellow students, faculty and staff as we light the Monument at our Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight to mark the start of a new academic year.
John Peace Blvd. entrance, Main Campus
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