(Oct. 19, 2017) -- When Fiesta San Antonio rolls around next year, a University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) student will be a part of the Fiesta royalty. Carla Juarez, a senior Honors College student and accounting major, has been crowned Miss Fiesta San Antonio 2018.
“I'm incredibly humbled to be a part of the Miss Fiesta tradition and can't wait to begin leaving my own legacy within the city through my project,” Juarez said.”While Fiesta is still a few months away I am already excited to take part in the celebration and to see fellow Roadrunners out and about!”
Juarez has spent the past two years at UTSA working with student leaders and administrators to improve the university and increase student involvement. The 21 year-old has served as student body secretary for the UTSA Student Government Association, vice-president for the First to Go and Graduate organization, an Involvement Ambassador, and as a member of the University Center, University Assembly, and First Gen Councils. Her future plans include pursuing a master’s degree in accounting and staying connected to the San Antonio community by serving as an advocate for education.
At an early age, Juarez struggled to learn in school due to a language barrier. Despite this, she worked hard to excel in the classroom and achieved the distinction of salutatorian upon graduating high school. Through her community service project proposal, the first-generation Roadrunner hopes to educate young students in underperforming public schools to become better students. She also wants to start a book drive to encourage reading at home, school presentations and community outreach events.
Learn more about Fiesta San Antonio.
All UTSA faculty, staff and students are invited to attend open forums featuring finalist candidates for the position of vice provost and dean of the UTSA Graduate School.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The second of three in the annual holiday concert series which will feature the Chamber Singers (Santa Baby), Saxophone Ensemble (Sleigh Ride), Jazz Ensemble (Sugar Rum Cherry), Flute Ensemble and more performing holiday favorites. Admission $10.Arts Building Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
The Roadrunners close out the regular season at home against North Texas.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
This event showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines. The symposium is designed to provide a public venue where UTSA senior engineering students to present advances achieved in their design projects.H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1.106), Main Campus
Join the Office of Information Technology for the grand opening of the Digital Experience Lab (DEx Lab). The DEx Lab is open to the entire UTSA community and contains innovative learning tools and serves as a virtual reality lab.Applied Engineering and Technology Building (AET 0.202), Main Campus
The College of Education and Human Development’s Mexican American Studies (MAS) program will celebrate its 25thanniversary with a special celebration on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The event is free and open to the public.Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
The students will perform in a showcase of modern, jazz, and ballet dances choreographed by Megan Rulewicz, Randi Miles and Michelle Pietri. Tickets are $10. Parking is free in the Cattleman's Square Lot.Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
The last concert in the annual holiday music series will feature the UTSA Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and University band. Open to the public; admission $10.Arts Building Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus