(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.
The town hall is an opportunity for the campus community to learn more about the President's Initiative for the Downtown Campus, ask questions, and offer perspectives on potential challenges and benefits.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
This unofficial Fiesta celebration offers students and the community an alcohol-free alternative to Fiesta with music, games, food and fun. The 10th annual celebration is bigger than ever before with a new location, the Student Union Ballrooms and features a casino night theme.Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1104/1.106), Main Campus
UTSA Athletics will host a watch party for the first round of the NFL Draft. Roadrunners are invited to see which team selects former student-athlete Marcus Davenport.Walk-On's, 11075 IH-10 West, San Antonio
UTSA students and the San Antonio community are invited to this event where people shave their head and raise money to fight childhood cancer.Student Union Lawn, Main Campus
The former curator of literary collections for The Huntington Library will share Secrets from the Stacks: Untold Stories of Collecting the Papers of Contemporary Authors. Lecture is free and open to the public.John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
Come learn about Korea and its culture through food tasting, music, dance and percussion performance, games, arts, crafts, presentations and more.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Teams of four hit the links for a day of golf that supports UTSA scholarships.Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr, San Antonio
President Taylor Eighmy invites all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President.Student Union Ski Lodge Patio, Main Campus