(Feb. 8, 2018) -- UTSA alumnae Ileana Gonzalez '16, and Rebecca Smith '14, first met while serving as student leaders at UTSA. Since then, the besties have shared many special moments together, including the title of Ms. UTSA. Smith, who was crowned in 2013, passed the royal torch to Gonzalez the following year.
Today, Gonzalez is a communications coordinator with The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, and Smith is pursuing her education to become a physical therapist. Although the two have graduated from UTSA, they remain the best of friends, and are grateful for their time at the university.
Roadrunners who have a special relationship like Gonzalez and Smith’s can now honor it at UTSA, by naming a special spot on campus for one day.
The campaign Name Your Special Place at UTSA (for one day) allows individuals to name a special spot on campus in honor of a friend, significant other or mentor. To show Rowdy love and name the special spot at UTSA, a minimum gift of $10 must be made online by Feb. 13. After gift processing, the special place will be photographed and shared on social media. Certificate and photo will then be mailed to the donor.
Through the month of February, the UTSA community is invited to join student organizations, colleges and departments at events that commemorate the African American people, places and events that have paved the way for racial equality.Various locations
Diploma Dash is a fast, certified 5k course for runners and a scenic route around Main Campus for walkers, strollers and dogs! There are individual and team prizes. Benefits UTSA students through the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship program.UTSA Main Campus
Enjoy music, food and socializing during this fundraising event benefiting the San Antonio Symphony League for the Youth Concert Series and the ITC for its ongoing educational mission.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
UTSA Libraries will host Robert Rico, M.P.A., Department of Criminal Justice, for his presentation "Restorative Justice: A Relational Approach to Civic Discourse." Pizza will be provided to students while supplies last.Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.309), Downtown Campus
Spend an evening stirring your curiosity during these monthly talks featuring some of UTSA’s most renowned faculty, and learn how the latest research in their fields applies to our daily lives. This month's speaker is Francine Romero, UTSA associate professor and associate dean of the College of Public Policy.The Historic Guadalupe Theatre, 1301 Guadalupe St., San Antonio
Meet with 60+ representatives from Texas and out-of-state schools to get information on becoming a competitive health professions applicant and information about the application and transition process.Student Union Denman Ballroom (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
UTSA master's of fine arts student Lauren Riojas-Fitzpatrick showcases her thesis through an art exhibit.Terminal 136, 136 Blue Star, San Antonio
Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and alumni will roll up their sleeves to volunteer at nearly 20 service agencies throughout San Antonio.Convocation Center, Main Campus and service projects throughout San Antonio