Alex Alcala

“I am from San Antonio, and a graduate of Taft High School. I decided to join the Navy just five years after 9/11 at the age of eighteen. I wanted to serve my country and a part of something bigger than myself and give back to my country during a time of war.

After my honorable discharge in 2013, I used my GI Bill to begin my undergrad degree at UTSA in kinesiology. My goal is to one day become an athletic director, and I knew having a post-graduate degree from UTSA would help separate me from the competition.

Two weeks after my undergraduate graduation, I swiftly began summer classes with UTSA’s College of Business. I started at UTSA in the fall on 2014 and by the end of May 2018, I had earned two degrees. Earning my master’s in business was one the best decision I have made and has proven to be a valuable asset in my professional career. I am now an educator in Denver, Colorado and working my way up in becoming an Athletic Director. My education from UTSA has proven to be an invaluable resource.

I am forever grateful for serving in the U.S. Navy and to the Veteran’s Affairs for allowing me to earn my degrees without any student debt! I also can’t thank my professors at UTSA enough, along with the pride I have of being a UTSA alumni! ‘Now and forever, I am a Roadrunner!”

~ Alexandro F. Alcala, Class of 2017, Kinesiology, Class of 2018, Business