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Student Spotlights - May 2015

Barbara Warren

College of Architecture, Construction and Planning

Barbara Warren
Master's student wants to use architectural knowledge for social justice

Edgar Ibarra

College of Business

Edgar Ibarra
Entrepreneur will work with other UTSA business grads to grow their start-up, iSleepTech

Angelica Tello

College of Education and Human Development

Angelica Tello
Support from faculty and UTSA's diversity helped student earn doctoral degree

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College of Engineering

Marissa Wechsler
First student to enroll in UTSA's biomedical engineering bachelor's program

Rob Saldaña

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Rob Saldaña
A chance lunch invitation led Saldana to his high school chorus

Bryce Boddie

College of Public Policy

Bryce Boddie
Award-winning social worker responds to need at home and abroad

Julian Chavez

College of Sciences

Julian Chavez
First-generation college student conducted research as an undergraduate

Happy Orere-Amadu

University College

Happy Orere-Amadu
"I've been playing soccer since I was in my mother's womb," she quips

Alyssa Minwell

Honors College

Alyssa Minwell
Richarte High School valedictorian built a jewelry business from an ordinary tub of beads

Student Spotlights - December 2014

Teresa Barker

College of Architecture, Construction and Planning

Teresa Barker
Finding structure in life

Nathan Hearn

College of Business

Nathan Hearn
From Iraq to researching technology in workforce

Evelyn Hlebik

College of Education and Human Development

Evelyn Hlebik
From Iraq to the classroom

Manuel Lechuga

College of Engineering

Manuel Lechuga
Grateful for family and UTSA support

Jonathon James

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Jonathon James
Overcoming personal hardships

Marcus Gonzalez

College of Public Policy

Marcus Gonzalez
To serve and protect

Charissa Munteanu

College of Sciences

Charissa Munteanu
First-generation graduate to doctoral degree

Shanice Mzava

University College

Shanice Mzava
Accelerated graduation

Jade Heverly-Campbell

Honors College

Jade Heverly-Campbell
A passion for preventive medicine

Student Spotlights - May 2014

Xuhua Cheng

College of Architecture, Construction and Planning

Xuhua Cheng
Merging cultures and styles

Luther Mayberry

College of Business

Luther Mayberry
Putting family first

Yolanda Diaz

College of Education and Human Development

Yolanda Diaz
Reinforcing the good

Michael Lasch

College of Engineering

Michael Lasch
Patent (not) pending

Daniel Crotty

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Daniel Crotty
The Rhode to success

Trevin King

College of Public Policy

Trevin King
From grocery line to flight line

Romina Aznavaleh

College of Sciences

Romina Aznavaleh
Elements of excellence

University College

Reba Juhasz and Joshua Sandlin
UTSA power couple

Shelby McCowen

Honors College

Shelby McCowen
Triple-crown grad

Student Spotlights - Fall 2013

Obi Okolo

College of Architecture

Obi Okolo
Nigerian Obi Okolo found his path in life by studying architecture, interior design at UTSA

Michael D. Knoell

College of Business

Michael D. Knoell
U.S. Navy’s Michael D. Knoell chose UTSA to help him reach next step in his career

Eduardo Perez

College of Education and Human Development

Eduardo Perez
Bilingual educator wants to serve as role model to young Latinos

Michou Kelley

College of Engineering

Kathlene Hurt
Research focus at UTSA has given Kathlene Hurt great opportunity

Lorraine Schmitt

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Lorraine Schmitt
Lorraine Schmitt overcame an autoimmune disorder to earn her college degree

Zaida Flores

College of Public Policy

Zaida Flores
Criminal justice honors student Zaida Flores aims to help immigrants become U.S. citizens

Cara Ward

College of Sciences

Cara Ward
Cara Ward balanced hectic class and work schedules to earn her degree

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Honors College

Viridiana Estrada
Viridiana Estrada finds a home with the UTSA Neurosciences Institute

Jesus Kristian Martinez

University College

Jesus Kristian Martinez
First-generation student Jesus Kristian Martinez fulfills lifelong dream to earn college degree

Student Spotlights - Spring 2013

Aleksandra Vucic

College of Architecture

Aleksandra Vucic
May 2013

Brian Smith

College of Business

Brian Smith
May 2013

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College of Education and Human Development

Daniela Vazquez
May 2013

Michou Kelley

College of Education and Human Development

Michelle Park
May 2013

Michou Kelley

College of Engineering

Michou Kelley
May 2013

Itza Carbajal

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Itza Carbajal
May 2013

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College of Public Policy

Will Dawson
May 2013

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College of Sciences

David and Lisa McMaster
May 2013

Nathanael Holliday

University College

Nathanael Holliday
May 2013

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Honors College

Sharon Agold
May 2013