What's In A Name? A Lot If That Name Is 'Sombrilla'

During UTSA’s 50th anniversary celebration, many in the Roadrunner community were inspired by stories about the university’s development and the remarkable individuals who transformed the vision for UTSA into reality. One that truly resonated was “The Sombrilla Story."

Houston Roadrunner Looks Back and Leaves a Legacy

An Air Force kid who was born in Germany and whose family moved every couple of years, Denise Gales Langabeer (BBA ’90) found a home when she enrolled as a management major at The University of Texas at San Antonio in the 1980s.

Giving Goes Full Circle

UTSA alumnus Tim Chapman ’84 understands the importance of supporting hardworking students through college. As a former UTSA scholarship recipient himself, he is dedicated to paving a way for students through school. To help UTSA students on their paths toward graduation, Tim established an annual scholarship fund in 2000 and named it The Frank Edward and Beverly Hill Chapman Scholarship in honor of his parents.

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Teachers Share Passion for Supporting UTSA through Gift Planning

It wasn’t until her friend and former middle school physical education teacher, Kathleen Moss, MA ‘88, made a legacy gift to The University of Texas at San Antonio that Nicole Guzman, MA ‘05, realized how she could also pay back the university that has meant so much to her.

Kathleen Moss and Nicole Guzman

The Will To Support Students

For the past 40 years, Dr. John Richardson and Dr. Janet Puckett have been proud to call San Antonio their home. 
Reflecting on their own college experiences, the couple says that they truly cherished the benefit of having affordable tuition while earning the educations that set them up for success. With a strong conviction that everyone should have such educational opportunities, the couple established charitable trusts to create the Dr. John Richardson and Dr. Janet Puckett Endowed Scholarship.

Creating a Lasting Memory: Newkirk Family Endows Memorial Scholarship

Alumnus Devin Newkirk loved banking, traveling, playing the trumpet and UTSA. When he passed away in 2009 after a two-year battle with cancer, his family turned to UTSA to help establish a legacy for their son, the Devin Newkirk Memorial Endowed Scholarship.

A Professor, A Veteran, and A Passion for Knowledge

It is friends and patrons like Professor A. David Mangelsdorff, a self-described “traveler, scholar, educator, philanthropist, and damn Yankee,” who value the resources and services of the UTSA Libraries and are committed to supporting a premier public research library for San Antonio.
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