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SACU makes commitment to UTSA for scholarships, exclusive athletics sponsorship

SACU partners

At an SACU ATM are (from left) Laura Johnston (SACU), Frank Burk (SACU), UTSA's Rowdy and UTSA Athletic Director Lynn Hickey.

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(Nov. 19, 2012) -- UTSA and San Antonio Federal Credit Union (SACU) announce that SACU is now UTSA's financial institution athletics sponsor. SACU also pledged an investment in excellence to UTSA for new opportunities and areas of greatest needs.

As the official financial institution of Roadrunners Athletics, SACU will have marketing rights at UTSA Athletics events such as home football and basketball games. Additionally, SACU will sponsor the UTSA student section during regular season football games and will be included in UTSA Athletics media promotions. The sponsorship opportunity also allows UTSA and SACU to jointly offer a series of programs to UTSA students on the importance of responsible financial management.

"The UTSA and SACU missions of service to the San Antonio community are well aligned and we are thrilled to formalize our partnership," said SACU Chief Marketing Officer Laura Johnston. SACU's pledge for excellence will allow the university to allocate financial resources to students for scholarships, academic programs and other opportunities over a five-year period.

"We are extremely grateful to SACU for supporting UTSA in a way that will enrich both our academic and athletics programs," said UTSA President Ricardo Romo. "We are particularly excited to partner with SACU on ways to bring financial education and planning to our students to better prepare them as they enter professional life."

The investments of SACU and other UTSA supporters helps fund programs that encourage student success and support the university's designation as an emerging research institution while advancing progress toward Tier One status.

To mark the partnership, Frank Burk, chairman of the board of SACU, tossed the coin at the Roadrunners' Oct. 27 home game against the Utah State Aggies.

Since 2009, UTSA has raised $110 million through the We Are UTSA capital campaign. The university has a goal of reaching $120 million by 2015.

To learn more, visit the We Are UTSA – A Top-Tier Campaign website.


About San Antonio Federal Credit Union

SACU is a $2.9 billion credit union, with 17 locations in San Antonio and one in Houston. The credit union provides convenience to members through a network of ATM locations and free online and mobile banking. It offers benefits through competitive yields on savings, lower loan rates, and reasonably priced financial services. There are hundreds of ways to qualify for membership at SACU. Visit or call Member Services at 210-258-1234 or 1-800-688-SACU (7228) for information.



Oct. 2, 7:15 p.m.

First Friday Stargazing

Visit the Curtis Vaughan Observatory and see the wonders of the sky over San Antonio with experienced astronomers.
4th floor, Flawn Science Building, Main Campus

Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Where Ink Does Not Show: A Celebration of the New State Poet Laureate

A fun and festive evening featuring Corridos from Texas and Northern Mexico sung by AZUL and a reading of new and classic works by Carmen Tafolla, the new State Poet Laureate.
Buena Vista Theater (1.326), Downtown Campus

Oct. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Campus Carry Listening Session

Listening session will seek input on the places, events and special circumstances that should be considered in determining whether concealed handguns may be prohibited.
John Peace Library, Faculty Center Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Civic Engagement Summit

This summit is an opportunity to showcase and share the variety of community engagement activities of UTSA students, faculty, and staff. The summit is currently accepting proposals for poster presentations. The Call for Posters deadline is Friday, Sept. 11.
University Center Denman Room (2.01.28), Main Campus

Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 9, 8 a.m.

College of Sciences Research Conference

The day-long research conference will include a keynote address, faculty and student oral presentations, poster sessions, and an awards ceremony. Lunch will be provided for those who register. Abstract submission deadline is September 20, 2015. Event registration deadline is October 4, 2015.
H-E-B University Center, Main Campus

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