(April 9, 2013) -- UTSA faculty and staff members are invited to the 2013 University Excellence Awards Ceremony at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 9 in the University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the Main Campus. Awards went to 20 faculty members, 20 staff members and two students.
The ceremony included presentations of the University Excellence Awards, President's Distinguished Achievement Awards, President's Distinguished Diversity Awards and Richard S. Howe Excellence Awards.
The awards listed below were presented and 2012 service milestones and retirees were recognized.
The program was opened by Jude Valdez, vice president for community services, followed by retiree and service recognition by Kerry Kennedy, vice president for business affairs.
Julius Gribou, executive vice provost, presented the President's Distinguished Achievement Awards to faculty members and President Ricardo Romo presented the staff University Excellence Awards, the President's Distinguished Diversity Awards, the Richard S. Howe Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards, and the Richard S. Howe Excellence in Service to Undergraduate Students Award.
The University Excellence Awards Planning Committee includes Stacey Blum, Tim Brownlee, David Diaz, Maria Espericueta, Debbie Howard, Carlos M. Lopez, Rebecca Luther, Edda Petiton, Sharmaine Walker, Vicki Weber and Claudia White.
2013 University Excellence Awards
President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence
President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Core Curriculum Teaching
The Rising Star Award
The Team Spirit Award
President's Distinguished Diversity Awards
President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in University Service
President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Community Service
President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Research Achievement
President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Performance, Creative Production or Other Scholarly Achievement
President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Advancing Globalization
The Extra Mile Award
The Leadership Award
Order of the Roadrunner Award
Richard S. Howe Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
Richard S. Howe Excellence in Service to Undergraduate Students Award
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Love of theater, history leads Lee grad to pursue anthropology degree
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