Tuesday, October 06, 2015


Inaugural UTSA Office of the Registrar Merit Awards honor staff members

Fred Hample
Ana Rodriguez

UTSA employee honorees Fred Hample and Ana Rodriguez

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(May 9, 2013) -- Since joining the UTSA Student Affairs staff 40 years ago in May 1973, Fred Hample has worked with the UTSA Office of the Registrar and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs to create a better environment for his colleagues and students. This week, the UTSA Office of the Registrar honored Hample in the inaugural Registrar's Office Merit Awards.

"Working at the same place for 40 years like Fred has here at UTSA is simply amazing," said Joe DeCristoforo, UTSA associate vice president and university registrar. "Fred has been an absolute dream to work with, as he just knows so much about UTSA from the ground up."

Hample received the Self-Made Man Award, a celebration of his service and dedication to UTSA. He served as the assistant to the UTSA director of admissions and registrar from 1974 to 1976, as assistant registrar from 1976 to 1979, as associate registrar for 26 years from 1979 to 2005 and as director of the UTSA Downtown Campus Registrar's Office operations from 2005 to 2007.

Currently, he is executive director of student affairs operations at the Downtown Campus, where he represents the UTSA Division of Student Affairs. He also serves on the UTSA Downtown Council, the Athletics Council and the Academic Standards Sub-committee, the Committee on ADA Accessibility, the Student Affairs Strategic Planning Committee, the Graduation Coordination Committee and the Veterans Services Advisory Committee.

"Fred has had a long and distinguished career at UTSA," said Sam Gonzales, interim UTSA vice president for student affairs. "His expertise has helped shape the registrar's infrastructure and improved services for our students, and his judgment and insight have proven invaluable to his friends and colleagues in Student Affairs."

The Office of the Registrar also honored Ana Rodriguez, UTSA athletic certification specialist. Rodriguez will receive the inaugural Registrar's Office Merit Award. The award honors a member of the registrar staff who has made a strong, positive impact in the Office of the Registrar during the last year. She joined UTSA in 2010. As athletic certification specialist, Rodriguez oversees the academic progress of student athletes to determine eligibility as required by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

"Ana started in the Registrar's Office as an administrative assistant covering our front desk reception area," said Sally Bench, director of registration and records. "In a very short time, because of her talents and skills, she was promoted twice to athletic certification specialist. She embraces her heavy work load with aplomb and accuracy -- she never loses her smile and is always gracious and kind to the students she serves."

The UTSA Office of the Registrar is committed to providing high-quality service, accurate student records management and timely reporting of enrollment information utilizing leading-edge technology to the multi-campus university community.



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. 7, 6:30 p.m.

The Impact of the 84th Texas Legislative Session on Public Schools: Any Rain in Sight or Are Those Smoke Clouds on the Horizon?

Join the College of Education and Human Development's Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development for a discussion about what passed and what didn't in the last legislative session and what it means for Bexar County Public Schools. 
Durango Building Southwest Room (DB 1.124), 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. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (2.03.15-18), Main Campus

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